Darren Beyer, PE, SE, has over seven years of structural and earthquake engineering experience. His experience encompasses design-build, seismic evaluation / retrofit of existing structures, forensic investigation, deep excavation shoring, and historic preservation. His project experience covers a wide range of building structure types and eras, from 1870’s vintage stone masonry construction to modern wood, steel, and concrete structures.

Mr. Beyer has performed several advanced analyses of existing structures, from pushover analyses of steel braced frame structures to non-linear time history analyses, modeling sliding interfaces of stone masonry blocks. Additionally, he has years of hands-on experience in collaboration with contractors, architects, and client owners. This collaboration leads to a refined design, integrating complex seismic retrofit concepts with requirements for construction feasibility and cost efficiency. He has worked extensively directly with contractors in the field, communicating and coordinating a practical solution to complex field situations.

A native Oregonian, Mr. Beyer has worked on projects all over the state, amongst projects all over the West Coast. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University, and most recently worked with students at the University of Portland as an industry advisor for a senior design course.


B.S. in Civil Engineering
Oregon State University, 2007
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Purdue University, 2008

CA – Structural Engineer, License No. 6372
CA – Civil Engineer, License No. 77851

American Institute of Steel Construction
American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineers Association of Oregon