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At JKAE, we Imagine, Design and Build inclusive environments that enrich the human experience.

Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering


At JKAE, we Imagine, Design, and Build inclusive environments that enrich the human experience.  Our passion is quality design.  We are rooted in California, the Sierra Nevada, and Northern Nevada.  Great design stems from our heritage as community planners in the places where we live, learn, work, and play.  We have learned to listen, engage, & interact with our clients in a fulfilling endeavor to help them realize their dreams for an enriching built environment.



  • Feasibility & Preliminary Design Studies

  • Project Financial & Budget Analysis

  • Architectural Design

  • Construction Documentation

  • Educational Design

  • Interior Design

  • State & Agency Approvals: CDE, OPSC, DSA, CGS, Local Fire, TRPA

  • 3D Models and Renderings

  • 3D Animations and Fly-Throughs

  • High Altitude Snow Country Design

  • School Site Safety & Security Analysis

  • High Performance Design; LEED & CHPS

  • Energy & Life-Cycle Cost Modeling

Civil Engineering

JKAE’s Civil Engineering division is experienced in a wide array of land entitlement, planning, and design services.  We have 40 years of experience in providing these services to the greater Sierra region.  We bring our expertise and passion for great Civil Engineering solutions to the communities where we live, learn, work, and play.


  • Project Investigations, Due Diligence and Feasibility Studies

  • Land/Facilities Planning and Design

  • Resort & High-Altitude Engineering

  • SWPPP/QSD/QSP Services

  • Permitting and Agency Processing

  • TRPA Planning and Permitting

  • Private & Public Developments

  • CEQA & Environmental Entitlements

  • Site Development and Subdivisions

  • Site Grading & Earthwork Analysis

  • Stormwater Management and Drainage Design

  • Erosion Control & Water Quality BMPs

  • Flood Control & Management

  • Utility Infrastructure & Design

  • Hydraulic Analysis

  • Cost Analysis

  • Construction Administration

Structural Engineering

JKAE’s Structural Engineering division is passionate about engineering solutions that are elegant and expressive.  We enjoy exceeding our client’s expectations with hands-on engineering support that is collaborative and creative.  We look for unique structural solutions and strive to become our client’s trusted advisors.


  • Structural Design

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Forensics

  • High Sierra Snow Loads

  • Seismic

  • Residential

  • Remodels & Additions

  • Commercial

  • Resort

  • Green Buildings


JKAE is a leader in Design-Build and has teamed successfully with a variety of quality builders to deliver turn-key projects to our clients.  We are DBIA professionals who believe in the Design-Build delivery method and the power of delivering quality facilities to our clients that are on schedule, within budget, and provide added-value solutions & amenities.


  • Educational, Civic, & Private Design-Build Project Delivery

  • Pre-Construction Services Support & Teaming

  • Design Modeling | BIM | Clash Detection

  • Agency Review Support

  • Design-Build Pricing Support

  • Construction Administration Support


JKAE offers 40 years of experience in community-based planning.  Our passion for planning stems from our interest and involvement in environments that enrich the human experience.  We believe that quality planning that engages stakeholders and community yields great design solutions that reflect what a community cherishes and believes.


  • Campus & Educational Planning

  • Resort & Destination Planning

  • Civic & Community Planning

  • Library Planning

  • Educational Specifications

  • Sports Facility Planning

  • Sustainable Master Planning

Graphic Communication

JKAE believes that design matters and this carries through to the design and look of all elements of a project or pursuit.  Our graphics division assists our clients with quality graphic solutions that support and enhance their goals and mission.



  • Company Branding

  • Fund-Raising Collateral Development

  • 3D Virtual Flythroughs

  • Brochures & Flyers

  • Website Development

  • Event Programs & Invitations

  • Estate Branding

  • Concept Story Boarding

Graphic Communication
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