Bret Lizundia, SE

Bret, a director at R+C, is widely recognized as an innovator in the field of seismic engineering. In his more than 30 years at R+C, he has served as on many of the firm's most challenging projects, including the New de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the retrofit of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House.

Bret is committed to providing creative, collaborative, high-quality service that meets his clients’ needs. His portfolio includes the LEED Gold-certified Li Ka-Shing Center and the Student Community Center and Lower Sproul Plaza Revitalization, both at UC Berkeley. He has led renovations of laboratories, residential and academic facilities at Stanford University. He has also conducted strong motion instrumentation research, peer reviews for various clients, and plan reviews of two new seismically isolated hospitals for HCAI.


Active in applied research and guideline development, Bret has been a project manager or co-author of several significant publications in earthquake engineering. A sought-after speaker, he is known for the ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences. Bret has been deeply involved in many professional organizations and volunteer activities throughout his career. He was president of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California and the Applied Technology Council.