Edgar Plazola, SE

Sample Projects

  • The Mix at Harman Campus
    Renovation of an existing 200,000 sf building to a multi-tenant creative office space. Two new single story retail and office buildings totaling 17,000 sf
    Northridge, California
  • Confidential Client
    Seismic risk assessment, core and shell upgrades and tenant improvements for 2-story, 80,000 sf medical treatment center
    El Segundo, California
  • Confidential Client
    Complete gut, seismic retrofit and tenant improvement for biotech pharmaceutical manufacturing facility
    El Segundo, California
  • Vasquez Rocks
    LEED Platinum Interpretive Center for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
    Agua Dulce, California
  • Confidential Client
    Seismic evaluation of existing 128,000 sf, non- ductile concrete, 8-story professional office building and 6-story parking structure
    Los Angeles, California
  • South Beverly Grill
    Seismic retrofit of existing non-ductile concrete building as a part of a major restaurant remodel
    Beverly Hills, California
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Upgrade of existing mission critical facilities Riverside & Fontana, California
  • Confidential Client
    Seismic evaluation, seismic retrofit and upgrades of several buildings on two campuses of major university
    Los Angeles, California


Edgar Plazola is an Associate Structural Engineer with Insight Structural Engineers. With over 15 years of engineering experience, Edgar has managed a wide variety of projects which include medical, healthcare and educational facilities, commercial office buildings, and seismic retrofit-rehabilitation of existing structures.

Edgar is a member of SEAOSC’s Existing Building Committee and has served on the SEAOSC Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. He is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in the State of California and a Disaster Service Worker certified by Cal OES to examine and tag buildings after an earthquake.


  • University of Southern California
    Master of Engineering in Structural Design
  • California State Polytechnic Univ. Pomona
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Professional Registration and Accreditation

  • Structural Engineer, California
  • Civil Engineer, California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
    - Elected to Board of Directors, Southern California Chapter (2014-2016)
  • US Green Building Council
  • US Resiliency Council

Relevant Experience

  • Insight Structural Engineers (2005-present)
  • Miyamoto International (2003-2005)
    Project Engineer
  • Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (2001-2003)
    Engineering Intern

Awards and Honors

  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal Gold Award for Best Mixed Use Project for The Mix at Harman Campus, 2018
  • SEAOSC Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award for Vasquez Rocks, 2013
  • USC First Generation College Student Mentor Program
  • AIA Restaurant of the Year Award Winner for South Beverly Grill, 2010
  • Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society

Special Interests

  • Camping, hiking, and volunteering at school activities