Balboa Theatre


  • North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA:  Structural engineering and prime consultant services for the seismic investigation, evaluation and retrofit design for a concrete and steel theatre facility combined with a two-story unreinforced masonry mixed use commercial facility, constructed in 1928.

  • NTC Arts and Culture Center, San Diego, CA:  Seismic and structural engineering for the investigation, evaluation and preliminary retrofit design for 26 building Historic District and San Diegoís Naval Training Center.  Project involves rehabilitation of the 1920ís vintage building complex of concrete frame and hollow clay tile infill buildings, unreinforced masonry, timber and concrete buildings for adaptive reuse as a public Arts and Culture Center.

  •  Maryland Hotel, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA: Structural engineering for the evaluation, planning, seismic retrofit, and structural rehabilitation for a major renovation of a six-story unreinforced masonry, steel and timber structure.  Retrofit utilized a combination of steel moment frames, braced frames and shotcrete shear walls to brace a soft first story structure and to upgrade the upper five-story hotel facility.

  • Hotel Stockton, Stockton, CA:  Structural engineering for $18 million rehabilitation and seismic retrofit  of landmark 6-story concrete framed hotel structure on the Stockton riverfront.  Seismic analysis entailed extensive investigation and testing and employed FEMA 356 non-linear static analysis procedures with site specific response spectra.  Retrofit utilized discretely placed concrete shear piers designed to supplement the existing structural capacity and mitigate the soft first story while preserving the historical layout and fabric and maintaining the continuous open storefronts.

  • House of Hospitality, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA:  Structural and civil engineering of $14 million historic reconstruction of a 77,000 s.f. three-story, mixed public use facility in Balboa Park.  Project utilized a modern steel and concrete structure to replicate a 1914 vintage wood-framed Spanish Colonial style landmark building and to re-house and support over 2,000 restored elements of the original historic fabric while providing restaurant and kitchen spaces, auditorium space, meeting rooms, rehearsal rooms and offices.

  • Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA:  Seismic study and preliminary retrofit design of Historic theatre facility in downtown San Diego using COLA Division 95 approach; new retrofit design of 5-story non-ductile concrete frame structure with hollow clay tile infill afforded 60% cost savings over 1984 retrofit with nearly complete preservation of historic fabric.