Brenda Guyader

Senior Consultant / S.E. / Los Angeles/Irvine


Ms. Guyader graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. In, 1999 she earned her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural Engineering emphasis from the University of California, Los Angles.  She is a licensed Professional and Structural Engineer in the State of California.

Ms. Guyader has over 16 years of experience in the structural engineering field, including three years as an Associate Principal and the Engineering Manager of a ten-person office of a top-tier, large seismic engineering firm. Providing innovative and cost-saving solutions are hallmarks of Ms. Guyader’s practice. She has extensive experience in the residential, commercial, educational and acute healthcare sectors. Ms. Guyader’s experience in structural analysis, seismic evaluation and structural design, retrofit design of existing structures, and new building design and construction can be seen in projects throughout California.

Educational projects include work for California community colleges, private schools and universities and the University of California system. Healthcare projects include federal government hospitals, tenant improvements, seismic bracing of equipment, as well as serving as engineer of record on multiple large replacement hospital projects. Ms. Guyader provides expert services in matters relating to design, engineering, and construction of buildings that arise at residential, commercial, educational, and hospital facilities. 

Eduction, Registrations and Professional Associations

BS – Architectural Engineering, Cum Laude – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

MS – Civil Engineering with a Structural Emphasis – University of California, Los Angles

Professional Engineer (PE) - Licensed in California – Registration # C-61030

Professional Engineer (SE) - Licensed in California – Registration # S-4742

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California – Member, Past Disaster Emergency Services Chair


“Evaluation and modeling of reinforced concrete columns with lap splices,” Melek, M., Wallace, J.W., Conte, J.P. and Guyader, B., Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center.