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Tipping
Structural Engineers

Marc Steyer, SE, LEED AP
Principal

Marc Steyer's wide range of experience includes work for engineering, architecture, and construction firms. Since joining Tipping Structural Engineers in 2005, Marc has combined his engineering and management expertise on projects involving both new and existing structures, with an emphasis on sustainable design and seismic safety. He started at Tipping as project engineer before becoming project manager in 2011; Marc was named principal in 2014.

As the lead engineer for several projects, Marc was able to effectively incorporate Tipping’s innovative, cost effective use of vertically post-tensioned concrete walls for seismic resistance and has co-authored articles in Concrete International and the Post-Tensioning Institute Journal on these breakthroughs. 

One of Marc’s first projects at Tipping was the award-winning seismic retrofit of 2850 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.  In upgrading the strength and ductility of this six-story, nonductile concrete moment-frame building, Tipping made use of vertically post-tensioned walls, new micropile foundations and carbon fiber collectors. As well, Marc was crucial to the Zynga HQ and Square HQ conversions, both in San Francisco. Other Tipping projects in which Marc played a key role include Barneys NY, the Living Building-certified Omega Center for Sustainable Living, and Pixar Animation Studios.

Marc's significant contributions to projects still in progress include the structural design of Campbell Hall, a new six-story concrete Astrophysics Department building for the University of California at Berkeley, and the new, nine-story Van Ness Medical Office Building in San Francisco, for which he is the lead engineer. Both projects, when completed, are expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.

After earning his A.B. from Princeton and M.Eng. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Marc gained nearly three years of experience at HOK in St. Louis, collaborating with architects on integrated, sustainable designs for a variety of institutional buildings.
 

Marc Steyer, SE, LEED AP photo