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Attainable Housing Creates Sustainable Cities

Attainable Housing Creates Sustainable Cities

Take a peek at Kôrazón in Bend, Oregon, the first homeownership community built by Kôr Community Land Trust. This cottage model of home building is helping Bend grow toward a new era of affordable, attainable, and sustainable housing. We...

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Turkeys Trotting for a Cause

Turkeys Trotting for a Cause

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with the family and have a little fun. This year, our Ashley & Vance Engineering (AVE) team in the San Luis Obispo office had a few trotters participating in the 7th annual South County Turkey Trot “At the...

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Building Beautiful with Cost-Efficient Design

Building Beautiful with Cost-Efficient Design

Working with organizations like People's Self-Help Housing, which have immeasurable impacts on our communities, is a privilege Ashley & Vance is proud of. Here’s some insight from AV Founder Truitt Vance and Project Engineer Jackson Kelly about...

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Making Community-Minded Change: Jenilee Daw, PE

Making Community-Minded Change: Jenilee Daw, PE

When Jenilee Daw took the civil lead on the Stillwater Crossing Apartments project in Bend, Oregon, she worked mindfully with designers, developers, and the city to design affordable housing that aligns with the City of Bend’s goals. Here’s what...

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Mammoth Lakes Custom Home

Mammoth Lakes Custom Home

After featuring this project on the blog just after our team’s visit to the site in fall, we got our hands on more photos which show off the stunning scenery and construction stages of this single family residence. This ski-in ski-out custom home...

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Identity—Student Housing in Reno, NV

Identity—Student Housing in Reno, NV

We were happy to see Identity, a new luxury student housing development, occupied by students this past school year. With its premier location, directly across the street from Lawlor Events Center at the heart of the University of Nevada, Reno’s...

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The Reno Office’s New Dwelling

The Reno Office’s New Dwelling

Our office in the Tahoe area recently relocated to a new space in Reno, NV! Now, more centrally located to the places we work, live, and play, our expanding Ashley & Vance Engineering team is working out of South Reno. We built, designed, and...

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Laurel Way Residence

Laurel Way Residence

Partnering once again with Studio William Hefner, A&V’s Structural and Civil teams came together to design this brand new Beverly Hills home.  When complete, it’ll amount to 15,000 square feet, with two stories above grade and one below,...

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Planning to Build a Home

Planning to Build a Home

Planning to Build a Home The steps to building a house can be overwhelming and emotional.  Where do you start? Who do you speak to? Who do you hire? Because there are many people involved in building a house, we’ve documented a simple outline to...

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Mammoth Custom Home

Mammoth Custom Home

Jordan recently completed a site visit to a new custom home at Mammoth Ski Area. The building is 18,000 square feet with under story parking.  With a 300 pound per Sq. ft. snow load the structural engineering had to literally account for...

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House of Worship Takes Shape

House of Worship Takes Shape

September project update; The roof is on and trades are working away inside.Construction is well underway on a new 17,000 square feet Church in Bellingham.The structural engineering features heavy-duty glulam tudor arches that space 63 feet!...

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Snowpocalypse!

Snowpocalypse!

It’s been a tough winter for everyone, and AV has answered the call!  Recent severe winter weather in Central Oregon brought excessive snowfall, causing the catastrophic collapse of ​several structures, including the gymnasium at Bend's Kenwood...

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New School in Cottage Grove, OR

New School in Cottage Grove, OR

Ashley & Vance is kicking off structural design of the new elementary school for South Lane School District in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The design of the 80,000 sq. ft., 2-story school is a metaphor for growth, combining local heritage and...

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The Ultimate Erector Set!

The Ultimate Erector Set!

Welbrook Senior Living is an assisted living facility currently under construction in Van Nuys. Ashley & Vance provided the structural engineering of the building which consists of a subterranean parking, two levels of concrete two-way decks,...

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Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo

Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo

Hotel Serra in San Luis Obispo is taking shape! These photos are from our site visit this morning. Serra Hotel and Resorts maintains a website to keep the community updated on construction activity. You can visit it here for more information.

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AV Summer BBQ Extravaganza 2016!

AV Summer BBQ Extravaganza 2016!

Last weekend was the Ashley & Vance Summer Party Extravaganza and we had an amazing time! Employees and their families came to San Luis Obispo from all of our offices starting on Friday. We squeezed in a bike ride that morning before going...

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Bend Janis Medical Building

Bend Janis Medical Building

Check out this amazing new building in Bend, Oregon! R&H Construction installed the finishing touches on the Janis Medical Building recently. This is an 18,000 sq. ft. two-story medical office building with a beautiful modern design and...

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Stormwater Design

Stormwater Design

Installation of the StormTech underground stormwater retention/infiltration chambers at 860 Humbert Avenue here in San Luis Obispo. This is a housing complex under construction and it will be the first project of its kind in the city to...

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Encino Remodel

Encino Remodel

The Encino Remodel was a collaboration with Alan McLeod and Ashley & Vance's Santa Barbara office where the goal was to breathe new life into this aging structure.  A large covered patio was added, curved lines of the house were squared...

