Seth Thomas PE, SEAssociate Portland, OR
- Discipline Structural Engineering
- Specialties Seismic Design, Renovation, Healthcare
- Education BS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington MS, Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
- Affiliations/Licensure American Society of Civil Engineers: ASCE 7 Committees (7-16 & 7-22); Flood Loads Subcommittee; Tsunami Loads and Effects Subcommittee; Seismic Loads Subcommittee; Main Committee; ASCE 41 Committees (41-22), Foundations Task Committee; Applied Technology Council - Board of Directors (current) Structural Engineers Association of Oregon: President, 2017-2018; Younger Members Forum, Chair 2012-2015; NCSEA Delegate, 2015-2018; Vice President, 2016-2017 National Council of Structural Engineers Associations: Young Member Support Committee, Member 2013-2015; Registrar/Secretary, 2015-2016; Chair, 2016-2018 Structural Engineer: OR, CA Professional Engineer: OR, CA, WA
- Hobbies & Interests Spending time with my wife and daughter, traveling, home projects, anything outdoors: hiking/biking/skiing/water sports
Seth brings over ten years of experience in a variety of projects including new construction, seismic retrofits and evaluations, and tsunami related research and projects. He consistently strives to create a collaborative process with architects, allowing their design ideas to come to fruition through innovative structural design. An expert in performance-based and tsunami design, Seth is highly involved in code development and is a voting member on several ASCE 7 committees. Seth has worked on multiple projects which targeted above code seismic design, and his work in developing the first ever US Tsunami Code (chapter 6 of ASCE 7) was critical in the design for the Ocosta Replacement Elementary School and the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Studies Initiative Building, the first two vertical evacuation structures in the U.S.