Greg Otto

Greg Otto

Greg Otto


Having practiced both architecture and engineering, Greg brings a distinctive perspective to design. His multi-disciplinary background empowers him to work collaboratively across discipline silos to find holistic solutions and deliver meaningful design innovation. As the Regional Aviation Leader and Manager for the West Coast, he has developed a significant portfolio of work that ranges from small, art-centric projects to large-scale commercial, stadia, cultural, airport, and mixed-use projects, with the common denominator being the tight integration of design and engineering. His specialties include long-span structures, tensioned fabric/membrane structures, and building façade engineering and design.

Greg’s higher education includes a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cooper Union, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University.  

See Greg's discussion on From Good to Great: In Design, Relationship is King

Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
…challenging structural engineering work, particularly long span structures; building a design culture within the practice from LA.
What’s your favorite way to pass time?
I like to run. Also, I like to spend time with my son who manages a very intense calendar of activities for us.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
Artist. Art is my first love and is where for me, time slows and I can be in the moment completely.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Working collaboratively with highly creative people doing what others think too difficult.


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