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C. Kerem Gulec

Ph.D., P.E. Associate Principal

About

Kerem Gulec is responsible for the analysis and design of a wide variety of structures, including high-rise commercial buildings, corporate facilities, sports venues, museums and transportation centers. He has provided design development, project management and peer review services for several notable projects in the United States and internationally and is well-versed in fast-track project delivery methods and the split permit process. Kerem specializes in performance-based seismic design of complex structures. His work includes Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, which is the West Coast’s tallest building, and San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center. He has authored numerous publications on seismic design and is currently performing research on seismic resilience. Kerem helped to establish Thornton Tomasetti’s performance-based design community of practice for sharing expertise and best practices.

Education

Ph.D., Structural and Earthquake Engineering, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

M.S., Structural and Earthquake Engineering, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University


Kerem’s broad knowledge of performance-based seismic design principles has helped some of the most complex structures in California to advance quickly through plan check and peer review approval.