Eric Varley Joins Ashley & Vance

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...

Ashley & Vance Welcomes Jason Gotsis

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 Gotsis, P.E.

Jason has been practicing civil engineering for over 20 years. As a long...

It's Done!

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...

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground

On December 12th, 2012, the Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County broke ground on the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes project. It will consist of a 12-home development, providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for local, low-income families. Below is a photo of the new partner families breaking ground on the site of their future homes! We had the privilege of being involved in both the civil and structural design of the project. Teaming up with Ed DeVicente of...

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 21-unit development located at the top of the Embarcadero Loop, one block from the UCSB campus and two blocks from the beach. Offering living accommodations...

Ashley & Vance Adds Two More to the Ranks

We are thrilled to announce that Amos Mellbom and Mounir El-Koussa have joined the ranks of our structural engineering team here at Ashley & Vance! Both Amos and Mounir have hit the ground running and have already completed a variety of projects in their first few weeks. We expected nothing less from a couple of graduates from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo--a University that prides itself on its Learn-by-Doing philosophy. Amos earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and his graduate degree in Architectural Engineering. In addition to completing a rigorous course load, Amos'...

A&V Team Visits Rosetta Jobsite

Yesterday we had the privilege of visiting one of our jobs under construction--the new home to Rosetta , and the newest addition to the East Airport Commerce Park. Knowing the collaborative effort that Jordan Denio, P.E. and Ian Shoebridge, P.E. put forth during the structural design, we expected it to be an impressive project, and being out there in person only confirmed our expectations. As one of the largest buildings under construction in San Luis Obispo County, its size is surpassed only by its efficiency. By utilizing wideflange...

Roundhouse Breaks Ground

For anyone who owned a TV in the 90’s, the word “roundhouse” often stirs up images of Chuck Norris in his role as Walker Texas Ranger . Whether he was saving a child from the clutches of a ruthless drug lord, or rescuing a woman from utter peril in the wilderness, the exploits of Norris' character often involved copious roundhouse kicks. The target mattered not--people's faces, hands clutching guns, trees in the path of...

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