emergent structures, inc.


About Us

emergent structures, inc. is a professional structural consulting engineering firm based in San Francisco. The firm specializes in thoughtful conception, development and execution of creative, cost-effective structural solutions for unique, design-driven and other projects of all types and sizes. The firm works in all traditional and many non-traditional building materials and systems.

emergent structures, inc. also places a strong emphasis on the integration of social and environmental responsibility into both it's corporate mission and it's daily practice. As such, the firm supports and is actively involved with the following organizations: Architecture for Humanity, Open Architecture Network, One Percent for the Planet, Public Architecture, The One Percent, the 2030 Challenge, and the Designer's Accord.



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  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design

Main Office

500 3rd Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States


Paul Hofland
phone: 415.738.0747
fax: 415.738.2522
Website: http://emergent-se.com phofland@emergent-se.com

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