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Steven C. Ball

Steven Ball





Steven Ball is Chairman and Managing Principal at the structural engineering consulting firm of John A. Martin & Associates in Los Angeles, CA.

He received his BSCE and MSCE degrees with high honors from West Virginia University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with primary focus in structural engineering in 1979 and 1981 respectively. He has since distinguished himself nationally and internationally in the structural engineering field with award-winning designs, many of which involved creative first-time structural solutions. He was the least structural designer for numerous iconic and landmark structures across the US and in Europe for high-rise buildings, hospitals, museums, sports arenas, convention center’s, airport expansions, seismic retrofits and also structures using glass as the primary structural system.

His numerous awards are a result of unique and bold solutions for complex geometrics and loadings without compromise to architectural or functional intents. He received the prestigious 2013 AISC Special Achievement Award for the first-time use of non-orthogonal moment forms for the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, which was an unconventional solution with geometry never used before in the United States in high seismic regions.

He is licensed on all 50 states and is active in several professional organizations. He contributes to the advancement of his profession through publications, presentations, and educational seminars. He proudly attributes his success to the fundamental skills that he developed through his education at WVU.