Walterio Lopez


Executive Principal
Structural Engineer - California, Civil Engineer - California
M.S., Structural Engineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; B.S., Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Walterio is a well-respected structural engineer at R+C, joining the team in 1999, and currently an Executive Principal at the firm. He is known for his expertise in both structural design and project delivery, having worked on a wide range of new and existing building types including energy/infrastructure facilities, community colleges, courthouses, life-science laboratories, and medical buildings. His knowledge of seismic design has earned him awards and recognition within the industry. Walterio is an internationally recognized authority in the use of buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs). He has authored or co-authored technical papers on structural steel braced frames. He has served as director for the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC).

Beautiful, Functional, Green

Alan led the R+C team to design a visually minimal support structure for the complex photovoltaic panel canopy between buildings at UC Merced’s Science and Engineering 2 building. The canopy is composed of vertical as well as horizontal PV panels and provides not only a solar energy source for the building, but shading for the plaza and a visually striking entrance.