Helen Chow, PE

Sample Projects

  • Confidential Client
    Seismic retrofit of 4-story concrete building per City of Los Angeles Non-ductile Concrete Ordinance
    Los Angeles, California
  • Confidential Client
    Seismic evaluation of 13-story landmark building
    Los Angeles, California
  • The Keller Block
    Seismic evaluation of 3-story historic unreinforced masonry building at Third Street Promenade
    Santa Monica, California
  • City Market Social House
    Seismic improvement and adaptive re-use of concrete and masonry warehouse into contemporary event space in downtown LA
    Los Angeles, California
  • Farmer's Market Gate 9-10
    New construction of retail building to match historic architecture of the Original Farmer's Market
    Los Angeles, California
  • Confidential Client
    Seismic evaluation of 4-story non-ductile concrete office building
    Santa Monica, California
  • Confidential Client
    Tenant improvement of 65,000 square feet of an 80,000 square foot building design by Frank Gehry into creative office space
    El Segundo, California
  • Confidential Client
    Tenant improvement of two office buildings at corporate headquarters
    Carpinteria, California
  • Kohler Experience Center
    Complete gut, remodel, and seismic improvement for high-end retail space
    West Hollywood, California

Project Manager

Helen Chow is a Project Manager at Insight Structural Engineers. She obtained her Master of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and is a licensed engineer with over 7 years of experience in the engineering construction industry.

Helen has managed a wide variety of projects, including new construction and tenant improvement of commercial office and retail buildings, custom residential structures, and seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings.

Helen is committed to delivering thoughtful and creative solutions and providing quality service to her clients.


  • University of California, Berkeley Master of Science in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Professional Registration

  • Structural Engineer, California
  • Civil Engineer, California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Structural Engineers Association of California
  • US Green Building Council

Relevant Experience

  • Insight Structural Engineers (2014-present)
    Project Manager
  • Rinne & Peterson Structural Engineers (2011-2014)
    Design Engineer & Intern
  • Degenkolb Engineers (2009-2011)
  • Rudolph & Sletten Construction (2008)

Awards and Honors

  • UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2011
  • UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor Fellowship, 2010
  • UC Berkeley Civil Engineering Class Citation for Highest GPA, 2009