Sharon Gallant PE, SE


San Francisco, CA

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    Sharon has over 25 years of professional structural engineering experience in delivering protective design consulting services focused on antiterrorism/force protection (ATFP). In 2015, she joined KPFF to spearhead the new Protective Design Group. Bringing a unique background in manmade and natural hazard mitigation design, Sharon is adept at working with clients to identify their risks and prioritize the implementation of corrective design measures through an integrated, multi-hazard approach with a focus on cost/benefit decision-making. Her areas of expertise include the design of building structures for seismic, blast, progressive collapse, perimeter security, and forced-entry/ballistics effects. Sharon has worked in multiple market sectors including government and institutional, from mission critical facilities to historic structures. She provides her clients with the in-depth information about protection design they need to make high level decisions. Previous to joining KPFF, she was the Project Director as well as an Associate Principal for two major engineering companies, bringing more than 25 years of experience to KPFF. 

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    Master of Science, Structural Engineering, Leland Stanford University
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, California State University

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    Project Experience

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    Registered Structural Engineer: CA, AZ

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    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
    ASIS International

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    Blog Articles/Publications

    ASCE Structural Design for Physical Security: State of the Practice, Edited by Peggy Van Eopoel, P.E. and Sharon M. Gallant, P.E., S.E., 2021

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