Albert is actively involved in the development of U.S. seismic codes through his work with the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.

Albert Chen has more than 30 years of experience in the design of more than 20 million square feet of structures for diverse building types, including commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use, parking and retail projects. His portfolio includes the design of new buildings as well as structural tenant improvements, investigations and seismic upgrades for existing structures. His responsibilities include project management, with technical involvement from concept design through construction, quality control and quality assurance, and business development.

His recent work includes project management for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan as well as quality assurance and quality control for Shanghai Tower, which will be China’s tallest building when it’s completed in 2015.

Professional Contributions
Among Albert’s many professional activities – encompassing architecture, design, preservation and structural engineering – he is active on the Seismology Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), which is heavily involved in the development of U.S. seismic codes.

Expertise
• Peer review
• Project management
• Quality control
• Seismic evaluation
• Structural design