Recent Awards & Achievements

 

 

2013 Individual Honor Awards
2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
2012 Individual Honor Awards
2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
2011 Individual Honor Awards
2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

2017

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Study/Research/Guidelines

  • Award of Merit
    • High-Rise Pre-Nirthridge Column Splice Repair
      • Degenkolb Engineers

​​Special Use Structures

  • Award of Merit
    • Black Rock Lighthouse Service
      • Holmes Structures
  • Award of Merit
    • St. Eugene's Baldacchino
      • ZFA Structural Engineers

Historic Preservation:

  • Award of Merit
    • Trefethen Historic Winery
      • ZFA Structural Engineers
  • Award of Merit
    • UC Berkeley Bowles Hall Seismic Retrofit and Renewal
      • Maffei Structural Engineering
  • Award of Excellence
    • Hibernia Bank Building
      • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Retrofit/Alteration

  • Award of Merit
    • Bay Area Metro Center
      • Holmes Structures
  • ​Award of Merit
    • 56 The Terrace
      • Holmes Structures
  • ​Award of Excellence
    • The Desmond
      • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

New Construction

  • Award of Merit
    • 1908 Shattuck Avenue
      • Tipping Structural Engineers
  • Award of Merit
    • UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum
      • Rutherford + Chekene
  • Award of Merit
    • Hollywood Casino - Jamul, California
      • Gregory P. Luth & Asscociates, Inc.
  • Award of Merit
    • McMurtry Art & History Building
      • Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

Landmark

  • Award of Merit
    • Apple Union Square
      • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Award of Excellence
    • Poly International Plaza
      • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

 

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2016

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Study/Research/Guidelines

  • Award of Merit
    • Earthquake Strengthening of Cripple Walls in Wood-Frame Dwellings
      (ATC-125) South Napa Earthquake Recovery Advisory 
      (FEMA P-1024-RA2)
  • Award of Merit
    • Research Driven Design Using Topology Optimization: LAX
      • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

​​Special Use Structures

  • Award of Excellence
    • Ring of Celestial Bliss and Its Re-Use
      • Envision Engineering Consultants
  • Award of Merit
    • Stanford University, Old Chemistry Building
      • Degenkolb Engineers

Infrastructure:

  • Award of Excellence
    • BART Pleasant Hill Station, Seismic Retrofit
      • ESE Consulting Engineers
  • Award of Merit
    • Stanford Replacement Central Energy Facility
      • Rutherford + Chekene

Historic Preservation:

  • Award of Excellence
    • War Memorial Veterans Building, Seismic Upgrade
      • Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Inc.

Retrofit/Alteration

  • Award of Excellence (Small)
    • The Strand, American Conservatory Theater
      • Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP
  • ​Award of Excellence (Large)
    • "Retrofit" of Extensionof Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1
      • ​Envision Engineering Consultants
  • ​Award of Merit
    • "UC Berkeley Lower Sproul Redevelopment Project
      • ​Rutherford + Chekene

New Construction

  • Award of Excellence
    • Zuckerberg, San Francisco General Hospital
      • Arup
  • Award of Merit
    • Superior Court of Calfornia, San Benito County Courthouse
      • Rutherford + Chekene
  • Award of Merit
    • Boeddeker Park and Clubhouse
      • Daedalus Engineering
  • Award of Merit
    • 350 Mission
      • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Sustainable Design

  • Award of Excellence
    • 100 Van Ness
      • Nishkian Menninger
  • Award of Excellence
    • The Basis School - Silicon Valley
      • Holmes Culley
  • Award of Merit
    • Cooley Landing Education Center
      • KPFF Consulting Engineers

Landmark

  • Award of Excellence
    • SFO Air Traffic Control Tower & Integrated Facility
      • Walter P Moore
  • Award of Merit
    • UC Berkeley, Berkeley Museum of Art & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
      • Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

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2015

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Study/Research/Guidelines

  • Award of Merit
    • Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes
      • Thor Matteson Engineering
  • Award of Merit
    • Timber Tower Research + Fargo Block 9
      • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

​​Special Use Structures

  • Award of Excellence
    • Hero's Horse​
      • Gregory P. Luth and Associates
  • Award of Merit
    • 2Squared
      • Holmes Culley

Infrastructure:

  • No Submission

Historic Preservation:

  • No Submissions

Retrofit/Alteration

  • Award of Excellence
    • 680 Folsom Street
      • Tipping Structural Engineers
  • ​Award of Merit
    • UOP Dugoni School of Dentistry
      • ​Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

New Construction

  • Award of Excellence (Large)
    • Isle of Capri
      • Gregory P. Luth and Associates
  • Award of Excellence (Small)
    • ADAMVS Tasting Room & Wine Library
      • Jon Brody Structural Engineers
  • Award of Merit
    • Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Medical Center Replacement Project
      • Degenkolb Engineers

Sustainable Design

  • Award of Excellence
    • Pearl River Tower
      • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Landmark

  • Award of Excellence
    • The Vegas High Roller Observation Tower
      • ARUP
  • Award of Merit
    • Shangri-La at the Fort
      • DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Alternative Project Delivery

  • Award of Excellence
    • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Merrit Pavilion
      • Degenkolb Engineers
  • Award of Merit
    • UCSF Mission Bay Hospital
      • Rutherford + Chekene

 

2014

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Study/Research/Guidelines

Award of Excellence
FEMA P-58 Seismic Performance Assessment of Buildings, Methodology and Implementation (ATC-58 Project)
Applied Technology Council
 
Special Use Structures
 
Award of Excellence
East Station Plaza-Danseurs (Dancers)
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
 
Award of Merit
O'Neill Seawall
Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc.
 
Award of Merit
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Achieve
Degenkolb Engineers
 
Infrastructure
 
Award of Excellence
Floating Cofferdam For Repair Of The Washington State SR-520 Floating Replacement Bridge
Ben C. Gerwick
 
Award of Merit
Seismic Friction Damper
Liftech Consultants
 
Retrofit/ Alteration
 
Award of Merit
The Battery
Holmes Culley
 
New Construction
 
Award of Excellence
Newport Beach Civic Center and Park
Arup
 
Award of Merit
San Bernardino Justice Center
Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
 
Award of Merit
UC Berkeley Wurster Hall CAD/CAM Facility
Jon Brody Structural Engineers
 
Sustainable Design
 
Award of Excellence
Salt Lake Public Safety Building
Dunn Associate, Inc, Holmes Culley, and Estructure
 
Historical Preservation
 
Award of Excellence
140 New Montgomery
Holmes Culley
 
Award of Merit
UC Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre
Tipping Mar
 
Alternative Project Delivery
 
Award of Excellence
Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
TMAD Taylor & Gaines
 
Award of Merit
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Sunnyvale
KPFF Consulting Engineers
 

2013

Individual Honor Awards

Edwin G. Zacher Award
Lindsey Maclise (June 2013)

H.J. Brunnier Award
Ronald Hamburger (June 2013)

SEAONC Fellow Member
Rafael Sabelli (June 2013)

SEAONC Honorary Member
David Bonneville (June 2013)

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards (May 2013)

2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award Ceremony

Study/Research/Guidelines
 
Award of Merit
Environmental Analysis Tool
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Award of Merit
Environmental and Financial Impact Seismic Analysis
Degenkolb Engineers

Award of Excellence
Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Guidelines for Haitian Masonry Housing
Degenkolb Engineers
 

Special-Use Structures
 
Award of Merit
South San Francisco Ferry Terminal
Liftech Consultants, Inc. 

Award of Excellence
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Barge Gate
Ben C. Gerwick, Inc.
 

Infrastructure
 
Award of Excellence
GIWW Sector Gate Monolith
Ben C. Gerwick, Inc.
  

Retrofit/ Alteration
 
Award of Excellence
The New Exploratorium at Piers 15/17
Rutherford & Chekene
 

New Construction
 
Award of Merit
Adobe Corporate Campus
Holmes Culley & Dunn Associate

Award of Merit
Foster City Elementary School Modernization
KPW Structural Engineer

Award of Excellence
Bing Concert Hall
Degenkolb Engineers
 

Sustainable Design
 
Award of Merit
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters
Tipping Mar 
 

Landmark Structures
 
Award of Merit
Regent Emirates Pearl Hotel
DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Award of Merit
Jinao Tower
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Award of Excellence
UC Berkeley California Memorial Stadium Seismic Upgrade
Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

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2012

Individual Honor Awards

H. J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award
David A. Friedman, Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc. (June 2012)

Edwin G. Zacher Award for Outstanding Recent Service and Contribution to the Association
Marko Schotanus, Rutherford & Chekene (June 2012)

Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Service to SEAONC
Hamid Fatehi, Ben C. Gerwick, Inc. (June 2012)

SEAONC Fellow
Jon Heintz, Applied Technology Council (June 2012)

SEAONC Honorary Members
James Kelly, University of California, Berkeley (June 2012)
Frank L. Rollo, Treadwell & Rollo, Inc. (June 2012)

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Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards (May 2012)

  1. Study/Research/Guidelines
     
    Award of Merit
    Wood-Framed Shear Wall Construction - An Illustrated Guide
    Thor Matteson
     
