Paul Klingenberg, PE

Principal Associate
Structural Engineering


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
with Structural Engineering Emphasis, magna cum laude
San Diego State University, California


Professional Engineer, California, #60634
Professional Engineer, Oregon, #85710PE


Structural Engineers Association of San Diego/California (SEAOSD/SEAOC)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)


Paul has over 45 years of experience in construction trades; supervising, contracting, and engineering. He has developed expertise in the design of public and private facilities, learning that each client has different needs and that each project must be approached whilst keeping in mind the client’s priorities, as well as safety, efficiency, and code compliance. Due to his experience as a contractor, he has extensive understanding of construction methods and their intricacies. He has also adopted a great eye for intricate details, especially for solutions to exposed structural members and their connections.

Get to know Paul

What professional achievement are you most proud of?

“Going back to school in my thirties to transition my career from carpenter to engineer.”

What are your hobbies outside of work?

“Woodworking, building guitars, and being a live sound engineer.”

What is your ideal vacation?

“Staying at home with an interesting project to work on in my woodshop; or going to the desert, staying in a nice house, getting in some hiking, and reading a few books!”

What skill would you most like to learn?

“Recording and mixing music.”

What is your favorite quote?

“‘Success is not owned, it is leased and the rent is due everyday.'”