Kurt at play
As an outdoor enthusiast, Kurt enjoys California's sunshine with the integrity of a good Ironman Competition, a cold swim in the Bay, biking summits with breathtaking vistas, and running where the road may take him. His next Ironman competitions will take him to Houston, Texas and Mt. Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. What’s next?!
During the Winter months, Kurt enjoys taking on the challenge of driving to as many snow topped mountains via snowboard or ski.
Family time is very important and travel with his daughters have found them in interesting parts of the world, educating them on a variety of cultures. As a wine aficionado, Kurt enjoys a good vintage along with the process of making his personal batch and hoping it's a good year.
Kurt Lindorfer, S.E.
“Founding PARADIGM Structural Engineers made me one of the lucky ones in this industry. For most people, passions remain a hobby, but for the past twenty years, I’ve been able to eliminate that division and do what I love every day.”
Bay Area born and raised, Kurt’s professional engineering career spans 36 years. It has taken him to over ten countries to evaluate seismic hazards, remediation and probability of ground shaking.
For over 19 years as the Founder and leading Principal at PARADIGM Structural Engineers, Kurt has made it his mission to continuously provide clear communication, accessibility and technical support, which encourages our clients to continue to specify PARADIGM as their structural engineering firm of choice.
Importantly, Kurt is focused on mentoring skilled and strong structural engineering talent with a successful team environment attitude. Go team!
kurt at work
Education and Professional Associations
California Civil Engineer, CE 39723
California Structural Engineer, SE 3157
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of California Davis, 1982
Licensed Structural Engineer in the following States:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)
7x24 Northern California Chapter, Member
Existing Buildings Committee Chair 1996-1997
Previous Chair, SEAONC Existing Buildings and Seismology Committees AISC
Presenter, AIA San Francisco
Speaker, AIA Santa Clara Valley, San Diego, and East Bay Chapters
Author, Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Author, Eighth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Performance Based Engineering (PBE) Design
Development of Alternative Lateral Force Resisting Systems
Conceptual and Preliminary Project Development
Creative Solutions and Technical Execution
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