Tim joined Tipping in 2008, upon earning his masters at UC Berkeley. Since then, he has proved his engineering perspicacity and mettle on a wide range of projects, from multiunit concrete buildings to a seismically isolated single-family home. Most recently, he has served as project manager for the new 75,000 gsf North Academic Building, part of the expansion of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Tim was the lead project engineer on the 120-unit Rene Cazaneve Apartments, an eight-story, vertically post-tensioned concrete building in San Francisco’s Transbay district. The implementation of performance-based design and vertically post-tensioned concrete walls contributed to significant construction cost savings and provided the project with immediate-occupancy performance under a design-level earthquake. The Cazenave Apartments, serving the housing needs of formerly homeless tenants, is a 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project. As well, Tim managed the construction administration for Los Altos’s Packard Foundation Headquarters (a 2014 Top Ten Green project), 2001 Market Street, in San Francisco, and UC Santa Barbara’s Ocean Sciences Education Building.
Owing to Tim’s experience with computer-modeling software and passion for high-performance structural engineering, he has made valuable contributions to projects involving both new and existing structures. Moreover, his facility and expertise with technology, coupled with his patience and skill in illuminating difficult and intricate problems, positioned him as the ideal representative to train a project-partnered engineering firm in the use of computer-modeling software.
Tim received his BS in civil engineering at the University of Delaware, graduating cum laude, and his MS in structural engineering from UC Berkeley. He joined Tipping as a structural designer; he was elevated to project manager in 2014 and named associate in 2016.