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Retaining Wall Services

Design Everest has several years of experience in delivering Retaining Wall Architecture and Engineering services all across California. We also provide support with application/permits as per the California Building Code (if required) through our local and licensed Engineers. We have provided services for all kinds of Retaining Walls such as Gravity Retaining Wall, Sheet Piling Retaining Wall, Anchored Retaining Wall or Cantilevered Retaining Wall.

  • ivil Engineering Services for Retaining Walls
    Civil Engineering Services for Retaining Walls

    Water is one of the most common reasons of retaining walls fail, it is essential to make sure your wall has a good drainage system and that there will be no buildup of water behind the wall.
    It is important to grade the site for drainage patterns and construct a drainage system behind the wall to minimize the amount of hydrostatic pressure the groundwater could create.
    Once you share the Topography Plan, Design Everest can provide you with quality Grading and Drainage plans on its basis. We have delivered Civil Engineering Services for several Retaining Wall projects across California and have earned five-star reviews.

  • Structural Engineering Services for Retaining Wall
    Structural Engineering Services for Retaining Wall

    Retaining walls are structures purposely designed to retain soil to form an unusual slope. Non-Engineered Retaining Walls can collapse and damage home and nearby properties. If you have a topography plan of your retaining wall Design Everest can help you with structural engineering plans. We also provide services with local permit (if required). Our licensed Structural engineers are familiar with all types of retaining walls and have quick turnaround time.

  • Retaining Walls Site Plan
    Retaining Walls Site Plan

    You might require a site plan for your Retaining Wall project showing the proposed improvements on your Retaining Wall project. Our licensed Architects and Engineers can help you with the Retaining Wall site plan on the basis of your Retaining Wall topography plan. We have delivered site plans for several Retaining Wall projects across California.

  • Retaining Walls Site Plan
    Permits and Applications for Retaining Wall

    Our licensed Architects and Engineers will deliver the detailed Retaining Wall plans/drawings as per the project scope and the topography plan shared by you.

  • On-Site Evaluation for Retaining Walls
    On-Site Evaluation for Retaining Walls

    You might need On site Evaluation of your Retaining Wall which is damaged, deteriorated or need replacement. To have some general query or to get the professional advice. Design Everest's licensed Engineers have evaluated many retaining walls including new construction, existing walls needing simple repairs, or walls that are failing and need to be rebuilt/redesigned.

  • Virtual Consultation for Retaining Walls
    Virtual Consultation for Retaining Walls

    Now, you can take a one-hour virtual consultation and virtual site observation services also from our licensed Architects and Engineers for your Retaining Wall Project at a very affordable price. Discuss all your queries/ideas and understand all the requirements related to your project.

