Nicholas Bucci joined Tipping Structural Engineers in the spring of 2007 and was elevated to the position of associate in 2014. He has thirteen years of engineering experience in a wide variety of project types and served as project manager for several years. As such, Nick was instrumental in the completion of the award-winning San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters building. One of Tipping's most ambitious projects, the SFPUC headquarters is a thirteen-story concrete structure with self-centering, vertically post-tensioned concrete core walls and immediate-reoccupancy seismic performance. Similarly, Nick had hands-on responsibility for the Allen House in Palo Alto, a base-isolated private residence designed by Jensen Architects.
Nick was the lead engineer on the LEED-Platinum Lancaster Lofts, a net-zero-energy project of ZETA Communities that won the 2009 Green Builder of the Year award. He has extensive experience with institutional clients including the National Park Service (NPS), General Services Administration (GSA), University of California, and Kaiser Hospital.
Outside of Tipping, Nick has been involved since 2005 with the Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA), a local organization dedicated to teaching structural engineering and art to high school students; he is currently on the board of directors. Nick was awarded the SEAONC Community Involvement Award in 2009 for his work with EAA.
Nick holds a B.S. in civil engineering from UCLA and an M.S. in civil engineering from UC Berkeley.