2015-2016 SEAOSD Board of Directors

President ~ Ryan Turner
Vice President ~ Mike Braund
Treasurer ~ Casey Whitsett
Past President Manwendra Sinha
Director 2014-2016 ~ Curtis Patterson
Director 2014-2016 ~ Loni Spence
Director 2015-2017 ~ Steve Kerr
Director 2015-2017 ~ Lisa Bridge
Executive Director ~ Heather Caya

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

New Construction: Award of Excellence
People’s Choice Award 

Qualcomm –Pacific Campus Center Building AY
Owner/Client: Qualcomm, Inc.
Structural Engineer: 
DPR Construction

 A great expression of structural system as architecture.
A beautiful marriage of aesthetics, structure and sustainability.
– Judges

6-16-15 SEAOSD Awards (19)
Sustainable Design: Award of Excellence

Owner/Client: Gregg Hamann
Architect: Paul Giese
Structural Engineer: Patterson Engineering
Contractor: Hamann Construction

Impressive use and incorporation of recycled,
native and salvaged materials into the structure.

– Judges

6-16-15 SEAOSD Awards (24)
Special-Use Structures: Certificate of Merit

Carlsbad Desalination Plant
Owner/Client: Poseidon Water
Project Consultant: ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
Structural Engineer: Kleinfelder | Simon Wong
Contractor: Kiewit Shea Desalination 

Used creative solutions for challenging site problems.
– Judges

6-16-15 SEAOSD Awards (12)
Special-Use Structures: Certificate of Merit
Central Energy Plant – Grossmont Healthcare District
Owner/Client: Sharp Grossmont Healthcare District
Architect: Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Kleinfelder | Simon Wong
Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

 Creatively addressed the myriad of mechanical equipment
challenges while navigating a strict OSHPD environment.
– Judges

6-16-15 SEAOSD Awards (13)
Retrofit/Alteration: Certificate of Merit
3-Story Office Building Foundation Mitigation
Owner/Client: Confidential
Architect: N/A
Structural Engineer: Degenkolb
Contractor: Soil Engineering Construction

 Thorough, clear, thoughtful design solution, very good presentation.
– Judges

6-16-15 SEAOSD Awards (14)
New Construction: Certificate of Merit

Mesa College Student Services Building
Owner/Client: San Diego Community College District
 Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Contractor: PCL Construction Services

Creative Solutions for complex building.
– Judges

 6-16-15 SEAOSD Awards (15)

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Many thanks to the sponsors of the

14th Annual SEAOSD Golf Tournament


ASC Steel Deck
Boise Cascade
Epic Metals
Hope Amundson
Josephson Werdowatz & Associates
RCP Block & Brick
Simpson Strong-Tie
SMR Consulting Group
Wiseman + Rohy Structural Engineers

The 2016 Golf Tournament  Committee is looking for a chair and committee members for next year’s tournament.  If you are interested in helping plan the 2016 tournament, contact Heather Caya at seaosd@cox.net, or one of the Board members.


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