School of Engineering

Robert Paul Levenson, P.E.

Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

Discipline: Structural Engineering
Office: SCI 112A
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Phone: (415) 338-1228
Fax: (415) 338-0525
Bob Levenson


  • M.S., Structural Engineering, San Francisco State University, 2006
  • B.S., Engineering, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 1972

Professional Registration

  • California Registered Civil Engineer – CE 27121, July 1976


  • “Distinguished Achievement Award for Academic Excellence”- San Francisco State University, May 26, 2005
  • “Life Member” - Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)


Upon graduation from Cal Poly in 1972, Mr. Levenson immediately travelled to San Francisco in order to seek out a position as a “Project Engineer” in one of the Bay Area’s top engineering companies. By 1979, Mr. Levenson earned the position of Project Engineer at the famed architectural engineering company, Skidmore Owings & Merrill whereby Mr. Levenson worked as a Project Engineer for 12-yearson the following noteworthy projects:

  • FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING - AUDITORIUM - A 5-story ductile steel moment frame theater and office building in Oakland, California.
  • 333 BUSH STREET - A 42-story ductile steel moment frame and braced frame condominium and office high-rise in San Francisco, California.
  • RAYMOND KAISER ENGINEERS BUILDING - A ductile steel moment frame, double high-rise of 25 and 10 stories in Oakland, California.
  • 353 SACRAMENTO STREET - A 23-story ductile steel moment frame office high-rise in San Francisco, California.
  • WELLS FARGO DATA CENTER AND PARKING STRUCTURE - A 5-story ductile steel moment frame data center and a 3-story concrete shearwall parking structure, in El Monte, California.
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY - LITTLEFIELD LINK BUILDING - a special moment frame / brace frame office building with a performance based design scenario derived by the Stanford University peer review team.

After 22-years of professional engineering service in the private sector, Mr. Levenson was offered a position in the public sector as a Civil Engineer(Structural) and a Regional Accessibility Officer (architectural review for accessibility compliancy)for the Federal Government. In addition to assuring that federally-owned and federally leased buildings comply with Model Building Code requirements on a full-time basis, Mr. Levenson also lecturers at San Francisco State University on a part-time basis.

Areas of Specialization

  • Architectural review of the Project’s Contract Documents for accessibility
  • Structural engineering design
  • Structural engineering analysis
  • Structural Observation per Model Building Requirements
  • Contract Document preparation
  • Contract Document review for clarity and completeness
  • Preparing/reviewing Plans, Sections and Details for the following materials
    1. Structural Steel
    2. Reinforced Concrete
    3. Timber
    4. Masonry

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