Structural Designer

Polytimi Kontothanasi

As a Structural Designer at Forell | Elsesser, Poly is deeply passionate about structural engineering and exploring innovative ideas to create seismically safe and sustainable communities. Growing up in Greece, a region prone to seismic activity, she possesses a unique perspective on the significance of not only focusing on new construction but also on preserving and retrofitting existing structures of historical and cultural importance.

Poly’s academic journey led her to pursue both her Undergraduate and Master’s degrees at UC Berkeley. There, she actively engaged in various student organizations, like the SEAONC Student Chapter, where she served as co-president.

When Poly is not working, she enjoys traveling, solving puzzles, and playing basketball.

Professional Associations

  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)



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