About Us

Based in the heart of the greater Palm Springs area, RA Structural Engineering, Inc. is a design and consulting firm that has been delivering innovative, cost-effective engineering solutions for southern California's toughest small to mid-size structural and foundation projects since 2010. We specialize in analysis and design for commercial, mixed-used, and single/multi-family residential projects, as well as site and structural development projects, and have supported more than 1,200 projects at the design and planning stages of development.

At the core of our company lies a deep sense of purpose in what we do, which manifests as the attentiveness, responsiveness, and technological efficiency we provide to all our clients. Backed by extensive subject matter knowledge and experience, our team leverages its skillset and the latest technologies to offer experiences that are agile, personal, and suitable to each and every one of our clients. We look forward to working with you.

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Service Features

Fair Pricing

To provide our clients with reliable quotes and peace of mind, we calculate the majority of our estimates based on square footage rather than an hourly rate.

Technological Efficiency

Leveraging today's collaborative and information-sharing technology in our daily work is just one way we provide efficiency to our clients. In addition to cloud computing, special and custom applications, and video conferencing, we also employ the following methods to optimize our processes:

  • Client Cloud Access & FTP Portal – Provides real-time access to plans progressions
  • Paperless Construction Documents – Reduces amount of documentation and increases on-site mobility (i.e., tablets) and accuracy
  • Electronic Documentation & Cloud Storage – Convenient access to our calculations, drawings, and records
  • Electronic Invoicing – Hassle-free cost tracking

Our Team

Reza Asgharpour, P.E.

President & Principal


Reza has more than 30 years of experience in the construction and design industry, serving 10 of those years with the California Building and Safety Department. His design projects include work on residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; recreational facilities; clinics and hospitals; airports and military structures; and public works projects. In 2013, Reza received the Honor Award for Residential Design from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada. He often provides expert reviews and code implementation to developing engineers, and is a respected professional among the community of young engineers. Reza holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Shiraz University in Iran.

Reza Banan, P.E.

VP of Production


With more than 7 years of structural design experience, Reza B. has managed the successful construction of numerous mid-rise, commercial, multi-family, and custom residence projects. He serves as the primary point of contact at RA Structural Engineering, Inc., and leads the selection and design of structural systems, as well as construction document preparation. Reza B. holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering – Structural from San Diego State University.

Diego Baltazar, E.I.T.

Senior Design Engineer


With more than 7 years of experience in the structural analysis and design of residential and commercial projects, Diego is knowledgeable in new construction, remodels, and additions for both commercial and residential projects. He has a deep understanding of wood, steel, masonry, and concrete structure design and detailing, and strives to provide efficient, cost-effective design for our clients. Diego received his B.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Jorge L. Garcia

Nonstructural Plans Examiner


Jorge has served as a plans examiner for 8 years and is backed by more than 25 years of experience in engineering design. He holds an ICC plans examiner certification, and is in the process of acquiring his California architect license. Jorge regularly supports clients by performing nonstructural plan reviews, such as residential single-family construction, multi-family, commercial buildings, and tenant improvements. Jorge received his B.A. in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Baja California in 1991.


John Y. Meshkat, M.S.

Structural Associate


With more than 10 years of experience as a university lecturer, John commenced his professional vocation in the structural analysis and design of residential and commercial projects in 2017. John is knowledgeable in new construction, remodels, and additions for both commercial and residential projects. He has a deep understanding of soils and foundation engineering, and strives to provide efficient, cost-effective design for our clients. John holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering – Geotechnical from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran.


Ben Hormozdi, E.I.T.

Structural Associate


With undergraduate and graduate degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Ben is knowledgeable in new construction, remodels, and additions for both commercial and residential projects. He has a deep understanding of structural systems and is skilled in steel, concrete, and bridge design.


Caesar Sayegh, E.I.T.

Structural Associate


Caesar is structural designer with 2 years of experience in the analysis and design of residential and commercial projects. He is proficient with various structural and drafting software, and has experience in wood, steel, and concrete design. Caesar is pursuing an M.S. in Civil Engineering - Structural from Ohio University.