June 25, 2021

MHP Congratulates Our Newly Licensed Structural Engineers

We would like to congratulate three members of our team who have taken the next step in their career by passing the NCEES Structural Exam to become licensed Structural Engineers in the state of California. We are proud to have these outstanding young engineers on our team.


Chris Stone joined MHP in 2015 as a Design Engineer after completing his Master’s degree at UC San Diego. Chris started his career working on a variety of project types. Over the last several years, Chris has primarily focused on analysis and retrofit projects of mid-rise buildings utilizing ASCE 41 as a part of MHP’s Seismic Evaluation & Retrofit group. Chris has enjoyed that these project types allow him to use performance-based design and advanced analysis concepts that are less common in new construction.

“I have had the goal of becoming an SE since before my first day working in a structural engineering office. I’m so glad I was able to achieve that goal alongside two other great guys who I look forward to working with for a long time to come.”

Zizhao (Zee) He joined MHP in 2018 as a Project Engineer with his experience designing education projects. While at MHP, Zee recently won the 2021 SEAOSC Young Engineer of the Year award for his contributions as Chair of the Wood Committee and his efforts to advance design and analysis of wood construction in Southern California. At work, Zee contributes his talents to MHP’s multi-family housing and K-12 education projects.

“Passing the SE exam is about self-improving. It shows that I have been learning and practicing the right thing about structural engineering. The SE license will urge me to continuously improve myself to be a better engineer.”

Taka Tamiya joined MHP in 2019 as a Project Engineer. Taka came to MHP with experience in advanced analysis and retrofit projects. Since joining MHP’s Seismic Evaluation & Retrofit group, Taka has shared his knowledge and has helped the team complete multiple nonlinear analysis projects. While at MHP, Taka has also had the opportunity to work on new building projects and learn more about how a building is put together through construction.

“I’m excited as passing the SE exam acts as a stepping stone to designing a diverse range of complex projects while focusing on ensuring public safety.”