Degenkolb assisted with an adaptive reuse of a building into a new brewery location for the Red Hook Brewery.

Adaptive re-use of a 1903 concrete, 4-story chemistry building into a modern day combined chemistry and biology teaching hall.

Degenkolb is providing construction engineering support on the renovation and seismic retrofit of UC Berkeley’s Giannini Hall, which will protect and preserve the historic shell of the structure.

Phased Design-Build delivery of comprehensive campus-wide upgrade and new classroom buildings, administration, and multi-purpose at Greer Elementary.

Degenkolb worked with the city to help craft a seismic ordinance program that will seismically evaluate and possibly strengthen three critically vulnerable building types in a proactive time frame.

The City of Pasadena is currently in the process of developing a Wood Soft Story Seismic Retrofit Ordinance. Degenkolb is providing expertise in examining a preliminary soft-story survey as well as assisting in developing of the ordinance language. 

Performed a survey of city buildings to identify potential seismically vulnerable structures including non-ductile concrete and pre-Northridge steel moment frame buildings.

The tsunami-ready program leverages the recently-published national standard ASCE 7-16, which includes provisions for tsunami loads and effects on building structures, by developing an evaluation criteria to screen and evaluate buildings which may be viable for tsunami vertical evacuation.

The project utilized a grassroots process to develop vertical evacuation strategies for several communities in both Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

Performance-based design methodologies were implemented to ensure that the structure would be able to resist a Cascadia earthquake while having sufficient capacity to resist subsequent tsunami inundation forces.

Designed the reconstruction and seismic strengthening of the historic library core after the demolition of the central stack area.

Degenkolb Engineers, along with prime consultant, Page & Turnbull, had the challenging task of maintaining the historic integrity of the…

Degenkolb served as the construction means and methods engineer, converting the 1930s era facility into an 83,000 square foot world-class museum.

Assisted The City of Beverly Hills with its Seismic Program.

A former toy factory designed for heavy manufacturing and storage loads, the building was successfully converted into luxury condominiums.

Was the set for large portions of the movie Daredevil starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

Building safer communities

With a firm-wide team of professionals focused on Civic work, we have both the experience and capacity to effectively provide the services required by public agencies. We have designed new buildings, and evaluated, retrofitted, and renovated, hundreds of existing buildings throughout the west coast for institutional and civic clients. Working directly with over 48 cities and 14 counties over the past 25 years, we have supported building evaluations, seismic retrofits, and developing seismic risk reduction programs. Our clients specifically value our commitment to technical expertise and exceptional client service through close collaboration.

We form strong partnerships with our Civic clients. Because of our depth and breadth of experience, we are adept at the nuances of public funding requirements, community outreach and project delivery conditions that are unique for each of the public entities that we work with. Our engineers have leading roles in the development of better procedures and guidelines for evaluating and rehabilitating buildings, and improved seismic building codes and have led or participated in the development of every US based seismic code in use today. Not only do we provide these services for our communities, we live, work, and utilize the buildings in many of these communities where we provide our services.