New Look Equilibrium

With lots of positive changes happening at Equilibrium, we took the opportunity to refresh our branding to reflect the exciting and ambitious future ahead.

Founding Principal Eric Karsh said “We are very excited to launch our new website and branding as a way to celebrate our recent return to independent ownership, but also to mark a new era of growth with the incorporation of a branch in Seattle, WA and Paris, France. The new simple and contemporary branding reflects our approach to design with a nod to our mass timber expertise, while the new website highlights a small fraction of our award-winning  work over the past 20+ years. With many exciting projects lined up in the coming year, we are looking forward to continued creative cooperation and success with our current clients, and very much looking forward to developing fulfilling new relationships.”

Take a look through our new website, where we outline our approach to building design, introduce the team and showcase a few of our favourite projects from the Equilibrium archive, while taking a deeper dive in to some in the Case Studies section.

Three Equilibrium Projects Win Awards

We are excited to announce that it’s been a succesful few weeks for Equilibrium projects recently.

Oregon State University Forest Sciences Complex received a Commendation at the Institution of Structural Engineers Structural Awards in London, in the Zero Carbon Ambition category. Read more about what the judges had to say and see the other winners here.

Upper Skeena Recreation Centre received two awards at the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia awards; a Design Excellence Award in the Community & Civic Category and the Lieutenant Governor General Award for Architecture in British Columbia.

1 Lonsdale, a Passive House certified Mass Timber commercial project located in North Vancouver also picked up an AFBC Design Excellence Innovation Award. Read more about the project here.

Matt Kantner speaking at Greenbuild

Matt Kantner, PE, SE, from Equilibrium’s Atlanta office, will be speaking at Greenbuild in San Diego on September 21.

Along with three of his colleagues from SEI’s SE 2050 Committee, Matt will be educating attendees on the SE 2050 Commitment and the importance of embodied carbon.

Learn more about Greenbuild here.

OSU Shortlisted for IStructE Structural Award

We are pleased to announce the Oregon State University, Forest Sciences Complex has been nominated for an Institution of Structural Engineers 2021 Structural award.

The international awards, established in 1968, are the world’s leading awards for structural engineering excellence.

The project is shortlisted for the Zero-Carbon Ambition award, which is awarded to projects which demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of low-, zero-, or negative-carbon solutions across the design and construction of the project, highlighting the sustainable benefits of mass timber construction.

The Forest Sciences Complex includes the critically acclaimed Peavy Hall and the AWP Laboratory buildings.

See the full list of nominations for this years awards here.

Equilibrium and Katerra

We are pleased to announce that Eric Karsh, founding partner of Equilibrium, has finalized a deal with Katerra to regain full control of the company.

In addition to our head office in Vancouver, Canada, Equilibrium is now also incorporated in in the US, with staff in Seattle and Atlanta.

Our team is more excited than ever to continue building on our two decades of engineering excellence and innovation and take on new projects on both sides of the border.

Jobs – Intermediate / Senior Engineer – Atlanta

INTERMEDIATE / SENIOR ENGINEER – ATLANTA

Post Date:             January 14, 2022
Close Date:           Open until filled
Location:               Atlanta, GA

Equilibrium Consulting Inc. is an award-winning mid-sized consulting structural engineering firm working on a diverse range of ambitious projects both locally and internationally. Eric Karsh founded the practice in Vancouver in 1998 with a focus on progressive and innovative building projects, particularly those utilizing timber construction.
Equilibrium was until recently owned by Katerra, a US based construction start-up, with Eric regaining full control of the company in August. With our head office in Vancouver, we have ambitious plans for the future and have recently started expansion into the United States and France. We strive to have an open and collaborative culture that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for our employees.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a talented and ambitious structural engineer with about 4-8 years of experience to help us plant our flag in the southeast as we start to grow the team in the US.

WHAT YOU’LL GET UP TO
– Undertaking structural design on exciting, innovative and award-winning projects – (focusing on Timber buildings).
– Collaborating with fantastic architects
– Learning every day
– Innovating and pushing boundaries
– An opportunity to get involved with business development and help grow the Atlanta office.

REQUIREMENTS
– Must be motivated, creative, curious, and pleasant to work with
– Must be organized and efficient (but not afraid to get into the weeds)
– Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s preferred.
– Licensed Engineer in the US (PE or SE).
– Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in a similar role.
– Must be interested in mass timber. Mass timber experience a bonus.
– Must care about the planet and strive to find ways to lower our impact
– Valid work status in the US

Equilibrium is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to grow with our team in a collaborative and fun, open-office environment.

All applicants should submit a  resume and references to hello@eqcanada.com. Please specify the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jobs – Associate Engineer – San Francisco

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER – SAN FRANCISCO

Post Date:             March 15, 2022
Close Date:           Open until filled
Location:               San Francisco, CA

Equilibrium Consulting Inc. is an award-winning mid-sized consulting structural engineering firm working on a diverse range of ambitious projects both locally and internationally. Eric Karsh founded the practice in Vancouver in 1998 with a focus on progressive and innovative building projects, particularly those utilizing timber construction.
Equilibrium was until recently owned by Katerra, a US based construction start-up, with Eric regaining full control of the company in August 2021. With our head office in Vancouver, we have ambitious plans for the future and have recently started expansion into the United States and France. We strive to have an open and collaborative culture that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for our employees.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a talented and ambitious structural engineer with 10+ years of experience as we grow the team on the west coast.

WHAT YOU’LL GET UP TO
– Establishing and growing Equilibrium’s bay area office.
– Collaborating with fantastic architects.
– Learning every day.
– Innovating and pushing boundaries.
– Undertaking structural design on exciting, innovative and award-winning projects – (focusing on Timber buildings).
– Maintaining and developing client relationships.
– If you’re lucky, the occasional ski or downhill mountain biking trip to Whistler.

REQUIREMENTS
– Ability to manage projects and manage operations.
– Must be motivated, creative, curious, and pleasant to work with.
– Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s preferred.
– Licensed Engineer in CA (PE and/or SE).
– Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a similar role working on commercial and institutional type work.
– Expertise in high seismic design to US codes.
– Must be interested in mass timber. Mass timber experience a bonus.
– Must care about the planet and strive to find ways to lower our impact.
– Valid work status in the US.

Equilibrium is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to grow with our team in a collaborative and fun, open-office environment.

All applicants should submit a resume and references to hello@eqcanada.com. Please specify the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.