Kurt Lindorfer, S.E.

Founding Principal

“Founding Paradigm made me one of the lucky ones. For most people, passions remain a hobby, but for the past ten years I’ve been able to eliminate that division and do what I love every day.”

Before and Now

Bay Area born and raised, Kurt’s professional engineering career spans 26 years, and has taken him to over ten countries to evaluate seismic hazards and probable ground shaking. Since the firm’s inception 10 years ago, Kurt has grown Paradigm by offering creative solutions and constant accessibility that keep our clients coming back for project after project. Internally, Kurt is focused on bringing in top level engineering talent to join our growing team.

Something You Should Know

An avid wine enthusiast, Kurt is now in the process of making his fifth (and most promising) vintage.


Education and Professional Associations

B.S, Civil Engineering, University of California Davis

Previous Chair, SEAONC Existing Buildings and Seismology Committees
Presenter, AIA San Francisco
Speaker, AIA Santa Clara Valley, San Diego, and East Bay Chapters
Author, Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Author, Eighth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering


Performance Based Engineering (PBE) Design
Non-Linear Analysis
Development of Alternative Lateral Force Resisting Systems
Conceptual and Preliminary Project Development
Creative Solutions and Technical Execution

Contact Kurt About

Technical questions about structural technologies, to request a proposal, or discuss potential projects.

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