What’s Happening at MKA

11.15.2013 — Construction of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Central Seawall begins next week! MKA’s seawall replacement design includes a light-penetrating sidewalk to improve salmon migration.  For more details check out the Waterfront Seattle website: www.waterfrontseattle.org

» Elliott Bay Central Seawall Construction Starts

11.14.2013 — Drew Gangnes and Rita Greene attended the Trust for Governors Island completion celebration for the first 30 acres of new park on Governors Island.


» Drew Gangnes and Rita Greene Governors Island

11.08.2013 — Peter Somers and Brook Jacksha attended NAIOP’s Night of the Stars Awards Gala in Bellevue where three MKA projects were recognized with awards: Via6, an apartment building with two 24-story towers (shown at left), won Mixed-Use Development of the Year; 2020 Fifth Avenue Data Center, a renovation, expansion, and structural conversion of a 5-story parking garage into an 8-story data center, won Redevelopment of the Year; and the University of Washington Husky Stadium, a complete renovation of a university football stadium, won the Judge’s Award.

» NAIOP Night of the Stars Awards

11.04.2013 — Jay Taylor, Drew Gangnes, Greg Briggs, and Derek Beaman attended the AIA Seattle Honor Awards at Benaroya Hall, where two MKA projects won awards: Cleveland Convention Center and Medical Mart (Honor Award), and ShoWare Center (Honorable Mention). 

» AIA Seattle Honor Awards

10.09.2013 — The new LEGO Architecture Studio set features the MKA-engineered Seattle Central Library on the side of the box!  Inside are 1,210 white and clear pieces and a 272-page guidebook endorsed by leading architects and highlighting a few MKA projects.

» LEGO Architecture Studio

09.18.2013 — The MKA-engineered new Federal Way Library is holding their grand opening celebration on September 28!  Did you know the new building is supported by wood beams salvaged from the old library?

» Federal Way Library Grand Opening

09.12.2013 —

» MKA CenturyLink Field Guinness World Record

08.31.2013 — After 2 years of renovation, Husky Stadium reopened on Saturday, with a season-opening win against #19 Boise State (UW = 38, BSU = 6!).

» University of Washington Stadium Reopens

07.30.2013 — A group of about 30 MKA employees made it down to Safeco Field for the Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners game last Friday.  We got a warm welcome, but the Mariners still lost!

» MKA Safeco Field Mariners Game

06.29.2013 — Rita Greene (Civil Project Manager) and Greg Briggs (Structural Project Manager) attended the grand opening of the new wing of the St. Louis Art Museum on June 29. 

» St. Louis Art Museum Grand Opening

06.08.2013 — The Roosevelt University Wabash Building project wins “Best Project” in the $50 to $150 million category of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ 2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards competition. This keeps MKA’s streak alive, with SEAOI wins 12 of the last 13 years!

» SEAOI Award for Roosevelt University Wabash Building

04.23.2013 — Shelley Clark (MKA Senior Principal), Jon Magnusson (MKA Senior Principal), and Ron Klemencic (MKA Chairman and CEO) attend the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards gala in Washington, D.C.  They hosted a table of 10 for the City Creek Center team, with representatives from City Creek Reserve, Taubman, ZGF, Callison, Hobbs + Black Associates, and FFKR Architects.  Shelley, Bill Williams of City Creek Reserve, and Ron Loch of Taubman went on stage to receive a national Honor Award for City Creek Center (MKA project).  MKA was also a Host sponsor of the gala.

» MKA at the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

03.05.2013 — Theater Commons and Donnelly Gardens, an MKA project, is certified as a Sustainable Landscape under the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Pilot Program. It is the first such certification in Washington and one of just 15 nationwide. SITES is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at University of Texas at Austin, and the U.S. Botanic Garden and is a voluntary, national rating system for sustainable landscapes of all types.

» Theater Commons and Donnelly Gardens certified as a Sustainable Landscape under the SITES Pilot Program

02.04.2013 — Matt Streid, MKA engineer, co-presents (with Joe Dietz of VOA and Pete Huey of Power Construction) "From Conception to Completion: Chicago’s Roosevelt Tower," at the CTBUH Student Workshop (hosted by the CTBUH Young Professional Committee) at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.

» From Conception to Completion: Chicago’s Roosevelt Tower

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