Ayse Celikbas, SE, LEED AP

Committed to designing resilient structures that protect users and their broader community, Ayse leads many of R+C’s most complex seismic evaluation and retrofit assignments for our local, regional, national and international clients. Ayse partners with her clients keeping them well informed on key project issues related to building performance, project cost, and project schedules and enabling them to make informed choices about their buildings. Applying her many years of advanced analysis experience, she has recently assisted the Judicial Council of California and the U.S. General Services Administration in developing comprehensive seismic risk rating systems for their building portfolios enabling them to prioritize their retrofit or replacement projects.

During her 20 year tenure at R+C, she has worked on notable projects like the iconic Ferry Building Marketplace renovation on the San Francisco waterfront, the award-winning UC Berkeley Units 1 and 2 Infill Housing, the UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library expansion, and the seismic retrofit of the historic Old Solano Courthouse. A LEED accredited professional since 2005, Ayse is involved in the Sustainable Design committee of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. She is also the current internship coordinator for R+C.

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Originally from Turkey, Ayse is currently working to retrofit hundreds of school and hospital buildings in Istanbul as part of the Turkish government's Istanbul Seismic Mitigation and Earthquake Preparedness program. Ayse works closely with local Istanbul firms, providing expertise from her experience on California retrofit projects.