Jim DesRoches

Jim DesRoches, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, has designed multiple developments across a variety of building types since 1990, including more than 50 high-rises for projects throughout Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California.

Known for his creative structural solutions, Jim uses his collaborative approach to every problem with an emphasis on client service. With over two decades of experience in Quality Control Management, Jim leads the development of Operational Quality Management Policy at Kor Structural.

Jim has also managed the design and construction of more than 10 recent Performance Based Design tall high-rise projects in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, including managing the city peer review and plan check process.

Notable projects that Jim has worked on include Union & Ash in San Diego CA, 6th & Olive in San Diego CA, 1011 Union in San Diego CA, 495 Hartford in Los Angeles CA, Torino in Richmond BC, Skyline in Santa Ana CA, and the Pacific Gate Condos in San Diego CA.

Jim graduated with his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1988, joined the Kor team in 2017, and became a Principal in 2019. He is currently licensed to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Washington, and Nevada.

Outside of the office, Jim enjoys cycling and wine tasting. He recently designed and built his own vacation home in beautiful Kelowna BC.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EBGC)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of Washington
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of Nevada
  • American Society for Quality