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Pacific Courtyards

Pacific Courtyards

Ashley & Vance Engineering provided engineering services for this mixed-use complex in San Luis Obispo. It consists of two buildings witha total 9 residential units with commerical units at the ground floor. AV provided structural engineering...

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Digester Building Demo!

Digester Building Demo!

Check out this video of the Digester Building Demo at the Port of Bellingham former GP site.  A lot of great progress is being made at the Port of Bellingham's former Georgia Pacific (GP) site. Crews have been busy demolishing buildings,...

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Burgeoning Beach House

Burgeoning Beach House

The Santa Barbara team is stoked to see construction underway on this residential remodel of a Carpinteria beach house.  The bulk of the rough framing is completed and waterproofing's up next.  We've really enjoyed teaming up again...

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AV End-of-Summer Extravaganza

AV End-of-Summer Extravaganza

Fresh off of our annual end-of-summer extravaganza, we're reminded of just how blessed we are to have the team that we do.  Spanning two days and replete with a wine tasting tour, a golf expedition, a softball game, a pool party, and a BBQ to...

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Opening of The Mill

Opening of The Mill

We're excited to celebrate the opening of The Mill in downtown Santa Barbara.  Ashley & Vance teamed up with Becker Studios and AB Design to provide structural and civil engineering services for all aspects of...

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Brooklyn St. Wraps Up!

Brooklyn St. Wraps Up!

We are proud to have been part of this great student housing project located at 4717 Brooklyn Street, Seattle WA. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the project and residents will be moving in very soon. Ashley & Vance...

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Welcome Bruce Jones!

Welcome Bruce Jones!

Ashley & Vance is thrilled to welcome Bruce Jones, P.E., to the firm!  Our Santa Barbara team was so thrilled, in fact, that they gathered together to cook up some ribs in his honor.In addition to the good shared meat, they...

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Student Housing – Seattle WA

Student Housing – Seattle WA

The Compass General Construction crew has been hard at it and we are seeing the project coming close to completion. This 56 unit, 7 story building at 72,000 square feet will provide affordable off campus student housing adjacent to the...

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Red Panda Exhibit

Red Panda Exhibit

Ashley & Vance Engineering is assisting with a project for the Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, California. The adorable red panda will soon have a new home by fall 2015. The exhibit was planned with AV for civil and structural engineering which met...

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Port of Bellingham Redevelopment

Port of Bellingham Redevelopment

Ashley & Vance Engineering supports the continued progress at the Port of Bellingham's former George Pacific (GP) site. Recently, the Port of Bellingham's Port Commission voted to move forward with develoment plans by selecting an Irish...

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Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

Thank you to the Ashley's for hosting a great summer BBQ for all of us and our families.  It was a great turnout and the ribs were outstanding! 

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Revamped Newman Catholic Center

Revamped Newman Catholic Center

Construction is now complete on the revamped Newman Catholic Center!  Partnering with architect Greg Wilhelm, our own Ian Shoebridge, P.E., was involved with the design from start to finish.  Ian was instrumental in bringing...

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Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl

Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl

A one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art bowling alley, restaurant, and entertainment facility located in beautiful Mammoth Lakes is nearing completion.  With three upstairs bays to handle 15-foot-by-9-foot golf/video screens; a downstairs that...

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Room of Rest Opens in Paso

Room of Rest Opens in Paso

A new room of rest, or more traditionally, "restroom," has recently been opened at the City of Paso Robles' downtown park.  Teaming up with Ravatt Albrecht and the City of Paso Robles, Chad Pruett, P.E., worked to provide structural...

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Music & Wine Meet…Efficiency

Music & Wine Meet…Efficiency

Construction of the Vina Robles Amphitheatre is complete and its inaugural concert season is upon us.  Starting this Saturday, July 6th, exceptional wine and intimate live music will be paired to create an unforgettable wine country...

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You want to cantilever HOW far?!

You want to cantilever HOW far?!

Construction is nearing completion on an impressive and unique pool house structure. Set against the backdrop of the rolling hills of Edna Valley, this modern pool house pushes the limits of design by challenging what's possible for a cantilevered...

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Newman Catholic Center Nears Completion

Newman Catholic Center Nears Completion

Construction on the Newman Catholic Center has progressed well and is nearing completion.  Partnering with architect Greg Wilhelm, our own Ian Shoebridge, P.E., has been involved on the design from start to finish.  Ian has been...

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Mammoth Lakes Monument Signs

Mammoth Lakes Monument Signs

It's done.  Our own Jordan Denio, P.E., teamed up with Bruce Woodward of Woodward Architecture (and others!) in Mammoth Lakes, California to donate our structural expertise for a new monument sign.  We think it looks great and we are proud to be a...

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ICON at UCSB

ICON at UCSB

  Fall is upon us, and along with the usual lineup of football, colder weather, shorter days, and bigger waves, we also welcome the opening of ICON--the newest student housing complex at the University of California, Santa Barbara. ICON is a...

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