About Us

The Bureau of Engineering is the City's lead agency for the planning, design and construction management of public buildings, infrastructure and open space projects. Projects include municipal buildings, such as police and fire stations, convention centers, and recreational and cultural facilities, as well as bridges, street and transit projects, and stormwater and wastewater systems. Open space projects include the development of parks and the restoration of wetlands. Engineering also manages permitting for construction in the public right-of-way, as well as the City's state-of-the-art online mapping system. Engineering's projects are nationally-recognized in the areas of environmental sustainability and design and fully support the City's goals of creating a prosperous, livable and safe city for all residents and businesses. 

As part of the Bureau of Engineering's 2018 Strategic Planning process, we have developed a new Vision, Mission and Values for the organization:


Lead the transformation of Los Angeles into the world’s most livable and resilient city.


To serve all Angelenos by delivering innovative, sustainable, high-quality services and projects.


§  Equity: We are fair and honest, support inclusivity, create access to opportunity, and treat all employees and customers with respect.

§  Creativity: We initiate original and imaginative ideas to support world-class solutions for Los Angeles.

§  Quality: We work together to efficiently deliver professional services at a level that exceeds the expectations of our clients and the public.

§  Transparency: We operate with integrity and are accessible to the public and our clients, taking responsibility for our work.

§  Responsiveness: We engage with our internal and external clients, building lasting partnerships and providing excellent customer service.