AIA Chicago Award

California Preservation Foundation 21st Annual Preservation Design Awards - 2004
Awarded to Hacienda de Lemos, Palo Alto - Entry Gate Rehabilitation

Seismic strengthening and rehabilitation of a 1920s stucco-over-wood, drive-through entry gate. Originally handcrafted by the home's owner, the gate is 36 feet long by 5 feet wide.

AIA Chicago Award
Citation of Merit, Unbuilt Design Award awarded to J.L. Stanford Middle School

The project is the subject of The American Institute of Architecture's 1998 Citation of Merit Award, presented to Perkins and Will, the architect. Rinne & Peterson was the structural consultant. The highest honor the AIA confers on firms, this award recognizes a practice that has produced distinguished architecture consistently for at least 10 years.

National Institute of Buildings Sciences - California Employment Development Department Building Case Study - Building Seismic Safety Council
This case study used FEMA 273/274 (now FEMA 356) NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings and FEMA 274 NEHRP Commentary on the Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings. Findings were published in “Case Studies: An Assessment of the NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, 1999, FEMA 343.”

Giant Screen Theater Association Special Judges Award
The Tech Museum of Innovation & Award-Winning IMAX Theater
As Engineer-of-Record, RPSE provided innovative designs for The Tech Museum of Innovation, a dynamic, educational resource that houses an IMAX theater. Visitors interactively experience present and future technology at the museum, located in San Jose on Civic Center grounds. In addition to designing the theater shell, RPSE peer-reviewed the theater design. The IMAX theater won the 2002 Giant Screen Theater Association Special Judges Award.

Fab 300mm Design Publication
"A Comprehensive Approach for Designing and Building the 300mm Fab" in Issue 5 of Fab International was co-authored by RPSE; TEFEN Ltd.; Lockwood Green; Graeber, Simmons & Cowan; Bechtel Industrial Company; and SDN Technology.

San Jose Business Journal
RPSE was ranked the sixth largest engineering company, based on the number of licensed professional engineers, in Silicon Valley for the year 2001.








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