Shelley Clark Named ACEC-Washington Engineer of the Year

MKA is thrilled to announce that MKA Senior Principal Shelley Clark, PE, SE, CDP, was named 2022 Engineer of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington (ACEC-WA)!  The award recognizes engineers of outstanding character who have made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of technical and service excellence.  It was presented during the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards banquet and celebration on March 25 at the Westin in downtown Bellevue.

Shelley joined Skilling Ward Rogers Barkshire—now known as MKA—as an entry-level engineer in 1984, became an Owner and a Senior Principal at MKA in 2001, and led the firm’s Retail/Mixed-Use Specialist Group until her retirement in December 2021.

Her impressive portfolio of engineering design work in Washington state includes Pacific Place, University Village, and the renovation and expansion of Northgate Mall in Seattle; The Landing in Renton; and Alderwood Village and the renovation of Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood.  Nationwide, Shelley has led the structural design for hundreds of projects, providing innovative engineering solutions that transformed communities and the retail AEC industry alike, with projects such as City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Brickell City Centre in Miami, Florida—two of the nation’s largest mixed-use developments.

In addition to her project work, Shelley was President of the Seattle Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.  She is also a committed mentor inspiring the next generation of engineering professionals by promoting STEM education at local elementary and middle schools, and teaching graduate-level classes at the University of Washington.

Shelley is the third MKA employee in the past 21 years to receive ACEC-WA’s Engineer of the Year Award.  She is MKA’s 10th engineer to be named ACEC-WA Engineer of the Year.  Congratulations, Shelley, on this distinguished and well-deserved honor and an outstanding career!

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