John Hooper, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, is a senior principal and the director of Earthquake Engineering at Seattle, Washington–headquartered Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and has over 30 years of structural engineering experience, with a focus on seismic engineering and structural analysis. Chair of the ASCE 7-16 Subcommittee on Seismic Loads, and member of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Committee on Specifications and Task Committee 9 for Seismic Design, Hooper is one of 15 federally appointed members of the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazard Reduction (ACEHR) charged with oversight of the earthquake management and implementation activities of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program and its related federal agencies (FEMA, NIST, NSF, and USGS). Among Hooper’s more than 25 papers and presentations are seminars on seismic design using ASCE 7 and performance-based seismic design issues. Through both his project and technical committee leadership, Hooper had contributed greatly to industry advancements and research, specifically in developing the next generation of performance-based design methodologies and advancing code-prescriptive seismic design approaches. Hooper’s recent engineering projects include the 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the BC Children’s and Women’s Redevelopment Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 754-unit, multitower residential development in San Francisco, California, dubbed NEMA—the tallest of which is the first PBSD tower in the city approved under the revamped Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center guidelines for alternative structural systems.
Hooper Elected ASCE Fellow
June 30, 2014