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Welcome To Design Everest

Welcome to Design Everest

California’s most trusted structural engineering and design firm

With origins as San Francisco structural engineers, Design Everest Inc. provides structural engineering and design consulting services, with a reputation for exceptional quality and value, dependability and integrity – with unparalleled responsiveness to your unique needs. Our offices are located in San Diego, Mountain View, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento-Folsom California and we do projects throughout the State of California. We utilize our technical expertise and practical construction experience to provide a solutions-oriented approach to each project.

Whether you need a home structural engineer or design services, Design Everest is here to help. Our structural engineer costs are very competitive and whether you are looking to find a structural engineer, or a design professional, Design Everest is the right choice for your project. We can help you design your new custom home, home addition, home remodel, remove load bearing wall, do a seismic retrofit, or any other project you'd like to do to your home or office building. A Design Everest structural building engineer can help with any kind of building project requiring engineering services.

Don’t just take our word on our focus on quality and value. We are rated 5 star on Yelp, we are Best of Houzz in 2017, we are rated consistently high by home owners, architects, builder and contractors. We pride ourselves on our focus on customer service and quality and we work hard to keep getting better in whatever we do.

Design Everest has the following kinds of team members:

  • Residential structural engineer
  • Commercial structural engineer
  • Structural building engineer
  • Structural design engineer
  • Residential designer
  • Commercial designer

We pride ourselves on providing creative solutions to meet structural engineering, design and scheduling constraints in the most cost-effective manner. Design Everest believes that maintaining effective communication and responsiveness between all parties involved in the structural engineering and construction process is vital to the success of a project, and as one of our core values we believe it is a source of added value to the owner. Beyond structural engineering, we work with our clients on their architectural needs through our talented group of architectural and design partners – we also work on your solar, civil, soil, geotechnical and other engineering needs as you move through the lifecycle of your construction projects.

Design Everest's list of projects, services, and clients highlight the breadth of 13 years of experience, and our eagerness to take on projects of all sizes. Our local structural engineers are committed to providing solutions that fulfill the aspirations of our clients. Clients repeatedly come back to us for our high quality structural engineering design services with renowned analytical creativity and cost-effective solutions.

Why Choose Design Everest?

Quality That’s Affordable

Quality That’s Affordable

Small or large projects, we work within your budget to deliver the best quality.

The Best Customer Service

The Best Customer Service

We have the best and most responsive customer service in the structural engineering industry.

Licensed, experienced & insured

Licensed, experienced & insured

We have the technical expertise and decades of construction experience to complete your project.

Our Projects

3000+ Projects Completed

Theobald Residence

Home Remodel in Los Gatos, CA

1,748 sq. ft.

Applied Ceramics

Commercial in Fremont, CA

60,000 sq. ft.

Nissi Residence

Home Remodel in Alamo, CA

6,500 sq. ft.

Abe Residence

Home Remodel in San Francisco, CA

2,063 sq. ft.

San Leandro Tech Campus

Site Improvements in San Leandro, CA

750,000 sq. ft.

Kockos Residence

Home Remodel in Woodside, CA

1,890 sq. ft.

Our Featured Services


What are Structural Engineering plans?
Structural Engineering plans are a type of Engineering drawing for how a building will be built. Structural drawings are generally prepared by licensed professional engineers, and informed by architectural plans. They are primarily concerned with the load-carrying members of a structure. They outline the size and types of materials to be used, as well as the general demands for connections. The structural drawings communicate the design of the building’s structure to the building authority to review. They are also become part of the contract documents which guide contractors in detailing, fabricating, and installing parts of the structure.
What is the process after I get your plans?
After the plans are done, they go to your city or county’s Building & Planning department for plan check. Depending on the city or county, smaller projects can sometimes be permitted over the counter. Most projects go through plan check and its duration will vary based on your local jurisdiction.
How long does design and engineering work take?
It depends on each project and the scope of work. Design and engineering can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on how involved your project is and how well you know what you want at the start of the project.
What information helps Design Everest put together a quote?
  • Description of the work
  • Location of the structure
  • Desired timetable
  • Architectural &/or as-built drawings (not necessary, but helpful if available)
  • Photos (not necessary, but helpful if available)
When should you hire an engineer?
Projects that change the configuration of walls, pipes, wiring, roofs, or major appliances typically DO require at least one type of building permit. In order to obtain a permit, construction documents need to be prepared by an architect and/or an engineer. An architect understands the design and aesthetic of a building while an engineer understands how the structure is supported. Often times an engineer provides structural drawing details and calculations. Unless the work is strictly aesthetic, chances are, you will need an engineer to obtain a permit.
How much does it cost to hire a structural engineer?
The total cost varies based on the project scope as engineers are like lawyers and charge for their time. This is the case whether explicit, and based on a set hourly rate, or implicit and based on an assumption of the time necessary to complete the project and quoted as a lump sum. The more extensive the project, the more time an engineer will spend on the project and the more expensive it will become. The cost for a particular engineer varies based on his/her experience and geographic location.

Our Latest Blogs

Adding Resale Value: Renovation Or Home Addition?

09 Nov, Design Everest

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San Francisco’s Housing Shortage & The New Executive Directive

10 Oct, Design Everest

In case you haven’t heard, huge change is coming to San Francisco! On September 27, 2017 Mayor Ed Lee released a statement regarding his city-wide mandate on building 5,000 new residential units... more


What real people are saying about us

Under pressing circumstances and time lines, Design Everest was responsive and accessible and instrumental in helping myself and the client complete project quickly and professionally.Can’t thank them and their team enough…Many thanks and future success to all at Design Everest. Definitely will call them for services when the time comes.

John C

Design Everest’s engineer was my structural engineer for my construction project. During the construction, he had been very responsive to all the questions the contractors and the inspection had. Their engineer is great.

Jane L

I was working with Design Everest on my new construction residential project. Their engineer has provided high level of professional expertise, great level of details, quick response and aggressively competitive pricing. Looking forward to do business again. Thanks, Design Everest.

Dima L

I was immediately impressed with their responsiveness, can-do attitude and refreshingly straightforward approach. My project had some unusual structural aspects which seemed to disturb in some manner other structural engineers (resulting in some out-of-sight bids – and wild, expensive solutions). Design Everest delivered on time, provided a high-quality and most importantly a cost-effective solution – and continue to support me through the implementation process.

Chris T

Design Everest was very efficient and very helpful. Even though my project is only to add a room, they are very responsive and very professional. Design Everest has even gone the extra mile to help me on the design. Price is very reasonable also. When I need additional change, they did it right away. Thanks for the support.

Ricky Y

I’ve collaborated on a number of commercial projects with Design Everest and I can attest to their detailed in-depth knowledge of structural and earthquake engineering. They are able to engineer not only wood buildings but also steel and reinforced concrete structures. I found their knowledge-based approach and timely delivery refreshing.

Dima L

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