San Francisco, CA
Mr. Gemmill has extensive experience in analysis, design and construction of a wide variety of large-scale projects, including tall buildings, university facilities, laboratories, hospitals, seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse, residential buildings and large-scale commercial development. He is also a specialist in applying state-of-the-art technologies, such as passive energy dissipation and base isolation in building structures. Mr. Gemmill plays a prominent technical role for NYA and manages NYA’s San Francisco office.
-M.S., Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, University of California, Berkeley
-B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, Cum Laude
-Vallco Town Center
-New Stanford Hospital
-Westfield San Francisco Centre
-50 United Nations Plaza Retrofit
-UCSF Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building
-UCSF Hellen Diller Cancer Research Building
“UCSF Regeneration Medicine Building,” SEAONC Dinner Presentation, San Francisco, CA, February 2011.
“Emporium Redevelopment – Westfield San Francisco Centre,” SEAONC Dinner Presentation, San Francisco, CA, August 2006.
“Design of a New Steel Moment Frame Building Incorporating Viscous Dampers Following the Guidelines of the 1999 SEAOC Blue Book,” Applied Technology Council Convention, ATC17-2, Los Angeles, CA, May 2002.
“Virtual Base Isolation by Building Softening with Drift Control Provided by Fluid Viscous Dampers,” Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA, July 2002
• Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
• SEAONC Board of Directors (2011-13)
• Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
• American Society of Civil Engineers
• Applied Technology Council
• Licensed Structural Engineer – California
• Licensed Civil Engineer – California
“Structural Engineer’s Association of California Seismic Design Manual #5 – Examples of Seismically Isolated Buildings and Buildings with Dampers”, SEAOC, 2013
“Recommended Administrative Bulletin on the Seismic Design and Review of Tall Buildings Using Non-Prescriptive Procedures,” prepared for City of San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, SEAONC AB-083 Task Group, April 2007.
“Virtual Base Isolation by Building Softening with Drift Control Provided by Fluid Viscous Dampers,” Proceedings of the Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Boston, MA, 2002.
“Retrofit of a Metropolitan Midrise to Improve Torsional Response Using Nonlinear Fluid Viscous Dampers,” Proceedings of the Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Boston, MA, 2002.
“Design of a New Steel Moment Frame Building Incorporating Viscous Dampers Following the Guidelines of the 1999 SEAOC Blue Book,” Proceedings of the Seminar on Response Modification Technologies for Performance-Based Seismic Design, ATC 17-2, Los Angeles, CA, 2002.