Peter Somers



Peter is a Principal at MKA with 30 years of experience and specializing in seismic evaluations, renovations, and expansions of historic and landmark buildings.  He is a senior mentor to the firm’s Existing Buildings Technical Specialist Team, Past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington, Vice Chair of ASCE’s Seismic Rehabilitation Standards Executive Committee, and a Corresponding Member of NCSEA’s Existing Building Subcommittee.  Peter is actively involved in structural engineering code development, particularly relative to the renovation of existing buildings, contributing to or co-authoring standards and provisions for organizations such as FEMA, NEHRP, EERI, ASCE, and ATC.  Peter applies his in-depth knowledge of industry standards, producing economical, well-performing, and state-of-the-art designs.

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