    Award of Excellence
    FEMA E-74: Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage ​(ATC-69-1 Project)
    Applied Technology Council, FEMA, BFP Engineers, Inc., and Estructure
     
  2. Special-Use Structures
     
    Award of Merit
    Operable Atrium Roof at the California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco, CA
    Walter P. Moore 
     
  3. Infrastructure
     
    Award of Merit
    Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, Lake Borgne Floor Wall and Mississippi River Gulf
    Outlet Closure - New Orleans, LA

    Ben C. Gerwick
     
    Award of Excellence
    Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing - Walnut Creek, CA
    ARUP
     
  4. Historic Preservation
     
    Award of Merit 
    De Turk Round Barn - Santa Rosa, CA
    MKM & Associates
     
    Award of Merit 
    Presidio Buildings 101 and 103 - San Francisco, CA
    Holmes Culley 
     
  5. Retrofit/ Alteration
     
    Award of Merit 
    McHenry Library - University of California, Santa Cruz
    Rutherford & Chekene 
     
  6. New Construction
     
    Award of Merit
    Medical Education Telemedicine Building - University of California, San Diego
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
     
  7. Sustainable Design
     
    Award of Merit
    Carquinez Senior Apartments - Richmond, CA
    Tipping Mar 
     
  8. Landmark Structures
     
    Award of Excellence
    Al Hamra Tower - Kuwait City, Kuwait
    ​Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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2011

Individual Honor Awards

H. J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award
Victor Zayas (June 2011)

Edwin G. Zacher Award for Outstanding Recent Service and Contribution to the Association
Bruce Maison (June 2011)

SEAONC Fellows
Tim Hart (June 2011)
Ron Mayes (June 2011)

SEAONC Honorary Members
Laurence Kornfield (June 2011)
Stephen Mahin (June 2011)

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Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards (May 2011)

2011 SEAONC Excellence in Engineering Awards Ceremony Presentation

2011 SEAONC Excellence in Engineering Awards San Francisco Business Times Insert

  1. Study/Research/Guidelines

    Award of Excellence (Small Project)
    Laboratory Testing of Anchor Bolts Connecting Wood Sill Plates to Concrete with Minimum Edge Distances 
    Certus Consulting, Inc

    Award of Excellence (Large Project)
    Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings
    Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

  2. Special-Use Structures

    Award of Merit
    Cyclisk, Santa Rosa, CA 
    ZFA Structural Engineers

    Award of Merit
    The Bowls Project, San Francisco, CA 
    Degenkolb Engineers

    Award of Excellence
    Pedestrian Walkway, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, CA 
    ESE Consulting Engineers, Inc

  3. Historic Preservation

    Award of Merit
    The Sherry House & Depot Saloon, Seismic Retrofit and Renovation, St. Helena, CA 
    KPFF Consulting Engineers

    Award of Merit
    Sather Tower Spire, University of California, Berkeley, CA 
    Cushing Associates, Inc

    Award of Excellence
    UC Berkeley Bowles Hall: Retrofit for Hayward Fault Offset, Berkeley, CA 
    Rutherford & Chekene

  4. Retrofit/Alteration

    Award of Merit
    East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond, CA 
    Jon Brody Structural Engineers

    Award of Merit
    Caltrans District 4 Headquarters, Seismic Upgrade, Oakland, CA 
    Degenkolb Engineers & The Crosby Group

    Award of Merit
    Seismic Retrofit & Rehabilitation of Terminal - 2, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA 
    OLMM Consulting Engineers

    Award of Excellence
    The Bulgari Flagship Store, San Francisco, CA 
    Holmes Culley

  5. New Construction

    Award of Merit 
    UCSF Child Care Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 
    Holmes Culley

    Award of Excellence 
    Shanghai Huawei Technologies Corporate Campus, Shanghai, China 
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  6. Sustainable Design

    Award of Merit
    Cowell Student Health Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 
    Degenkolb Engineers

    Award of Excellence 
    Hamilton Partners Office Building, Salt Lake City, UT
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  7. Landmark Structures

    Award of Excellence:
    UCSF Regeneration Medicine Building, University of California, San Francisco, CA 
    Nabih Youssef Associates

    Award of Excellence:
    Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, University of California, San Francisco, CA 
    Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

    Award of Excellence (International Project)
    Tianjin World Financial Center, Tianjin, China 
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  8. Infrastructure

    Award of Excellence
    Seismic Retrofit - Core BART System, West Oakland Aerial Station, Oakland, CA 
    Creegan + D'Angelo Infrastructure Engineers

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