What’s Happening at MKA

12.11.2012 — LeMay – America’s Car Museum wins a Merit Award in the 2012 North American Awards Program sponsored by the Canadian Wood Council and Wood Design & Building Magazine. The competition presented an award to 10 of the 100 projects entered in recognition of excellence and innovation in wood design.

» LeMay – America’s Car Museum wins a Merit Award

11.09.2012 — MKA project LeMay – American’s Car Museum takes top honors at NAIOP’s annual Night of the Stars!  Congratulations to the team!

» LeMay – American’s Car Museum takes top honors at NAIOP’s annual Night of the Stars

11.05.2012 — The project team for the new 49ers stadium made the cover of Engineering News Record! Here’s how they managed to reduce construction time by an entire year to be ready for the 2014 football season. http://bit.ly/TZw9Hs

» 49ers Stadium project team on the cover of Engineering News Record

11.01.2012 — Northwest Construction Consumer Council recognizes the University of Washington Medicine Bed Tower Expansion (MKA project) as the Best Public Project over $10 Million. 

» University of Washington Medicine Bed Tower Expansion is the Best Public Project over $10 Million

10.11.2012 — Rob Chmielowski, MKA Principal, co-presents the Roosevelt University Wabash Building (MKA project) with Jeff Hrubec of VOA and Julie Allman Power Construction at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture

» Rob Chmielowski presents at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture

10.10.2012 — Greg Briggs co-presents Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition (MKA project) with Todd Zima of Studio Gang Architects at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture.

» Greg Briggs at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture

09.07.2012 — This incredible photo was taken in Panama City, Panama. While that lightning sure steals the show, did you notice that other bright light on the tower under construction? That’s the soon-to-be 40-story Soho Mall, one of MKA’s projects in the area. Let’s hope they put a lightning rod on that thing! 

» Soho mall in Panama City, Panama

09.01.2012 — MKA project Ballard Commons Park won an "Urban Plazas Award" in the International Making Cities Livable 2012 Healthy Communities for All competition.  The project was praised for its "high-quality design for an informal mix of diverse users in a safe and pleasing plaza."  MKA provided civil engineering services for the 2-acre park, working with landscape architect Swift & Company.  The park also recently won a "2012 Special Mention Award" from the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Congratulations to all involved!

» Ballard Commons Park won an "Urban Plazas Award" in the International Making Cities Livable 2012 Healthy Communities for All Competition

08.27.2012 — Here’s another update on UW Husky Stadium, this time from the Seattle Times. Interesting fact: 97% of the demolished structure (mostly crushed concrete, according to the article) is being reused in the new stadium!  http://bit.ly/SJzuc3

» UW Husky Stadium update

08.16.2012 — The Denny Triangle area of Seattle, Washington, right between the downtown core and the Space Needle, is undergoing some dramatic changes. Via6, a two-tower, half-city-block apartment development is going to be the first project finished since the area’s transformation from surface parking lots to high-rise office and residential towers began.  http://on.fb.me/U4QRR3

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08.09.2012 — One of the most unique college "campuses" in the U.S., the vertically stacked Wabash Building at Roosevelt University in Chicago (engineered by MKA) is fully operational and ready for the 2012 school year.  http://on.fb.me/NW64He

» Roosevelt University Wabash Building open for the school year

07.05.2012 — Two words we never thought we’d use—"super guppy"—have been flying around the office this week. NASA’s super guppy, a bulbous plane designed to haul pieces of oversized cargo, is the last one in existence that can still fly. This trip, it delivered the crew cabin of NASA’s Space Shuttle Trainer to the Museum of Flight in Tukwila, Washington, where it will be displayed in the "Human Flight Gallery," designed by MKA. The structure’s all-glass front wall will be perfect for nighttime viewing of the trainer, since the gallery illuminates when the sun goes down.  http://on.fb.me/LZnaCV

» NASA’s super guppy at the Museum of Flight Human Space Flight Gallery

06.21.2012 — Continuing with the stadium theme, here’s a live view of the construction of the new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, CA.  The stadium’s green roof will supply fresh herbs for the on-site restaurants...hot dog with cream cheese, grilled onions, and fresh cilantro, anyone?  http://on.fb.me/MVo79a

» Live view of construction of the new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers

06.20.2012 — The new south stands of the University of Washington Husky Stadium are starting to rise!  http://on.fb.me/LNZo8V

» University of Washington Husky Stadium New South Stands

06.18.2012 — The MKA-designed 25-story expansion of the 33-story 300 East Randolph tower, Chicago’s tallest vertical expansion, recently won "Best Project, > $150 million" in the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Awards Competition!  http://on.fb.me/LtlfFx

» 300 East Randolph won "Best Project, > $150 million" in the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Awards Competition

05.01.2012 — Iskandar Investment (Iconic Tower) Headquarters (MKA project) in Nusajaya, Malaysia, wins an "Unbuilt Design Award" from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

» Iskandar Investment (Iconic Tower) Headquarters wins an "Unbuilt Design Award" from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

04.17.2012 — Aqua (MKA project) receives a Grand Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Evening

» Aqua receives a Grand Award at the ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

04.04.2012 — Matthew Streid, MKA engineer, co-presents "The Creation of Aqua" (with Mauricio Sanchez of Studio Gang and Ryan Keane of McHugh Construction) at a CTBUH Student Workshop (hosted by the CTBUH Young Professional Committee) held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois

» "The Creation of Aqua" at a CTBUH Student Workshop

02.28.2012 — A photograph of the LeMay Car Collection Center and Museum in Tacoma, WA, taken by MKA Photographer/Graphic Designer Michael Dickter, is chosen as a "Great Shot" in Engineering News Record’s 2011 "Year in Construction" photo competitionENR received more than 1,200 submissions, and the 30 winning shots were featured in the January 9, 2012, issue.

» "Great Shot" in Engineering News Record’s 2011 "Year in Construction" photo competition

01.23.2012 — The American Council of Engineering Companies Washington awards Aqua and the Boeing 767 Production Line Relocation (both MKA projects) Gold awards in their categories; these projects now advance to the ACEC national competition

» Aqua and the Boeing 767 Production Line Relocation Earn ACEC Gold Awards

01.01.2012 — The Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition (MKA project) receives a 2011 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design

» The Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition receives a 2011 American Architecture Award

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