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Steve Pryor

Advanced Research Manager

Steve Pryor is a structural engineer from earthquake-prone California in the western region of the United States. He has been with Simpson Strong-Tie for 26 years and currently serves as their Advanced Research Manager. Prior to joining Simpson, Steve was a practicing structural engineer in California designing residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Steve has participated on a number of building code committees and has authored numerous papers. A recognized expert in the seismic performance of structures, Steve has led Simpson’s partnership with a number of universities in ground-breaking research into performance-based seismic design, soft-story retrofit, mass timber rocking walls, and structural steel frames. Along with many others at Simpson Strong-Tie, Steve has a passion for trying to find practical solutions to difficult structural problems.

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