Is it already July?!
That means it’s time for our annual Lund Opsahl Picnic! We take our work seriously, and we also like to have some serious fun.
Is it already July?!
That means it’s time for our annual Lund Opsahl Picnic! We take our work seriously, and we also like to have some serious fun.
June signals the time of year to get outdoors with some of the greatest structural engineers in the world! Lund Opsahl’s weekly team lunch meeting headed to recently completed Hing Hay Park for local fare, sunshine, and a chance to see our work!
Group of Lund Opsahl team members took a close-up look of the completed Amazon Biospheres. Lund Opsahl is proud to be a part of this signature project, providing complex construction support for Sellen Construction. Thanks to Eric Evenson for leading the tour. What an amazing structure!
Kelsey West, a Lund Opsahl Associate, recently spent the day at Gig Harbor’s Harbor Ridge Middle School, where students in grades 6-8 participated in CAPE, Career and Pathway Expo, an extension of STEM education. Lund Opsahl is passionate about opportunities to support STEM-based education!
Students below explored “Column Creations in Compression,” and “interactively” tested theories. What fun!
We’re thrilled to share the news that one of our own, Associate Principal Adam Slivers was a part of a team that contributed to the recently released book on greenhouse gas emissions for the structural engineering community. Structural Materials and Global Climate can be purchased from ASCE by clicking this link.
Adam’s passion for the integration of sustainable practices in structural engineering offers cutting-edge value to Lund Opsahl projects. He serves on the Sustainability Committee for the Structural Engineering Institute.
Hing Hay Park’s grand opening celebration, sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, was truly a “grand” celebration! As a mutli-cultural, multi-generational gathering place in Seattle’s International District, park features include a stunning origami-like sculpture, conceived by internationally-recognized artist Turenscape, customized steps and seating, and performance and game areas. Elegant lighting showcases the design at night. We’re proud to be the structural engineer for this signature project.
Sea-Tac Airport’s Concourse D Hardstand Holdroom is taking shape! This design-build project is the first-ever wood structure to be built at the airport. Lund Opsahl is proud to be the structural engineer on this project.
Lund Opsahl’s annual holiday party had a bit of mystery this year! A dual arrest was made during our final celebration before the new prohibition order began….
Happy Holidays from Lund Opsahl!
Wishing everyone a festive holiday season and a very happy New Year!
The new arts and education center at Fort Worden in Port Townsend was a featured project in the DJC. Lund Opsahl is proud to be the structural engineer for this innovative project, led by Signal Architecture and Research. To learn more about this project, click the image above.
Congratulations to the Salvation Army and the Ankrom Moisan Team for winning NAIOP’s Community Impact of the Year award for the Salvation Army’s Eastside Community Center! Awards were announced at NAIOP’s Night of the Stars gala at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on November 3.
Lund Opsahl is proud to be the structural engineer for this outstanding project. Click the image above to read more about this entry.
September 2017 We just received word that the NeighborCare Meridian Center for Health is officially a certified LEED GOLD building! Led by architect NBBJ, we’re proud to be a part of this team, providing a place of peace and calm in an urban context.
STUNNED BY THE SUN: We hope your view of the solar eclipse was as good as ours!
Marjorie Lund, Stephen Lau, and Pete Opsahl celebrate at Turner Construction’s Topping Off Party on the Maritime Building. What a view!
Hing Hay Park, recently reopened in the Chinatown International District (ID), received an excellent review in local news website Crosscut. Lund Opsahl was the structural engineer for the MIG | SvR team. Receiving strong community support, the park is already attracting heavy public use. To read more, link to the story here.
AWARD WINNER: Congratulations to NBBJ for winning the Healthcare Design Award for the Neighborcare Health, Meridian Center! Located in North Seattle, NBBJ is one of seven national recipients recognized for best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. The jury’s key words used for this project are “sweet” and “beautiful.” Lund Opsahl was the structural engineer for this award-winning project. To read more, see the DJC Story or the AIA Website.
2017’s annual team picnic was a great success! The afternoon was filled with scavenger hunts, frisbee golf, and plenty of ping pong!
The Lund Opsahl family keeps growing! Shawn’s family is expecting their little girl this month. Jim and his wife’s daughter will have a baby brother soon! Congratulations to both their families and thanks Diane for whipping up such awesome “cakes.”
Lund Opsahl has teamed up with The Walsh Group, HOK, Osborn Consulting, Hart Crowser, Casne Engineering, and Notkin Mechanical Engineers for the new Concourse D Hardstand project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. You can read about it here on the Daily Journal of Commerce website.
Congratulations to the team for outstanding service which earned the Mortenson Star Award! Mortenson has selected Lund Opsahl as a Star Award Recipient for their construction engineering support and as the structural engineer on the Design/Build team for the Oregon Convention Center Garage.
Go check out this interview with Bernt where he talks about structural engineering, Washington Tower, and the program he took over at WSU!
Lund Opsahl is now on Instagram! Head over and follow us!
Hello from Lund Opsahl and their new “neighbor”, the Ken Griffey Jr. commemorative statue. Shawn and Katie teamed up with Gensler for the design of the foundation.
Lund Opsahl is proud to have assisted Salus Architecture and EvergreenHealth on the newly opened Progressive Care Unit. Congratulations to both on a beautiful facility!
We are proud to see our stellar NeighborCare Meridian Center for Health highlighted in Architectural Record. Kudos to our friends at NBBJ!
Thanks to Tony, Katie, and Blake for being a part of this year’s STEM Expo!
March 2017 marks five years for the Lund Opsahl office, and on March 1 the team celebrated with a fantastic open house!
We thank all of you for being a part of what has made the past five years so successful and fun!
Lund Opsahl is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Kent Relay for Life!
Bernt Johnson, project manager for the 19-story Washington Tower hotel and apartment building, is signing the final penthouse roof beam. Congrats to the entire project team for topping out!
Celebrating the holidays, the new year, and a Seahawks playoff game win! The team celebrated the season with dinner and games!
New Years Day atop Artist Point! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Photo taken by our admin, Lauren, during a lunch break in the snow.
Washington Place is creating a positive buzz in Tukwila! Talk within the community can be seen in this King 5 post!
The Lund Opsahl’s annual picnic featured a 2016 Olympics theme, full of competitive games and fantastic food!
The Washington Place project is continuing to extend vertically, reaching level 11 of the 20-story tower. Lund Opsahl teamed with Absher Construction and Group West Con on this project which is now visible from all parts of the valley. Thank you to the ownership team, Washington Place LLP, for sharing these drone aerial photos!
The $20 million Vashon Center for the Arts is now open! Lund Opsahl is pleased to have been a part of the project! The team included LMN Architects, CDi+Mazzetti, Stantec, AHBL, C&N Consultants, Murase Associates, Sellen Construction, and The Shalleck Collaborative.
Hing Hay Park is nearing completion and set to open soon! Lund Opsahl worked with MIG|SvR and Studio Fifty50 on the design of several structural elements in the expansion including custom bleachers and an iconic gateway sculpture.
Congratulations to Adam Slivers on his Award for Outstanding Service from Structural Engineers Association of Washington!
Lund Opsahl crew hard at work at their Brown Bag Continuing Education Seminars on Thursdays.
“If you see me on the ground, can you brush me off and put me on my bike?” Erik shreds the laws of physics on Stevens Pass Downhill Bike Park.
“Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.”
CONSIDER MOUNT SHASTA CONQUERED: When Rebecca isn’t designing structures at Lund Opsahl, she’s off playing in the snow at 14,000 ft.
The Daily Journal of Commerce recognizes 11 Design Projects with 2016 Citation Awards. Lund Opsahl provided structural engineering on four of the 11 projects featured in the DJC: Kirtley Cole Construction Adaptive Reuse in Everett, Housing Hope – Twin Lake Landing at Marysville, Henry M. Jackson Park in Everett, and Camano Island Library on Camano Island. Congrats to our team, HKP Architects, Design Northwest Architects, Fabor Construction, SVR Landscape Architects, Stig Carlson Architecture, and Kirtley Cole Construction!
The Daily Journal of Commerce featured the Henry M. Jackson Park as the “Project of the Week.” Lund Opsahl collaborated with HKP Architects and SvR Landscape Architects to design the public facilities with integrated green features in the photos above.
Construction is underway of the Salvation Army Eastside Community Center in Bellevue. Shown above is the first level of timber framing and structural CMU gym walls. Lund Opsahl was effective in providing a four-inch reveal in the large bay window clear-story near the top of the CMU walls. Thank you to Ankrom Moisan Architects and GLY construction for the seamless planning and erection.
AIA of Northwest Washington recognized the Henry Jackson Park renovation for a Citation Award. Congratulations to the design team of HKP Architects and SvR Landscape Architects.
The Kingsgate Library grand opening was a success! The Daily Journal of Commerce recently highlighted this renovation project in May. Proud to be a part of the team, Lund Opsahl congratulates Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Archtitects, Westmark Construction, and Parsons Brinckerhoff for the success of this project.
A few members of the Lund Opsahl team took advantage of the nice weather to admire the PT design at the Washington Place Project. It is always a great site visit when you have a clear view of Mount Rainier from the PT deck! Construction is progressing well. Absher is at level eight of the 20-story building.
The Level A aluminum Cryogen Vents for the Swedish Cherry Hill Imaging Suite are all wrapped with a Northwest flair! CRĒO Industrial Arts designed and installed the cryogen vents that are used to exhaust helium gas that cools the 20,000lb MRI magnets in the event of a coolant failure. The graphic artist was Israel Shotridge from Shotridge Studios on Vashon Island. Lund Opsahl designed the supports for the cryogen vent to the existing plaza structure and reviewed the crane loading during art installation. Thanks to the team of CallisonRTKL, Notkin, Stantec, Mortenson, and Ness & Campbell Crane.
The 5th + Columbia Tower project is taking shape. Lund Opsahl is working with The Erection Company and JTM Construction providing construction support services for the steel erection, crane sequencing, manlifts and miscellaneous structural consulting on the 44 story tower in the heart of downtown Seattle. The contractor is anticipating a month in schedule savings by sequencing a temporary luffing and derrick crane at the roof level.
The Amazon Rufus 2.0 Biosphere project has topped-out! Lund Opsahl provided construction support to sequence and erect the project. Teaming with The Erection Company, Sellen Construction, and Safway Services we were able to develop and coordinate the loads to develop and detail a unique universal joint that accommodated the exclusive connections.
The 16,000 SF Optimism Brewery was featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce’s “Project of the Week.” Lund Opsahl worked to transform the dilapidated structure into art with the collaboration of Olson Kundig Architects and Metis Construction. Did we mention that their beverages are first-class, too?!
The race is on to finish the complex performing arts theater prior to opening day at the Vashon Center for the Arts. The elaborate projects has been an outstanding success with the collaboration of LMN Architects and Sellen Construction.
We are proud to see the progress of the Washington Place Project. Construction is underway on Level 6 of the 20 story building. Lund Opsahl is working closely with General Contractor Absher and Concrete Sub Conco to ensure a successful project through construction.
Lund Opsahl is proud to sponsor Architects Without Borders-Seattle Chapter for their 10th Anniversary Celebration on March 1.
February 2016The Daily Journal of Commerce announced the bidding for the Eagle Harbor Park. The $1.25 million park renovation construction project is scheduled to start mid-year. Lund Opsahl collaborated with Walker Macy Landscape Architecture and Patano Studio Architecture for the design of the project.
The Waterfront Park Pavilion is out for bid! The structural design for the multi-use shelter at the freshly renovated Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park was awarded to our design team by Walker Macy and Patano Studio.
Lund Opsahl worked closely with Patano Studio to engineer fully concealed timber connections, highlighting the simplicity of the structure and the natural beauty of the wood itself. The back wall of the shelter is a translucent sliding panel that opens the pavilion up, allowing park goers to escape the northwest rains while still enjoying the views of beautiful Eagle Harbor.
The first level of post-tensioning tendons are being placed for the Washington Place Hotel and Parking Garage. By using a post-tensioned concrete slab, long spans were able to be achieved while maintaining a thin slab profile, maximizing the floor to ceiling heights of the building.
Who says engineers can’t have fun? They certainly don’t work for us! We sure enjoyed the Monster Jam. Although, it’s still a mystery who coordinated the Lund Opsahl colors on the track!
The Daily Journal of Commerce just published an educational article, “Tips from an engineer on making your old building seismically sound,” where our very own Marjorie Lund enlightens building owners on the target areas for economical seismic upgrades in historic and unreinforced masonry buildings.
