Awards and Achievements


The 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

It’s not too early to start preparing for the 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards!

Please click here to download the entry packet in pdf.

Entries are due Thursday May 4, 2017

SEAOSD is proud to announce a few key changes this year…

1)      The SEAOSD Awards entry process has been combined with the state level SEAOC Awards program.  This new integrated program is now a two-tiered process to truly reveal the best of the best of structural engineering excellence in California.


2)      Projects must be submitted to the SEAOC/SEAOSD Awards program.  There will no longer be a separate application for the SEAOC Awards.  Projects that win a Regional (SEAOSD) award will be automatically advanced to the SEAOC Awards program.  **New Addendum: Eligible projects now include SEAOSD Awardees from 2015 or 2016 that were not previously submitted to SEAOC Awards in the last two years can be submitted to SEAOSD and will be advanced to SEAOC.  See the latest entry package for additional information.


3)      The only entry fee is the SEAOC/SEAOSD Awards entry fee of $150.  No additional entry fee will be required for advancement to the SEAOC Awards.  **Project eligible to be entered to SEAOC under the addendum require an entry fee of $75.


4)      Display boards are no longer optional and are due at the same time as the electronic submission materials.


5)      The winners of the SEAOC/SEAOSD Awards will be displayed at the 2017 SEAOC Convention hosted right here in San Diego!  This is a chance for your firm to shine in front of all Convention attendees in our own back yard.

The 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Photo Credit: San Diego International Airport

Photo Credit: San Diego International Airport

Award: Certificate of Merit in Infrastructure

Project:   San Diego Rental Car Center

Struct. Engineer:  Kleinfelder & WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Jury Quote:   Great job working with the contractors to meet the fast paced schedule for a suitable companion structure for the airport



Award:   Certificate of Merit & People’s Choice Award

Project:  Sempra Energy Headquarters

Struct. Engineer: KPFF

Jury Quote:   Excellent team work to resolve multiple onsite challenges with an impressive presentation or those challenges.

Clea House

Award:   Award of Excellence

Project:   Clea House

Struct. Engineer:  Nakhshab Development & Design

Jury Quote:  Attractive residence that integrates well into the neighborhood while preserving the topography.

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Award:   Award of Excellence

Project:   Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress

Struct. Engineers: Hope-Amundson

Jury Quotes:   Aesthetically pleasing building that efficiently integrates both the structural elements and architectural function.


04-18-16 SEAOSD Click here to see the 2015 Award winners in the San Diego Business Journal

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The 2015 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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Past SEAOSD Excellence in Engineering Award Winners

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