Pamela Brandon

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Pam Brandon is a Structural Engineer, Project and Commercial Manager and LEED® Accredited Professional. Over the past 28 years, 22 of which were spent at the international design and consulting firm Arup, she has served as the project manager and structural design engineer on many and varied projects such as performing arts buildings, medical buildings, university buildings, laboratories and corporate buildings.

Ms. Brandon began her career in the London office of Arup under the wing of the late Peter Rice, working on the new Lords Cricket Ground Mound Stand. She subsequently moved to San Francisco in 1986, where she helped grow the tiny 6-person Arup San Francisco office into the multi-office Arup Americas region it is today. Pam led teams as Project Manager and Structural Engineer on many large multi-disciplinary projects, some with international teams. From 2001 to 2008 she was the engineering Project Manager for the New California Academy Of Sciences Museum, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, responsible for the coordination of 10 engineering and consulting disciplines. From 2007-2008 she was the Project Manager for the Dubai Towers project in Dubai, leading an international structural design team spread over five time zones.

Pam holds a Civil Engineering professional license and is a California registered Structural Engineer. Her analysis and detailing skills cover a variety of materials including steel, concrete and timber. In addition to skills in structural engineering she has design experience in other building design disciplines such as electrical, mechanical and lighting engineering and can contribute positively to a multi-disciplinary engineering approach. Her knowledge and experience extend through every phase of project work from concept design through to construction administration services.

Pam was educated in the UK at Leeds University (with an exchange year at Pennsylvania State University) and holds a Master Of Engineering degree in Architectural Engineering. She is member of both SEAONC (Structural Engineers Association of Northern California) and the Project Management Institute.

Adjunct Professor, Architecture
Physics for Architects


MEng, University of Leeds, UK