What’s Happening at MKA

10.20.2012 — Many MKAers participate as part of the MKA/Sellen team in the 2012 Puget Sound Heart Walk, and MKA made a donation on the team’s behalf.

» MKA at the 2012 Puget Sound Heart Walk

10.07.2012 — Derek Beaman, MKA Principal, and Andy Fry MKA Chief Operating Officer, ran all 26.2 miles of the Portland Marathon.  Derek ran it in 3:53:29, and Andy in 3:57:05.  Impressive!

» MKA at the Portland Marathon

09.15.2012 — Jon Magnusson, MKA President/CEO, ran the Disney Half-Marathon through California Adventure, Disneyland, and the Angels Ballpark.

» MKA at the 2013 Disney Half-Marathon

09.01.2012 — We had a great turnout at this year’s golf tournament at Echo Falls in Snohomish on Friday, August 24, with 45 players and 12 scramble groups.  The winning group included Brook Jacksha, Ben Thomas, Jeanette Lam, and Alex Dehoux—congratulations!  Women’s long drive winner was Jeanette Lam, and men’s long-drive winner was Greg Briggs.  Closest to the pin went to Brian Morgen, who was just 19 inches from the hole on 14 (which was 130 yards).  Additional group entertainment was provided at the 18th hole, where finished players could watch those who followed put a LOT of balls into the hole’s water feature.

» MKA Golf Tournament

08.29.2012 — MKA is proud to have provided civil and structural engineering services and a day of volunteer labor for Habitat for Humanity’s newest net-zero, modular home here in Seattle. Tours of the house start this weekend.  http://on.fb.me/U4Rc67

» MKA partners with Habitat for Humanity’s newest net-zero, modular home in Seattle

08.18.2012 — MKA had a good showing at the Covey Run!  MKA made a donation in support of the run, which goes towards uncompensated medical care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Runners completing the 10K included Amy Haaland, Krzystof Zaleski, Andy Fry, Janet Ranf, Adam Theiss, Elizabeth Theiss, and Tyler Ranf.  Katelin Crook and Emily Carlip completed the 5K (but missed the photo op!).  There were also 9 additional "MKA friends and family" participants, including the Fry and Theiss kids.

» MKA at the Covey Run

07.17.2012 — Food Frenzy continues at MKA headquarters. Yesterday, at the bake sale, there was a clear favorite: cookie-stuffed cookies. We were too busy eating to take a picture, but suffice it to say that these Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies raised some serious dough for Food Lifeline! Then, yesterday evening, MKA engineer Kevin Wang won the bowling tournament with a striking score of 196! Today’s events included the Bag Toss and the Minute to Win It airplane contest, where our structural engineers flexed their aerospace engineering muscles. Next up: Jeopardy (complete with the custom buzzer). http://on.fb.me/MMLvWs

» Food Frenzy 2012

07.12.2012 — Every July, Food Lifeline, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington, holds their annual Food Frenzy fundraiser. We’re participating this year by holding a ton of employee fundraising events, including a scavenger hunt, bowl-a-thon, and Jeopardy tournament. Lest it be forgotten that we are indeed an engineering firm, MKA Jeopardy participants will be using a buzzer system (shown here coming out of storage) designed and built by our very own engineer Robert Baxter. Learn more about Food Frenzy and Food Lifeline’s great work at http://on.fb.me/M5zgIy, and stay tuned for more pictures of MKA’s Food Frenzy events!  http://on.fb.me/Pbuxmb

» Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy at MKA

06.28.2012 — MKA’s soccer team is ready for the summer season. Here they are working towards a 5-1 victory over fellow engineering firm KPFF on June 16. Great playing, everyone!  http://on.fb.me/Ma5Pq4

» MKA’s soccer team is ready for the summer season. Here they are worki

06.23.2012 — Seattle’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon/Half Marathon on June 23 drew many from MKA onto the streets of Seattle. Krzysztof Zaleski, Danny Currit, Amy Haaland, Andy Fry, Janet Ranf, Kristine Svehla-Brown, and Derek Beaman all put in great performances. Particularly impressive was Danny, who placed 50th out of more than 3,000 marathon runners with a time just over 3 hours! Congratulations to all.  http://on.fb.me/N4Fnst

» MKA at Seattle’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon/Half Marathon

06.14.2012 — We don’t always use concrete and steel when designing structures to withstand earthquakes! We also use marshmallows and skewers, albeit only in VERY controlled situations…http://on.fb.me/NL3jqg

» MKA at the Seattle Science Festival

06.01.2012 — Thanks to the seventeen MKA engineers who volunteered their time to serve as mentors for the 2011-2012 ACE year!   http://on.fb.me/Lq2r9J

» MKA serve as mentors for the 2011-2012 ACE year

05.27.2012 — MKA engineers Ben Klingenstein, Ben Enfield, Drew Kirkpatrick, Ryan McKinney, and Mat Johnson competed in a seven-leg, multi-event relay known as the "Ski to Sea Race."  The event starts at the top of Mount Baker and ends in Bellingham Bay, and 500 teams competed.  The seven events were cross-country skiing (Ben K.), downhill skiing (Ben E.), running, road bicycling, canoeing (Drew), mountain biking (Mat), and sea kayaking (Ryan).  Their team finished in just over 9 hours, at 9:08:26.  Impressive!

» MKA at the 2012 Ski ti Sea Race

05.01.2012 — MKA’s running group rushed out the door to get a glimpse of Seattle’s long-awaited spring sun...and they almost made it!

» MKA’s Running Group

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