Michael A. Greer

Associate Principal and Unit Manager


Since joining WJE in 2014, Michael Greer has been involved in numerous structural failure investigations, including fire, flood, corrosion, earthquake, and volcano damage. He also has expertise in the design and retrofit of structures and condition surveys. He is proficient in the design of wood, concrete, masonry, and steel structures with retrofit design experience ranging in size and scope from single element to large custom fabrication solutions for entire structures. Mr. Greer has experience working with industrial, residential, commercial, and historic structures, and has project experience in Hawaii, California, Chile, El Salvador, and Guam.



Failure Investigation

  • Volcano Damage - Puna, HI: Numerous investigations of reported damage due to effects of volcanic eruption
  • Earthquake Damage - Volcano, HI: Investigation of reported earthquake damage to personal residence
  • Fuel Tank Collapse - Anderson, Guam: Investigation of failure of on-grade steel fuel tank
  • Power Plant - Piti, Guam: Structural condition survey of fire and explosion damage
  • Tilt-up Concrete Walls - Kapolei, HI: Investigation, including laboratory testing of construction chemical performance failure
  • Fire Damage Investigation - Kahului, HI: Investigation of structural damage from fire to steel CMU and concrete structure
  • Flood Damage - Hanalei, HI: Investigation of flood damage to personal residence
  • Diamond Head Ambassador - Honolulu, HI: Water infiltration investigation


Structural Design

  • Ala Moana Ewa Expansion - Honolulu, HI: Design of new stone facade anchors
  • Ritz Carlton Residences - Honolulu, HI: Design of new stone feature wall anchors
  • VYNCKE Plant - Mejillones, Chile: New construction of a large steel industrial structure in a very high-seismic region*
  • Garlinghouse Residence - Atherton, CA: New construction of three-story wood custom home*
  • Birch Plaza - Palo Alto, CA: New construction of four-story, multiuse building of wood, steel, and concrete construction*


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Queen Kapiolani Hotel - Honolulu, HI:  Design of repairs to concrete facade
  • Hilo Federal Building Elevator Replacement - Hilo, HI: Design of structural supports for new elevators in existing structure with limited as-built information
  • Hawaii State Capitol - Honolulu: Investigation and structural design for replacement of fifth-level facades, upper roof, and fourth-floor lanais
  • Kaka’ako Commerce Center - Honolulu, HI: Parking deck corrosion investigation and repair design
  • Banyan Tree Plaza - Honolulu, HI: Window wall repair design due to walking glass


Historic Preservation

  • Basilica del Salvador - Santiago, Chile: Temporary seismic retrofit of partially collapsed unreinforced brick cathedral built in the 1800s*

 *Indicates with previous firms

Professional Affiliations

American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii (ACECH)
Structural Engineers Association of Hawaii (SEAOH)


FHWA-NHI Trained Bridge Inspector
Professional Engineer in CA 
Structural Engineer in HI


California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2007

Stanford University
Masters of Science, Structural Engineering, 2010