Deidra Dawson, SE

Associate Principal

Since joining ZFA in 2001, Deidra has worked on a wide variety of projects but has found her strength and passion in working on public schools. She has successfully led and managed numerous projects across the gamut of school construction from new campuses to modernizations, seismic retrofits, and everything in between.


    • Continues to cultivate an extensive understanding of detailed code requirements for public schools
    • Serves as a plan check consultant for the Division of the State Architect (DSA)
    • Strives to provide innovative structural solutions to resolve design and field challenges

Deidra’s expertise with construction and constructability is foundational to her design work, as is her focus on collaborative and creative problem solving.

20+ years
BS in Structural Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)