Since she came to Tipping as a structural designer in 2007, Gina Beretta has been involved in a wide variety of projects in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she completed the design and permitting of a three-story steel-framed vertical addition to Berkeley’s UC Press building. She was also instrumental in the development of construction documents and providing construction administration services for San Francisco’s 270 Brannan Street, in addition to demonstrating the efficacy and safety of the design of the project’s post-tensioned shear walls.
Gina adeptly managed a team of engineers to develop public educational facility designs with Project FROG. This included the ongoing development of the component builder’s wood panel and modular system, as well as defending structural designs to the Division of the State Architect, often within a very aggressive timeline.
Other Tipping projects on which Gina proved instrumental include San Mateo’s Nueva High School at Bay Meadows -- 120,000 sf of new construction comprising two steel structures, which she co-designed; 1275 Market Street (Dolby), for which she evaluated vibrational characteristics of the existing steel structure; and the internal subdivision of the three-story Old Navy Space on Market Street, for which she served as lead engineer. Expert at rapid evaluation, Gina has assessed more than a hundred structures for the National Parks Service, including several listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The five-year IDIQ project required identifying seismic deficiencies and recommending remediation measures for a vast array of building construction types, ages, and uses.
Conversant in a wide range of nonengineering subjects, and drawing from experience in a family business, Gina brings an aptitude for and interest in business and project management to Tipping. She has been active in researching and sharing best project management practices with her peers, as well as mentoring a cohort of younger engineers.
Gina earned her BS in civil engineering at UCLA, graduating cum laude, and her MS in civil engineering, structural engineering, and mechanics of materials from UC Berkeley. She was elevated to the position of associate at TSE in 2018.