The VCA Structural Commercial Design Studio Features:
– Designs that balance multiple objectives: architectural form & function, constructability, budget, schedule, sustainability.

– Traditional and new systems employed where appropriate to solve unique market sector objectives and challenges.

– Diverse experience – local, national, and international across multiple market sectors/product types from small to large to mega.

– Strong relationships with contractors and subcontractors enhance the selection of cost effective systems for local market and correct pricing structures.

– A teamwork approach that works seamlessly with any delivery method: Design-Bid-Build – Design Assist – Design Build.

Structural Design Commercial Specialization
• Hospitality

• Office

• Retail

• Mixed-Use

• Type III Modified

• Education

• Medical

• High-Rise

Structural Design Services
• Light Frame (Timber, Light Gage Steel, Aluminum)

• Concrete (Pre-stressed or Conventionally Reinforced)

• Structural Steel • Masonry

• Post-Tension Mat/Deep Foundations

• Three Dimensional Modeling and Analysis


• Structural Field Observation

• Industrial Pipe and Fire Sprinkler Design (DSA/OSHPD)

• Construction Administration Services

• Due Diligence Investigations

• Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures

• Peer Review • Expert Witness

• LEED, CALGreen & Full-scope Green Building/Sustainability Consulting including Commissioning and Energy Modeling