Awards

Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards (LOCEA)

The LOCEA Awards recognize projects that have improved the quality of life and contributed to the economic development of the local community, area, or region. These projects represent the successful combination of multiple engineering objectives, including design innovation and excellence, environmental sustainability, cost effectiveness, the effective use of materials, and aesthetics. Each year, the Seattle Section recognizes the award winners at a formal presentation.

LOCEA Applications Due: February 14, 2020

LOCEA Awards at Section meeting on March 18, 2020

Winners can be automatically entered into the Region 8 awards by April 30.

Local Awards 2020 Forms - Coming Soon
LOCEA nominations are typically due in March of each year. If you would like to review the nomination criteria from last year, click below:

LOCEA Past Winners:

Distinguished Members

An ASCE Distinguished Member is a person who has attained acknowledged eminence in some branch of engineering or in its related arts and sciences. This is the highest honor given to members. There are now 577 individuals who have been elected to this distinguished grade of membership since 1853. Of the 192 living Distinguished Members, only three are from Washington. 

In May 2008, Jon Magnusson was elected to be a Distinguished Member of ASCE. Jon Magnusson is the Chairman/CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, a 140-person structural and civil engineering firm in Seattle that has completed work in 45 states and 36 countries. Jon received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington and then his master’s in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He was named CEO in 1988 and Chairman of the Board in 1998. 

Jon has been the principal structural engineer for over $1.5 billion worth of construction during the period 2003-8. He has been responsible for the structure of many Seattle landmarks including the Experience Music Project, KeyArena, Benaroya Hall, Safeco Field, Seahawks Stadium, and the Seattle Central Library.

Life Members

Life Member status is an honor awarded to members that have made a lifetime commitment to ASCE and the civil engineering profession. To obtain Life Member status, ASCE Members, Associate Members and Affiliate Members must:

  • have reached the age of 65 years
  • have paid dues for at least 30 years
  • have had 10 years continuous membership immediately preceding the attainment of Life Member.

View the list of Life Members here.

Regional Awards

Visit the Region 8 website to learn more.

Society Awards

Visit the ASCE society awards page to learn more.