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 instrumental in bringing together the 12′ retaining walls, curved glue-laminated beams, and custom steel frames to form a structure that not only preserved the integrity of the existing center, but also expanded it to form a marvelous sanctuary. Check out the photo below, and go here to see more.
The Rosetta San Luis Obispo building is completed and fully-functioning. Check out this video to see just how it all came together. We’re proud to be involved with such a successful project!
We are proud to announce the addition of Eric Varley, P.E., to our structural engineering team in San Luis Obispo. Having graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2005 with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Eric now comes to us with extensive experience in the engineering field. After practicing in both the structural and geotechnical disciplines, his past work includes multi-story mixed-use buildings, apartments, wineries, high-rise residential, and educational facilities. One of his most impressive projects took place far from the mainland on the island of Oahu. While there, he took part in the design of the 400+ ft Waihonua Tower.
When not tackling impressive engineering projects, Eric can be found on the mountains–snowboarding in the winter and climbing in the summer. Locally, he enjoys, “building ridiculous things,” and volunteering as a route setter at SLO Op. We’re stoked for Eric’s arrival and look forward to many great things to come!
All of us at Ashley & Vance would like to welcome Jason Gotsis, the new principal engineer of Civil Engineering in our Santa Barbara office. Jason brings a strong resume to our team, and his enthusiasm aligns wonderfully with our company’s culture. We know that his work will build upon our solid foundation of providing engineering solutions in a highly professional manner.
Jason has been practicing Civil Engineering for over 20 years. As a long time Santa Barbara local he has worked on various projects on the South Coast as well as Los Angeles County. Following graduation from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Jason worked for Foster Wheeler Corporation in their Clinton, New Jersey office. He prepared Civil and Site Improvement designs and plans for facilities serving the power, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Some of his projects included grading and drainage design for international clients such as Amerada Hess, Shell Oil, and Merck Pharmaceuticals — both in the United States and overseas. During his time at Foster Wheeler, Jason earned his Master’s in Business Administration to complement his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering.
Jason is familiar with the entitlements and permitting process for large and small projects on the Central Coast and Southern California. Recently, he worked on high-profile projects in the education, hospitality, and healthcare industries as well as on high-end single family residences. Through these projects he has developed expertise in grading, drainage, and site utility improvement design including meeting federally mandated requirements such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and interpreting the impacts from FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). During the construction phase of a project he is experienced in coordinating with contractors to clarify design interpretations and providing solutions to unforeseen conditions in a timely manner.
Many of our Santa Barbara clients already know Jason, but if you have not had the opportunity to work with him, we are eager for you to do so. Please give him a call and set up a meeting to discuss your next project! We are confident that Jason and our Civil Engineering team can handle your projects in the same professional, timely, and cost-effective manner that you have come to expect from Ashley & Vance.
Please join us in welcoming Jason to Ashley & Vance and to our valued client base everywhere!
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 part of something that is designed for the ages. The monument sign will welcome visitors and residents for 100 years, maybe more? Check out the project site, complete with construction updates that give a nice step-by-step view of the process.