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RESIDENTIAL
  • Two large multi-story custom homes
    Hayward, CA
    • Developed architectural permit sets, 3D models, and civil and structural engineering plans
    • The projects include various features such as a swimming pool, patios and garages
  • New custom home
    Los Angeles, CA
    • New single story with 1,000 sq. ft. home and 440 sq.ft. garage on the lower level
    • Delivered the Structural Engineering
  • New custom home
    Los Gatos, CA
    • Delivered the civil engineering, energy permit (Title 24) calculations and architecture
    • Large multi-story custom home with a swimming pool
  • New custom home
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction two story house
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • New custom home
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner), civil engineering and Title 24 calculations
  • New custom home
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • Addition and Remodel
    San Jose, CA
    • Partial demolition, addition & interior remodel
    • Two story house
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner) and engineering plans
  • Addition and Remodel
    Oakland, CA
    • Interior remodel and addition
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner) and Title 24 calculations
  • Addition and Remodel
    Altadena, CA
    • Architecture for an addition and interior remodel
    • Energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Two story house
  • Addition and Remodel
    Los Angeles, CA
    • Architecture for an addition and interior remodel to an open concept house
    • Energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Two story house
    • Increase in resale value
  • Shipley condominiums
    San Francisco, CA
    • YEAR: 2019
    • Architect: Stanley Saitowitz
    • Estimated construction cost: $1M
    • A new ground-up residential building
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new four-story + basement concrete building housing 24 residential units
    • Area of 37,000 sq. ft.
    • Ongoing project
  • Six-unit Townhouses
    Sunnyvale, CA
    • Total six-unit townhouses with three floors and 4 units with 2,086 sq.ft. space and 2 units with 1,460 sq.ft of living space with both these type of units have 4 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Structural Engineering plans for this project
    • Each unit also has almost ~500 sq.ft. garage on the ground floor
  • Seismic Retrofit & Remodel
    San Francisco, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner), engineering, and Title 24 energy permit calculations
  • Multi-unit Residential
    San Gabriel, CA
    • We prepared the Civil Engineering plans for the access ramp to the underground parking
  • Attached ADU / Garage conversion
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner) and engineering for an ADU & addition
  • Detached ADU
    Sunnyvale, CA
    • Delivered the architecture and engineering for a new detached ADU
  • ADU / Garage Conversion
    Oakland, CA
    • Garage converted into an ADU
    • Delivered the architecture, engineering and Energy Permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Detached ADU
    Los Altos, CA
    • Delivered the architecture, engineering and Energy Permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Second story addition & seismic retrofit
    Orinda, CA
    • Addition, remodel and seismic retrofit of a house to add a second story
    • Delivered the structural engineering
  • Soft-story Retrofit of an apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
    • Soft-story retrofit of a 67 unit, 3-Story multifamily apartment building
    • Addition of four Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame on the south side of the building
    • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
    • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam were added for each Moment Frame
  • Soft-story retrofit of a 7 unit apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
      • Delivered the engineering for the seismic retrofit of a 7 unit, 2-Story multifamily apartment building
      • Addition of one Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame in the Southside of the building
      • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
      • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam was added for each Moment Frame
  • Soft-story retrofit of a 35 unit apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
    • 35 unit 2-Story multifamily apartment building
    • Delivered the engineering for the seismic retrofit
    • Addition of two Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame in the south side of the building
    • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
    • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam was added for each Moment Frame
  • Load-bearing wall removal and remodeling
    Belmont, CA
    • Architecture for an interior remodel
    • Energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Two story house
    • Load-bearing wall removal
  • Deck
    Santa Rosa, California
    • Large single story house and deck with concrete and wood construction
    • Performed the architectural, engineering and title 24 portion and also the project required attention to lot of custom details in a quick 4 week turnaround
  • Tear down and reconstruction of a single family house
    Guerneville, CA
    • Rebuild of an old construction (1945) to the same floor plans
    • Two-story single family house and garage
    • Provided architecture permit sets, engineering and Title 24 Energy Permits guidance
  • Foundation Engineering
    San Jose, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner), foundation and structural engineering, and energy permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Large two story custom house
    San Bernardino, CA
