California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon (pending in Nevada and Idaho)
Verdant Structural Engineers (VSE), located on Codornices Creek in Berkeley, is a full service Structural Engineering firm. VSE continues the practice of Kevin Donahue Structural Engineers (KDSE), which began providing engineering services to architects, builders and owners in 2003. We provide structural drawings and calculation materials required for building permit submittals on a wide array of projects, as well as providing building consultation, expert advice and legal testimony.
VSE works on a large variety of projects ranging from home remodels to the new construction of schools, wineries and other commercial and public buildings. We specialize in projects utilizing optimal and efficient use of conventional building materials as well as projects utilizing environmentally sensitive building materials and methods such as straw bale, rammed earth, cob, adobe and bamboo. VSE continues KDSE’s history of working closely with the natural and green building community to develop standards, practices and procedures for green building practices, such as the current Straw Bale Appendix Chapter in the International Building and Residential Codes.
VSE practices collaborative design. We work closely with project design and construction teams to understand the project as a complete system, so that project goals are achieved. We balance building efficiency and design elegance with cost and environmental goals. Above all, VSE is sensitive and responsive to clients' needs.
In addition to California, VSE has practiced in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.