Margaux Burkholder

Margaux Burkholder, PE, SE


Margaux joined the industry in 2010 and is a Project Manager and licensed California Structural Engineer in the Los Angeles area. She has worked on a variety of project types including multi-family residential, commercial, mixed use, and retail, and has extensive experience with steel, concrete, wood, masonry, and light-gauge structural materials on projects large and small. Margaux specializes in seismic retrofit and performance-based design projects.

Margaux earned both her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and her Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

2nd career choice, if not an engineer?
A food or travel blogger, for sure!
Outside of professional activities, what other causes, organizations, activities, hobbies, etc. do you enjoy?
I'm very passionate about two things — mentoring and teaching the younger people in our community about the AEC industry and empowering the women in our industry to do and be more. To that end, I am involved in the ACE mentor program and also sit on the advisory board for the Structural Engineering program at Cal Poly, SLO. I am also actively involved in the Women in SE committee of SEAOSC and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Most people don't know that my first language was French and that I played water polo through college.