N. CA Established
Year Closed
Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center
Source: Wikipedia
Significance to Structural Engineering History in Northern California

John A. Blume Associates was a structural engineering firm in the advancement of seismic engineering in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. In addition to monitoring many Bay Area buildings for seismic design improvements, it was also responsible for the design of complicated irregular structures such as the Super Sonic Wind Tunnel at Moffett Field and the Stanford Linear Accelerator.  Beyond the Bay Area, their worked extended as far as Saudi Arabia for wharf and oil platform designs.

The company was acquired by the URS Corporation in 1971, which in turn was acquired by AECOM in 2014.

Related Structure(s)
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Restoration of the California State Capitol Building
  • Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
  • Bonaventure Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Downtown San Francisco
  • Moffett Field Supersonic Wind Tunnel
  • Federal Office Building at Civic Center San Francisco