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.

In 2023 we introduced two new awards to include: Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year. Consider nominating your colleagues!

2024 LOCEA Nomination Deadline: Friday March 1, 2024 by 11:59 PM

Submittal Instructions:

  1. Fill out and save the entry form above using Microsoft Word™ or an Adobe™ software product (e.g., Reader or Acrobat), OR print and fill out a paper copy of the form and scan and save as an Adobe™ portable document format (.pdf).
  2. Submit the completed form (Microsoft Word™ or Adobe™ .pdf format), along with any supporting materials via the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/1EcW67LAfJ88VD9M10M3 You will receive a confirmation email once the file has been successfully submitted.

LOCEA Awards and Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year awards will be presented at the Awards Gala (Spring 2024, date TBD). Winners will be notified in March.

Winners may enter their project to be considered for the ASCE Region 8 awards, typically in April.

LOCEA Awards 2024 Forms:

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. ASCE Seattle Distinguished Members include:

  • Steven L. Kramer, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, a professor at the University of Washington and superior researcher and author, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2020 class of Distinguished Members for his pioneering contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering and for educating generations of geotechnical engineers. Read more here: https://news.asce.org/asce-honors-kramer-as-distinguished-member/
  • Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, NAC, NAE, one of the world’s leading structural engineers of high-rise buildings, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2020 class of Distinguished Members for his remarkable designs, his indefatigable efforts advancing construction research for the built environment, and his outstanding leadership and service to a host of professional societies. Read more here: https://news.asce.org/asce-honors-klemencic-as-distinguished-member/
  • Jon Magnusson, P.E., S.E., N.A.E.: 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 ASCE Seattle Life Members here.

Regional Awards

Visit the Region 8 website to learn more.

Society Awards

Visit the ASCE society awards page to learn more.