Team AV rides for charity event!

Best Buddies
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

On September 12, Truitt Vance and his wife Heidi participated in a century ride in support of Best Buddies. Best Buddies is a program that provides mentorship and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With the help of generous family and friends, Truitt and Heidi raised $2700 for the organization. Their ride was 100 miles from Carmel down the gorgeous Highway 1 to San Simeon. It was an incredible experience in every way -- from the weather and scenery to the people and the star-studded...

A&V End-of-Summer Extravaganza

Summer BBQ Harmony
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

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 cap it all off, what's not to love?! Check out the photos below and see if you can spot where on the Central Coast some of the festivities took place. Already looking forward to the next extravaganza...

Opening of The Mill

The Mill Santa Barbara Structural
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

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 the project. From adhering to the City's stringent Tier 3 Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) requirements, to specifying permeable pavement and bio-infiltration areas, to retro-fitting the existing trusses and foundations to handle the myriad of new tenants, great...

Brooklyn St. Wraps Up!

Student Housing
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

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 Engineering provided structural engineering for this new 56 unit, 72,000 square foot building that involved post tension concrete design for the lower stories and 5 stories of wood framing. This was a challenging design that included a full height internal atrium courtyard, green roof, recreation room, below story parking, and commercial street...

Construction Underway on Vaquero Residence

Future Home
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

We're loving the progress we're seeing on this residential remodel in the Santa Barbara foothills. The bulk of the framing is completed, with waterproofing, window, and door installations soon to follow. Thanks to the work of Architect Kevin Moore and his team, this remodel is sure to greatly enhance the look and feel of the house, while providing new bedrooms, a full bathroom, and easy access to a private patio. For more info on the concept behind the design, check out Kevin's blog...

Mirasol Makes Moves on Upper State

Mixed Use
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Scaffolding's been erected, dirt hauled, and walls shotcreted as construction crews work full-tilt on the 3800 block of Upper State Street in Santa Barbara, CA. This site is the future home of an 89-unit, 170,000 square foot mixed-use building designed by Ashley & Vance's Sean Galbreath, SE . As things progress, Sean, the architects at DesignARC , & the contractors of George C. Hopkins are...

SLO's Chinatown Project in Full Swing

Chinatown Project
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Construction is well under way on the retail portion of this impressive mixed-use project in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Once completed, it will boast approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space, plus additional offices and residential units. Currently the project appears to be a blank dirt lot on either side of an existing brick building, but a closer inspection reveals over 80 drilled concrete caissons ranging from 24” to 30” in diameter, and plunging roughly 30 feet deep in some locations. Formwork is in place at the back of the project in preparation for the nearly 18-...

Student Housing - Seattle WA

Student Housing in Seattle
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

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 University of Washington. Recent project activity includes addition of metal siding to the East elevation, finishing tenant improvements, installing elevators, and appliances. This building will have an interior courtyard, gym, and green LID roof top.

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