Established on January 17th, 1994—the day of the Northridge Earthquake—Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers has been working ever since to protect its clients from the next major seismic event.

After leaving prominent positions at a Santa Monica firm, Steve Taylor and Rye Syfan joined together to establish a structural engineering design firm of their own. With two office locations, one in Los Osos on the Central Coast, and the other in the city of Santa Monica, they were able to continue working with architects in Southern California while establishing new relationships with clients in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers quickly came to be appreciated for smart, innovative and efficient structural solutions and its standing within the industry continues to be strong. Its team of engineers provides expertise in a broad range of project types, including residential, multi-family, commercial, civic, religious, industrial, educational, military, healthcare and retrofit. Additionally, the Taylor & Syfan team is skilled in specialty structural engineering services such as rehabilitation of historic structures, forensic analysis, expert witness to the legal profession, photovoltaic panel support systems and R&D of alternative structural systems and materials.

It is also a firm dedicated to the engineer’s role in reducing environmental impact through sustainable design. Taylor & Syfan is proud to be a founding member of SLO Green Build and a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

In 2007, the principals made the decision to share ownership of the company with its employees through formation of an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). The goal was to reward, empower, and foster a truly collaborative design environment.

With over more than 20 years of diverse experience, Taylor & Syfan has remained engaged in its industry and has dedicated itself to gaining expertise in various project types, which enables them to bring their clients' visions to completion. Today, Taylor & Syfan has grown to more than twenty team members and serves Northern, Central and Southern California with offices in San Luis Obispo and Pasadena.