COO, Senior Principal

Paul Rodler

Paul has been with the firm since 1986 and is Principal and COO of Forell/Elsesser. His straightforward approach to design is directly linked to his keen awareness of issues surrounding the constructability of buildings. He focuses on ease and economy of construction while creating buildable structural solutions for his clients.

As COO, Paul is instrumental in developing the company’s information technology systems to support Forell/Elsesser’s advanced BIM capabilities, keeping the firm on the leading edge of technical advancements within the industry. He is also a strong advocate of IPD techniques to improve the fast pace of design/build projects. By embracing current advancements in project design and delivery methods, Paul is a valuable contributor to the success of numerous education, healthcare, and data center projects. Paul is a licensed Structural Engineer in California and Missouri. He has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Stanford University.

Paul can be found enjoying his passion for open wheel car racing when he is not busy finding solutions to engineering challenges.

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