Consultant, Retired Partner
A founding partner of Mar Structural Design, John now serves as an invaluable consultant to MSD on building and solar projects. John has a longstanding commitment to sustainable design and renewable energy. He was the lead structural consultant for California’s Solar Permitting Guidebook, co-author of Simplified Solar Permitting: Structural PV Array Mounting Requirements Checklist, and principal author of the Structural Commentary for the National Simplified Residential Roof PV Array Permit Guide, which have become key references for the solar industry. He has consulted for several solar support component manufacturers, helping those firms to develop and test innovative products and navigate the complex world of codes and standards. John has extensive experience in the seismic retrofit of existing buildings and in both public and private designs, and has earned both SEAOC and NCSEA structural engineering excellence awards for his work. John received his bachelor’s degree in environmental systems from Dartmouth College and his master’s in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.