Mark Hershberg SE, LEED AP Mark Hershberg SE, LEED AP

Mark Hershberg SE, LEED AP

Principal Los Angeles, CA
  • Discipline Structural Engineering
  • Specialties Healthcare, Higher Education, Science & Technology, Computational Design,
    Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit
  • Education MS, Structural and Earthquake Engineering,
    University of California, Los Angeles
    BS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Affiliations/Licensure American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) U.S. Green Building Council Hospital Building Safety Board Codes and Administrative Processes Committee, Consulting Member Hospital Building Safety Board Structural and Nonstructural Regulations Committee, Consulting Member ASCE 7 Committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Seismic Subcommittee, Past Technical Committee Member SEAOSC Seismology Committee, Past Member LEED Accredited Professional Associate DBIA Professional Structural Engineer: CA, HI, OR, WA Professional Engineer: CA, CO, DC, MD, VA, WA
  • Hobbies & Interests I have a multitude of musical interests, including record collecting, djing, vintage audio equipment, playing guitar and bass, and running live sound. My record collecting is currently focused on amazing analog sounds of the early 1970s – especially funk, soul and jazz that incorporates analog synthesizers. Being outside and active with my family balances out the time indoors with work or music. I enjoy playing beach volleyball, surfing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, skateboarding, camping, hiking and walking our two dogs.


As a Principal in the Los Angeles office of KPFF, Mr. Hershberg has over 25 years of experience in research labs, commercial office, healthcare facilities, central utility plants, higher education, and multi-family residential projects. He excels on fast-track and complex projects with creative approaches that draw upon state of the art structural engineering techniques and collaborative engagement of the entire project team. Never content to settle for the way things have traditionally been done, Mr. Hershberg has developed and deployed computation-based approaches to repetitive and time consuming processes, including structural optimization, footfall vibration and third-party design review, that provide both schedule and design efficiency for clients.


  • UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Former Lecturer

  • Leads the Computational Development working group at KPFF LA

  • Managed the pilot project for phased plan review project under OSHPD (HCAI), Palomar Medical Center West

  • Consults for the California Hospital Building Safety Board, advising HCAI on policy and standards affecting the industry

  • Taught Structural Steel Design course at my alma mater, UCLA for five years

  • UCLA Pritzker Hall Seismic Improvements were recognized with a SEAOC Excellence in Structural Engineering award