The Region 9 Award Winners were approved by the Board of Governors on December 20, 2018.  Award winners will be notified in December/January.  The Awards presentations will be made on Friday March 29, 2019 at the Region 9 Awards Dinner ceremony in San Diego, California.

2018 Outstanding Individual Awards

Civil Engineer in the Public Sector

Ted Craddock, PE, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, California

Civil Engineer in the Private Sector

Rodney McNeely, PE, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, Fresno, California

Civil Engineer in Community Service

Bradley Dybel, PE, Stoney-Miller Consultants, Inc., Irvine, California

Civil Engineer in Legislative Activities

Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, Michael Baker International, Santa Ana, California

ASCE Section Officer

Lorraine Htoo, PE, GHD, San Francisco, California

ASCE Branch Officer

Om Prakash, PhD, PE,  California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, California

ASCE YMF Officer

Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, EIT, Jacobs, Irvine, California

ASCE Practitioner Advisor

Carolyn Berg, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, County of San Luis Obispo; Public Works Department, San Luis Obispo, California

ASCE Faculty Advisor

John S. McCartney, PE, PhD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

ASCE Life Member

Maurice D. Roos, PE, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, California

Younger Civil Engineer

Nestor Godinez, PE, SLR International Corporation, Irvine, California

Civil Engineering Student

Allison Woodworth, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

State Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman James Gallagher, California State Assembly, District 3, Yuba City, California

Excellence in Journalism

Richard Ehisen, LexisNexis State Net, Sacramento, California

Lifetime Achievement

James H. Clark, PE, Black & Veatch, Los Angeles, California

Lifetime Achievement

Camilla Saviz, PE, PHD, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

2018 Outstanding Project Awards

Project of the Year

OCTA OC Bridges Program

Location     Orange County, California

Owner         Various Entities

Engineer     Multiple Consultants

Architectural Engineering Project

316 Vernon, City Hall Annex

Location     Roseville, California

Owner         City of Roseville

Engineer     Buehler Engineering, Inc.

Architect     LPAS Architecture + Design

Bikeways & Trails Project

Arcata’s Humboldt Bay Trail North and

Eureka’s Waterfront Trail

Location     Arcata and Eureka, California

Owner         Cities of Arcata and Eureka

Engineer     GHD Inc.

Bridge Project

Riverside Drive Viaduct Replacement over the Los Angeles River

Location     Los Angeles, California

Owner         City of Los Angeles

Engineer     City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Community Improvement Project

Fulton Mall Reconstruction Project

Location     Fresno, California

Owner         City of Fresno

Engineer     Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group and RHAA

Construction Project

Mule Creek State Prison Level II Infill Complex

Location     Ione, California

Owner         California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Engineer     KSN, Inc.

Energy Project

Beacon Solar and Battery Energy Storage Project

Location     Cantil, California

Owner         Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Engineer     Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Environmental Engineering Project

Sacramento River Joint Intake and Fish Screen Project

Location     West Sacramento, California

Owner         Reclamation District 2035

Engineer     Stantec

Flood Management Project

Feather River West Levee

Location     Yuba City, California

Owner         Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency

Engineer     HDR, Inc.

Geotechnical Engineering Project

Blu Harbor Development

Location     Redwood City, California

Owner         Pauls Corporation

Engineer     ENGEO, Inc.

Historical Renovation Project

Seismic Strengthening of Congregation Sherith Israel

Location     San Francisco, California

Owner         Congregation Sherith Israel

Engineer     Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Parks & Recreation Project

Hilltop (Sundial) Park Renovation

Location     San Francisco, California

Owner         San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Engineer     Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.

Roadway & Highway Project


Location     San Diego, California

Owner         City of San Diego

Engineer     Rick Engineering Company

Small Project

Yuba Goldfields 100-year Interim Flood Control Project

Location     Yuba County, California

Owner         Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA)

Engineer     MBK Engineers

Structural Engineering Project

181 Fremont Tower

Location     San Francisco, California

Owner         Jay Paul Company

Engineer     Arup

Sustainable Engineering Project

Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (SESWTF) and Kings River Pipeline

Location     Fresno, California

Owner         City of Fresno

Engineer     Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Transit Project

Butte Regional Transit Operations Center

Location     Chico, California

Owner         Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG)

Engineer     GHD Inc.

Transportation Project

I-5/La Novia Roundabout

Location     San Juan Capistrano, California

Owner         Caltrans District 12

Engineers    Michael Baker International

Urban/Land Development Project

Urban and Land Development / Riverstone Development

Location     Madera, California

Owner         Valley Development Company

Engineer     Precision Civil Engineering, Inc.

Water Project

TCP Wellhead Treatment Project

Location     Bakersfield, California

Owner         California Water Service Company

Engineer     AECOM

Wastewater Treatment Project

City of San Diego South Bay Water Reclamation Plant Demineralization Project

Location     San Diego, California

Owner         City of San Diego

Engineer     Michael Baker International

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