Ann Roche

SE/Project Manager

Ann has been with R+C since 1998 and has 32 years of experience in structural engineering. She has been responsible for structural design, coordination and document preparation for a wide range of projects including hospitals, museums, schools and residences. Her notable projects include the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, UC Berkeley C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Kaiser San Leandro Medical Center, UCSB Recreation Building and Turtle Bay Museum in Redding, California.

Ann is the principal structural engineer of the Seismic Upgrade and Renovation project at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland campus. Phase 1 of the 10-year master plan is currently in design and construction. Ann considers it a privilege to have worked with this client since 1998.

Ann has recently worked on K-12 schools in the Bay Area. She was principal structural engineer for the Marin Country Day School expansion, which includes performing arts and "maker" facilities for the private school students. She also worked on the Richmond High School campus where her goal was to support the architect and owner in realizing their vision for the campus.

Originally trained as an artist, Ann has always been interested in making things. Her interest in structural engineering began while watching high-rise construction and deconstruction during her lunch hour walks in downtown San Francisco.

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.