Tan Karaoguz, MS, P.E
Associate Principal


Mr. Karaoguz has more than 21 years of experience in structural design and construction. As a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Mr. Karaoguz is known for his expertise in design and construction administration activities on project types including Type V/III construction over Type I, mixed-use, parking structures, wrap, on-grade, tuck-under, and single-family track homes.

Mr. Karaoguz is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of VCA’s Construction Administration Department, which has grown to be highly regarded by clients and regulatory agencies. The Construction Administration (CA) Department is unique in the industry and has consolidated and streamlined construction administration efforts to create unmatched turn-around times for submittals/RFIs and provided high level of service for code mandated structural observation visits. Under Mr. Karaoguz’s tenure, VCA’s CA utilizes data-rich management systems, including forecasting and tracking systems, to ensure client service levels are unmatched in the industry.

Mr. Karaoguz is known among top architects, developers, and general contractors in the California Building Industry as a problem solver and dedicated to the highest levels of construction support.

Mr. Karaoguz is a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and a Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


American Concrete Institute (ACI)

American Institute of
Steel Construction (AISC )

International Code Council (ICC)

International Association of
Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

Post-Tension Institute (PTI)

American Wood Council (AWC)

Structural Engineers Association
of California (SEAOC)

National Council of
Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)

Applied Technology Council (ATC)

Light Frame Performance
Modeling Group (LFPMG)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)