Idiosyncratic Isolation Design Recognized (2017-04-17)

The Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) has announced that 1908 Shattuck received an Award of Merit as part of the 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. The award entry poster can be viewed here.

Received in our 34th year, this is Tipping's 38th peer-bestowed award for excellence in structural innovation. The awards ceremony will take place at the San Francisco City Club on May 2.

1908 Shattuck Wins Berkeley Design Advocates Award (2017-03-20)

Our new seismically isolated building, 1908 Shattuck, was recently honored with the Award for Design Excellence in the Mixed-Use Urban Infill category by Berkeley Design Advocates (the 12th Biennial Awards for Design Excellence). Congratulations to the entire team!

Are You Brimming with Enthusiasm and Fresh Ideas? (2017-02-06)

We are currently seeking candidates with 3 to 7 years' professional experience to join our wonderful firm as structural engineer. Our ideal candidate has an interest in high-performance seismic and sustainable design, enjoys working collaboratively, thrives on continuous learning, and demonstrates a knack for "whole-project" seeing. She or he has a master’s degree in structural engineering and is licensed in California. Please click here for our full ad on the SEAONC website.

If you are brimming with fresh ideas, have demonstrable technical expertise, and enjoy working in a creative, energetic, and warm environment, please send a cover letter and resume to resumes[at]tippingstructural[dot]com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and absolutely welcome diversity in the workplace. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

740 Heinz Wins Another Excellence Award (2016-10-17)

At the 85th Annual Convention of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) in Maui last week, we were honored to accept the Award of Excellence for new construction (small project) for 740 Heinz Avenue in Berkeley. This is the project's second award for excellence in structural engineering, the first having been bestowed by the national organization, NCSEA (see below for more details).

This is Tipping's 13th SEAOC award; to date, our firm's innovative spirit and accomplishments have been honored with 37 excellence awards locally, regionally, and nationally.

740 Heinz Awarded Outstanding Project at NCSEA (2016-09-19)

On Friday, September 16, Tipping's 740 Heinz Avenue was awarded Outstanding Project in the "New Buildings, $10 Million to $30 Million" category at the NCSEA 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards in Orlando, FL.

740 Heinz Avenue is a case study in the efficacy, cost efficency, and replicability of the BRB mast frame system, a Tipping innovation that enhances seismic performance and offers better architectural compatibility than conventional BRB systems.

This marks Tipping's fifth outstanding project award from the NCSEA since 2001. Read more about the project here.

2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects (2016-04-22)

The AIA Committee on the Environment has officially named this year's Top Ten Green Projects, and we're proud to announce that two Tipping projects have made the cut: the Rene Cazenave Apartments, designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, and the West Berkeley Public Library, designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux and Edward Dean, FAIA. This brings the number of Tipping AIA COTE Top Ten Green projects to nine, reflecting our commitment to sustainability-oriented design. Please join us in congratulating the project teams!

Children's Day School Receives AIASF Design Award (2016-04-20)

On April 20, AIA San Francisco announced the winners of the 2016 Design Awards. Children's Day School at Dolores Park, an adaptive reuse project designed by Jensen Architects, received a Citation Award with a Historic Preservation Commendation. Tipping is proud to have been an integral part of this effort, in which a new structure was designed and fused with sensitivity to the historic shell. From the AIASF website: "The jury commented that this kind of project is one of the most difficult projects to pull off successfully. That is, to take an historic structure, designed for a different client for a different purpose and time, and insert a dramaticallly different and complex program into it. It is very well executed and the result is both charming and delightful."