OUR PROFICIENCY IS YOUR PEaCE OF MIND

We offer a refined blend of elevated collaboration and communications, meticulous structural details, and solution specific support to address each project’s complexity.

Premier Structural Engineering Solutions You Can Trust

Drawing upon years of industry experience, our team is equipped to tackle the most intricate challenges. Every project is a testament of our structural design prowess, competence with complexities, and dedication to visionary design.

Luxury Homes

Multi-Family Developments

Commercial Structures

Craft Breweries

Solar Canopies

Custom Pools

Seismic Evaluation

Historic Preservation

The PEI Proven Process

Step 1

Assemble The Team

Pooling together the right expertise lays the foundation of any successful project.

Depending on the unique needs of your endeavor, we integrate with a comprehensive team including architects, builders, civil and geotechnical engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, MEP professionals, and more.

Step 2

Conceptual and Schematic Consultation

The early stages of a project are pivotal and we take pride in our capacity to explore the myriad of possibilities and define the features which are imperative to overall success.  

We delve into material and systems research, identify any challenging features and make necessary adaptations.

With a comprehensive structural scope description, we provide a clear fee proposal, ensuring transparency right from inception.

Step 3

Design Development

We make material and system selections informed by up-to-date structural codes requirements. Our approach to framing and foundation layouts affirms our knack for elegant simplicity, direct connection, and constructibility.

We emphasize coordination with all disciplines to solidify cohesion and integration of the project team. To strive to strike the artful balance between conscientious costs, high function, and inspired aesthetic.

Step 4

Construction Documents

Detailing can make or break the successful build of a project. Our level of detailing and quality assurance is unparalleled both for integration within the architectural design and for appropriate strength and performance.

Throughout this phase, coordination remains paramount, ensuring a seamless integration of every project aspect.

Step 5

Plan Review and Approval

To secure necessary approvals, we engage with structural reviewers, addressing feedback and comments as a means to eradicating blind spots and improving the quality of the finished product.

Our team efficiently adapts and re-coordinates design elements as required, providing a streamlined approval process and maintaining a constructible design.

Step 6

Construction

We kick-start each project with an emphasis on communication and scheduling. PEI closely monitors structural material submittals, shop drawings, and actively corresponds with General Contractors to resolve construction queries.

We see construction site visits and observations as a way to ensure the design intent and as a way to stay informed with current construction standards and innovations. We continue to pull our collaborative efforts into the construction of the building, brainstorming ideas for effective and expedient solutions with boots on our feet and tape measurer in hand.

The project culminates with a final sign-off, marking the successful realization of your structural dream.

The PEI Proven Process

Step 1

Assemble The Team

Pooling together the right expertise lays the foundation of any successful project.

Depending on the unique needs of your endeavor, we integrate with a comprehensive team including architects, builders, civil and geotechnical engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, MEP professionals, and more.

Step 2

Conceptual and Schematic Consultation

The early stages of a project are pivotal and we take pride in our capacity to explore the myriad of possibilities and define the features which are imperative to overall success.  

We delve into material and systems research, identify any challenging features and make necessary adaptations.

With a comprehensive structural scope description, we provide a clear fee proposal, ensuring transparency right from inception.

Step 3

Design Development

We make material and system selections informed by up-to-date structural codes requirements. Our approach to framing and foundation layouts affirms our knack for elegant simplicity, direct connection, and constructibility.

We emphasize coordination with all disciplines to solidify cohesion and integration of the project team. To strive to strike the artful balance between conscientious costs, high function, and inspired aesthetic.

Step 4

Construction Documents

Detailing can make or break the successful build of a project. Our level of detailing and quality assurance is unparalleled both for integration within the architectural design and for appropriate strength and performance.

Throughout this phase, coordination remains paramount, ensuring a seamless integration of every project aspect.

Step 5

Plan Review and Approval

To secure necessary approvals, we engage with structural reviewers, addressing feedback and comments as a means to eradicating blind spots and improving the quality of the finished product.

Our team efficiently adapts and re-coordinates design elements as required, providing a streamlined approval process and maintaining a constructible design.

Step 6

Construction

We kick-start each project with an emphasis on communication and scheduling. PEI closely monitors structural material submittals, shop drawings, and actively corresponds with General Contractors to resolve construction queries.

We see construction site visits and observations as a way to ensure the design intent and as a way to stay informed with current construction standards and innovations.  

We continue to pull our collaborative efforts into the construction of the building, brainstorming ideas for effective and expedient solutions with boots on our feet and tape measurer in hand.

The project culminates with a final sign-off, marking the successful realization of your structural dream.

Step 1

Assemble The Team

Pooling together the right expertise lays the foundation of any successful project.

Depending on the unique needs of your endeavor, we integrate with a comprehensive team including architects, builders, civil and geotechnical engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, MEP professionals, and more.

Step 2

Conceptual and Schematic Consultation

The early stages of a project are pivotal and we take pride in our capacity to explore the myriad of possibilities and define the features which are imperative to overall success.  

We delve into material and systems research, identify any challenging features and make necessary adaptations.

