About Lawson Burke: An Award-winning Licensed Orange County, CA Structural Engineering Firm

Founded in 1981, Robert Lawson Structural Engineers, Inc., in Laguna Beach, CA, received a number of State and Regional awards for innovative structural engineering techniques. In 2002 Thomas Burke came on board, and in 2007 they formed Lawson-Burke Structural Engineers, LLC, creating a group of CA Licensed Structural Engineers with structural design projects in California as well as Nationwide.

CA Licensed Structural Engineer Robert Lawson

Mr. Lawson completed his engineering studies at Loyola University and has been Engineer-of-Record on nine Progressive Architecture Annual Design Awards and forty-seven California Regional AIA Awards. A member of the Structural Engineers Association of California, Robert was a Charter Member of the Seismic Committee, which established the first Municipal Ordinance in California mandating retrofit of URM buildings. As a member of NCEES, Robert has assisted their Test writing program for over seven years. He is also a member in good standing of SEAOC, ICBO, and SEI.

CA Licensed Structural Engineer Thomas Burke

Mr. Burke graduated from The University of Vermont (UVM) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering. Before moving to California, he worked for The Fort Miller Co., Inc. as a design engineer in upstate New York designing precast concrete structures.

Thomas has an NCEES designation as a Model Law Structural Engineer (MLSE). He is a State of California Disaster Service Worker Volunteer and a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

Lawson Burke Additional State Licenses

• Arizona
• California
• Colorado
• Florida
• Georgia

• Hawaii
• Nevada
• New Jersey
• New Mexico
• New York

• Ohio
• Oregon
• Puerto Rico
• Washington
If your state is not listed, please give Lawson Burke a call; if the project warrents their structural expert services, a license may be obtained.

The Lawson Burke firm has been the structural engineers of record for custom residential structural engineering projects, commercial structural engineering projects, seismic retrofits, historic remodels/rehabilitations and industrial equipment platforms.

State and Local governments, the University of California, and the cities of Hayward, Riverside, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and San Juan Capistrano are just a partial list of Lawson Burke's historical rehabilitation/ remodeling clients.

A sampling of commercial structural engineering clients includes American Hotels, Riverside Commercial Investors, Obagi Commercial Building, and Bank of the West. On many residential structural projects, the Lawson Burke team collaborates with architectural firms to provide structural engineering consulting services and represents clients for seismic retrofits, structural assessments and litigation.

Our goal: Successful structural engineering projects, Stress free clients

Lawson-Burke Structural Engineers, LLC, is happy to supply a complete listing of projects and references. Choosing the right team of structural design consultants is imperative to achieving a successful project. Contact us today to discuss how you can put our expertise to work on your structural engineering projects.