Casey Whitsett, SE

Principal, Structural Engineering

San Diego

Meet Casey.

Casey is a managing principal of the structural engineering department in the San Diego office and was a vice president at Hope-Amundson Structural Engineers which is now Coffman Engineers. He brings more than 15 years of experience in both new building design and existing building retrofit with a market focus that includes higher education, healthcare, hospitality, parking structures, and commercial lab/office.

His role in building great structures motivates Casey and gets him out of bed in the morning. He especially finds solving project challenges and working with outstanding architecture, engineering, and construction partners in the community fun and rewarding.

Casey attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a bachelor and master of science in structural engineering.

Professional Organizations

  • Structural Engineers Association of San Diego (SEAOSD), President.
    • Previous roles include Vice-President, Treasurer, Director, Student Liaison and Convention Committee.
  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), Board of Directors.


  • Qualcomm Building AY: State Excellence in Engineering Award, Structural Engineers Association of California.
  • AMP&RSAND Building Renovation: ENR California’s 2019 ‘Best Projects.’
  • SWCC Math & Science Building: ACI San Diego 2018 Public Award.

Community Affiliations

  • Integrate Health, Board Member and Governance Committee Chairman.