    • New 4,527 sq. ft. home with a 828 sq. ft. garage with 4 bed and 3 baths including 2 guest rooms
    • We prepared the Architectural Permit set (via partner), Structural Engineering and MEP plans for the new house which includes the sewer, water and gas line mapping; air conditioner unit; water heating unit and complete electrical map for the house
  • 3 new custom homes
    Imperial Beach, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner) and energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Three new custom homes on one plot
  • New Custom Home Woolsey Fire Rebuild
    Malibu, California
    • Complete Fire rebuild of a two-story 2,907 sq. ft. home with 3 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Architectural Permit set (via partner), Structural Engineering, Title 24 and CAL Green
  • Fire Rebuild
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction two story house
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • Fire Rebuild
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • Two large multi-story custom homes
    Hayward, CA
    • Developed architectural permit sets, 3D models, and civil and structural engineering plans
    • The projects include various features such as a swimming pool, patios and garages
  • New custom home
    Los Angeles, CA
    • New single story with 1,000 sq. ft. home and 440 sq.ft. garage on the lower level
    • Delivered the Structural Engineering
  • New custom home
    Los Gatos, CA
    • Delivered the civil engineering, energy permit (Title 24) calculations and architecture
    • Large multi-story custom home with a swimming pool
  • New custom home
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction two story house
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • New custom home
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner), civil engineering and Title 24 calculations
  • New custom home
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • Addition and Remodel
    San Jose, CA
    • Partial demolition, addition & interior remodel
    • Two story house
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner) and engineering plans
  • Addition and Remodel
    Oakland, CA
    • Interior remodel and addition
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner) and Title 24 calculations
  • Addition and Remodel
    Altadena, CA
    • Architecture for an addition and interior remodel
    • Energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Two story house
  • Addition and Remodel
    Los Angeles, CA
    • Architecture for an addition and interior remodel to an open concept house
    • Energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Two story house
    • Increase in resale value
  • Shipley condominiums
    San Francisco, CA
    • YEAR: 2019
    • Architect: Stanley Saitowitz
    • Estimated construction cost: $1M
    • A new ground-up residential building
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new four-story + basement concrete building housing 24 residential units
    • Area of 37,000 sq. ft.
    • Ongoing project
  • Six-unit Townhouses
    Sunnyvale, CA
    • Total six-unit townhouses with three floors and 4 units with 2,086 sq.ft. space and 2 units with 1,460 sq.ft of living space with both these type of units have 4 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Structural Engineering plans for this project
    • Each unit also has almost ~500 sq.ft. garage on the ground floor
  • Multi-unit Residential
    San Gabriel, CA
    • We prepared the Civil Engineering plans for the access ramp to the underground parking
  • Attached ADU / Garage conversion
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner) and engineering for an ADU & addition
  • Detached ADU
    Sunnyvale, CA
    • Delivered the architecture and engineering for a new detached ADU
  • ADU / Garage Conversion
    Oakland, CA
    • Garage converted into an ADU
    • Delivered the architecture, engineering and Energy Permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Detached ADU
    Los Altos, CA
    • Delivered the architecture, engineering and Energy Permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Second story addition & seismic retrofit
    Orinda, CA
    • Addition, remodel and seismic retrofit of a house to add a second story
    • Delivered the structural engineering
  • Seismic Retrofit & Remodel
    San Francisco, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner), engineering, and Title 24 energy permit calculations
  • Soft-story Retrofit of an apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
    • Soft-story retrofit of a 67 unit, 3-Story multifamily apartment building
    • Addition of four Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame on the south side of the building
    • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
    • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam were added for each Moment Frame
  • Soft-story retrofit of a 35 unit apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
    • 35 unit 2-Story multifamily apartment building
    • Delivered the engineering for the seismic retrofit
    • Addition of two Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame in the south side of the building
    • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
    • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam was added for each Moment Frame
  • Soft-story retrofit of a 7 unit apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
      • Delivered the engineering for the seismic retrofit of a 7 unit, 2-Story multifamily apartment building
      • Addition of one Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame in the Southside of the building
      • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
      • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam was added for each Moment Frame
  • Soft-story retrofit of a 35 unit apartment building
    Los Angeles, CA
