Joe Yau


Project team leader also mentors children about construction
34, Senior Project Manager
DPR Construction
Redwood City, Calif.

A San Francisco native, Joe Yau obtained an undergraduate degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California and a master's in construction engineering and management from Stanford. Upon joining DPR, Yau initially served as a project engineer focused on biopharmaceutical and manufacturing facilities. He specialized in process plant utilities. He has since expanded his knowledge by working on projects in health care, advanced technology and corporate office work for clients that include the Palo Alto Medical Foundation; VMware, in Palo Alto, Calif.; and Sutter Health and the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. Yau also finds time to inspire the younger generation, particularly grade-school students. As part of his volunteer duties with the local nonprofit Peninsula Bridge, he helped students build model bridges out of Popsicle sticks.