Reid Zimmerman PE, SE Reid Zimmerman PE, SE

Reid Zimmerman PE, SE

Technical Director Portland, OR
  • Discipline Structural Engineering
  • Education MS, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, University of California Berkeley BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley
  • Affiliations/Licensure Structural Engineer: OR, WA, CA Civil Engineer: OR, WA,CA Safety Assessment Program (SAP)/ATC-20, California Emergency Management Agency Certified Rating Professional, United States Resiliency Council (USRC) American Society of Civil Engineers Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Structural Engineers Association of Oregon - Seismic Committee (chair), Vintage Buildings Committee, and Structural Engineering Emergency Response Committee


Reid has focused his career on the seismic design and rehabilitation of buildings and bridges in regions of high seismicity. He seeks to maximize value by utilizing emerging techniques and innovative technologies, such as performance-based design, nonlinear response history analysis, seismic isolation, energy dissipation, mass timber, and re-centering systems. Before joining KPFF Portland in 2013, Reid worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, he has been instrumental in nurturing KPFF's performance-based design and advanced analysis capabilities and leads in-house applied research projects (e.g., project specific experimental testing in collaboration with universities). He is an active member of the code development committees for ASCE 7 and ASCE 41 and has been published in Earthquake Spectra and Structure Magazine.