Matthew Barnard, S.E., P.E.

Los Angeles, CA
Principal, Degenkolb Engineers

A ten-year mentor and seven-year board member with the Los Angeles affiliate, Matt has contributed to it in many significant ways.  After he began mentoring, he expanded the Downtown LA Team from one to five high schools.  For several years he managed the affiliate’s annual daylong pasta bridge building contest that attracts students from all over the city.  Since 2008 when he created the affiliate’s first Trades Day giving students a hands-on exposure to the skilled trades, he has coordinated 16 such events.  In 2014-2015 over 300 students participated in four different events.   At his firm he has recruited half of his Los Angeles colleagues to participate in different ACE activities.