Los Angeles Section

American Society of Civil Engineers Awards Description and Criteria

American Society of Civil Engineers
Los Angeles Section
2014 Awards

Nominations Processed through the Branch

Each year the Los Angeles Section presents awards at the Section Annual Meeting.  These awards are selected from nominations made by the Branches, YMF, LMF Technical Groups, Committees, and individual members.  All nominations shall be coordinated with and processed through the Branch in which the person is a member of or where the project is located.

The award categories are as follows:

Outstanding Government Civil Engineering Project
Outstanding Private Sector Civil Engineering Project
Outstanding Sustainability Project
Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Government
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Private Sector
Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer
Outstanding Faculty Advisor
Outstanding Practitioner Advisor
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities
Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service
Lifetime Achievement in Civil Engineering
Excellence in Journalism

For a description and criteria of the awards download attached PDF file:2012 Awards Criteria
Note that the award criteria requires that the nominations be from Branch award recipients from the previous Branch award period, except for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Also, the Life Member Forum may make a nomination for the Lifetime Achievement Award directly to the Los Angeles Section.
Nominated projects shall be located within the boundaries of the Los Angles Section and nominees shall be Section members, except for the Journalism award.  There are no specific requirements for the format of the award submission.  Nominations should include all pertinent information to provide the best possible description of the nominee.  The award nominations submitted will be evaluated by the Section’s Awards Committee.

Branch Presidents, or their designated representative, should post the nomination on the Section eroom on or before June 30, 2014,  include the following information:
• a cover letter indicating the intended award categories and a brief overview of each nomination;
• all the pertinent information relative to the nominated project or person (including a picture).


Los Angeles Section Annual Awards 2015

The 2015 Award Winners are as follows:


• Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector: Peter V. Sevcik, P.E.
• Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector: Yazdan T. Emrani, P.E.
• State Legislator of the Year:  Gilbert A. Cedillo, Los Angeles City Council Member, District 1
• Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service:  Kaitlin Hannon, P.E.
• Outstanding Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities:  Kenneth H. Rosenfield, P.E., F.ASCE
• Outstanding ASCE YMF Officer:  George Huang, P.E., MLAB YMF
• Outstanding Faculty Advisor for Student Groups:  Dr. Garret Hall, P.E., PhD., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
• Outstanding Civil Engineering Student:  Ryan Smith, EIT, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
• Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer:  Gidti Ludesirishoti, EIT
• Excellence in Journalism:  George Skelton, Los Angeles Times
• Lifetime Achievement in Civil Engineering:  Andrew Machen, P.E.


• Airports & Ports Project of the Year: Middle Harbor Wharf 
• Architectural Engineering Project of the Year:  Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
• Bikeways & Trails Project of the Year:  Union Road Bike Lane
• Bridges Project of the Year:  Vanowen Street Bridge Replacement and Widening over LA River
• Community Improvement Project of the Year:  Balboa Boulevard Improvement
• Construction Project of the Year:  State Route 57 Improvements
• Energy Project of the Year:  Topaz Solar Farms
• Environmental Project of the Year:  County Government Center Parking Lot Green Streets Urban Retrofit
• Flood Management Project of the Year:  Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B Project
• Geotechnical Project of the Year:  White Point Landslide Emergency Repairs
• Historical Renovation Project of the Year:  Hollyhock House Restoration Project
• Parks & Recreation Project of the Year:  Lake Forest Sports Park
• Roadways and Highways Project of the Year:  I-15/I-215 Devore Interchange Improvement Project
• Small Project of the Year:  Emergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1
• Structural Engineering Project of the Year:  650 Newport Center Drive Office Tower and 670 Newport Center Drive Parking Structure in Newport Center
• Sustainable Engineering Project of the Year:  Taylor Yard Village
• Transportation Project of the Year:  Wilshire BRT and Wilshire Middle Lanes
• Urban & Land Development Project of the Year:  Cabrillo Gateway
• Water/Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year:  Arthur H. Bridge Water Treatment Plant
• Water Supply Project of the Year:  Cross-Valley Canal-Calloway Canal Intertie Project

2015 Awards Dinner Photographs Online Gallery: