What’s Happening at MKA

11.19.2014 — MKA will be at the following career fairs in January and February 2015:

January 21, 2015 – University of Washington

February 7, 2015 – California Polytechnic State University

February 10, 2015 – University of California, Berkeley

February 12, 2015 – Stanford University

February 16, 2015 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

February 26, 2015 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Please stop by and say hello!

» Upcoming Career Fairs in 2015

09.25.2014 — This year, MKA is sponsoring the Community Enhancement Program put on by NAIOP’s Washington State Chapter.  Each year, NAIOP Washington selects an improvement project, supported by donations of time, money, materials, and expertise.   This year’s project is Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, WA, a facility built during the Great Depression and named a National History Place in 1993.  The camp has been a valuable community resource for 80 years and is now in need of some NAIOP TLC. For those interested in volunteering, project work is set for October 4th from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit NAIOP’s website for more details.

» NAIOP ’s 2014 Community Enhancement Project

09.13.2014 — After months of planning and coordination, MKA volunteers completed their first community service project for Lettuce Link at Marra Farm in south Seattle.  The farm, one of the last historic agricultural plots in Seattle, was in need of two things:  first, a Mushroom Shack, where the farm could cultivate a variety of edible mushrooms.  Second, a secure and portable Market Stand, which would allow the farm to sell produce to the residents of South Park, where fresh, organic produce is a rarity.  Volunteers from all departments at MKA set out to design and build both projects with financial support from the company and logisitcal help from SeattleWorks.

While the design and planning of the projects took several months, 35 MKA volunteers successfully built both projects in one (very long) day.  Excellent work, everyone!

» MKA Community Service Project at Marra Farm

07.01.2014 — Andy Fry, Chief Operating Officer at MKA, was named one of with Building Design + Construction’s "40 Under 40" class of 2014.  Andy stands out as an exceptional leader whose contributions to the engineering profession during his 16-year career with MKA exemplify both design leadership and professional excellence. 

Andy was also named as ENR California’s Northwest Top Young Professional

» Andy Fry Named Top 40 Under 40 By BD+C

06.03.2014 — Over the last few months, MKA’s Community Service Committee has been brainstorming projects for 2014.  Ideas ranged from installing cameras to monitor wildlife with Conservation Northwest, to beautification projects for Plymouth Housing, and even setting up a new Disc Golf course.  And now, a decision has been made!

This year MKA will be working with Seattle Works and Lettuce Link on Marra Farm, a preserved farmland in the industrial area of South Park in Seattle.  We will be designing and building two projects for Marra Farm: a Market Farm Stand and a Mushroom House. 

Lettuce Link is not the only organization using the land at Marra Farm, other growers at the farm are either lower-income themselves, or are committed to making affordable produce available to low-income buyers.  The Market Farm Stand will provide the growers somewhere appropriate for selling their fresh, quality produce, at affordable prices.

Marra Farm is also known for its hands-on gardening education programs, where they partner with local schools to bring children out to the farm to learn about nutrition and how to grow food.  Building a Mushroom House will allow Lettuce Link to broaden the current education program to include cultivation of mushrooms and other fungi.

Design of the Market Farm Stand and Mushroom House is currently underway!  Be sure to check back in a few weeks to see the designs underway and progress made.

» MKA Community Service Project

04.23.2014 — MKA would like to announce the following 2014 promotions:

Michael Jewsbury, P.E., S.E., Principal
Michael Valley, P.E., S.E., Principal
Jingye Wang, P.E., S.E., Principal

Danya Mohr, P.E., S.E., Senior Associate
Christopher Lubke, P.E., S.E., Senior Associate
Ken Tuttle, P.E., Associate
Ian McFarlane, P.E., Associate

» MKA 2014 Promotions

02.12.2014 — MKA’s engineers aren’t the only ones at the firm leading their field!  A big congratulations to CFO Bill Christopher, who has just been named one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s CFOs of the Year!  Bill has been with MKA for nearly 14 years and, in that time, has made huge contributions to the firm and the industry.  Way to go, Bill!

» Bill Christopher wins CFO of the Year

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