    • 35 unit 2-Story multifamily apartment building
    • Delivered the engineering for the seismic retrofit
    • Addition of two Simpson Ordinary Moment Frame in the south side of the building
    • Moment Frame is added to the open space on the ground floor
    • Two isolated footings each connected with a tie beam was added for each Moment Frame
  • Load-bearing wall removal and remodeling
    Belmont, CA
    • Architecture for an interior remodel
    • Energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Two story house
    • Load-bearing wall removal
  • Deck
    Santa Rosa, California
    • Large single story house and deck with concrete and wood construction
    • Performed the architectural, engineering and title 24 portion and also the project required attention to lot of custom details in a quick 4 week turnaround
  • Tear down and reconstruction of a single family house
    Guerneville, CA
    • Rebuild of an old construction (1945) to the same floor plans
    • Two-story single family house and garage
    • Provided architecture permit sets, engineering and Title 24 Energy Permits guidance
  • Foundation Engineering
    San Jose, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner), foundation and structural engineering, and energy permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Large two story custom house
    San Bernardino, CA
    • New 4,527 sq. ft. home with a 828 sq. ft. garage with 4 bed and 3 baths including 2 guest rooms
    • We prepared the Architectural Permit set (via partner), Structural Engineering and MEP plans for the new house which includes the sewer, water and gas line mapping; air conditioner unit; water heating unit and complete electrical map for the house
  • 3 new custom homes
    Imperial Beach, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner) and energy permit (Title 24) calculations
    • Three new custom homes on one plot
  • New Custom Home Woolsey Fire Rebuild
    Malibu, California
    • Complete Fire rebuild of a two-story 2,907 sq. ft. home with 3 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Architectural Permit set (via partner), Structural Engineering, Title 24 and CAL Green
  • Fire Rebuild
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction two story house
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • Fire Rebuild
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered the full architecture permit set and Title 24 calculations
  • Fire Rebuild
    Santa Rosa, CA
    • New custom house after wildfire damage
    • Wooden construction
    • Delivered architecture (via a partner), civil engineering and Title 24 calculations
  • Fire Rebuild
    Malibu, California
    • Complete Fire rebuild of a two-story 2,907 sq. ft. home with 3 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Architectural Permit set (via partner), Structural Engineering, Title 24 and CAL Green
COMMERCIAL
  • Holiday Inn Express
    Sunnyvale, California
    • Used 2 story steel and concrete podium topped with wood construction to reduce material costs
    • Investigated and utilized a unique foundation system (geopiers) to cut excavation and material costs by 50%
    • Provided peer-reviews of all disciplines to minimize plan check comments
  • Collier Office Building
    Livermore, CA
    • Structural design of an office building
    • Estimated construction cost: $250K
    • Delivered the structural engineering for a new ground-up three-story office building
    • The engineering inclusive of the seismic retrofit
    • 9,500 sq. ft.
  • Hotel Clariana
    San Jose, CA
    • Addition of a new building to a hotel
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new six-story concrete building connected to an existing hotel
    • Area of 46,000 sq. ft.
  • Mixed-use: residential over commercial
    San Francisco, CA
    • Structural Engineering for Vertical and Horizontal addition of 5,000 sq.ft. of residential space to an existing mixed-use structure with historical facade.
    • Engineering design optimized to ensure preservation of historic facade
    • Collaboration with Architect to reduce steel moment frame linear footage by approximately 70% while maintaining architectural vision and structural stability
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Oakland, CA
    • Commercial tenant improvement
    • Structural reinforcement
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Hayward, CA
    • MEP Engineering and Architecture (via partner) for an Tenant Improvement existing 2-story office and warehouse building of 9,840 sq. ft.
    • Architectural plan to make the offices ADA complaint
    • Modified and new plumbing and electrical to support Tenant Improvement of 2nd floor
    • Equipment Anchorage calculations
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Oakland, CA
    • Tenant improvement of a spa centre
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner) and energy permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Preschool tenant improvement
    Fairfield, CA
    • Delivered the engineering plans
    • Preschool with playground
  • Shipley condominiums
    San Francisco, CA
    • YEAR: 2019
    • Architect: Stanley Saitowitz
    • Estimated construction cost: $1M
    • A new ground-up residential building
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new four-story + basement concrete building housing 24 residential units
    • Area of 37,000 sq. ft.
    • Ongoing project
  • Six-unit Townhouses
    Sunnyvale, CA
    • Total six-unit townhouses with three floors and 4 units with 2,086 sq.ft. space and 2 units with 1,460 sq.ft of living space with both these type of units have 4 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Structural Engineering plans for this project
    • Each unit also has almost ~500 sq.ft. garage on the ground floor
  • Seismic Retrofit & Remodel
    San Francisco, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner), engineering, and Title 24 energy permit calculations
