Juan P. Morla

Structural Engineer

Prior to joining Martin & Chock, Inc., Juan Morla worked as a design engineer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where he was involved in the analysis, design, and detailing of many types of structures, primarily high-rises. He also participated in the creation of FEMA 403, “World Trade Center Building Performance Study,” published in May 2002, which was a collaborative effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Structural Engineering community to assess the damage and performance of buildings involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Since joining Martin & Chock, Juan has been involved in numerous renovation projects, high-rise buildings, and commercial structures. He has also been involved in a variety of natural hazard analyses for the State of Hawaii utilizing Hawaii databases of structures developed by Martin & Chock. Some of the projects Juan has worked on are summarized below.

EDUCATION:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2000
 
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
Structural Engineer/Hawaii, 2008
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:
American Society of Civil Engineering
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 
NOTABLE PROJECTS:
  • The Keola La`i Condominium; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Lanikea at Waikiki Condominium; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1944 Kalakaua Avenue; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Max Mara at Waikiki; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • New Pavilion at the Wahiawa Botanical Gardens ; Wahiawa, Hawaii
  • Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Visitor Center; Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  • Pu`uhonua O’ Honaunau National Historic Site; Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center Renovation; Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Convention Center Improvements; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kauai County Building Renovation; Lihue, Hawaii
  • Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Renovation; Kapalua, Hawaii
  • Trump Tower; Chicago, Illinois
  • Minto Midtown Towers; Toronto, Ontario
  • The Montgomery Tower Office to Residential Conversion; Chicago, Illinois