Matt Frantz, SE

Associate Principal

Matt joined ZFA in 2008 after developing a wide range of knowledge in the design and detailing of structures through his work at previous firms in New York and San Luis Obispo.

Highlights:

    • Extensive experience with new construction, remodels, and seismic retrofits for City jurisdictions as well as OSHPD and DSA
    • Managed a series of seismic projects for a large energy client, which included seismic assessments for more than 70 buildings on four campuses
    • Pivotal role in the engineering of several large pieces of public art

Matt has contributed to many successful and complex projects with ZFA, including a recreation center at Saint Mary’s College that utilized CastConnex proprietary braced frames, an office building with SidePlate moment frames that achieved the first USRC Gold Rating in San Francisco, and a multitude of other seismic evaluation projects in which he continues to develop valuable relationships with clients and contractors.

“As a structural engineer, I enjoy collaborating to resolve complicated problems. Even better, I enjoy thinking ahead and foreseeing problems before they arise!”
—MATT
Experience
14 years
 
Education
BS in Architectural Engineering
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
 
Associations
Cal OES Safety Assessment Program
 
Interests
Matt loves the outdoors and is an avid climber and mountaineer. When he’s not in the office, he is typically spending time with his wife and two children or planning his next trip to the mountains.