Adolfo Gorra's career
spans 32 years in structural engineering and construction. It began with a highly academic and unique technical high school
education which centered on construction technology offering students proficient hands-on skill levels in all residential
trades including drafting and design, concrete work, framing, electrical wiring, plumbing and HVAC. This led to an intense
curiosity and appreciation for structural engineering. In the study and practice of structural engineering, Mr. Gorra has
always incorporated a constructability mindset into design. His early experience included structural design and construction
with his own firm encompassing many challenges with very demanding building departments in Southern California.
Engineering projects have included design of widely varied
structures in the commercial, governmental, educational, religious, and custom residential fields. Construction experience
includes structural steel fabrication and erection as well as construction project management. In Colorado, he has engaged
primarily in structural engineering as principal of Glenwood Structural and Civil, Inc., always with a strong
emphasis on construction support, which has served to better understand local construction practices and therefore better
apply his construction experience to structural designs in the local market. He has also found his training as an ICC
licensed structural steel bolting and welding inspector to be very valuable in the design process as well as construction
administration and support services.
Mr. Gorra's structural
engineering experience goes far beyond the projects and designs of the firm. On personal time, he has constructed two residences,
an ADU, and a large private structural steel bridge. He enjoys operating heavy equipment and a good challenge is always in
Mr. Gorra is licensed in the states of California and Colorado.
He is certified with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and belongs to the Glenwood
Springs Kiwanis organization. He is also ICC Ceritified Structural Steel Bolting and Welding Inspector.
Some projects representative of his experience are:
- Rifle Parks Maintenance Facility
- Gilpin County Recreation Center, Central City, CO
- St. Stephen's Church and Parish Center, Glenwood Springs, CO
- Cactus Valley Elementary School, Silt, CO
- Sabin Road Residence, Aspen,
- Rising Hearts Ranch Arena, Silt, CO
- Holy Cross Electric, Glenwood Springs, CO
- Various office building remodels
- Various residential projects