Chief Deputy City Engineer & Architect  |  Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

Deborah J. Weintraub


Deborah is the Chief Deputy City Engineer for the Bureau of Engineering, and the highest-ranking architect for the City of Los Angeles. She provides design and management leadership for an integrated architecture and engineering organization of approximately 800 people, with approximately 500 active projects totaling $4 billion. The projects in her current and recent portfolio include homeless facilities such as the Tiny Home Villages, various Los Angeles River projects including the 42 acre Taylor Yard G2 site, bridges including the Sixth Street Viaduct, a master plan for the Silver Lake Reservoir - a decommissioned urban reservoir, a master plan for the Sepulveda Basin, cultural facilities such as the Vision Theater and the Madrid Theater, historic restorations such as the Hollyhock House complex, transportation facilities, a plan to reconfigure the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recreational buildings, pools, parks including the Pacific Palisades Potrero Canyon, general office facilities, City maintenance yards, and Police and Fire facilities. Deborah has a BA in Architecture and Cultural Studies from Princeton University and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. She also has specialized management training from Pepperdine University, and extensive training in sustainability and green design. She has held leadership roles with the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles and tor the AIA at the State level. She was a founding member of the US Green Building Council LA Chapter. Currently she is on the Board of Heidi Duckler Dance.