With a core proficiency in architectural engineering, Gina Carlson started at Tipping Structural Engineers in 1995 as staff engineer soon after completing her education at California Polytechnic State University; she was quickly promoted to project engineer, then project manager. From the beginning of her career, her ability to seamlessly integrate architecture with structure, along with an expertise in seismic retrofit engineering and a deep affinity for working collaboratively, has given Gina many opportunities to contribute to multiple facets of project success from concept through to completion.
The seismic upgrade and major reconstruction of the 250,000 sf Pacific Place in San Francisco is a case in point. For this complicated and bold undertaking, besides overseeing construction administration, Gina was responsible for the construction of a level of steel transfer trusses that allowed for the discontinuation of half of the existing concrete support columns within the lower half of the building.
For more than a decade starting in 2001, Gina was senior associate at Jon Brody Structural Engineering, where she served as senior project manager and oversaw the firm’s day-to-day engineering activities. She returned to Tipping in 2011 as project manager and was advanced to associate the next year.
Many of Gina's projects have garnered awards for the design of new buildings and the seismic rehabilitation of existing structures in a wide range of materials. These include the Cort-Goldman Residence in Napa, CA; the Marin Horizon School; Trinity School Enrichment Center; Pacific Place, and Stanford Escondido Village, among others.