With a comprehensive structural scope description, we provide a clear fee proposal, ensuring transparency right from inception.

Step 3

Design Development

We make material and system selections informed by up-to-date structural codes requirements. Our approach to framing and foundation layouts affirms our knack for elegant simplicity, direct connection, and constructibility.

We emphasize coordination with all disciplines to solidify cohesion and integration of the project team. To strive to strike the artful balance between conscientious costs, high function, and inspired aesthetic.

Step 4

Construction Documents

Detailing can make or break the successful build of a project. Our level of detailing and quality assurance is unparalleled both for integration within the architectural design and for appropriate strength and performance.

Throughout this phase, coordination remains paramount, ensuring a seamless integration of every project aspect.

Step 5

Plan Review and Approval

To secure necessary approvals, we engage with structural reviewers, addressing feedback and comments as a means to eradicating blind spots and improving the quality of the finished product.

Our team efficiently adapts and re-coordinates design elements as required, providing a streamlined approval process and maintaining a constructible design.

Step 6

Construction

We kick-start each project with an emphasis on communication and scheduling. PEI closely monitors structural material submittals, shop drawings, and actively corresponds with General Contractors to resolve construction queries.

We see construction site visits and observations as a way to ensure the design intent and as a way to stay informed with current construction standards and innovations.  

We continue to pull our collaborative efforts into the construction of the building, brainstorming ideas for effective and expedient solutions with boots on our feet and tape measurer in hand.

The project culminates with a final sign-off, marking the successful realization of your structural dream.

Testimonials

Our clients say it best. From first-time experiences to long-term partnerships, we invite you to read our client’s testimonials and see why they continue to choose PEI for their structural needs.

“The principal Curtis is a pleasure to work with”
Florence Architects has enjoyed working with Patterson Engineering on several projects over the course of many years now and many more to come. The principal Curtis is a true professional and a pleasure to work with; he is very knowledgable and truly listens to the architects & owners needs.

Jason C. Florence

Principal Architect | Florence Architects

“working with Patterson engineering is a pleasure”
HLLK Architects has enjoyed working with this team on multiple projects and it's always a pleasure. Patterson Engineering is responsive, meets deadlines and provides thoughtful engineering solutions with a smile.

Hilary Lowe

Principal Architect | HLLK Architects

"I've been completely satisfied w/ the work that comes out of his office."
As an architect, I've been working closely w/ Curtis @ Patterson Engineering for years on multiple projects. He has helped me w/ everything from small structural issues to large scale federal projects. If you have the need for a great structural / civil engineer I'd recommend you give Curtis a call + discuss your project w/ him. He is friendly + very professional.

Sean Canning

Principal Architect | Ten Seventy Architecture

"Curtis is one of the most diligent engineers I've met."
I have had the pleasure of knowing Curtis since 2000 and working with him on several projects since 2006. He consistently meets deadlines and is readily available to respond to questions or comments. He is knowledgeable not only of fundamental structural engineering techniques, but also brings knowledge of cutting edge products and their applications to the table. I highly recommend Curtis for any structural engineering project."

Joseph Bartlett

Supervising Engineer | California Department of Water Resources

"I would highly recommend Curtis for any structural engineering project."
Curtis and I have worked together on several projects. His ability to work with myself as the Architect, and my clients, not against us, has made him stand out as our go-to structural engineer. His experience and open mindedness for new technologies and green building techniques helps us provide our clients with the most efficient and cost effective design solutions.

T. Dustin Hauck

President | Hauck Architecture

"Patterson Engineering is a top tier Engineering Firm."
Very easy to work with, knowledgeable and they have enough experience to know how to Engineer correctly without over Engineering.

David Kuoppamaki

Senior Designer | Kuop Designs

"The turn around time for a complex set of plans is way faster than other engineers in our industry."
I'm a high end pool contractor in San Diego. Curtis has worked with us on numerous occasions. His style of engineering has really saved us a lot of time and effort over other engineers. He is always available if we run into questions in the field, which is hard to find these days. His caisson pool designs save a lot of time and money and sometimes eliminate the need for grade beams. This saves us and clients a lot of time and money.

Bart Jacobs

Owner | La Jolla Pools

"HiGh quality, excellent engineering."
Great problem solving skills and best of all will come thru if and when your contractors make a mistake that requires further engineering to solve. My home remodel project was small by Patterson Engineering standards, but Curtis took it on and delivered high quality structural sheets to my plans. He specs everything above minimum code so that you end up with a very strong structure that can stand the test of time. I would highly recommend Patterson Engineering.

Mike D.

Home Owner / Architect

"Curtis made it easy to get my home addition approved by the city and built."
All his deliverables were detailed and on time. I have recommended Patterson Engineering to a number of friends and neighbors who all have had similar positive experiences working with the firm.

Tyler M.

Home Owner

"Honest, detailed, meticulous, what more do you want?"
I can only speak on a personal level about the integrity of Curtis and how he runs his business. I have yet to have an immediate need for a Structural Engineer myself however; when the time comes he will be my first and only choice. I have referred business to Curtis over the years and feedback I have received is nothing less than stellar.

Heather W.

Home Owner

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