Janah A. Risha, S.E.

Mr. Risha specializes in large scale design and trouble‐shooting the hard‐to‐build, highly technical projects.  He has been practicing structural engineering for over 20 years and has extensive experience designing structural systems for diversified building projects. His portfolio includes structural engineering for numerous building projects, performing structural design in steel, concrete, masonry, and timber. Mr. Risha has designed structural rehabilitation and seismic strengthening schemes for numerous buildings, supervising the preparation of plans, details, and specifications. 

In addition to traditional building projects, Mr. Risha has also been providing Structural Engineering design and construction documents for the Motion Picture and Television industry since 1994. He is active with several professional organizations, including the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), serving as its President in 2011-2012, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), International Code Council (ICC), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


  • Structural Engineer - California and Nevada
  • Professional Engineer - Civil - California and New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • Structural Engineers Association of California
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Applied Technology Council
  • International Code Council

Professional Memberships

  • Recent President (2011-2012), Past President and Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)
  • Past Chair, SEAOC Building Code Streamlining Committee
  • SEAOSC Existing Buildings Committee and SEAOSC Building Code Committee
  • Chair of Technical Committee , SEAOC 2006 Convention
  • ASCE Standards Committee on Condition Assessment of Buildings
  • ASCE Standards Committee on Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings

Project Experience Types

  • Educational
  • Healthcare
  • Commercial
  • Residential (Multi and Single Family)
  • Civic
  • Entertainment 


Masters of Science, Civil Engineering - Stanford University, Stanford, California
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas