What’s Happening at MKA

UPCOMING EVENTS

01/18/18 – MKA will be at the 12th Annual University of Washington CEE Career Fair from 1:30 - 4:30pm

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02/1/18 – MKA will be at the UCLA CEE Career Fair

02/22/18 — MKA will be at the University of Illinois CEE Career Fair from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

11.29.2011 — Shelley Clark, MKA Principal, attends the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

» Shelley Clark attends the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference

11.28.2011 — The White House honors the ACE Mentor Program of America with one of eight 2010 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring; MKA started the Washington chapter of the ACE program ten years ago

» The White House honors the ACE Mentor Program of America

11.15.2011 — The University of Washington Medicine Lake Union, Phase 2 (MKA project) is presented with an Award of Merit at the 2011 Design Awards for the American Institute of Architects, Northwest and Pacific Region

» UW Medicine Lake Union, Phase 2 presented with AIA 2011 Award of Merit

11.10.2011 — Robert Baxter, Senior Associate at MKA, attends the American Institute of Steel Construction and Pacific Northwest Steel Fabricators Association’s T.R. Higgins Lecture, "Special Concentrically Braced Frames Gusset Plate Connection Design," in Seattle

» Special Concentrically Braced Frames Gusset Plate Connection Design

10.31.2011 — Waldo is found in MKA’s civil engineering department!

» Where’s Waldo

10.25.2011 — The Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects holds its annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, recognizing several MKA projects: University of Washington’s Paccar Hall (Merit Award); Peninsula College Maier Hall, Admiral Live/Work Residence, and Kenmore Library (all Commendations); and the Samsung International Hospital (Citation)

» MKA projects win AIA Honor Awards

10.20.2011 — At the Green Building Congress 2011 in New Delhi, India, Don Davies, MKA Principal, presented "Climate-Conscious Building Design:  New Approaches to Embodied-Carbon Optimization

» At the Green Building Congress 2011 in New Delhi, India

10.13.2011 — Ron Klemencic, MKA President, presented "Performance Based Seismic Design -- Lessons Learned" at the International Workshop held by the Complex-Shaped Super Tall Buildings Integrated Design Research Team

» Ron Klemencic, MKA President, presented

10.10.2011 — Ron Klemencic, MKA President, presents "Architecture & Engineering as One" and "Seismic Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings" at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2011 World Conference, "Why Tall: Green, Safety & Humanity," in Seoul, Korea   

» Ron Klemencic, MKA President, presents

10.06.2011 — MKA Chairman and CEO Jon Magnusson presents the inaugural public lecture for the newly created Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington (SEFW), entitled "Behind-the-Scenes Stories of Seattle’s Latest Generation of Landmarks

» MKA Chairman and CEO Jon Magnusson presents the inaugural public lecture fo

09.12.2011 — MKA Principal Don Davies participates in a Life Cycle Assessment for Washington workshop, hosted by the University of Washington Carbon Leadership Forum

» MKA Principal Don Davies participates in a Life Cycle Assessment for Washin

09.01.2011 — The University of Washington Paccar Hall project (new home of the Michael G. Foster School of Business) and the North Seattle Community College Resource Center (both MKA projects) are both certified LEED Gold

» The University of Washington Paccar Hall project (new home of the Michael G

08.20.2011 — "Team MKA" (consisting of employees Andy Fry, Wyatt Henderson, Derek Beaman, Amy Haaland, Adam Theiss, Krzysztof Zaleski, Janet Ranf, and John Hooper) participates in the Covey Run for Seattle Children’s Hospital; MKA employees supported the team with contributions totaling more than $1,200

» "Team MKA" (consisting of employees Andy Fry, Wyatt Henderson

08.14.2011 — Drew Kirkpatrick (MKA engineer) participates in the Lake Stevens Half Ironman, a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run, finishing in 6:15:47

» Drew Kirkpatrick (MKA engineer) participates in the Lake Stevens Half Ironm

08.11.2011 — MKA Principal Greg Briggs presents Tacoma’s LeMay Car Museum (MKA project) to an in-house group of architects at SRG Partnership in Seattle

» MKA Principal Greg Briggs presents Tacoma’s LeMay Car Museum

08.01.2011 — Several buildings at City Creek Center earn LEED certification: The Promontory (Tower 1), The Regent (Tower 4), and Richards Court (Towers 6 and 7) all earn Gold, while City Creek itself receives a Silver for LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND), one of the first mixed-use projects in the country to do so

