GRIMM & CHEN
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, INC.

Grimm & Chen provides structural engineering design services for a wide range of commercial and residential projects.  Our firm is dedicated to delivering exceptional quality, value, and responsiveness to our clients from project conception to completion.  With experience in projects ranging from low-rise retail to high-rise residential buildings, our staff has the knowledge and skill to provide cost-appropriate structural solutions while being sensitive to architectural intent.

 

SERVICES: Structural Design of New Buildings / Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings / Renovations & Tenant Improvements / Design-Build Projects / Structural Peer Review / Revit Modeling

“The structure of life I have described in buildings – the structure which I believe to be objective – is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling.”

CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER

team

JEFF Y. CHEN, S.E.

PRINCIPAL

EDUCATION
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego
LICENSES
  • Structural Engineer - CA, NV, TX
  • Professional Engineer - CA
EXPERIENCE
  • Grimm + Chen Structural Engineering, Inc. (2005 - Present)
  • Englekirk Partners Consulting Structural Engineers (1998 - 2005)
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Art Gallery TI | Los Angeles, CA
  • Urth Cafe | Orange, CA
  • 24 Hour Fitness Corporate Account | Southern California
  • McDonald’s Corporate Account | Southern California
  • DaVita Dialysis Center | Multiple Locations, CA
  • Westside Media Center* | Los Angeles, CA (4 Stories Over 2 Levels Subterranean)
  • Gaslamp Apartments* | San Diego, CA (7 Stories)
  • South Crescent Apartments* | Playa Vista, CA (4 Stories Over 2 Levels Subterranean)
AFFILIATIONS
  • PCI
  • *
    denotes designed while at other firm

SAM GRIMM, S.E.

PRINCIPAL

EDUCATION
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • B.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego
LICENSES
  • Structural Engineer - CA, AZ, HI
  • Professional Engineer - CA, WA
EXPERIENCE
  • Grimm + Chen Structural Engineering, Inc. (2005 - Present)
  • Englekirk Partners Consulting Structural Engineers (1998 - 2005)
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • Calstar Motors Mercedes-Benz | Glendale, CA (3 Buildings / 250,000 SF)
  • Downtown LA Motors Mercedes-Benz | Los Angeles, CA (5 Levels / 324,000 SF)
  • Stamps.com Headquarters | El Segundo, CA (3 Stories / 50,000 SF)
  • Paramount Apartments* | San Francisco, CA (39 Stories)
  • Aqua Condominiums* | Long Beach, CA (18 Stories / 2 Towers)
  • The Pinnacle Offices - Phase 1* | Burbank, CA (6 Stories Over 4 Levels Subterranean)
  • Los Angeles Air Force Base SAMS Building* | El Segundo, CA (4 Stories / 2 Buildings)
AFFILIATIONS
  • ACI, AISC, SEAOSC
  • *
    denotes designed while at other firm

OSVALDO SALAS, S.E.

SAN DIEGO BRANCH MANAGER

EDUCATION
  • B.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego
LICENSES
  • Structural Engineer - CA
  • Professional Engineer - CA
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • BMW Performance Center | Thermal, CA
  • Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert | Gilbert, AZ
  • MINI of Santa Monica | Santa Monica, CA
  • BMW of Escondido | Escondido, CA
  • Utah Rows Condominium | San Diego, CA
AFFILIATIONS
  • SEAOSC

ALEX CHON, P.E.

PROJECT DIRECTOR

EDUCATION
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Washington
LICENSES
  • Professional Engineer - CA
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • The Vineyard @ Delano Marketplace | Delano, CA
  • Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Glade Parks | Euless, TX
  • Lexus of Thousand Oaks | Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Long Beach BMW | Long Beach, CA
  • Downey Nissan | Downey, CA
AFFILIATIONS
  • PTI

SITANAN TANYASAKULKIT, S.E.

SR. PROJECT ENGINEER

EDUCATION
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • B.Eng. Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
LICENSES
  • Structural Engineer - CA
  • Professional Engineer – CA
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • Blue Bottle Coffee - Fairfax | Los Angeles, CA
  • Porsche Santa Clarita | Valencia, CA
  • BMW of Honolulu | Honululu, HI
  • Woodland Hills Honda | Woodland Hills, CA
  • Touchstone Climbing | Pasadena, CA
AFFILIATIONS
  • SEAOSC

EMMANUEL FLORES, P.E.

PROJECT ENGINEER

EDUCATION
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
LICENSES
  • Professional Engineer - CA
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • Jaguar Land Rover | Riverside, CA
  • Shingle Springs Subaru Expansion | Shingle Springs, CA
  • Horizon Independent Senior Living | Cathedral City, CA
  • OptumCare | Fullerton, CA
AFFILIATIONS
  • AISC

RON THIPHAVONG

BIM/CAD MANAGER

EXPERIENCE
  • Grimm + Chen Structural Engineering, Inc. (2012 - Present)
  • Englekirk Partners Consulting Structural Engineers (1998 - 2012)
NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • Swinerton Builder OC | Santa Ana, CA
  • Cinepolis Gladepark | Euless, TX
  • Jaguar Land Rover Thousand Oaks | Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Walter Porsche | Riverside, CA
  • Urth Caffe, Old Towne Orange | Orange, CA

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