Ayse Celikbas


Structural Engineer - California, Civil Engineer - California
M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA; B.S., Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey

Ayse began her professional journey at R+C in 1999. Dedicated to creating durable structures that prioritize the safety of inhabitants and the surrounding community, Ayse spearheads numerous seismic assessment and reinforcement projects for R+C's clients on local, regional, national, and international levels. 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. Ayse has been 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.

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.