» City Creek Center earn LEED certification

08.01.2011 — The Design/Build Institute of America announces that The San Jose International Airport Terminal Area Improvement Project (including MKA’s work on Terminal B and Concourse) will receive a Design/Build Excellence Award at its annual conference in October

» The Design/Build Institute of America announces that The San Jose Internati

07.30.2011 — Danny Currit (MKA engineer) is one of 244 participants who completed the White River 50 Mile Endurance Trail Run near Crystal Mountain Ski Resort at Mount Rainier, scaling an 8,700-foot climb in elevation over the 50 miles, and finishing in 09:54 

» Danny Currit (MKA engineer) is one of 244 participants who comple

07.27.2011 — MKA design engineer Ian McFarlane and civil design engineer Carly McArdle guest lecture at a University of Washington School of Architecture course, with Ian discussing "A Candid Conversation about the Future of BIM" and Carly "Civil Engineering and BIM"

» MKA design engineer Ian McFarlane and civil design engineer Carly McArdle g

07.25.2011 — The MKA softball team wins first place in its co-rec division, and brings home a towering trophy to show off in the office

» The MKA softball team wins first place in its co-rec division, and brings h

07.22.2011 — Food Lifeline completes another successful Food Frenzy campaign, resulting in $350,000 in revenue raised (7% increase over 2010), 2,900 volunteer hours contributed, 23,000 food items donated, and in total, 1,050,000 meals provided for hungry children; MKA participated in the fund-raising campaign with bake sales, wine raffles, trivia contests, and tournament-style games around the office during July

» Food Lifeline completes another successful Food Frenzy campaign, resulting

07.21.2011 — MKA Director of Civil Engineering Drew Gangnes presents "Green Roof Hydrology" to several architects at a Columbia Green Roof seminar in Seattle

» MKA Director of Civil Engineering Drew Gangnes presents

07.01.2011 — The Anchorage Museum Expansion project in Alaska (MKA project) is awarded LEED Certification

» The Anchorage Museum Expansion project in Alaska (MKA project) is awarded L

06.25.2011 — MKA design engineers Janet Ranf and Adam Theiss finish the Seattle Rock & Roll Half-Marathon race, Adam with a time of 1:38:02 and Janet at 1:58:47

» MKA design engineers Janet Ranf and Adam Theiss finish the Seattl

06.24.2011 — MKA Principal Don Davies presents "Climate-Conscious Building Design:  New Approaches to Embodied-Carbon Optimization," at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Building Materials and Construction Technologies Conference in Shanghai; Don also chairs the "Innovative Construction Technologies" session at the conference

» MKA Principal Don Davies presents

06.23.2011 — MKA Principal Brook Jacksha presents an overview of site sustainability features for the U.S. Land Port of Entry project in San Ysidro, California, at the Carbon Leadership Forum in San Francisco

» MKA Principal Brook Jacksha presents an overview of site sustainability fea

06.23.2011 — MKA Senior Associate Mike Jewsbury presents an overview of the Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital project (alongside colleagues from AEI and Power Construction) at the Healthcare Engineering Society of Northern Illinois meeting in Chicago

» MKA Senior Associate Mike Jewsbury presents an overview of the Lurie C

06.01.2011 — Chicago’s 155 North Wacker (MKA project) is one of the "battlegrounds" in the upcoming movie, "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon"; many scenes were filmed on location, and MKA even did tenant improvement work for rigging loads for camera equipment in the building lobby

» Chicago’s 155 North Wacker (MKA project) is one of the

06.01.2011 — The Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition (MKA project) is named Best Small Project by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois in its 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering competition

» The Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition (MKA project) is named Best Small

05.25.2011 — The Michael G. Foster School of Business Paccar Hall project at the University of Washington (MKA project) receives an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Washington Council in its 2011 Civic Design Awards competition

» The Michael G. Foster School of Business Paccar Hall project at the Univers

05.14.2011 — MKA CEO/Chairman Jon Magnusson is one of four people awarded a Designer Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction, recognizing "outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and the structural steel design/construction/academic community

» MKA CEO/Chairman Jon Magnusson is one of four people awarded a Designer Lif

05.14.2011 — The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (MKA project) receives an Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects in its Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional and Urban Design

» The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (MKA project) receives an Honor Award for Architecture

05.12.2011 — The Columbia College Media Center in Chicago (MKA project) is named Best New Building by the Friends of Downtown in the Best of Downtown 2010 Annual Awards for Chicago

