The Oakland Office’s New Whereabouts

We outgrew our previous space but are staying local! Our new home is on Telegraph Avenue where multiple cranes are hard at work redefining and updating the downtown Oakland skyline. This popular area for professionals, students, tourists, and locals puts us in the middle of all the action (but across the street from BART for easy access, of course). Stop by to say hello and see the busy streets from our second-story abode. For now, you can check out our favorite office...

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 crafted some special features in the space including a hanging bike rack, custom standing desks, a 3D iron logo feature, wood-framed spatial divides and walls, and a steel logo mounted on glass in the entryway to greet our...

Laurel Way Residence

Bird Eye View, Structural and Civil
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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, utilizing wood frame construction over a concrete podium deck. Excited to see things progressing!

Planning to Build a Home

New House
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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 get you started.

The Process of Building a House Acquire property

The first step in building a house is to look for suitable land, and/or an existing home that has potential to be reconstructed to meet your desires. There are many considerations that determine if the property is suitable. Some of these...

Mammoth Custom Home

home under construction in mammoth
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

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 Mammoth loading!

The logs will conceal the traditional framing. Final completion will have logs exposed with concealed framing. Every log piece was pre-built at a log builders yard in Montana, with mock up walls and beams to get properly fit. Then its numbered, disassembled and shipped down, and fitted up on site.

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Triangle Lot Assumes New “Identity” in Boise

structural engineering in boise, pacific northwest
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

We are proud to be a part of bringing the vision of TAO Architects and developer CA Ventures to fruition as Identity Apartments takes shape. When complete, it will be a 94-unit student housing development directly adjacent to the Boise State University campus. Students at BSU will be able to count on Identity as a first-rate housing option in the fall of 2018, complete with a fitness area & lounge, and boasting expansive views from its rooftop deck. Only question is, will they be able to witness the action...

Game. On.

Game Night
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A&V’s Pasadena office recently enjoyed themselves a little game night as a way to kick off the summer fun. They started with some ping pong battles, and capped it off by seeing who could best the others in a series of board games. And to add to the festivities, competitors from the San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara offices joined in on the...

Progress Update: Tallest Building in the Garlic Capital of the World

Gilroy Building
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

The structural phase is wrapping up on Alexander Station Apartments in Gilroy, California! John Layous, S.E. headed up our team of engineers in collaborating with Hochhauser Blatter Architects and Pacific Companies to see this project through to this point. Before long, this 263-unit affordable housing complex with retail and community meeting spaces will be complete! Lots of work to get five stories of Type III wood framing and a total of 420,000 square feet built...

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