SEAONC received a generous donation from the family of Walter Hensolt to fund a permanent SEAONC history record: the Hensolt SEAONC Legacy project. Walter was a dedicated San Francisco structural engineer for fifty years, where he was a principal at his firm, Chin & Hensolt Engineers. His professional legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area includes signature projects such as the Transamerica Pyramid, Candlestick Park, the St. Francis Hotel Tower, One Market Plaza and Marine World-Africa USA.

The Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Project is a continually expanding interactive online database of the history of SEAONC Structural Engineers, our leadership, and contributions to the practice of Structural and Earthquake Engineering. The Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Project commenced in 2015 under the leadership of Darrick Hom. The web site features information and backgrounds of the Engineers, Structures, Organizations and Events that have shaped the Structural Engineering profession in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1939. This web site now includes over 35 SEAONC Engineers, over 40 Structures, the Organizations, the Firms, and significant Events that have shaped the profession. The SEAONC Legacy committee continues the research and documentation to expand the data for this rich history of SEAONC Engineers.

Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Committee – Current

  • Reinhard Ludke – Chair
  • Matt DeJong
  • Sydney Gallion
  • Ephraim Hirsch
  • Grace Kang
  • Allen Nudel
  • Darrick Hom – Past Chair
  • Nicole O’Hearne
  • Mark Saunders
  • Loring Wyllie
  • Jay Yin
  • Katy Briggs – Board Contact

Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Launch Committee: 2015-2018

  • Jane Andersen
  • Sara Barrett
  • Kevin Chen
  • Adrian Crowther
  • Mike Davies
  • Aleeta Dene
  • Dick Dreyer
  • Kelly Dudek
  • Ephraim Hirsch
  • Darrick Hom – Chair
  • Darshit Jasani
  • Shilin Jiang
  • Grace Kang
  • Carrie Leung
  • Greg Luth
  • Kevin Moore
  • Nicole O’Hearne
  • Justin Pyun
  • Laura Rice
  • Eric Tung
  • Loring Wyllie
  • Jay Yin