Leadership Costa Rica

Gabriela Arce

Gabriela Arce, MSE

Vice President, DLZ Carbon

San José, Costa Rica

Gabriela serves as Vice President of DLZ Carbon in Costa Rica (formerly Carbon Ingeniería).  She is focused on marketing, business development, and client relations. Additionally, Gabriela provides services in the renewable energy and industrial markets. She has extensive experience as a project manager, hydropower engineer, and water infrastructure civil and structural engineer for over 24 years.  Gabriela has comprehensive expertise directing feasibility studies, basic designs, final designs, and construction supervision for over 30 small and medium hydropower plants in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Guyana.


  • MSE. Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, 2002
  • Civil Engineer, University of Costa Rica, 1999


  • Costa Rican Association of Engineers and Architects (CFIA), IC-9304, 1999


  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • Technical Committee of Costa Rican Seismic Code, Chapter 10
  • Costa Rican Society of Structural and Seismic Engineer (ACIES)
  • Costa Rican Society of Engineers and Architects (CFIA)
  • Engineers and Architects (CFIA) Costa Rican Society of Civil Engineers (CIC)