Cristóbal Paniagua M.S., P.E.
Principal | Founder
Born and raised in Anaheim, California, Cristóbal moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to attend UCLA where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. In 2000, he began working for the structural engineering firm, Englekirk Partners Inc. as an intern where Cristóbal had the opportunity to work on many high profile projects. After obtaining his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering in 2002 from UCLA, he returned to Englekirk Partners Inc. as a Design Engineer until 2003.
Cristóbal then joined C. W. Howe Partners Inc. shortly thereafter as a Staff Engineer and eventually earned the role of Project Manager. While at C. W. Howe Partners Inc. he excelled working on a wide variety of projects ranging from small residential remodels, custom homes to commercial and multi-family/residential developments. In 2016, he moved on from C.W. Howe Partners Inc. and ultimately founded the firm Paniagua Inc. Structural Engineering Consulting.
Kanan Saito E.I.T.
Born in Inglewood, CA, Kanan attended UCSD in 2013 where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Structural Engineering, as well as earning his E.I.T. After graduating he joined the Paniagua SEC family as an intern, becoming a staff engineer in 2018.
An L.A. native, Celia has experienced and been a part of the ever evolving city landscape. When she’s not being a super mom, Celia is managing the internal affairs of Paniagua SEC.
Her responsibilities include coordinating office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies, supervising administrative staff and dividing responsibilities to ensure performance, and keeping stock of office operations as necessary.