Hakan Onel, PE, SE

Hakan Onel, PE, SE

Senior Principal

Hakan Onel, PE, SE, is a Sr. Principal and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition to contributions to overall firm management and business development, he provides leadership and oversight of Design Group project teams’ delivery of proactive, client-focused services, including structural design and analysis, feasibility studies, third-party peer reviews for large-scale projects, the preparation of Contract Documents, and Construction Administration services.  Hakan’s breadth of experience includes high-rise residential and office buildings, corporate headquarters buildings, mission-critical facilities, large-scale atrium and canopy projects, as well as a number of complex mixed-use, multi-phased development projects in the region, such as the award-winning Wharf Phase I and II, located in Southwest Washington, DC.


  • Complex renovation, adaptive-reuse, and multi-building mixed-use development projects
  • Non-linear dynamic analysis and seismic engineering, as well as progressive collapse and blast-resistant design


  • Master of Science, Structural Engineering, Stanford University, California
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey