Mr. Firouz joined ESE Consulting Engineers in 1989 as vice president. He has more than twenty-five years experience in structural engineering in California. His project experience covers new construction as well as seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing buildings. He was project structural engineer for many public buildings, commercial projects and hospitals ranging in construction cost to 100 million dollars such as Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center Hospital, Santa Clara, California, and the Moscone Center Expansion in San Francisco.
Mr. Firouz's backgound in both architecture and structural engineering and his creative talent and technical abilities make him an effective communicator with architects and clients and a valuable member of the interactive design process.
Amir Firouz is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute of California (EERI). Amir has served for several years as the Chairman of the Steel Subcommittee of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California and as an active member of the Seismology Committee he has been involved in the development of new provisions for the Unifom Building Code.
Mr. Firouz received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. He has completed post-graduate work in structural engineering in 1979 at Rice University. He is a registered Structural Engineer in California and Nevada, and a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and British Columbia, Canada.