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For more than 43 years, Avelar has established itself as a premier architectural engineering firm since its founding in 1976. The firm is headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, and boasts a team of licensed architects, structural engineers, and general contractors with unparalleled expertise in comprehensive forensic investigations, expert witness testimony, litigation support, architectural and engineering design, and reconstruction management. Avelar is recognized as a leading construction defect expert firm in the Western United States with extensive knowledge in various areas including premature building failure, standard of care issues, ADA compliance, curtain wall and glazing, and roofing and waterproofing expertise. The firm is dedicated to providing high-quality services to a range of residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial clients. From investigation and testing to designing and preparing construction documents, Avelar is committed to ensuring that all remedial and new construction projects are executed with excellence. Over the years, Avelar has served clients throughout the United States, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to delivering superior architectural engineering services.

TEAM

Stephen Thalin, P.E.

Staff Engineer

Daniel C. Chekene, A.I.A.

CEO, Managing Principal, Architect

Lonnie Haughton

Senior Principal, Codes & Construction Consultant

Tim Stauffer, S.E.

Principal, Senior Structural Engineer

SERVICES

FORENSIC & LITIGATION SUPPORT

With backgrounds as architects, general contractors, cost estimators and code specialists — combined with extensive hands-on experience in the field — the team at AVELAR is uniquely qualified to investigate, analyze and testify about deficiencies…

DESIGN & RECONSTRUCTION

AVELAR offers a variety of in-house architectural design services including reviewing, administering and facilitating key aspects of new and existing building construction. Our evaluation and assessment of design and construction documents…

CONSULTING

AVELAR offers a variety of in-house Architectural & Structural Engineering consulting services including peer review, review of existing structures for code compliance and building conditions assessments. We also provide quality assurance reviews…

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