30th Anniversary YMCA Stair Climb

Go team go! Akshay Patil, E.I.T, Gregory Kato, PE, and Kai Hayashida, SE survived the 30th Anniversary Ketchum-Downtown YMCA Stair Climb this past Friday at the 1,005-foot tall U.S. Bank Tower. 75 floors, 1,664 steps and over $600,000 dollars raised for YMCA community programs. We are so proud !!

Hollywood & Highland’s New Look! Welcome Ovation Hollywood!

As the original SEOR for Hollywood & Highland, we were happy to be a part of the major tenant improvement project for their rebrand to Ovation Hollywood. A new 332″ LED video wall, conversion of 100,000 square feet of retail space into creative office space, and new landscaping elements were added. We loved working with W.E.…


12th Annual ACE Golf Classic Fundraiser

Fellow Englekirkers enjoyed the 12th Annual ACE Golf Classic Fundraiser last Friday supporting the ACE Mentorship program. The ACE Los Angeles Mentorship program brings Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry exposure and potential opportunities to high school students in grades 10 through 12. Shoutout to Kai Hayashida, SE, Ashley Gaur, PE, SE, and Mitchel Le Heux for your commitment to…


Progress on 520 Mateo Street – Alloy

We are excited to share an update on our progress on 520 Mateo Street; the 35-story tower in the Arts District named Alloy. Go team go! With Carmel Partners, Works Progress Architecture, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Throwback Thursday | Project Spotlight – United States Courthouse, San Diego

The United States Courthouse in San Diego is a 487,421 square foot state-of-the-art facility that includes a 17-story EBF (Eccentric Braced Frame) steel tower over 2 levels of below grade concrete slabs, beams, and walls. The structure at 320 feet exceeded the  building  code  height  limit  for EBF lateral system. Alternative non-linear design procedures were required…


2nd North America Asian American Real Estate Investment Forum

Englekirk / WSP was a proud sponsor of the 2nd North America Asian American Real Estate Investment Forum this past weekend in Anaheim with company representatives, Qingzhi (Andy) Liu and Da Huang in attendance. The event drew in over 400 people and included panel discussions and presentations from California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, Anaheim City Manager Rick Sharga, and…


Reseda Theater Senior Housing Grand Opening!

We loved checking out Thomas Safran & Associates and William Hezmalhalch Architects’ new senior affordable housing complex in Reseda. It was a pleasure to be a part of the team that helped bring the 4-story, 26-unit apartment to life! 

Throwback Thursday | Project Spotlight – City of Riverside Library

The City of Riverside’s Main Library is located on Mission Inn Avenue in Downtown Riverside. The 42,000-square foot, four-story building boasts expansive views of the mountain ranges that visitors may enjoy in addition to an archive reading room, children’s room, innovation center, outdoor terrace, and the Friends of the Riverside Public Library bookstore. Shoutout to Johnson…


Gold Nugget Awards 2023

Thank you to Kevin Tsai Architecture for inviting us to the Gold Nugget Awards last week, it was a blast! Shoutout to our tablemates KTA, GR Properties, and Green MEP Engineering Consulting for the best evening.


UCSD Englekirk Engineering Center Shake Table Test

Englekirk team members traveled down to the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center, UC San Diego last week to observe the NHERI DesignSafe Tallwood Project. The 10-story, mass timber building is the tallest full-scale building to be tested on a shake table simulator and passed with flying colors!

Cinco de Mayo Annual Potluck

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Our LA office celebrated with our annual potluck. We had the best time getting together for lunch, shoutout to all our wonderful chef volunteers for their yummy dishes!

SEAOSC Leadership Symposium 2023

Last week Siddharth Awasthi, P.E., S.E. and Qingzhi (Andy) Liu participated in the SEAOSC (Structural Engineers Association of Southern California) Leadership Symposium “Seize Your Opportunity,” and Diana Nishi served as a panelist in “How Mentorship Shapes our Career Paths.” We love seeing our team take initiative and are inspired by their commitment to excellence and growth. 

Grand Opening of The Residents of Beach Terrace in Inglewood

Englekirk had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of The Residents of Beach Terrace in Inglewood. The 100% affordable housing development consists of 42 units, a 2nd floor courtyard / playground, and other great amenities for their residents to enjoy. We are so proud to have worked with Thomas Safran & Associates and BSB Design on this incredible…


SoLA Impact’s 2nd Annual Sneaker Ball Gala & Fundraiser

Members from our firm attended SoLa Impact‘s 2nd Annual SoLa Sneaker Ball Gala & Fundraiser this past weekend. The SoLA I CAN Foundation serves Black and brown youth and their families in South Los Angeles by providing access to educational and economic opportunities to help end intergenerational poverty. Thank you to our guests from Suffolk Construction, Cumming Group,…


LABC’s 52nd Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards

Three of Englekirk’s projects won big at the 52nd Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards presented by the Los Angeles Business Council last week. One Westside won in the Commercial Office Building and Headquarters category, Tommie + Thompson won in the Hospitality category, and Ivy Station won in the Mixed Use category. It was an honor to…


2022 ACI SoCal Chapter Awards in High Rise and Infrastructure

The Century Plaza in Century City and LAX CONRAC Quick-Turn-Around Facility received 2022 ACI SoCal Chapter awards in the High Rise and Infrastructure categories respectively. Congratulations to the building teams involved, we loved working alongside you!  LAX Quick-Turn-Around Facility – Infrastructure Award Owner: LAX Gateway Partners Architect: PGAL Structural Engineer: Englekirk Structural Engineers / Englekirk…


Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

From our Englekirk family to yours, wishing you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.


ULI Los Angeles: Women’s Leadership Initiative 10th Anniversary Symposium and Reception

Business Development Manager, Lauren Ireland, co-chaired with Alison Weinberg-Fahey from Greenberg Traurig, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles: Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) 10th Anniversary Symposium and Reception that supports the movement to advance women in real estate and to end the gender gap. The event included a networking social, three educational panels “Women Entrepreneurs:…


Student Workshop – McKinley Ave Elementary School

Associate Principal, Diana Nishi, and Associate, Antonio Baena, PE participated in McKinley Ave Elementary School’s Student Workshop on October 21st. They were able to re-visit the now completed classroom and present the work they contributed to the school’s modernization. Diana and Antonio then joined the students in an earthquake simulation activity using wooden-stick shake table…