» The Columbia College Media Center in Chicago (MKA project) is named Best Ne

05.01.2011 — The JW Marriott in Indianapolis (MKA project) receives "Project of the Year in the Outstanding Achievements in Concrete" from the Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute

» The JW Marriott in Indianapolis (MKA project) receives 

04.29.2011 — MKA hosts a booth at the International Association of Venue Managers Region 4 Conference, held in Seattle; MKA is also a sponsor of the event

» MKA hosts a booth at the International Association of Venue Managers Region

04.27.2011 — MKA Principals Dave Eckmann, Drew Gangnes, and Jay Taylor all present various MKA projects in a University of Washington Center for the Built Environments lecture

» MKA Principals Dave Eckmann, Drew Gangnes, and Jay Taylor all present vario

04.18.2011 — MKA engineer Amy Haaland completes the Boston Marathon in 3:37:53, an average of 8.19 minutes per mile

» MKA engineer Amy Haaland completes the Boston Marathon in 3:37:53, an avera

04.15.2011 — MKA is well represented at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Congress in Henderson, Nevada:  MKA CEO/Chairman Jon Magnusson gives a presentation on construction collapses, and MKA Director of Earthquake Engineering John Hooper gives a presentation on ASCE 7-10 seismic loads

» MKA is well represented at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ S

04.01.2011 — Modern Steel Construction publishes, "Performance-Based Seismic Design," co-written by MKA Director of Earthquake Engineering John Hooper and Ronald O. Hamburger of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.; John Hooper’s headshot also makes it on the cover of the edition!

» Modern Steel Construction publishes,

04.01.2011 — The University of California San Diego Conrad Presbys Music Building is recognized with several awards:  the Architectural Cast-in-Place Concrete award from the American Concrete Institute San Diego Chapter, and an Orchid from the San Diego Architectural Foundation

» The University of California San Diego Conrad Presbys Music Building is rec

03.30.2011 — The San Jose Mineta Airport Terminal B and Concourse (MKA project) is recognized with a National Award, the top award in its category of "Projects Greater Than $75 Million," in the 2011 IDEAS2 competition for the American Institute of Steel Construction

» San Jose Mineta Airport Terminal B and Concourse (MKA project) is recognized with a National Award

03.21.2011 — Reuters TV News of Los Angeles interviews MKA Director of Earthquake Engineering John Hooper for an upcoming special on earthquake safety, seismic standards, and building codes

» Reuters TV News of Los Angeles interviews MKA Director of Earthquake Engine

03.11.2011 — Chicago’s 300 East Randolph/Blue Cross Blue Shield Vertical Expansion (MKA project) wins the 2010 Development of the Year Award at the 23rd Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards

» Chicago’s 300 East Randolph/Blue Cross Blue Shield Vertical Expansion

03.01.2011 — MKA joins the University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum, helping to devise standards to limit building carbon footprints

» MKA joins the University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum

03.01.2011 — The Intermountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute presents its annual Excellence in Concrete Awards, recognizing the Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, and the parking garage at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (both MKA projects)

» The Intermountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute presents its a

02.01.2011 — Attention College Students!! MKA representatives will be at several career fairs this winter at colleges around the country. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

» Attention College Students!! MKA representatives will be at several career

01.28.2011 — Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) presents its 2010 Project of the Year Awards, recognizing 155 North Wacker (MKA project) in the New Construction in Chicago category

» Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) presents its 2010 Project

01.21.2011 — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington holds its annual Engineering Excellence Awards banquet, recognizing the Mineta San Jose International Airport Terminal B and Concourse with a Platinum Award, the highest across all disciplines in the Washington state competition

» The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington holds its annua

01.20.2011 — 111 South Wacker (MKA project) receives The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Chicago Chapter

» 111 South Wacker receives The Outstanding Building of the Year

01.15.2011 — Aspira (also called 1823 Terry, an MKA project) receives the Emerald Award from the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association

» Aspira (also called 1823 Terry, an MKA project) receives the Emerald Award 

12.15.2010 — Midwest Construction Magazine lists its "Best of 2010" awards, recognizing 300 East Randolph (the Blue Cross/Blue Shield vertical expansion) with three awards: the Judges’ Award for Construction, Judges’ Award for Design, and Best Office; the Columbia College Media Center also receives the Award of Merit in the Higher Education and Research category

» Midwest Construction Magazine lists its "Best of 2010" awards, recognizing 

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