Celebrating Significant MilestonesOct 01 2014 · 0 comments · COMPANY NEWS, NISHKIAN MONKS ·0
October 1, 2014 may mark the 25th year anniversary of Nishkian & Associates, Inc. but it also marks the Nishkian firm’s 95 years in the structural engineering business. The Nishkian family established the San Francisco, California-based Nishkian engineering firm in 1919.
Co-founders Levon Nishkian and Kevin Menninger pose in this photo taken in 1989.
The staff of Nishkian & Associates Inc. in 1989.
Levon Nishkian joined the firm in 1974 and later became the owner. In 1989 co-founders Levon Nishkian and Kevin Menninger set out with a vision to provide quality structural designs that are cost effective, efficiently constructed, and tailored to the specific project. Since 1989, the firm has weathered three earthquakes, three recessions, a company name change to Nishkian Menninger in 1998, and added three partner offices in three cities. In 1999 the Nishkian Menninger partnership expanded to add Nishkian Dean with new partner, Edwin T. Dean. This branch office is located in Portland, Oregon and specializes in aerospace launch facilities. In 2002 Levon Nishkian and Kevin Menninger partnered with Ty Monks to open the third office in Bozeman, Montana. The Bozeman office provides services in the Mountain States and excels at doing large, wood-frame projects. In 2007 the Nishkian Chamberlain office was formed in Los Angeles, California to serve the Southwest region. Craig Chamberlain is the managing partner of the Los Angeles branch office which specializes in high-rise building projects. With more than 90 years of history, the Nishkian engineering team today is one of the most recognized structural engineering practices operating in the greater west region of the United States.
This photograph was taken in 1919 when Leon Hagop Nishkian opened the Nishkian engineering firm in San Francisco, California.
Today the Nishkian team offers a broad range of services in a variety of market sectors. We are proud to have established as the go-to firm for large, high-rise, and mid-rise residential building projects, corporate campuses, offices buildings, educational, hospitality, aerospace projects, retail/commercial as well as mixed-use design developments. Over the course of the last 25 years our offices have designed thousands of projects and received multiple awards. Our accomplishments span across the country and include over 75 million square feet of residential, office, hospitality, institutional, aerospace, and mission critical projects; and over 5 million square feet of LEED certified projects. Our repeat clients comprise 80% of our portfolio. We have designed over 100 award-winning projects nationwide, and worked with 50 of the Fortune 500 companies. To date our team brings over 60 people–including 55 engineers and technical experts. Our diverse team members build off each other’s talents to create the best solutions for each project. We pride ourselves on the quality, creativity and economics of our designs and the attentive, collaborative service we provide.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this 25th anniversary milestone with many clients, business colleagues, partners and employees that have been with Nishkian & Associates, Inc. through the past 25 years,” said Levon Nishkian, Founder and President of the Nishkian firms. “I marvel at the thought that the Nishkian name is still in the business for nine-and-a-half decades. Our continued growth and prosperity is much attributed to our loyal clients who have made the Nishkian team their go-to firm. We wish to acknowledge and thank all of our clients, business colleagues and employees for your dedication and loyalty to the company and to our commitment of achieving excellence. We’ve done amazing things together, but the best is still yet to come.”
Project photos: (1) Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Jackson Hole (2) One Powell in San Francisco (3) Adobe Headquarters in San Jose (4) LC-41 VIF Door Replacement in Cape Canaveral AFS (5) Yahoo! Headquarters in Sunnyvale (6) 717 Olympic Luxury Apartments in Los Angeles (7) Crow’s Nest/Sugar Bowl Residence in Truckee (8) Kevin Mundy Bridge in Bozeman (9) Oracle Corporation in Redwood City (10) Foundry Square II in San Francisco (11) Avalon Mission Bay III in San Francisco (12) U.C. Irvine’s Donald Bren Events Center in Irvine (13) Stanford University’s Gates Computer Building in Stanford (14) Atlas V SLC-3E Launch Facility in Vandenberg.