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Steve Baldridge

Steve is president of BASE, a company he founded in 1995 after over a decade of experience as a structural engineer at other firms. Steve leads BASE’s pursuit of innovation and practical approaches to making buildings stronger, safer, and more cost-efficient. He is actively involved with civic and professional organizations, embracing the latest technologies while… Read More

Leon Chan

Leon has worked on projects in a wide range of sectors including high-rise residential structures and transportation, aviation, and military facilities. He also has experience designing renovations and retrofits of existing structures. Leon’s favorite project is A‘ali‘i because of the complexity of its post-tensioned concrete slab design. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Hawaii,… Read More

Anantha Chittur

Anantha is a senior associate at BASE and leads the firm’s Chicago office. He is responsible for project management, structural design, construction administration, and business development. Anantha has been an integral part of projects that have shaped many communities, including a new ballpark for the Miami Marlins, spanning a sky bridge in Abu Dhabi, and… Read More

Tracy Duke

Tracy has over three decades of experience in structural detailing and drafting. Highly experienced in AutoCAD and Revit modeling, Tracy’s primary responsibilities as BIM/CAD manager include project coordination, Revit modeling, CAD drafting, developing and maintaining our standard details, and mentoring younger staff. Since he’s originally from Texas, it’s no surprise that Tracy’s a big Dallas… Read More

Rolando Farias

Rolando is a seasoned structural engineer with over 30 years of experience in structural analysis, design, and drafting of building and non-building structures, including specialty structures and their foundations and anchorage to other structures.  His primary responsibilities include project management, design, and quality control. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, when the Soviet presence there… Read More

Fernando Frontera

Fernando is a senior associate at BASE who works on a wide variety of projects from conceptual design to completion. He has been with BASE since 2006 and loves working on challenging projects including building renovations and new high-rises. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fernando enjoys spending time with his wife and… Read More

Kevin Galvez

Kevin brings to BASE experience in seismic design and evaluation. He is involved in all phases of design from schematic to construction administration and has managed major projects including military facilities in Guam and public sector projects in Hawaii such as the New Patient Facility at the Hawaii State Hospital. Born and raised in American… Read More

Edgar Gongora

Edgar joined BASE in 2007 has performed special inspections on a wide variety of projects including residential and commercial buildings for the private sector and facilities for the military.  He holds multiple certifications with ICC, PTI, and ACI and is dedicated to making sure structures are built in conformance with plans and specs. Born and… Read More

Melanie Habon

Melanie is an intern in both our engineering and testing & inspection departments.  She draws details in Revit and AutoCAD while assisting our special inspectors with testing concrete samples.  She is currently working on her Bachelors degree in structural engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. When she’s not busy with school or at… Read More

Sadananda Hegde

Sadananda has experience in analysis and design of post-tensioned flat slabs, gravity design, foundations, and steel connections. Having joined BASE from another US firm in India, he has knowledge of US building codes as well as Indian codes. Sadananda’s project experience includes design of high-rises, mixed-use buildings, and commercial and corporate facilities. He is a… Read More