Patrick Staron PE, PhD

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info




(808) 375-8452



Seattle, WA


Patrick is a licensed professional engineer specializing in forensic investigations, repair designs, and damage assessments of existing structures. He has investigated and analyzed a variety of different structure types including stadiums, cathedrals, bridges, piers, airports, towers, water tanks, schools, floating docks, and high-rise buildings. Patrick also spent six years working for a marine design and construction firm providing him with extensive design experience in marine and coastal environments.


  • Michigan Technological University
    Master of Science - Civil Engineering
  • Michigan Technological University
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering
  • Montana State University
    Doctor of Philosophy - Civil Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Current  |  Senior Regional Supervisor  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2019 - 2021  |  Senior Project Manager  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2013 - 2019  |  Senior Engineer  |  Bellingham Marine Industries
  • 2007 - 2013  |  Graduate Researcher  |  Montana State University
  • 2000 - 2007  |  Associate III  |  Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc.

Areas of Practice

  • Damage Assessment
  • Failure Analysis
  • Marine Structures
  • Repair and Rehabilitation Design

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
    Honolulu, HI  |  Investigation and repair design to address water intrusion damage.
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
    Waimea, HI  |  Investigation of earthquake damage following 2006 earthquake.
  • Timber Pier
    Charleston, OR  |  Assessment of fire damage and code review for proposed repairs.
  • Seawall
    Nikiski, AK  |  Investigation of cause and assessment of collapsed industrial seawall.
  • Naval Station Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers
    Pearl Harbor, HI  |  Investigation and repair design of spalling concrete on submarine piers.
  • Aloha Stadium
    Aiea, HI  |  Non-destructive testing and corrosion mitigation design for structural steel.
  • Fast Food Restaurants
    40 locations nationwide  |  Investigation and condition assessment of wood decay, structural overloading and construction defects.
  • Grain Storage Facilities
    ND  |  Investigation and finite element modeling of damaged concrete silos.


  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • International Code Council (ICC)


  • Alaska  |  CE-158844  |  Professional Engineer
  • Hawaii  |  PE-12589  |  Professional Engineer (Structural)
  • Idaho  |  19930  |  Professional Engineer
  • Washington  |  51275  |  Professional Engineer