Ph.D. and M.S. Structural Engineering, University of Southern California
J.D. with Highest Honors, Concord University School of Law
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tehran
Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council (Past President); EERI (Past President and Honorary Member); Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (past member of Board of Directors); American Concrete Institute; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Institute of Steel Construction; LACBA; ; SCEC Advisory Council; NEES Governance Board; Caltrans Seismic Advisory Board; IAEE Board of Directors; European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE); Past member of UCLA Industry Advisory Board; USC Lecturer and past Chair of Advisory Board; UCI Lecturer; Editorial Boards of Earthquake Spectra, Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, and the World Housing Encyclopedia.
Structural Engineer - CA
Professional Civil Engineer - CA
Member of California Bar
14 book chapters in textbooks edited by others
48 Software Systems
168 papers in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings
Completed Peer Review of the 60 story, Transbay Tower Project, San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Farzad Naeim is the founder and President of the firm. Prior to founding Farzad Naeim, Inc., he was the Technical Director at John A. Martin & Associates (JAMA) and it's legal counsel. He regularly managed and facilitated activities of internal teams of experts in research and development activities, special seismic studies, and the design of specialized computer applications. Farzad founded JAMA’s R&D Department in 1984 on the premise that today’s unique structural design solutions demand more than what is provided by off-the-shelf computer software packages, with the mission to take the best technology publicly available and develop it into tailor-made computing facilities, design methodologies, analysis software, and earthquake-resistant design technologies. He developed an international reputation for cutting edge engineering and computer technology, and was awarded grants by such diverse agencies as the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the County of Los Angeles, the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, Applied Technology Council (ATC), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), for studying various damage characteristics of earthquakes and their impact on seismic design practice. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Earthquake Spectra, President of EERI, inaugural Chair of the Governance Board of the U.S. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), and the Chair of the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering.
Completed service as the Chair of the Structural Peer Review Panel for Towers 1, 2, and 3 of Metropolis Project, Los Angeles, CA.
Completed service as the Chair of the Structural Peer Review Panel for 1133 Hope and 888 S. Olive Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
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