Michael A. Forbes

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PROFILE  

Mike has been President since 1995, formerly serving as Vice President since 1987. He serves as Chief Structural Engineer, overseeing the entire staff. Mike has managed projects incorporating a variety of structural systems.

Some notable projects include the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Oyster Point Business Park, for which the firm received the American Concrete Institute Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Design, Children's Hospital Parking Garage in Oakland, and Alice Arts Center Restoration in Oakland.

Mike is an honors graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he was awarded a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

He is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in the State of California.

EDUCATION

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, California

Bachelor of Architecture, Graduated with Honors

   June 15, 1974

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Fratessa Forbes Wong, Oakland, California

President

   1995 to Present

Vice President

   1987 to 1995

Associate, Structural Engineer, Project Manager

   1978 to 1987

 

Ruthroff and Englekirk, Oakland, California

Structural Designer

   1975 to 1978

 

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Nueva School New Gymnasium, Hillsborough

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, URM Retrofit

Retrofit of Broadway Building for City of Oakland

Alta Mira Club, San Leandro

Seismic Bracing for Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Oyster Point Business Park, South San Francisco

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Parking Garage, Monterey

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Civil Engineer, California, #29164

Structural Engineer, California, #S2424

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California

Seismology Committee (Current Member)

Concrete Subcommittee (Past Chair)

Continuing Education Committee (Past Member)

Chair for Seminar Papers, 1990 SEAONC Fall Seminar

East Bay Structural Engineers Society

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

American Concrete Institute

International Conference of Building Officials

American Institute of Architects East Bay

Co-Author, Application of the 1985 Blue Book to

   Reinforce Concrete Buildings

Author, Tilt-Up Concrete Building Detailing, 1991

Volunteer for City of Berkeley after 1989 Loma Prieta

   Earthquake and recipient of Proclamation of Thanks

   to Quake Helpers from Mayor Lori Hancock

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

mforbes@ffwse.com