Degenkolb completed the seismic evaluation and designed the seismic retrofit for two buildings on the Mt. Vernon High School campus, and assisted the District with a successful FEMA Grant Application for $3 million.

A new multi-story academic building with five seismically separate structures and a steel special moment frame lateral system at Mangini Ranch Elementary School.

Degenkolb is the prime consultant and structural engineer for the retrofit at this school, part of the OSPI school seismic safety retrofit grant projects. Our work at Boistfort includes a seismic retrofit of the gymnasium and cafeteria.

UC System Seismic Evaluations

Degenkolb designed the renovation and retrofit of this one story concrete masonry library building.

Degenkolb Engineers performed a seismic upgrade and renovation of the historic Architecture Hall at the University of Washington.

Project JOE included districtwide modernizations for San Juan USD. Our work was focused on the new design and modernizations at Cowan Elementary and Greer Elementary School.

Degenkolb designed the seismic retrofit of this 34,600 square foot, two-story structure with a new one-story addition and new elevator core/stairwell.

Degenkolb designed the renovation and retrofit of this one story concrete masonry library building.

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

Originally built in 1939, the wood-framed two-story structure over a concrete partial basement is the only remaining building from the original Kentfield campus.

Designed the seismic retrofit and modernization of four buildings that comprise the physical education complex including the men’s and women’s locker room buildings, an office/exercise room building and a gymnasium.

Designed the 18,000 square foot stand-alone building in the center of campus

Historic renovation of the performing arts center at C.K. McClatchy High School campus to expand its performing and fine arts curriculum.

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

Designed a new science classroom center on the campus of the James Rutter Middle School in Sacramento.

Designed the renovation improvements to the existing 6,000 square foot culinary arts facility along with a seismically separated 13,600 square foot addition housing new culinary instruction spaces and a full-service restaurant.

Designed the replacement of existing off-site facilities for the nursing program at Sierra College.

Designed a state-of-the-art performing arts center with capacity for more than 460 people.

Designed the new centralized district administrative headquarters for the Folsom-Cordova USD.

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.

Degenkolb designed the separation of the fifteen-story plus basement concrete Moffitt Hospital and the Medical Sciences Building of similar size to satisfy SB 1953 requirements.

Degenkolb developed a retrofit scheme for the Bancroft Library, using a seismic strengthening approach that protects the contents of the space, as well as its occupants

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

Seismically strengthened and expanded the 42-year-old existing, original two-story reinforced concrete building, using ASCE-41.

Designed the renovation of UCSC’s Merrill Cultural Center and a portion of the Crown Dining Commons buildings. 

Degenkolb designed the seismic retrofit of the $55 million renovation of eight wood framed residence halls at University of California, Santa Cruz’s Crown College.

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

Degenkolb developed a comprehensive program for the renovations of over 500,000sf of existing university housing facilities as part of a team of consultants.

The building features a 400-seat Hauck Auditorium and Blount Hall, a dining-multipurpose room for 400.

The 65,000 square-foot, $64 million project includes a three-story office building with three wings surrounding a central elevated garden terrace over law conference space and an architecturally exposed cast-in-place concrete Rotunda entry structure.

This new lab creates a collaborative building for interdisciplinary studies.

A gateway to the campus, Bing has a wrap-around lobby that doubles as an atrium, filled with light.

A showcase for over $500 million of modern and post-modern artwork, including works by Wayne Thiebaud, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollack.

Made possible through a landmark gift by the Weill Family Foundation, the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences leverages UCSF’s bench-to-bedside excellence.

The LEED Gold facility includes research laboratories and offices, analytical facilities, classrooms, and informal academic spaces.

To minimize disruption to the student occupants and symbolize the building’s modernization, innovative exterior strengthening schemes were developed and utilized.

Degenkolb peer reviewed a one-story 32,000 square foot art museum building with an extremely complex curving geometry. 

Designed the seismic retrofit of this 100,000 square foot Chemistry Annex Building

Degenkolb retrofitted this three-story classroom building, which was previously determined to be “very poor” under the University of California Seismic Safety Policy.

Structural consulting to implement your campus vision

We aim to design next generation, sustainable, learning facilities and rehabilitate those that define an institution and enhance the learning experience. Libraries, student life centers, laboratories, and technology-driven classrooms are the backbone of Degenkolb’s education practice. These technically complex facilities demand early collaboration across the entire design team. We work closely with the design team, facility committees, campus architects, and administration to develop a facility that meets all needs.