Isla Vista, CA
Architect: Studio DMA
Structural Engineering for The Loop, a project located next to the campus of UC-Santa Barbara. The Loop is a multi-purpose project with space for commercial tenants on the first floor, and three floors of suite style apartments geared towards the students of UCSB. The structure utilizes a dual system approach with a concrete podium at the second story level and wood framing above. Resistance against seismic loads is provided by full height metal rod tie-downs at the boundaries of the wood shear walls. A complete BIM procedure was used for full coordination with the architect.