Mission & Value

Our mission is to be recognized as the leader in the filed by our commitment to creative technology, innovative solutions, quality work, and client satisfaction. The basis of our mission is pioneering an innovative and cost-effective solutions to challenging all related requirements, while considering the safety and welfare of the related people.

We try to develop and apply a sustainable design including the integration of environment-friendly materials and methods to produce a design which meets the needs of the user while minimizing the impact on the environment.

From the outset, we apply our lifecycle knowledge to integrate safety, constructability, operations and maintenance, and other important elements into each project. As a result, we increase efficiency, improve speed to market, resolve stakeholder concerns, streamline complex project delivery issues, successfully implement first-generation technologies, maximize scope within cost constraints, and create lasting value for your enterprise. We are ready to enhance our ability to innovate.

Our Commitment

  • Creative Technology

  • Innovative Solutions

  • Quality Work & Client Satisfaction

Firm History

In 1997, Ph.D/Professional Engineer, Ryan H. Kim, set up his consulting building structural engineering business first in Seoul, Korea. In the years that have followed, the business has grown into a consulting firm including construction managing and inspection and using the business principles that Basis & Associates, Inc. first set out.

By 2003, Basis was starting of the business in Los Angeles of Southern California, United State of America. Its professional philosophy extended from Type I to Type V Building of structural engineering, construction management and inspection such as earthquake resisting engineering, High-rise analysis and design, residential and commercial complex, massive entertainment facility and special inspection of the buildings.

We are inviting a leading professional people to join the Basis in the field of structural engineering, construction management and inspection to broaden our ability to come true.

Now, Basis, as a professional provider of design, engineering, management and inspection for the building, will creates better building and environments and powerful ideas that solve the most complex challenges. We are trying to collaborate with clients and related consultants to create wonderful spaces linking people and place.


Our each team is the best members in consulting, engineering, management and inspection fields that have plenty and well experiences in various type of buildings.

Basis always try to make a decision for the best solution through the pre-meeting, investigation, research, discuss and advise from expert group.

Basis takes great pride in helping clients achieve their goals by providing professional service at a personal level.

In Los Angeles

Ryan H. Kim

President/Engineering, Inspection in Los Angeles
  • Building Structural Analysis and Design
  • Project administration
  • Field inspection/observation
  • Professional Structural Engineer, State of California
  • Member, American Concrete Institute(ACI)
  • Member, Structural Engineer Associate of California(SEAOC)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE)

Katie Bahn

Executive Manager/Engineering, Inspection in Los Angeles
  • Building Structural Analysis and Design
  • Field inspection/observation
  • Professional Structural Engineer, State of California
  • Certified Inspector ICC/AISC/ACI/AWS, State of California
  • Member, International Code Council(ICC)
  • Member, American Welding Society(AWS)

Allison J. Kim

Executive Manager/Director in Los Angeles
  • Financial/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Coordinator of government activities, entitlements, and community relations


In New York

William Ahn

Chief Executive Officer in New York
  • Global Representative of the Vitala Group, with Specific responsibilities for Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia & the rest of Asia
  • Publisher and CEO of the USA-Korean Journal, Media Korea Group(MKTV) Korea Bureau Chief & holds the chairmanship of the World Journalist Foundation
  • CEO of the Global Power Management Group
  • Reporter for a leading Korean news agency
  • Editor in Chief of the New York Korea Daily News
  • Member, Overseas Press Club of America
  • Member, UN Correspondents and City of New York Press
  • Member, Foreign Correspondent of Blue House (Presidential Office of Korea)
  • Member, National Assembly (Congress of Korea)
  • Member, Seoul Foreign Correspondent’s Club.
In Seoul

Ho-Seok Chung

Chief Operating Officer/Manager in Seoul
  • Chief Project operation/administration
  • Consultant for operating and patent department
  • CEO/Founder of INOBASE Co., Ltd.
  • Project Manager of SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Co., Ltd.
  • BA from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
  • Certificate of Cushman Darby & Cushman Law Firm(USA patent law)
  • Korea Technology Transfer Agent
  • Consultant, Korea Technology Industrialized Group
  • Consultant, KOTEC(Korea Technology Finance Corporation)
  • Consultant, KISTI/KIAT