ASCE Region 9 2016 Award Winners

Individual Awards | Project Awards

2016 Outstanding Individual Awards


Civil Engineer in the Public Sector

Colleen Ferguson, P.E., L.S.

City of Santa Rosa, Deputy Director, Capital Projects Engineering
Santa Rosa, California

Civil Engineer in the Private Sector

Fred Minagar, P.E.

Minagar & Associates, Inc., President
Irvine, California

Civil Engineer in Community Service

Brian Phan

LADOT, Project Engineer
Los Angeles, California

Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities

David Schwegel, P.E.

Precision Civil Engineering, Senior Transportation Engineer
Sacramento, California

ASCE Section Officer

Thor Larsen, P.E.

HDR, Inc., Construction Manager
Sacramento, California

ASCE Branch Officer

Radley Ott, P.E.

Butte County General Services, Assistant Director
Oroville, California

ASCE YMF Officer

Remi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP

Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Project Engineer
Irvine, California

ASCE Faculty Advisor

Steffen Mehl, Ph.D.

Chico State University, Professor
Civil Engineering Department
Chico, California

ASCE Practitioner Advisor

William Goodin, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, Industry Relations Coordinator
Los Angeles, California

ASCE Life Member

Larry Smith, P.E.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Retired
Sacramento, California

Younger Civil Engineer

Nardin M. Metwashla, P.E.

TY Lin International, Project Engineer
San Diego, California

Civil Engineering Student

Andapon (Anda) Wright

Harris & Associates, Engineering Assistant
Encinitas, California

State Legislator of the Year

The Honorable Jim Beall

California State Senate, District 15
Sacramento, California

Excellence in Journalism

Susan Sward

Columnist | Sacramento Bee
Sacramento, California

Lifetime Achievement

Harvey Gobas, P.E.

Psomas, Project Manager
Santa Ana, California

2016 Outstanding Project Awards


Project of the Year

San Diego- Tijuana Airport Cross Border Facility

Location: San Diego, California
Owner: Otay-Tijuana Venture, LLC
Engineer: Latitude 33 & Kleinfelder, Inc.

Airports & Ports Project

Green Port Gateway Rail Project

Location: Long Beach, California
Owner: Port of Long Beach
Engineer: Port of Long Beach

Architectural Engineering Project

City of West Hollywood Automated Garage

Location: West Hollywood, California
Owner: City of West Hollywood
Engineer: LPA, Inc.

Bikeways & Trails Project

Battery East Vista and Bay Trail

Location: San Francisco, California
Owner: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Engineer: Langan Treadwell Rollo

Bridge Project

SMART Haystack Landing Rolling Bascule Moveable Railroad Bridge

Location: Petaluma, California
Owner: Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART)
Engineer: AECOM

Community Improvement Project

Taraval Streetscape Improvements Project

Location: San Francisco, California
Owner: San Francisco Public Works
Engineer: City & County of San Francisco

Construction Project

New Irvington Tunnel

Location: San Francisco, California
Owner: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Engineer: AECOM

Energy Project

Waste to Energy - Bowerman Power Project

Location: Frank Bowerman Landfill, Irvine, California
Owner: Bowerman Power LFG, LLC, a subsidiary of Montauk Energy
Engineer: HR Green

Environmental Engineering Project

Happy Valley Bioswale - Meiners Oaks Urban LID Retrofit

Location: Ojai Meadows Preserve, Meiners Oaks, California
Owner: Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Watershed Protection District
Engineer: Phoenix Civil Engineering, Inc.

Flood Management Project

Eagle Canyon Dam & Debris Basin

Location: Palm Springs, California
Owner: Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Engineer: Genterra Consultants Inc.

Geotechnical Engineering Project

Desert View Drive Slope Repair and Restoration

Location: San Diego, California
Owner: City of San Diego
Engineer: Harris & Associates

Historical Renovation Project

San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building Seismic Upgrade & Improvements

Location: San Francisco, California
Owner: San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Parks & Recreation Project

Ocotillo Park, Cathedral City

Location: Cathedral, California
Owner: City of Cathedral City
Engineer: David Evans and Associates, Inc.

Roadway & Highway Project

Bristol Street Improvements Phase II

Location: Santa Ana, California
Owner: City of Santa Ana
Engineer: City of Santa Ana

Seismic Retrofit Project

Seismic Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Hibernia Bank Building

Location: San Francisco, California
Owner: Dolmen Property Group
Engineer: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE)

Small Project

City of Torrance Stormwater Basin and Treatment Wetlands Enhancement

Location: Torrance, California
Owner: City of Torrance
Engineer: CWE

Structural Engineering Project

Alpine Meadows Road Bridge Replacement over Truckee River

Location: Tahoe National Forest, Placer County, California
Owner: Placer County, Tahoe Engineering Division
Engineer: Drake Haglan & Associates

Sustainable Engineering Project

LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility

Location: Los Angeles, California
Owner: City of Los Angeles
Engineer: City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Transportation Project

Foothill Gold Line - Pasadena to Azusa

Location: Pasadena to Azusa, California
Owner: Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Engineer: Hill International, Inc.

Urban/Land Development Project

COMM22 (Paseo and Victoria at COMM22)

Location: San Diego, California
Owner: BRIDGE Housing
Engineer: Nasland Engineering

Water Project

Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway

Location: Folsom, California
Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers - Sacramento
Engineer: Granite Construction Company

Water Treatment Project

USCG Wastewater Facilities TRACEN Petaluma

Location: Petaluma, California
Owner: U.S. Coast Guard
Engineer: GHD, Inc.