2021 Bike To Hope Raises Over $180K

Forell|Elsesser Engineers has sponsored the Bike to Hope event since its inception in 2012. Organized by the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council (NCREC)​, Bike to Hope is a fundraising event to support the lifesaving treatment and compassionate care of City of Hope​.

As an active sponsor, F|E led last year’s 2020 virtual ride event, which was a huge success, but this year, it was time to get back on the open road and ride together! Over 150 riders of all levels participated in the in-person ride and over $180,000 was raised!

Learn more about Bike to Hope here.

Keri Scholte

As a Structural Designer at Forell | Elsesser, Keri Scholte is thrilled to contribute to the built landscape of the Bay Area and beyond.  She enjoys learning seismic-resistance and sustainability strategies with the Forell | Elsesser team and being able to apply innovative systems to projects. Keri brings care to her work and is thoughtful about effectively communicating technical information between architects and contractors.

Keri received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UCLA, where she helped revitalize the EERI and SEAOSC student community. With additional exposure to architecture and urban design, Keri is passionate about using her engineering role to help the built environment be resilient, beautiful, and just.

After the workday, Keri enjoys reading, exploring restaurants with friends, and ceramics.

Ranjitha Manohar

As a structural designer, Ranjitha focuses on the technical design of the structural elements of a vast array of building types. With a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, she has worked on many iconic and historical high rises and managed large-scale development projects. Ranjitha always looks for innovative solutions to solve a problem efficiently and focuses on workflows that help streamline a company’s processes. She brings to the table a level of organization and focus that is needed for the project team as a whole and always has a fresh perspective on how to approach the design. She is currently working on a large seismic retrofit project that requires a high level of patience, enthusiasm, organization, technical know-how, and motivation, which are a few of the qualities that define her.

Apart from engineering, Ranjitha is a passionate plant mother, painter & avid reader. In her free time, she explores the world of coding as a hobby, enjoys hiking, and aims to hit a minimum of five national parks every year.

Professional Associations

  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)