Progress on the Washington Place Hotel and Parking Garage construction, is shown above. The concrete slab has been designed to span up to 29’ between columns to allow for a flexible floor layout according to the owner’s request.
All smiles after our LO Iron Chef Cooking Competition disguised as our 2015 holiday party! Our crew broke up into three groups pitting our skills against each other knowing full well, there could only be one Iron Chef. Big thanks to all that came out. The food, drinks, and banter was amazing (special thanks to Santa for the quick visit). Our growing firm is looking onward to 2016!!!
Lund Opsahl is a one stop shop for contractors’ means and methods during the construction process, shown here is the Museum of Flight structure in assembly.
Namaste, thank you, from our community to Peter Opsahl, Scott Douglas, and Sabina Surana for briefing the SEAW association about the efforts and recovery of Nepalese people after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 28, 2015. The prompt service of these American engineers to drop everything to give back to the world is truly remarkable.
Optimism Brewery is “Officially Open” on Capitol Hill at 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA! For more information of the renovation process and seismic upgrade of the historic building to a modern day brewery, check out their website.
Our very own Peter Opsahl is presenting for SEAW on the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Peter had the unique opportunity to help a team of engineers evaluate post-earthquake buildings assessments in the devastated region. The seminar is scheduled for December 14, 2015 at 4-7:00pm, for more information see “Briefing on the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes.”
Photo courtesy of Ryan Monson
The Yakima Herald recognized the Cowiche Canyon Ice House and Bar with a great article: “Cowiche Canyon Kitchen claims two regional design awards.”
In addition, the The Daily Journal of Commerce also provided some great press as the “Project of the Week.”
Optimism Brewery is getting great reviews across the city. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog says: “Tech powered Optimism Brewing is the new king of beers on Capital Hill.”
In addition, KOMO news has published a pictorial piece “A massive, dog friendly brewery just opened in Capitol Hill”.
Lund Opsahl structurally transformed, Rein Fire Ranch, a 7000 SF pole barn to a seismically upgraded event space. Sistered trusses and bracing gives the heavy timber connections a unique rustic look. For move information on the Rein Fire Ranch see link.
Congratulations to Scott Shapiro, S+H Works Architecture, and Lund Opsahl for recognition of BASE Capitol Hill micro apartment complex. For more information about the finalist award, see this “Micro Apartment Finalist for ULI Award” link in the Daily Journal of Commerce.
The crew at Sellen Construction was faced with the challenge of shoring two sides of the 8 story basement excavation at the Centre 425 project in Bellevue without soil nails or tie backs. To achieve this, they constructed half of the floor plan for the basement parking levels starting at the top and working their way down, using the floor slabs to brace the shoring wall. Lund Opsahl was hired to design a steel framed laydown floor to support the formwork tables suspended from threaded rods below. This innovation allowed ongoing excavation while the post-tensioned concrete slabs were being constructed. Once cast, the formwork was cycled down and work began on the next floor. Conventional reshoring of the remaining floor plan, a pile supported tower crane, and elevated construction walkway cantilevered from the shoring wall were also provided as part of our construction support engineering services for this project.
Lund Opsahl designs erection plans for clients to resist gravity and lateral loads during the construction process, shown here is the Museum of Flight structure in assembly.
The Yakima Herald just published an honorable article in reference to the Cowiche Canyon Kitchen + Ice House. The restaurant just received top awards from the AIA of Central Washington.
AIA of Central Washington has recognized Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Ice House for two awards of excellence: “2015 Honor Award and 2015 Craftsmanship Award.”
Congrats to: Graham Snyder, Grahm Baba Architects, Lund Opsahl Structural Engineers, RH2 Engineering, Allworth Design, and VK Powell Construction.
The building strives to meet the goal of creating a place that celebrates craft and fits the agricultural vernacular and history of the valley.
“This place rocks. Yakima watched and waited, a little nervous about the concrete box at the end of the block. But look at it now. Indoor/outdoor on all sides. The kitchen is exposed, but not in your face. It is all about sense of place and the elevation of it, from the smudge pots turned into light fixtures to the walls of firewood and apple boxes in the chiller. This place is “Oh wow!” from any entry point. The kitchen should be very worried because the food should be every bit as fabulous as its surroundings. Good luck with that!”
