ASCE Los Angeles Section Awards

The Los Angeles Section Individual and Project Awards Luncheon will be held on October 14, 2017, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, at 11:00 am.  Click here for event and sponsorship information.  Register Early!


2016-2017 ASCE Los Angeles Section President, Kathereen Shinkai, P.E., M.ASCE

Each year, the Los Angeles Section presents Project and Individual Awards at the Section Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Ceremony.  These Awards are selected from nominations made by the Branches, Younger Member Forum, Life Member Forum, Technical Groups, Committees, and individual members.  All nominations should be coordinated with and processed through the local Branch in which the person is a member or where the project is located. All Award recipients, both Projects and Individuals, will be the official nominees for a Region 9 Award, and will be automatically forwarded to the Region 9 Awards Committee for consideration of a Region 9 Award to be presented in the following calendar year.

The award categories are as follows:

Project Award Categories:

Outstanding Airports and Ports Project
Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project
Outstanding Bikeways and Trails Project
Outstanding Bridge Project
Outstanding Community Improvement Project
Outstanding Construction Project
Outstanding Energy Project
Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project
Outstanding Flood Management Project
Outstanding Geotechnical Project
Outstanding Historical Renovation Project
Outstanding Parks and Recreation Project
Outstanding Roadway and Highway Project
Outstanding Seismic Retrofit Project
Outstanding Small Project
Outstanding Structural Engineering Project
Outstanding Sustainable Engineering Project
Outstanding Transportation Project
Outstanding Urban or Land Developement Project
Outstanding Water Project
Outstanding Water/Wastewater Treatment Project

Individual Award Categories:

Excellence in Journalism
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding ASCE Branch Officer
Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor
Outstanding ASCE Life Member
Outstanding ASCE Practitioner Advisor
Outstanding ASCE Section Officer
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector
Outstanding Civil Enginering Student
Outstanding YMF Officer
Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer
State Legislator of the Year

Nominated projects shall be located within the boundaries of the Los Angles Section. Individual Nominees shall be ASCE Section members, except for the Excellence in Journalism Award and State Legislator of the Year Award.  The award submission shall all be electronic and submitted through the ASCE Region 9 Awards website.  Nominations should include all pertinent information to provide the best possible description of the nominee.  The Award Nominations become the property of the Los Angeles Section of ASCE and may be publicized without further permission. The Award Nominations will be evaluated by the Section’s Awards Committee and award winners will be notified.

Please click here to the Awards Nominations for the 2017 Awards Event.

2016 Award Winners


Project Award Categories:
Architectural Engineering Project - City of West Hollywood Automated Garage
Airports and Ports Project - West Basin Approach Borrow Project
Bikeways and Trails Project - Promenade on College Heights Blvd (Class I Bike Path)
Bridge Project - Lincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana River
Community Improvement Project - 4th Street Community Park
Construction Project - Green Port Gateway Rail Project
Energy Project - Waste to Energy - Bowerman Power Project
Environmental Engineering Project - Happy Valley Bioswale-Meiners Oaks Urban LID Retrofit
Flood Management Project - Eagle Canyon Dam & Debris Basin
Geotechnical Project - Cow Camp Road Design-Phase 1A &1B
Historical Renovation Project - North Main St. Bridge over Los Angeles River
Parks and Recreation Project - Ocotillo Park, Cathedral City
Roadway and Highway Project - Bristol Street Improvements Phase II
Small Project - City of Torrance Stormwater Basin and Treatment Wetlands Enhancements
Structural Engineering Project - East Fork Road over North Fork San Gabriel River Bridge Retrofit
Sustainable Engineering Project - LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility
Transportation Project - Foothill Gold Line-Pasadena to Azusa
Urban or Land Developement Project - Alegre Affordable Apartments
Water Project - North Kern WSD Drought Relief Project
Water/Wastewater Treatment Project - COS Rehab Market St. to Slauson Ave. and COS at 59th and Fourth Ave.

Individual Award Categories:
Outstanding Civil Engineering Student - Cindy Anaya
Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Patrick Lynett, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer - Linda Luu, P.E.
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities - Ravi Shah, P.E.
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service - Brian Phan, E.I.T
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Service to ASCE YMF - Remi Candaele, P.E.
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Service to ASCE LA Section - Androush Danielians, P.E.
Legislator of the Year - Congressman Tony Cardenas
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector - Kevin Onuma, P.E.
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector - Fred Minagar, P.E.
Lifetime Achievement Award - Harvey Gobas, P.E.
President's Award - Gayle Stewart, CAE
Carl Blum Award - Josue Vaglienty, P.E.