The AIA Committee on the Environment has officially named this year's Top Ten Green Projects, and we're proud to announce that two Tipping projects have made the cut: the Rene Cazenave Apartments, designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, and the West Berkeley Public Library, designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux and Edward Dean, FAIA. This brings the number of Tipping AIA COTE Top Ten Green projects to nine, reflecting our commitment to sustainability-oriented design. Please join us in congratulating the project teams!
On April 20, AIA San Francisco announced the winners of the 2016 Design Awards. Children's Day School at Dolores Park, an adaptive reuse project designed by Jensen Architects, received a Citation Award with a Historic Preservation Commendation. Tipping is proud to have been an integral part of this effort, in which a new structure was designed and fused with sensitivity to the historic shell. From the AIASF website: "The jury commented that this kind of project is one of the most difficult projects to pull off successfully. That is, to take an historic structure, designed for a different client for a different purpose and time, and insert a dramaticallly different and complex projgram into it. It is very well executed and the result is both charming and delightful."
Since 1983, Tipping been pushing the boundaries of engineering to achieve our clients’ business and project goals. We unite fresh perspectives, courageous creativity, technical mastery, and an advanced understanding of structural behavior to bring the greatest value in structural and seismic design to our clients’ projects. More importantly, we are a firm that seeks continual improvement and growth. We actively support innovation, continuous learning, knowledge sharing, and the personal growth and development of our staff and principals. And we work to build collaborative relationships within our firm, as well as with our clients, design partners, and vendors. Moreover, we seek to unleash enthusiasm, creativity, passion, and a sense of ownership and responsibility in all our members in order to create the best workplace possible.
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Two Tipping projects have received the prestigious American Architecture 2015 award. Organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, the awards recognize the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States. The Tipping projects so honored are The Terrace at the California Academy of Sciences (designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects) and the Turner Residence in Larkspur, CA (designed by Jensen Archtiects). The complete list can be seen here.
The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Libraries is featured in Architect Magazine this month. Designed to net-zero-energy goals by Harley Ellis Devereaux, it is the first NZE library in the state of California!
In a recent article, Architectural Record's Lydia Lee describes the thinking, design, and execution behind The Terrace, the new cafe at the California Academy of Sciences. The design team, led by Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, successfully tied the new stand-alone structure to the larger and iconic Renzo Piano Workshop-designed CAS in a concept that Piano called "brilliant."
From the article: "Most guests...will be completely oblivious of the structural gymnastics involved: Cavagnero's office worked with Tipping Engineers [sic] to put most of the seismic bracing in the roof to minimize shear walls, and used T-shaped beams in lieu of more ponderous I-beams."