Patrick Sparks is the principal and founder Sparks Engineering, Inc.  He has over 30 years experience in a variety of engineering disciplines, including research, construction, and design.  Over the past twenty five years he has made the investigation, analysis, and rehabilitation of existing structures his career focus.

He is a Professional Fellow of the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University, and is an expert member of ISCARSAH, an international scientific committee for structural conservation.

He has evaluated hundreds of buildings in the wake of major Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, and Ike.  Working with the World Monuments Fund, he was part of an early assessment team evaluating damage to heritage buildings after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Among other projects, he was responsible for structural stabilization of 18th century churches in the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, the rehabilitation of the historic Rio de Manatí bridge in Puerto Rico, and conservation of WWII concrete structures on Peleliu Island, Republic of Palau, and the 2016 DoD study: Implementing Environmental & Economic Cost Benefits of Reusing DoD’s Pre-World War II Buildings.

Practice Areas

Structural Evaluation

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

Collapse Investigation

Structural Stabilization

Hurricane and Flood Damage

Historic Structures

Structural Analysis/Finite Element Analysis

Concrete Deterioration and Repair

Bridge Rehabilitation

Cladding and Curtain Walls

Foundation Underpinning

Nondestructive Testing


Center for Heritage Conservation, Texas A&M

International Scientific Committee for Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage, Expert Member