Golnaz Shahidi

Project Engineer

Golnaz enjoys the diversity of building systems and material types that add to structural engineering challenges, and she thrives on the path to solutions. Analytical modeling, mathematical data processing, and decision making are her tools of the trade. “I’m fascinated with structures and the ideas behind their construction. As a math lover and someone who enjoys the construction process, I realized that structural engineering was a perfect fit.” Golnaz received her PhD in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University in 2016 and worked for Rutherford + Chekene in San Francisco prior to joining PCS. When Golnaz isn’t designing, biking, gardening, travelling and spending time with family and friends are at the top of her list.
“The problem-solving aspect of structural engineering excites me more than anything. A seemingly complicated situation that may require fancy modeling is almost always solved through the fundamental knowledge of structural engineering.”