What’s Happening at MKA

12.15.2012 — Jay Taylor finishes his fall quarter design studio at the University of Washington Department of Architecture, where he serves as Affiliate Instructor as part of his Onouye Chair appointment.  Architects who participated with him include Ed Weinstein (Weinstein A|U), Rick Sundberg (Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young), Chris Butler (Mithun), Kristen Murray (Olson Kundig Architects), Brian Court (Miller Hull Partnership), and Mike Jobes (Miller Hull Partnership).

» Jay Taylor at the University of Washington Department of Architecture

12.12.2012 — Ron Klemencic attends the Charles Pankow Foundation Advisory Council Meeting in San Diego, where he spent 12 hours with 12 industry leaders directing the Foundation’s research agenda.

» Ron Klemencic attends the Charles Pankow Foundation Advisory Council Meeting

12.07.2012 — Jay Taylor, MKA Principal, serves as structural consultant for a design critique at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Atlanta, Georgia.

» Jay Taylor at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture

12.03.2012 — Terry Palmer serves as a panelist at the Airports Consultant Council’s 2012 Global Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

» Terry Palmerat the Airports Consultant Council’s 2012 Global Business Summit

11.14.2012 — Brook Jacksha, MKA Principal, attends GreenBuild in San Francisco, California, and co-presents "Iron Chef Meets Integrated Water" with Deb Guenther from Mithun.

» Iron Chef Meets Integrated Water

11.08.2012 — Joe Diesko, of HNTB, and Jon Magnusson, MKA President and CEO, present at the Engineering News-Record Conference "Sports Facilities of the 21st Century" on November 8, in New York City

» Sports Facilities of the 21st Century

11.05.2012 — Terry Palmer, MKA Principal, moderates a session on current issues facing airport design and construction at the Airport Consultants Council Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, Florida.

» Terry Palmer at the Airport Consultants Council Annual Conference

10.11.2012 — Derek Beaman, MKA Principal, participates in the "Imagine That" design workshop hosted by Populous in Kansas City.  Derek has participated in this invitation-only event, which brings together select individuals from a variety of disciplines, for the last few years.

» Derek Beamanparticipates in the "Imagine That" design workshop hosted by Populous

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

06.22.2012 — Greg Briggs and Drew Gangnes, MKA Principals, present "Systems Sustainability: New Directions in Ecological Networks" as part of the Executive Education and Professional Development Program (XED) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

» Systems Sustainability: New Directions in Ecological Networks

05.09.2012 — Don Davies, MKA Principal, presents on "Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity" at the 2012 International Concrete Sustainability Conference in Seattle

» Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity

05.07.2012 — Derek Beaman, MKA Principal, makes a presentation on "Performance-Based Seismic Design: Past, Present, and Future" at Rider Levett Bucknall’s Global Shareholder Meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle (with John Hooper, MKA’s Director of Earthquake Engineering, present for Q&A)

» Performance-Based Seismic Design: Past, Present, and Future

05.01.2012 — Peter Somers, MKA Principal, is elected Vice President of the Seattle Chapter of Structural Engineers Association of Washington; he will serve as Vice President for 2012-2013 and as President for 2013-2014

» Peter Somers elected Vice President of the Seattle Chapter of Structural Engineers Association of Washington

05.01.2012 — Ron Klemencic, MKA President, receives notification that he has been recognized with Purdue University’s "2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award," presented to select alumni who have made outstanding contributions within their field; Ron already received Purdue University’s "2003 Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award," and this latest award expands recognition of his contribution across all engineering disciplines

» Ron Klemencic Recognized With Purdue University’s "2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award"

04.24.2012 — Structural Engineer Magazine features MKA Chairman/CEO Jon Magnusson on the cover of the April 2012 issue, calling him "The complete collaborator"

» Structural Engineer Magazine features Jon Magnusson

04.19.2012 — MKA engineers make multiple presentations at the 2012 NASCC Steel Conference in Grapevine, Texas:  Rob Chmielowski, MKA Principal, co-presents on "Engineering Work Flow" (with John Beier of Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk and David Odeh of Odeh Engineering); John Hooper, MKA Principal, presents the Providence Everett Medical Center Acute Care Tower (MKA project), focusing on optional performance-based seismic design at "Master’s Class: Top Designers and their Top Projects;" and Jon Magnusson, MKA Chairman and CEO, presents "Structural Steel Becoming Architecture:  Case Studies of Aesthetics, Form, and Efficiency

» MKA presents at the 2012 NASCC Steel Conference

04.18.2012 — Jay Taylor, MKA Principal, makes a presentation on "Diagrids, Cantilevers, and Folded Plates: Structure as Architecture," as part of the University of Washington Architecture 2012 Spring Lecture Series; the event kicks off Jay’s appointment to the newly-created Onouye Endowed Chair in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments.  Jay has been named an "Affiliate Professor" in the University of Washington Department of Architecture and will teach a Design Studio in Fall Quarter of 2012

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» Diagrids, Cantilevers, and Folded Plates: Structure as Architecture

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

03.28.2012 — Jay Taylor, MKA Principal, serves as a Professional Consultant for "Degree Project Technical Pinup Graduate Student Worksessions" at Washington University’s School of Architecture in St. Louis, Missouri

» Jay Taylor serves as a Professional Consultant for "Degree Project Technical Pinup Graduate Student Worksessions"

03.05.2012 — Don Davies, Principal at MKA, gives a presentation on "Sustaining Structural Innovation: Creativity, Lower Carbon, and the Financial Case," at the Vertical Cities Congress in Hong Kong

» Sustaining Structural Innovation: Creativity, Lower Carbon, and the Financial Case

02.29.2012 — Terry Palmer, MKA Senior Vice President, serves as Chairman of the 2012 Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium put on by the Airport Consultants Council/American Association of Airport Executives held in Denver, Colorado, on February 29, 2012.

» Terry Palmer serves as Chairman of the 2012 Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium

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