College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Architectural Engineering



Primary Advisor

James Mwangi, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


The “Fire Rebuild” project involves the structural design of a single-family residence and garage. The original property was destroyed in the Tubb’s Fire, which swept through the city of Santa Rosa in 2017. The original structures were damaged beyond repair and allowed for the owner to customize the property. Following conventional residential building in the United States, the structures were designed as light framed construction, using a mixture of douglas-fir and engineered lumber. As the property is located in a WUI (Wildlife Urban Interface), and a historic California burn scar, special consideration was given to the materials and design of the residence and garage. The design was originally completed in 2019 and has been updated to meet the 2019 California Building Code (CBC).