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.
We are currently seeking candidates with one to four years' working experience for the position of structural engineer, with an interest in high-performance seismic and sustainable design. Our ideal candidate enjoys working collaboratively, thrives on double-loop learning, and demonstrates a knack for "whole-project" seeing. She or he has a background in engineering, a B.S. in civil engineering (preferably a master’s degree in structural engineering), and is licensed in California.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
If you are brimming with fresh ideas, have demonstrable technical expertise, and enjoy working in a creative, energetic environment, please send a cover letter and resume to resumes[at]tippingstructural[dot]com.
Today Steven Tipping officially recognized the accomplishments, achievements, and dedication of several Tipping staff members: Anthony Trgovcich, CE, was named to the position of senior project engineer; Abby Enscoe, CE, was elevated to project manager; and Tim Strickland, SE, LEED AP, was welcomed as an associate of the firm.
Please join us in congratulating our newly promoted staff; we are privileged and fortunate to collaborate daily with such talented, creative, thoughtful, and engaged people!
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!
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."
Two Tipping projects have received the prestigious American Architecture 2015 award. Organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, the awards recognize the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States. The Tipping projects so honored are The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences (designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects) and the Turner Residence in Larkspur, CA (designed by Jensen Archtiects). The complete list can be seen here.