G&G Structures was established in 2004 by Mr. Lionel Garcia. He has completed hundreds of design projects as Principal of this company and as Senior Project Manager for other structural engineering firms in the greater Los Angeles area. Mr. Garcia is a licensed Structural Engineer in the state of California and is recognized by other structural engineers for his strong academic core and a diverse range of practical experience. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Master’s of Science Degree in Structural Engineering. His graduate studies emphasized in earthquake engineering design and analysis techniques. His experience using structural engineering software in areas such as finite element methods and non-linear behavior is an asset to his clients. His special interest is to utilize state-of-the-art structural analysis techniques to find practical, innovative, and efficient design solutions that reduce seismic hazards in existing structures. Mr. Garcia is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).