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Tony Cocea



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  • Principal
Tony Cocea
  • Principal

Tony leads DLR Group engineering in California and is a member of the firm's national Energy+Engineering studio. With over 2 decades of experience in the engineering consulting industry, Tony brings extensive knowledge of the integrated design approach to aid in defining design parameters, concept development, and resource allocation to meet deadlines and design goals.

"Always be calm and composed. You can’t know everything, but what you know, know it very well and become an expert. This is my favorite quote by Tony Fitzpatrick.” 

After graduating with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount, Tony practiced in London and traveled extensively in Europe. He also has a background in academia, teaching Building Engineering Systems at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.

"My favorite project is the Westfield LAX Terminal 2, a challenging project with multiple design teams, a fast construction schedule, and many constraints pertaining to existing, outdated airport utilities infrastructure. People are able to enjoy the architecture and the concessionaries we worked so hard to build.” 

Tony is currently leading the development of an Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) for Long Beach Community College in California. This IEMP establishes a clear roadmap for energy reduction strategies and capital planning, aligning with the college’s 2041 Facilities Master Plan and environmental stewardship goals. The final plan will clearly outline energy efficiency goals, such as zero net energy, on-site renewable energy, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and water use reduction. Further, capital budgets and occupant needs are incorporated, considering factors including indoor environmental quality and the mandates set forth by the Governor’s Executive Order B-18-12. This holistic approach unites a team of engineers with a focus on performance analysis, occupant comfort, and the long-term operations and maintenance of the community college.