Kathereen Shinkai is the Managing Director of Civil Engineering at LPA and has been with the firm since 2009. A licensed civil engineer, Shinkai has extensive experience with local agencies, and has strong working relationships developed with agency staff which enables more timely and efficient plan review and permit processing.

Shinkai keeps fully apprised of applicable State and local stormwater quality regulations and standards, and she employs the latest design methods and products to design best management practices that not only meet agency regulations but are cost-effective, easily maintained and sustainable. 

Shinkai is recognized as a leader in the civil engineering community and has won numerous awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC), including the Architectural Engineering Project of the Year from the State of California for the Newport Beach Learning Center and the ASCE Outstanding Section Officer in the State of California in 2014.

Shinkai has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. She is a licensed professional engineer and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for the Los Angeles section and the Orange County branch. She will be president of the Los Angeles section in 2017.