Basement For New Baby

This client’s home is located in a fine neighborhood in Seattle, and they wanted to improve their basement, in time for a new baby! CSES provided structural design, and the project is now almost complete. Along the way, we helped to solve a number of problems with the existing construction […] Read more »

Our Team

CSES has been providing engineering design and consulting since 1993. Prior to that, John, the principal engineer, has been practicing in the Great Northwest since 1980. We therefore bring a wealth of significant experience to our design and consulting work. As those who have worked with us for years will […] Read more »

Home Observatory

CSES Engineering Designs Home Observatory The design for this “residential observatory” was both challenging and interesting. The owner has a wide range of interests, including astronomy. Beyond the usual structural design, the vibrational properties of the telescope support required careful consideration and fine-tuning to minimize the effects of wind and […] Read more »

Home Planetarium

CSES Engineering Designs Home Observatory This teardrop shaped room now contains a high quality planetarium, using multiple projectors, and a sophisticated full-surround sound system, and seats about 20 guests. The structural design for the roof required supporting the dome structure from high trusses. This is the cave of the residence, […] Read more »

About Us

CSES is a small Structural Engineering Firm specializing in both new and remodel Residential Construction Projects and in small to medium Commercial Building Projects.  We pay special attention to the economy of such projects, especially with regard to providing an Engineered Design that is sensitive to construction costs.  We give […] Read more »