With the saddest of hearts, we share the news that Steven B. Tipping, founder of Tipping Structural Engineers, passed away suddenly on August 11, 2017.
Steve was a brilliant engineer, an unstoppable innovator, a trusted advisor, a teacher, a mentor, a leader, and – above all – a devoted father and husband. Undaunted by challenge, Steve inspired those of us he led with his optimism and courage. His spirit of play and pursuit of adventures in structural engineering created the vibrant office culture that we so cherish and enjoy. He strove to empathetically serve his clients and to create a better world through his craft and profession. We will miss him very much.
All of us at Tipping are committed to taking to heart the wise lessons he imparted, following his example, and unstintingly working toward the vision he inspired, serving the clients and projects he loved.
Thank you for the words and thoughts that so many of you extended to the Tipping family and Tipping Structural Engineers upon Steve Tipping's all-too-early passing. We are all deeply, deeply touched by the tremendous outpouring of support from the AEC and development community, from all Steve's friends and colleagues. He meant so much to so many; we still marvel as we continue to discover just how he benefited, mentored, taught, and inspired throughout his life.
A scholarship fund in Steve's name is being established through SEAONC. If you'd like to make a donation in his honor, please send email to scholarship[at]tippingstructural[dot]com and we'll get you the necessary information.
We have been notified that 1908 Shattuck Avenue will be recognized by both SEAOC and NCSEA through their respective 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards programs; the awards will be officially bestowed in September (SEAOC) and October (NCSEA). These will be Tipping Structural Engineers' 39th and 40th awards for excellence in structural engineering; to be recognized thus by our peers is a great honor and an indication that we're on the right road, always moving toward the fulfillment of the Tipping vision.
We're excited to announce our latest round of promotions: we'd like to congratulate Ryan Pintar, CE, Clayton Riggins, SE, and Joy Wei, CE, on being named senior project engineer; and Adrian Ku, SE, our newly minted project manager. We are proud of their accomplishments and achievements and very much look forward to their future contributions. We are privileged and fortunate to collaborate daily with such talented, creative, thoughtful, and engaged people!
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.
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!
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.
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.
An innovative integrated foundation and ground improvement solution was crucial to this 213,000 gsf LEED Platinum-certified Class "A" office building.
Recognized with an NCSEA outstanding project award, this 105,000 gsf lab building is a case study in the efficacy, cost efficiency, and replicability of BRB mast frames.
The synergistic interplay of structural engineering and development goals resulted in an idiosyncratic seismic-isolation solution for this award-winning project.
Tipping's post-tensioned concrete lateral system delivers unusually high performance — shelter-in-place — to this AIA COTE Top Ten Green affordable housing project.
A 110,000 gsf LEED Gold-certified state-of-the-art campus that supports rigorous academics through an integrated "ecology of learning" that is collaborative and experiential.