Charlotte Chongpornprasert

As a Structural Engineer, Charlotte has a diverse background with expertise in healthcare and higher education projects. Prior to joining  Forell | Elsesser, Charlotte was one of the lead engineers on the new California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, as well as the UCSC Environmental Health & Science Facility. She works to provide efficient and thoughtful design on all of her projects. Charlotte really enjoys collaboration with the design team, building owner, and future tenants. Her goal is to develop creative solutions that provide excellent structural performance, yet elegant and cost-effective.

Charlotte received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UC Berkeley. As a graduate student, she was invited to be a teaching assistant for mechanics of materials and structural analysis classes which initiated her passion for teaching and mentoring.  She is also an active participant of the Engineers Alliance of the Arts program where she has been the lead volunteer instructor at a Bay Area high school class. Once a year, she volunteers at AIASF to teach structural review sessions for practicing architects to prepare for their licensing exams.

Outside of the office, Charlotte enjoys music, sports and the outdoors, especially playing piano, soccer, basketball and hiking.

Professional Associations

  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)


  • 2017 Engineers’ Alliance for the Arts (EAA) Volunteer of the Year Award