Special Section Index   Awards   Back to DJC.COM 

Photo by Sherman Takata
A new terminal and concourse at the Mineta San Jose (Calif.) International Airport opened in June last year. Magnusson Klemencic Associates designed its structural system, for which it was awarded top honors at ACEC Washington’s Engineering Excellence Awards.

DJC special section team

Section editor: Jon Silver
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown

MKA wins top ACEC award

Magnusson Klemencic Associates took top honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington’s 43rd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards event on Jan. 21 at the Westin Bellevue.

Jan. 24, 2011
A Special Section of

The ceremony honored 39 projects for a wide range of engineering achievements. ACEC Washington’s top six award winners (one platinum and five gold) will go on to compete in the ACEC national competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

MKA earned its Platinum Award for a flexible truss structural design in a new terminal at the Mineta San Jose (Calif.) International Airport. Four projects won national silver awards. Best-in-state awards were also given to local projects.

The four-judge panel included Ken Wightman, CEO of David Evans Enterprises; Amy Haugerud, former chairwoman of the ACEC Washington board of directors; George Shaw, a partner at LMN Architects; and Lucy Bodilly, a construction writer.

ACEC Washington is a professional trade association representing consulting engineering, land surveying and affiliated scientific and planning firms statewide.

ACEC 2011 Engineering Excellence Awards
Platinum Award
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Project: Mineta San Jose (Calif.) International Airport Terminal B and Concourse
Client: Mineta San Jose International Airport
Gold Award: Water Resources
Anchor QEA
Project: Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project
Client: Chelan Public Utility District
Gold Award: Water Resources
Project: Pelton Round Butte Selective Water Withdrawal
Client: Portland General Electric
Gold Award: Transportation
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Project: Sound Transit’s Airport Link Project
Client: Sound Transit
Gold Award: Energy
Wood Harbinger
Project: Central Power Station – Chilled Water Plant
Client: University of Oregon
Gold Award: Buildings/Technology Systems
Wood Harbinger
Project: Laura Angst Hall
Client: Skagit Valley College
Gold Awards:
Best in State
Original or Innovative Application of New or Existing Techniques
Project: Broadway Pier Seismic Upgrade
Client: San Diego Unified Port District
Future Value to the Engineering Profession
HWA GeoSciences
Project: Everett Riverfront Cement Amendment
Client: City of Everett
Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations
Herrera Environmental Consultants
Project: Hansen Creek Alluvial Fan & Wetland Restoration
Client: Upper Skagit Valley Indian Tribe
Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design Considerations
Project: Monte Cristo Bridge
Client: Snohomish County
Shannon & Wilson
Project: Elwha River Bridge
Client: Clallam County
Exceeding Client/Owner Needs
David Evans and Associates
Project: Wine Country Roundabouts
Client: City of Woodinville
Silver Awards:
Four projects on the national track earned Silver Awards
Studies, research, and consulting engineering services

Project: Alaskan Way Viaduct
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation
Structural systems

Exceltech Consulting
Project: Northeast 45th Street Viaduct Replacement
Client:Seattle Department of Transportation

Project: State Route 519 Intermodal Access Project, Phase 2
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation

Exceltech Consulting
Project: Eighth Street Bridge Replacements
Client: City of Port Angeles
Silver Awards:
Best in State

Original or innovative application of new or existing techniques

Cary Kopczynski & Co.
Project: 2201 Westlake/Enso
Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Original or innovative application of new or existing techniques

Project: Arterial Asphalt and Concrete: Second Avenue, Fourth Avenue
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
Original or innovative application of new or existing techniques

Tetra Tech
Project: Coal Creek Upper Reach Stabilization
Client: City of Bellevue
Future value to the engineering profession

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Project: Wastewater Treatment Expansion
Client: City of La Center
Future value to the engineering profession

Landau Associates
Project: Ebey Slough Transmission Line Relocation Design-Build
Client: Puget Sound Energy
Future value to the engineering profession

Hart Crowser
Project: 505 First Avenue
Client: Seneca Real Estate Group
Social, economic and sustainable design considerations

Landau Associates
Project: Aquifer Remediation
Client: The Boeing Co.

Tetra Tech
Project: Sewer Lake Line Replacement
Client: City of Mercer Island
Exceeding client/owner needs

David Evans and Associates
Project: Wild Horse Wind Facility Expansion
Client: Puget Sound Energy
Exceeding client/owner needs

Project: Elwha River Bridge Replacement
Client: Clallam County
Exceeding client/owner needs

Project: Olympic Pipe Line Span Protection Project
Client: Olympic Pipe Line Co.
Bronze Awards:
Best in State


Project: Cap Sante Marine Site Remediation and Restoration
Client: Port of Anacortes
HDR Engineering

Project: Mount Vernon Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Client: City of Mount Vernon

Project: I-405 South Bellevue Drainage and Water Quality
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation

Project: North Expressway Relocation and Widening
Client: Port of Seattle
INCA Engineers

Project: Bel-Red East-West Early Implementation Project
Client: City of Bellevue :
Notkin Mechanical Engineers

Project: Corrosion Control Hangar
Client: P&L General Contractors
Notkin Mechanical Engineers

Project:Haviland Hangar Recapitalization
Client: The Korte Co.
RH2 Engineering, Inc.

Project: Enclosed Lateral Improvement Projects, 2009/2010
Client: Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District
Roth Hill LLC

Project: Chelsea Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Client: Southwest Suburban Sewer District
Skillings Connolly

Project: East Bay Redevelopment
Client: Port of Olympia
Transpo Group

Project: I-5 – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Transportation Analysis
Client: City of Lakewood
Wood Harbinger

Project: Science Center, Centralia
Client: Centralia College


ACEC Washington (www.acec-wa.org)

Alliance Flooring Services (www.allianceflooring.com)

Clark Nuber P.S. (www.clarknuber.com)

Landau Associates, Inc. (www.landauinc.com)

Reds Fly Shop (www.redsflyshop.com)

ROTHHILL, LLC (www.rothhill.com)

Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (www.shannonwilson.com)

Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)

Copyright ©2011 Seattle Daily Journal and DJC.COM.
Comments? Questions? Contact us.