Erik Okstad, PE

In his 13 years at R+C, Erik has worked on some of the firm’s most recognizable projects such as the UC Davis Shrem Art Museum, whose 50,000 sf free-flowing steel canopy makes it a landmark on campus. Blending aesthetics with functionality, his work is marked by its responsiveness to the needs of owners, stakeholders, and design team members. By opening lines of communication across disciplines, Erik has helped resolve complex issues regarding constructability and adherence to architectural vision.

Erik was a key member of the team on the new Monterey Bay Aquarium Betchel Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, an outgrowth of the Aquarium’s mission to inspire the next generation of ocean activists and enthusiasts. He is currently working on two new academic science facilities at San Jose State University and San Francisco State University. In addition, he is working to renovate and retrofit a building at the NASA Ames campus for use by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS is a new building.  SFSU has a new building and a renovation/retrofit of an existing science building). Whether he is designing laboratories, exhibit space, or academic facilities, Erik brings palpable enthusiasm to his projects and the teams he works with.