Saiful Islam, Ph.D., S.E.

Chairman / CEO

Dr. Saiful Islam is the Chairman & CEO of Saiful Bouquet. With over 30 years of experience and a very strong technical seismic and wind design background, Dr. Islam brings a unique ability to develop practical and creative design solutions to achieve the architect’s vision. He has been at the helm of numerous award winning projects and has led the design and analysis of over $15 billion in new building construction, both nationally and internationally. He has extensive experience in design of a wide spectrum of projects, including but not limited to, High rise, science & labs, educational, creative offices, Hospitality, Residential, Civic-Government, Healthcare, essential facilities, damping-base isolation, performance based design and seismic retrofit.

Dr. Islam is also very experienced in alternate project delivery approach such as design-build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Public Private Partnership (P3), Lean Delivery Approach., design assist and CMAR. Dr. Islam is professionally very active in the earthquake engineering community and has served on numerous task forces and local/state technical committees. He is the current President of the Los Angeles Tall Building Structural Design Council. He has authored over 50 technical papers on Seismic Design including many on “Performance Based Seismic Engineering” and presented it at both national and international conferences.


Ph.D., M.S., Structural Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University
Post-Doctoral Research, Cornell University
BSc Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology

Professional Licenses
Structural – California
Licensed in Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, and Alabama

What year did you join Saiful Bouquet?

Founded Saiful Bouquet in 1997

What is your favorite movie?

Not sure I have any one particular favorite movie. Some of my favorites movies include Pele, Green Book, and thrillers such as James Bond, Mission Impossible

What is your favorite hobby?

Surfing web for US and World News and watching sports.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?

Ability to clone myself and be at multiple places at the same time.

What languages do you speak?

English and Bengali

What is your favorite sport?

Field Hockey is what I excelled in but I like all major sports; Soccer, Basketball, Football, Cricket, and Field Hockey.

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