Christian Botto, SE

Senior Associate

Christian began his professional career first working in his native Central American, then at a Construction Management firm on SFO’s Boarding Area A project. He is a seasoned structural engineer with design experience on commercial, residential, and educational buildings. He is particularly passionate about retrofitting vintage buildings to extend their service life in the communities they serve.


    • Led ZFA’s work using FEMA P807 for soft story residential retrofits
    • Great reputation with clients in meeting targets and offering thoughtful design solutions to satisfy project demands

Christian enjoys collaborating with clients and other professionals to build safe, sound, and beautiful structures.

“I enjoy helping clients achieve their dreams and bringing to life safe, beautiful structures that will serve our communities well.”
25+ years
BS in Civil Engineering (Cum Laude)
San Francisco State
Existing Building Committee

Cal OES Safety Assessment Program

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)
Christian is fluent in Spanish, enjoys traveling throughout Latin America with his wife, and is an avid jazz guitarist with four studio albums to his credit.