Ilva Kibare PE Ilva Kibare PE

Ilva Kibare PE

Associate Los Angeles, CA
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. - Milton Berle
  • Discipline Structural Engineering
  • Specialties Multi-Family Residential, Mixed-Use, Adaptive Reuse, Healthcare, Education, Tenant Improvements
  • Education MS, Structural Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles BS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Affiliations/Licensure American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Professional Engineer: CA


With 16 years of professional experience as a structural engineer, Ms. Kibare is leading many of the prominent multifamily and mixed-use projects in the Los Angeles Office. She enjoys providing valuable input to improve the efficiency of the design process to meet the architects and developer’s unique project vision. She is responsible for project management, design and production, supervision of drafting personnel, overall project coordination and construction administration. Ilva has designed and managed adaptive re-use and historic renovation, commercial, healthcare, airport, and educational construction, retrofit and tenant improvement projects, along with participating in analytical studies for seismic retrofit schemes and feasibility. Seeing every day as a new opportunity for learning, she embraces challenges with enthusiasm.


  • Ilva has been instrumental in developing the standards and efficiencies in multifamily, low income, and supportive housing design at the KPFF LA office.

  • Ilva is working with design teams, owners, and HCAI professionals to develop processes and tools for NPC-4/4D, and NPC-5 upgrades and reclassifications