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Magnusson Klemencic Associates won the platinum award from ACEC Washington for its structural work on the
5.5 million-square-foot City Creek Center
redevelopment in Salt Lake City.

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MKA takes platinum at ACEC awards

Magnusson Klemencic Associates earned the top honor in the 45th annual Engineering Excellence Awards, held by the Washington state chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies on Jan. 18 at the Westin Bellevue.

Jan. 22, 2013
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ACEC Washington honored 43 projects representing a wide range of engineering achievements. The top four awards (one platinum and three gold) will go on to compete in the ACEC national competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

MKA earned the top prize for its structural engineering work at City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The project involved working with three architectural teams to preserve or construct more than a dozen buildings and tie them together in a 23-acre, 5.5 million-square-foot redevelopment in a seismically vulnerable area.

Members of the five-judge panel were Larry Hurlbert, CEO of Integrus Architecture; Linda De Boldt, deputy director of Seattle Public Utilities; Jim Duncan, past board chair and president of the Seattle Architecture Foundation; Ray Steiger, director of public works for the city of Kirkland; and Jon Silver, a reporter at the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington is a professional trade association representing consulting engineering, land surveying and affiliated scientific and planning firms statewide.

ACEC 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards

Platinum Award: Structural systems
Project: City Creek Center redevelopment, Salt Lake City
Client: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(operating as City Creek Reserve) and its equity development partner, Taubman.
Gold Award: Special projects
CH2M Hill
Project: Belfair Wastewater and Water Reclamation Facilities
Client: Mason County Public Works
Gold Award: Studies, research and consulting
North Corridor Transit Partners LLC
(a joint venture of Parametrix and Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Project: North Corridor Transit Project alternatives analysis
Client: Sound Transit
Gold Award: Energy
Wood Harbinger
Project: University of Oregon Central Heat and Power Plant
Client: University of Oregon
Gold Awards
Social/economic sustainability
Project: Walla Walla River habitat restoration
Client: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Project: U-Link tunnels under Interstate 5
Client: Sound Transit
Landau Associates
Project: North Boeing Field short-term and long-term treatment systems
Client: The Boeing Co.
Future value to engineering profession
Project: Spring Creek Pedestrian Bridge
Client: Mowat Construction for the town of Winthrop
Client expectations
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Project: State Route 99: South Holgate Street to South King Street viaduct replacement
Client: Washington State Department of Transportation
Silver Awards
Social/economic sustainability

Aspect Consulting
Project: Riverside property cleanup
Client: Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Client expectations

Project: 240th Street Southeast/North Creek bridge replacement
Client: City of Bothell

David Evans and Associates
Project: Mobile mapping pilot project
Client: Snohomish County Public Works

FSi Consulting Engineers
Project: 777, 767 and 747 spray-coating upgrades
Client: The Boeing Co.
Client expectations

Hart Crowser
Project: Federal Center South
Client: Sellen Construction
Social/economic sustainability

HDR Engineering
Project: Bremerton ultraviolet treatment plant
Client: City of Bremerton
Future value to engineering profession

HDR Engineering
Project: Canyon B Bridge
Client: Douglas County

Project: Brightwater conveyance final design BT-3 completion contract
Client: King County

Transpo Group
Project: e-Park: Electronic parking guidance system, Phase 1
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
Future value to engineering profession

Project: Dolarway Road improvements
Client: City of Ellensburg

Wood Harbinger
Project: Washington State Public Health Laboratories HVAC system upgrades
Client: Washington State Department of Health
Bronze Awards
AECOM Technology Corp.
Project: Tonquin Avenue Bridge replacement
Client: City of Ocean Shores
Project: Lincoln Avenue grade separation
Client: Port of Tacoma
Project: Naval Base Kitsap test pile program
Client: U.S. Navy
David Evans and Associates
Project: Lower Snake River Wind Facility
Client: Puget Sound Energy
David Evans and Associates
Project: Southcenter Parkway extension
Client: City of Tukwila
Project: Port of Portland Terminal 6 modernization
Client: Port of Portland
Golder Associates
Project: Ardmore substation
Client: Puget Sound Energy
HDR Engineering
Project: Aurora corridor improvements
Client: City of Shoreline
HNTB Corp.
Project: Northwest Market/Northeast 45th Street transit priority corridor improvements
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
HWA GeoSciences
Project: 41st Street extension and roundabout
Client: Perteet
HWA GeoSciences
Project: Lake Stevens gravity sewer main replacement
Client: Gray & Osborne
MWH Constructors
Project: Tacoma Central Treatment Plant upgrade and expansion design-build project
Client: City of Tacoma Environmental Services
Project: Southeast Southworth Drive Curly Creek bridge replacement
Client: Kitsap County Department of Public Works
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Project: Sounder D-to-M streets track and signals projects
Client: Sound Transit
RH2 Engineering
Project: McMicken Heights groundwater treatment plant
Client: Highline Water District
RH2 Engineering
Project: Sunset Highway reconstruction
Client: City of Cashmere
Shea Carr Jewell
Project: Sidewalk lid and utility improvement project
Client: City of Port Townsend
Project: Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Cymbaluk Medical Tower integrated surgical/interventional suite
Client: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
Project: Washington State University Martin Stadium south sideline project
Client: ALSC Architects
Tetra Tech
Project: 185th Avenue Northeast extension
Client: City of Redmond
Tetra Tech
Project: Atlantic/Central Base Operations Building
Client: King County Department of Transportation
Tetra Tech
Project: West Lake Sammamish Parkway slide repair
Client:City of Bellevue


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