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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Sausalito Houseboat Featured on Discovery Channel

Sausalito Houseboat Featured on Discovery Channel
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Ashley & Vance Engineering
At just under 1,200 square feet, this two-story residential houseboat boasts exceptional views of Richardson and San Francisco Bays due to the staggering amount of glazing used. In all, 61 windows provide nearly 360 degrees of view and allow the boat to feel much larger than it actually is. Field-bolted steel moment frames were used to keep the floor plans relatively wall free, guaranteeing a view from anywhere in the boat. The arched roof is constructed of exposed glulam beams which frame out two pilot houses, adding to the volume of the upper level. The boat also features decks fore and aft...

A&V Veteran Welcomed to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara team
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Our Santa Barbara team rarely passes up a chance to celebrate with good food and great people. On this occasion, it was to welcome long-time A&V veteran, Chad Pruett, P.E. , into the fold. Having been in our San Luis Obispo office for the past 7 years, Chad has now made the move to partner with Paul Belmont, P.E. , in leading our structural team in Santa Barbara...

Sherwin Williams Redevelopment - Emeryville, Ca.

Redevelopment
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Ashley & Vance Engineering
Ashley & Vance Engineering's Oakland office was selected by Lennar Commercial to provide structural engineering services for the seismic upgrade, rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the 80,000 square foot Sherwin Williams Paint Factory.

The site was once home to a much larger facility which has partially been demolished to make way for this urban re-development project and will add retail, residential and...

SOMA Mission Street - San Francisco, Ca

Seismic Retrofit Parking Garage
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Ashley & Vance Engineering's Oakland office recently completed design development for the adaptive re-use and seismic retrofit of this parking garage, situated in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA) District. The concrete framed building, originally constructed in 1927, features approximately 40,000 square feet in two stories over a basement. A&V is working with Blitz Design to transform this historical building into an open, well-lit environment to attract creative tech start ups which flock to this area....

City of Santa Barbara; High-End Single Family Residence

Storm Water Management
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Ashley & Vance Engineering’s Santa Barbara office has been making a great impact with their participation on a high-end single family residence project within the Upper Riviera section of the City of Santa Barbara. AV provided both civil and structural engineering services for this project that included the demolition of an existing 5,100 square foot residence, and structural and site design for a three story, 6,500 square foot home that, when completed, will sit on a 2 acre site along a ridgeline within...

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