Marianne Wilson, SE


Marianne’s work at ZFA focuses primarily on custom residential projects. In this capacity, she consistently pleases clients with exquisite details, innovative truss designs, and an innate understanding of complex detailing configurations.  In addition, she brings specific expertise in the myriad details of reviewing and retrofitting existing structures utilizing ASCE 41, the national standard for evaluation and retrofit of existing buildings. She also focuses on ensuring the production of high-quality construction drawings through in-house QA/QC reviews and involvement in the maintenance and improvement of ZFA’s detailing standards.


    • Excels at high-level coordination with clients for complex custom residential designs
    • Spearheads staff training initiatives and programs, including ongoing education for new building code provisions and drafting software and standards
    • Leadership in updating ZFA’s standards for evaluations of buildings using the ASCE 41 standard to identify and communicate structural deficiencies and provide recommendations for retrofits

As a LEED-certified professional, Marianne’s commitment to sustainability is evidenced by her appropriate use of alternative building methods, such as structural insulated panels (SIP) and other innovative wall systems, which she seamlessly integrates with other design components.

18 years
BS in Architectural Engineering
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
AIA, Redwood Empire Chapter

Cal OES Safety Assessment Program
As has been her passion since childhood, Marianne spends much of her free time dancing ballet at a local studio.