DCI Engineers’ newest California office is a reflection of the city it calls home – diverse, vibrant and at the center of the action. DCI knew it was getting a group of innovative and dedicated engineers when it acquired Structural Design Engineers (SDE) last year. Open for about a year and a half as DCI+SDE, the new, combined office is located on the corner of Post and Market streets, in the heart of the City by the Bay. Employees are continually reminded of the unique atmosphere of their city when the annual Pride Parade comes by their office windows, when the streets are filled with feathered dancers and delicious food in celebration of Carnaval, or when demonstrators gather outside to get the attention of another tenant in their building – Senator Diane Feinstein. Beyond the entertainment that goes on outside our One Post Street office, employees enjoy some sensible perks as well. Due to the central location, many our engineers and staff have the ability to access the nearby Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station from their building’s basement.
San Francisco is also a foodie’s Mecca. Hungry DCI+SDE employees know how to take advantage of this, whether it’s Peking duck at R+G Lounge in Chinatown or falafel and lamb shawarma from Old Jerusalem Restaurant in the Mission District. Engineers who are thirsty after a long day of staring at CAD drawings head to happy hour at Eddie Rickenbacker’s, Sydney Town Tavern in the Financial District or Toronado Pub in Lower Haight.
Feel free to stop by the office and say hello the next time you’re in San Francisco – a city where, employees joke, “buildings are built faster than they are permitted.”
Location: One Post Street, Suite 1050, San Francisco, CA 94104
Merger date: March 2013
Number of Employees: 18
Fun facts about San Francisco: The city was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848; denim jeans were invented here in order to meet the needs of Gold Rush miners who needed durable but comfortable clothing; the charter of the United Nations was signed in San Francisco in 1945; the Beatles last full concert occurred at Candlestick Park in 1966; and the city’s cable cars are the only National Historical Monuments that are moveable.
- 1600 Owens Street – A nine-story, 219,000-sf steel-framed medical office building for Kaiser Permanente, located next to the University of California, San Francisco.
- Netflix Campus – Four steel-framed office buildings totaling approximately 500,000-sf, as well as a multi-story parking garage with room for 800 vehicles.
- 363 Sixth Street – A nine-story 110-unit multi-family residential building on the corner of Sixth and Clara streets. The project consists of cold-formed steel framing and concrete fill over a metal deck to reduce construction costs compared to a traditional cast-in-place concrete building.
- 1545 Pine Street – A 12-story market-rate condominium building with 107 units totaling more than 137,000-sf, with two stories of below-grade parking providing 73 vehicles. First floor includes a resident lobby, lounge, garden, a bicycle storage area, and approximately 2,900-sfof retail space.
About the Author
Caleb Heeringa, Communications Coordinator | Caleb enjoys immersing himself in the A/E/C industry and informing audiences about DCI’s contribution to state-of-the-art structural development. Preferring a conversational style, he naturally narrates the firm’s design approach and project details to professionals in other industries. With a knack for adventure, he enjoys international travel and exploring the back corners of Washington’s wilderness.