Steve Merritt

​Steve Merritt

Adjunct Faculty, Architecture Programs

Associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers, San Diego

Phone: 619-886-8378


Education: Steve earned his Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego (2002-2003) He conducted research in Steel Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames. Steve earned his B.S. Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego (1998-2002) and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Bio: Steve Merritt is a licensed Structural Engineer and Project Manager at KPFF Consulting Engineers in San Diego. He has 15 years of design experience collaborating with architects, engineers, stakeholders, and builders. Steve attended UCSD for his undergraduate and graduate studies in Structural Engineering and has since been involved in notable high rise, university, industrial, and bridge projects.

Steve’s career has been complimented with an ongoing interest in academic mentoring and lecturing at UCSD, New School of Architecture, Woodbury University, and the ACE high school program. He has also been a guest professor for courses at UCSD and SDSU.

Outside of the United States, Steve has been a leader in post-disaster and development efforts in countries including Haiti and Sierra Leone. He also lived in Melbourne, Australia where he was part of the bridge construction team on a $1 billion Integrated Project Delivery freeway project.