Featured Residential Projects

Custom Single-Family Residential projects pose many unique structural engineering challenges that require a creative approach to realize the most extravagant of owners’ dreams. Vertical and horizontal offsets in floor plans create discontinuous gravity and seismic load paths, heavy architectural finishes increase the building’s seismic mass, hill side sites require the incorporation of retaining structures.

Most of the structural solutions rely on the combination of vertical lateral force resisting systems including plywood shear walls, steel moment frames, steel braced frames and even special reinforced concrete shear walls. Combining these systems to behave in concert during a seismic event is an art in and of itself. Finally, these projects consistently possess architectural feature statements such as vaulted ceilings, multi-story spaces, large cantilevers, nana walls, underground vaults, and more.

Los Altos Hills Residence 120200507202910

Los Altos Hills Residence 1

This elaborate 18,000 square foot residence has Italianate detailing on the front facade and traditional Indian detailing at ...
Los Altos Hills Residence 220200507202936

Los Altos Hills Residence 2

This new 6000 square foot, custom home includes a 600 square foot guest cottage perched over a rock-lined swimming pool. The ...
Los Altos Residence20200507202950

Los Altos Residence

This Asian influenced home includes 5000 sf with a partial basement. Special steel frames were designed to cantilever the hea...
Peninsula Residence20200507203003

Peninsula Residence

This peninsula residence is designed to reflect its natural surroundings. An organic effect is created by long span laminated...
San Jose Residence20200507203018

San Jose Residence

Hohbach-Lewin provided both civil and structural engineering design and construction support services for the construction of...
Saratoga Residence20200507203049

Saratoga Residence

This custom house on a five-acre lot above downtown Saratoga includes a 14,000 square-foot partially stone clad main house, a...
Cinnamon Court20200507203357

Cinnamon Court

Design challenges included a dramatic cantilever at the second story master bedroom, a “floating” walkway above the main livi...
Kaspick Wine Cellar20200507203428

Kaspick Wine Cellar

For this backyard wine cellar and entertainment space, Hohbach-Lewin supported the Hayes Group with Excavation Shoring, Struc...
Magdalena Road Residence20200609164159

Magdalena Road Residence

This new 6500 square foot residence designed by Peterson Architects of Palo Alto is being constructed on a hillside lot. It i...


Hohbach-Lewin Palo Alto

260 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 150
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 617.5930

Hohbach-Lewin San Francisco

909 Montgomery Street, Suite 260
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 318.8520

Hohbach-Lewin Eugene

296 East 5th Avenue, Suite 302
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 349.1701

Hohbach-Lewin Pasadena

511 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-1211


(312) 535-0200