KPW Structural Engineers, Inc. Joins Salas O'Brien

We're excited to announce that we've merged with Salas O'Brien! As a result, our clients can now get more services from a single, coordinated point of contact, and our team will have unprecedented opportunities to grow.

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COVID-19 & KPW Structural Engineers, Inc.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread worldwide, our employees, partners, and communities' health and safety remain our priority. We believe it is imperative to do our part to help control the spread of this virus.

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Rare Disease Day 2020

In recognition of Rare Disease Day, KPW would like to offer our support and appreciation to all those organizations working towards a cure for rare diseases. We proudly partner with entities in our industry, including architects, contractors, and other engineers, providing support to these companies making strides to change the lives of many.

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Sangamo Debuts New Corporate Headquarters

Sangamo Therapeutics recently opened its new headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. KPW worked with CRB and Dome Construction on the project, revitalizing the five-story structure. Check out the link below for more info on the project!

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Leap Arts in Education's Sandcastle Classic

Leap Arts in Education held it's 37th Annual Sandcastle Classic In San Francisco last month, and the KPW team was there in full support! KPW partnered with DGA Architects, and DPR Construction to help the fantastic kids at Claire Lilienthal Elementary School design and construct a sandcastle for this year's competition.

Merck & Co. Open New West Coast Headquarters

Merck Research Laboratories recently completed the construction of the new headquarters in South San Francisco. The targeted LEED Platinum facility consists of a new nine-story 300,000sf building. KPW Structural Engineers, Inc. is the lead structural engineer for this R&D facility, working with DGA and Merck to support their vision and design of this full shell & core, and tenant improvement project.

MEET OUR NEW SENIOR ASSOCIATE

KPW Structural Engineers is proud to announce the promotion of Jonathan Wong, SE to Senior Associate. Jonathan came to KPW in 2010 and has tremendous experience in a diverse range of project sectors, from life-science to multifamily residential. He believes it's essential to bring your perspective and understand the client's and team's needs to go the extra step in projects. Congratulations, Jonathan!

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SENIOR ASSOCIATE

KPW Structural Engineers congratulates Joey Liberman, SE on his recent promotion to Senior Associate. Since joining our team in 2011, he has managed many substantial projects; most recently, serving as the Project Manager on the award-winning Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility for BioMarin. Congratulations, Joey!

Earth Day 2019

Spring is in the air, and Earth Day was another success! KPW partnered with TEECOM to participate in Save the Bay's Earth Day event. Save the Bay's Community-based Restoration program helps to restore wetlands and stabilize creeks along the SF Bay Shoreline. This year's project took place at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland). Our team had a blast working with everyone who volunteered for the project, and can't wait for next year's event!

INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST PRINCIPAL

KPW Structural Engineers congratulates Pardeep Jhutti, SE on his recent promotion to Principal. Since coming to KPW in 2014, as a Senior Associate, his success in improving corporate culture, project dynamics, and creating innovative design standards remains a true testament to his professionalism and leadership quality. Congratulations, Pardeep!

BIOMARIN WINS ENR'S REGIONAL AWARD

BioMarin's Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility won the 2018 ENR California Regional Award of Merit in the Manufacturing category! The ENR Best Projects Award is considered one of commercial construction's most prestigious honors.

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PROJECT FAITH WINS ISPE FOYA 2018 AWARD

BioMarin's Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility wins ISPE Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) for the Project Execution 2018 Category Winner! KPW provided structural design support for BioMarin's gene therapy manufacturing facility in Novato, CA, along with CRB and NOVO Construction. The structure is one of the first gene manufacturing facilities of its kind in the world.

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EARTH DAY 2018

KPW is a proud sponsor of TEECOM's annual Earth Day 2018 event. TEECOM teamed with Urban Releaf on this year's special 20th-anniversary event. Together with ten other AEC firms, KPW helped raise $5,000 for trees and plants sent to the volunteers. This year's project brought 45 volunteers together to plant ten trees, and 240 plants and flowers along Internation Street in Oakland. We had a great time with TEECOM and Urban Releaf, and we can't wait to be involved next year.

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THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY PROJECT

Last month, CRB invited six members of the KPW team to participate in the Chocolate Factory program at Skyline Elementary School in Daly City. The project encourages kids to think about careers in math and science in fun and creative ways by building Chocolate Factories. They take into account all aspects of building working factories, such as plumbing, electrical components, transportation, and structural elements. We all had a great time and can’t wait for next year’s event!

MEET OUR LATEST PROMOTION

Steven Passaglia has been promoted to the management level of Director of Operations. Joining the firm in 2007, Steven has developed into KPW’s lead IT Director, oversees much of the firm's operations, and is a crucial player in our Marketing efforts. Congratulations, Steve!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW ASSOCIATE

Lynn Deutschbauer has been promoted to Associate! Lynn joined the firm in 2013. Our clients note their appreciation for her leadership, management, and elegant structural solutions to complex engineering problems. She manages a variety of project types throughout California and is currently working on several Life Science projects in Berkeley and Emeryville. Congratulations, Lynn!

KPW CELEBRATES OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY

In July 2007, KPW officially opened its door for business. Ten years later, our company is thriving and has grown from a team of five to thirty. In honor of our ten year anniversary, we celebrated with a day of wine and food tasting at Kenwood's Kunde Winery.

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SAN FRANCISCO $40M RESIDENTIAL PROJECT FEATURED ON CURBED

Curbed.com and SFGate.com are featuring one of KPW's residential projects! We were honored to work on this beautiful San Francisco home back in 2012 along, the magnificent, Billionaire's Row. The owners are currently seeking $40 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in San Francisco.

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EARTH DAY 2017

KPW was a proud sponsor of TEECOM's annual Earth Day 2017 event. This year's project brought 85 volunteers together to plant 23 trees on Broadway, in Downtown Oakland. Local companies volunteered to help local non-profit, Urban Releaf.

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BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL'S WINS TOP PROJECTS AWARD

BioMarin Pharmaceutical's San Rafael research center has won Business Journal's Top Real Estate Projects in the North Bay Award! KPW was on the design team for this project with DGA Architects, and DPR Construction was the general contractor.

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GOLDEN GATE RECREATION CENTER EARNS LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION

Oakland's Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center has recently been awarded LEED Silver certification.

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EDWIN G. ZACHER AWARD PRESENTED BY SEAONC

KPW is pleased to announce that one of our distinguished Senior Structural Engineers has received one of SEAONC's prestigious awards in the field of engineering. On June 7th, Natalie Tse received the Edwin G. Zacher Award for “outstanding service and contribution to the profession of Structural Engineering.”

SUNSET TENANT IMPROVEMENT FEATURED IN CONTRACT MAGAZINE

Sunset Magazine's Tenant Improvement is featured in the May 2016 issue of Contract Magazine. The article recalls the company's rich roots in Jack London Square and highlights “anchoring elements that connect with the magazine's content…” which is unlike that of most magazine editorial offices.

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TEECOM EARTH DAY PROJECT

KPW was a proud sponsor of TEECOM's annual Earth Day 2016 event. This project helped clean up and revive Lafayette Square Park in Oakland. Local companies volunteered and planted 40 trees, thanks to local non-profit, Urban Releaf.

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