Noel Shamble

Noel Shamble
Noel Shamble, AIA, NCARB
Architecture and Visualization Group Director

Noel’s experience as an architect and visualization specialist for aesthetic and context sensitive design has seen him in demand for signature structures such as the Twin River Bridges in China and the I-395 Miami Corridor Reconstruction in the US.

Noel is a registered architect with combined experience in structural engineering and architecture of long-span bridges. He has participated in project teams in the United States and worldwide including China, Europe, Africa, and South America. 

He oversees a team of elite bridge design specialists who specialize in conceiving of and delivering unique structures. In addition to his traditional drafting and hand drawing skills, Noel and his group use parametric 3D modeling, augmented reality, virtual reality, and 3D printing.

Noel is a prominent member of the bridge architecture community and has presented papers on bridge aesthetics at the Western Bridge Engineers’ Seminar and the International Bridge Conference in recent years. He has authored an article in ASPIRE Magazine about his designs for I-10/Citrus Avenue and Cherry Avenue Overcrossings, and his graphic visualizations have appeared in numerous publications throughout the country. He is an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s Bridge Aesthetics committee with an effort to promote the caliber of bridge aesthetics throughout the United States.

Noel won the Cavin Design Competition and was awarded the Cavin Research Fellowship for which he spent three months in Europe and China studying bridges and infrastructure systems. He has also worked as a structural engineering research assistant at the UCSD Powell Research Labs where he helped study innovative designs, such as the self-anchored-suspension tower for the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Professional affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • TRB Aesthetics Subcommittee AFF10(2), Communications Coordinator
  • Cavin Travelling Fellow

Areas of expertise:

  • Context sensitive design
  • Visualization

Publications and presentations:

  • T.Y. Lin's Noel Shamble looks to make I Street Bridge an icon, Sacramento Business Journal
  • Western Bridge Engineers’ Seminar presentation
  • International Bridge Conference presentation
  • I-10/Citrus Avenue and Cherry Avenue Overcrossings, ASPIRE Magazine