  • Multi-unit Residential
    San Gabriel, CA
    • We prepared the Civil Engineering plans for the access ramp to the underground parking
  • Holiday Inn Express
    Sunnyvale, California
    • Used 2 story steel and concrete podium topped with wood construction to reduce material costs
    • Investigated and utilized a unique foundation system (geopiers) to cut excavation and material costs by 50%
    • Provided peer-reviews of all disciplines to minimize plan check comments
  • Collier Office Building
    Livermore, CA
    • Structural design of an office building
    • Estimated construction cost: $250K
    • Delivered the structural engineering for a new ground-up three-story office building
    • The engineering inclusive of the seismic retrofit
    • 9,500 sq. ft.
  • Hotel Clariana
    San Jose, CA
    • Addition of a new building to a hotel
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new six-story concrete building connected to an existing hotel
    • Area of 46,000 sq. ft.
  • Mixed-use: residential over commercial
    San Francisco, CA
    • Structural Engineering for Vertical and Horizontal addition of 5,000 sq.ft. of residential space to an existing mixed-use structure with historical facade.
    • Engineering design optimized to ensure preservation of historic facade
    • Collaboration with Architect to reduce steel moment frame linear footage by approximately 70% while maintaining architectural vision and structural stability
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Oakland, CA
    • Commercial tenant improvement
    • Structural reinforcement
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Hayward, CA
    • MEP Engineering and Architecture (via partner) for an Tenant Improvement existing 2-story office and warehouse building of 9,840 sq. ft.
    • Architectural plan to make the offices ADA complaint
    • Modified and new plumbing and electrical to support Tenant Improvement of 2nd floor
    • Equipment Anchorage calculations
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Oakland, CA
    • Tenant improvement of a spa centre
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner) and energy permit (Title 24) calculations
  • Preschool tenant improvement
    Fairfield, CA
    • Delivered the engineering plans
    • Preschool with playground
  • Shipley condominiums
    San Francisco, CA
    • YEAR: 2019
    • Architect: Stanley Saitowitz
    • Estimated construction cost: $1M
    • A new ground-up residential building
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new four-story + basement concrete building housing 24 residential units
    • Area of 37,000 sq. ft.
    • Ongoing project
  • Six-unit Townhouses
    Sunnyvale, CA
    • Total six-unit townhouses with three floors and 4 units with 2,086 sq.ft. space and 2 units with 1,460 sq.ft of living space with both these type of units have 4 beds and 3 baths
    • We prepared the Structural Engineering plans for this project
    • Each unit also has almost ~500 sq.ft. garage on the ground floor
  • Seismic Retrofit & Remodel
    San Francisco, CA
    • Delivered the architecture (via a partner), engineering, and Title 24 energy permit calculations
  • Multi-unit Residential
    San Gabriel, CA
    • We prepared the Civil Engineering plans for the access ramp to the underground parking
  • Holiday Inn Express
    Sunnyvale, California
    • Used 2 story steel and concrete podium topped with wood construction to reduce material costs
    • Investigated and utilized a unique foundation system (geopiers) to cut excavation and material costs by 50%
    • Provided peer-reviews of all disciplines to minimize plan check comments
  • Hotel Clariana
    San Jose, CA
    • Addition of a new building to a hotel
    • Structural engineering for an entirely new six-story concrete building connected to an existing hotel
    • Area of 46,000 sq. ft.
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    San Jose, CA
      • Tenant improvement of a dental clinic facility
      • Delivered the architecture and civil engineering
  • Collier Office Building
    Livermore, CA
      • YEAR: 2019
      • Architect: Marek Stoklosa
      • Structural design of an office building
      • Estimated construction cost: $250K
      • Delivered the structural engineering for a new ground-up three-story office building
      • The engineering inclusive of the seismic retrofit
      • 9,500 sq. ft.
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Oakland, CA
        • Commercial tenant improvement
        • Structural reinforcement
INDUSTRIAL
  • Tenant improvement for Equipment Installation
    San Francisco, CA
    • Delivered the structural engineering, MEP, and architecture
  • Equipment foundation and commercial tenant improvement
    San Jose, CA
    • Delivered the structural engineering, architecture (via a partner) for new partition walls and equipment foundation
    • Delivered electrical plans for the installed machinery
  • Commercial tenant improvement
    Hayward, CA
    • MEP Engineering and Architecture (via partner) for an Tenant Improvement existing 2-story office and warehouse building of 9,840 sq. ft.
    • Architectural plan to make the offices ADA complaint
    • Modified and new plumbing and electrical to support Tenant Improvement of 2nd floor
    • Equipment Anchorage calculations
  • Ground-up Weld Shop
    Fontana, CA
    • Collaboration with the architect to produce optimized design with a quick turnaround
  • Civil Engineering for a new construction yard on a 7 acre plot
    Fairfield, CA
    • Completed the grading and drainage plan including driveway improvements
    • Offsite improvements like sidewalk, curb & gutter, street light location & photometric study, vehicle turning exhibit and all detail sheets required for permitting
    • Fencing plan and foundation design
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