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Lindsay Hofgartner

Associate III

 
Experience

Lindsay Hofgartner has a wide range of experience with the assessment, evaluation, and repair of existing and historic structures. Her work has focused on condition assessments, facade investigations, historic preservation, failure investigations, and structural evaluation and design of timber, steel, concrete, and masonry structures.

Prior to joining WJE, Ms. Hofgartner was a design engineer at Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering and Surveying in upstate New York, where she worked on numerous historic preservation and masonry restoration projects, as well as provided structural design for new buildings.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Failure/Damage Investigations

  • Post-Natural Disaster Single-Family Residences - Southern CA: Assessment of damage from Montecito Debris Flow, Woolsey Fire, and Thomas Fire
  • 442 West Ocean Boulevard - Long Beach, CA: Investigation of damage to structural and waterproofing systems from flooding during construction

 

Historic Preservation

  • Castle Green - Pasadena, CA: Investigation and repair design of balconies at historic property
  • Eastern Columbia Lofts - Los Angeles, CA: Investigation and relative humidity monitoring of terra cotta facade
  • Hollyhock House - Los Angeles, CA: Lay light investigation and condition assessment

 

Facade Assessment

  • John Burroughs Middle School - Los Angeles, CA: Investigation and condition assessment of masonry and cast stone
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist - Santa Barbara, CA: Condition assessment of historic concrete framed building

 

Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Santa Ana Federal Building - Santa Ana, CA: Assessment, repair design, and construction administration for architectural precast concrete structure
  • Multiunit Residential throughout Southern CA: Condition assessment and development of repairs for wood-framed balconies and guardrails, and building enclosure
  • Courtyard Marriott - Mission Valley, CA: Repair design and construction administration for concrete structure

 

Structural Analysis and Structural Design

  • 4401 Wilshire Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA: Investigation and seismic analysis of non-ductile concrete building
  • Jack Nicklaus Course Maintenance Building - La Quinta, CA: Investigation, analysis, and repair design of metal plate connected wood trusses
  • Major Retail Chain - Nationwide: Field inspection and analysis of roof structural system for construction defects

 

Nondestructive Evaluation

  • Office Tower Signage - Los Angeles, CA: Static load testing and vibration monitoring of signage structure to determine structural response
  • Various Projects - CA and NY: Ground penetrating radar, altimeter survey, impact echo, and anchor pull testing
Professional Affiliations

Association for Preservation Technology International - Western Chapter
Structural Engineers Association of Southern California

Registrations

Professional Engineer in CA

Education

University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours Civil Engineering - Co-operative Program, 2011

Czech Technical University in Prague, and University of Padova
Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, 2012