Wilson Lai, SE, LEED AP

Sample Projects

  • Arent Fox - Gas Company Tower
    Tenant improvement and stair @ 47 and 48 th floors
    Los Angeles, California
  • Rusnak Porsche, Rolls Royce, Maserati & Bentley
    New mezzanine, service area, column removal, truss strengthening, seismic retrofit and exterior canopy
    Pasadena, California
  • Hayden & Higuera
    Creative office space with new sawtooth roofs for Beats by Dre in two existing buildings totaling 110,000 sf
    Culver City, California
  • Lincoln Property Company - Blackwelder Campus
    Creative office space in 25 new and existing buildings totaling over 150,000 square feet
    Los Angeles, California
  • Boeing Satellite Development Center
    Building S25 - Bay 9 HR Dept TI
    El Segundo, California
  • CSU Channel Islands
    New 28,000 sf, 2 story Student Union, which included a seismic upgrade of an existing 1950s library building
    Camarillo, California
  • VA West LA Integrative Health Center
    Modifications to existing building
    Los Angeles, California
  • VA Long Beach Childcare Center
    Seismic evaluation, retrofit and alterations of existing building over tunnel to meet federal seismic standards
    Long Beach, California
  • Point Mugu Naval Base
    Seismic evaluation, seismic upgrade and alterations of existing telecommunications building in liquefaction zone to meet federal seismic standards
    Port Hueneme, California

Principal, LEED® AP

Wilson Lai joined Insight Structural Engineers in 2007 after gaining 15 years of experience in structural engineering.

Wilson has extensive structural engineering experience including project management, construction administration, finite element analyses, seismic evaluations, seismic retrofits, and development of construction documents. He has worked on a variety of buildings, marine structures, and other complex structures world-wide.

Wilson is dedicated to providing creative, unique structural solutions for each project.

Wilson is a Disaster Service Worker – trained by the State of California to evaluate and tag buildings after earthquakes.


  • University of California, Berkeley
    Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with Minor in Structural Engineering

Professional Registration and Accreditation

  • Structural Engineer, California
  • Civil Engineer, California
  • LEED® Accredited Professional
  • US Resiliency Council, Certified Rater and Reviewer

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineers Association of California
    - Board of Directors, San Diego Chapter (2007- 2009)
  • US Green Building Council
  • US Resiliency Council

Relevant Experience

  • Insight Structural Engineers (2007-present)
    Principal and Project Manager
  • Duncan-Morales & Assoc. (2005-2007)
    Project Engineer
  • Blaylock Engineering Group (2003-2005)
    Project Engineer
  • General Electric (1995-1999)
    Project Manager and Project Engineer
  • The Structures Company (1988-1995)
    Engineering Designer