Afshar Jalalian


Executive Principal
Structural Engineer - California, Civil Engineer - California LEED Accredited Professional
M.S., Structural Engineering, and B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Afshar has been with R+C since 1994. He is responsible for many of R+C's prime contract commissions, including international seismic assessment programs. Afshar leads teams for seismic evaluation and retrofit design assignments with the U.S. General Services Administration, the Judicial Council of California, the City of San Francisco Public Works, and the Republic of Turkey. Afshar contributed to the improvement of concrete rehabilitation guidelines on the ACI 369 Committee. He was an early adopter of green design and is LEED accredited. He started using high-volume fly-ash concrete in his retrofit designs beginning with the Wurster Hall seismic retrofit at UC Berkeley.His most recent assignments include the Seismic Risk Rating System for GSA’s federally owned inventory, the Old Solano Historic Courthouse renovation and seismic upgrade, design of the award-winning UC Berkeley Units 1 and 2 Infill Housing and the UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library renovation and expansion.

Beautiful, Functional, Green

Alan led the R+C team to design a visually minimal support structure for the complex photovoltaic panel canopy between buildings at UC Merced’s Science and Engineering 2 building. The canopy is composed of vertical as well as horizontal PV panels and provides not only a solar energy source for the building, but shading for the plaza and a visually striking entrance.