Wilson Lai, SE, LEED AP

Sample Projects

  • Confidential Client
    Adaptive reuse of creative office campus to biotechnology pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, including seismic strengthening and vibration analysis/retrofit
    El Segundo, California
  • Raytheon
    Structural condition assessments and construction drawings to support various projects
    El Segundo, California
  • Private Clients
    Custom 51 000-201000sf single family residences in Los Angeles, including hillside project in Beverly Hills on extreme fast-track schedule
    Various Locations, California
  • Hollywood Studio*
    Wood truss repair and deflection monitoring program at prominent entertainment property during occupancy Hollywood, California
  • Boeing*
    Adaptive reuse and seismic upgrade of existing warehouse to office building for satellite division, architecturally exposed steel fitness center addition, and various tenant improvements
    El Segundo, California
  • Chamber Services*
    Design-build steel structures to support anechoic test facilities for military and private industry clients Various Locations, California and Washington
  • AT&T IVerizon Wireless*
    Wireless telecommunication site development, including rooftop equipment platform evaluation/design and fiber reinforced plastic screen design for antenna concealment Various Locations, California and Hawaii

*Michael completed these projects during his employment at Keast & Hood and IDG Structural Engineering


Project Engineer

Michael Howie joined Insight Structural Engineers in 2017 after gaining over 5 years of experience in structural engineering. He has expertise in developing construction documents and performing construction contract administration for commercial, aerospace, industrial, laboratory, residential, entertainment, healthcare, education, historic, government, and telecommunications projects.

Michael is a Professional Engineer with extensive experience incorporating the architectural and programmatic requirements into the design using the Revit platform so that each individual project is completed on time within the financial framework.


  • The State University of New York, University of Buffalo
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Structural and Earthquake Engineering Concentration
  • Clarkson University
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Structural and Earthquake Engineering Concentration with Honors Degree

Professional Registration

  • Civil Engineer, California

Professional Affiliations

  • Chi Epsilon, Engineering Honor Society Structural Engineers Association of California

Relevant Experience

  • Insight Structural Engineers (2017-present)
    Project Engineer
  • Keast & Hood (2016)
    Project Engineer
  • IDG Structural Engineering (2011-2015)
    Project Engineer