Registered To Operate

in 22 US States

Award Winning

Structural Engineering

100+ Years Experience

In structural design, remodeling and renovation

W. Eric Rathgeber, S.E., P.E.

Principal Emeritus

Eric is a Vice President of the firm, participates in the day-to-day financial and staffing operations, while also managing design and construction of commercial facilities and the construction phase engineering of projects. Eric co-founded Rathgeber/Goss Associates in 1991 after 9 years of practice in the metropolitan Washington area. During his 40 plus years of experience, Eric has designed or been the structural Principal-in-Charge of more than 1,000 projects. His experience includes both new structure design and designs related to existing building structures as well as specialized structures. Projects under his direction have included commercial, educational, transportation, utility and infrastructure facilities


611 N Street, NW
Washington, DC

14th & Quincy Condominiums
Washington, DC

Sirius XM Radio Headquarters & Studios
Washington, DC

AFL-CIO Headquarters Remodeling
Washington, DC

Half Street Fairgrounds at Nationals Park
Washington, DC

Olney Shopping Center
Olney, Maryland

American College of Cardiology Headquarters
Washington, DC

Vida Fitness / Urban Adventures
Washington, DC

Apollo Theatre Renovation & Expansion
Washington, DC

1250 U Street, NW Office Building
Washington, DC

Rehabilitation Hospitals
Tallahassee, Florida and El Paso Texas


Rathgeber/Goss Associates from 1991 – 2021

Previous experience from 1969 – 1991



Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering
University of New Hampshire – 1969

Master of Science – Civil/Structural Engineering
University of Missouri – 1972


  • California (structural)
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Virginia


Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

Member of American Concrete Institute

Member of the Structural Engineering Institute