Ayse Celikbas


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.

During her over 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.

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.