Construction on the Meridian Center for Health is wrapping up with substantial completion targeted for the second week of November. This LEED Gold facility will provide healthcare services to low income families in the North Seattle area. Lund Opsahl has worked closely with the NBBJ and Lease Crutcher Lewis to ensure a successful project through construction. It is rewarding to see all our hard work come to fruition!
After pouring nearly 2,000 cubic yards of concrete, the 10ft thick Washington Place foundation work is wrapping up and now we’re building vertical. Pictured here is the concrete elevator core reinforcement extending upwards from the foundation. The elevator core serves as the primary lateral force resisting element in the event of an earthquake or wind storm.
Washington Place Hotel piles have been driven. To account for poor soil conditions, the building is supported by 18” and 24” diameter steel driven piles with 150 foot embedment into the earth. The tower has approximately 200 piles total to be driven.
At Tilt 49, a large residential and office project being constructed by Mortenson Construction, Lund Opsahl was hired to provide construction support in a tight, urban site in the Denny Triangle. One of the more challenging aspects was a pile supported tower crane foundation. Due to site restrictions, the pile cap is located above grade and actually cantilevers over the edge of the excavation as shown above.
Mortenson decided to have a little fun with the mass of concrete on the corner of Boren and Howell streets. “GO HAWKS!” Construction support for large scale contractors is one large task for the engineering teams at Lund Opsahl. Including but not limited to: shoring, tiebacks, wale beams, crane foundations, high rise steel erection, man lift installations, and temporary bracing.
Not only is Andy a master at Revit he also sings acapella for the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Engineering is the art of controlled chaos. Shown here are the newly installed composite glulam scissor trusses with two inch diameter bottom chord rods and steel gusset plates tying the system together. In some cases to design the connections of this truss we found the failing mechanism was the timber resultant of the perpendicular and parallel to grain lateral shear capacity.
Currently were are in the construction administration phase with LMN Architects and Sellen Construction on the Vashon Island Center for the Arts. Shown in the figure above is the long span timber composite trusses and cold form steel framing in process. As structural engineers we are keeping a close eye on deflections of the members as the dead loads are applied.
September 25 was National Steel day, and needless to say for Lund Opsahl, it was a major success. AISC sponsored LO to a steel code refresher seminar and pizza party. Then we all rallied for a field trip to Nucor Steel Corporation were we saw firsthand how steel is fabricated from recycled material. This tour was a hands on excursion starting off with a quick history lesson of the plant. As we climbed up the structure we witnessed the overhead crane moving about securing the presorted salvaged steel with two large electromagnets dropping the steel off into large castor pods. The filled pods then traveled into the building to be dumped into the molten kiln vat. As the pod came near the kiln the lid swung open and the pod explosively dropped the recycled steel into superheated molten vat ignited by AC current induced graphite rods and natural gas. From there, the molten steel was cast into a constant stream of glowing orange bands that traveled beneath our feet to high speed rolling jigs. The cast billet was pulled and squeezed through the jigs at a rapid pace down to thin profiles of rebar. What a tour, Nucor is a true testament of the hard work that goes into construction here in the Northwest and America.
The Structural Engineers Association of California asked Marjorie Lund to participate in their annual convention as a guest speaker in a Women in Engineering Panel Discussion and as a mentor for the Younger Members Forum shown above.
Guess what Seattle? Optimism Brewery is slated to open in about a month! We can’t wait to show you all the structural detail they have invested in. Shown here is a structural catwalk partially suspended from the existing roof and partially supported by attaching to the existing timber gravity columns. Bottoms up!
The work ‘ohana spending quality time together at the Lund Opsahl Summer Pa’ina. Kalbi short ribs was where it was at!
The form lined auditorium shear walls are being placed at the Vashon Center for the Arts. Sellen is prepping the the seating WF steel beams and composite timber trusses.
Peter Opsahl has travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal to assist in disaster recovery efforts after the devastating earthquakes in the region.
Peter is volunteering his time and expertise to assist the Global Fairness Initiative with a program to inspect homes and buildings damaged in the earthquakes.
We’re all very proud to support him in this effort.
Construction is now underway on one of our more unique projects. Lund Opsahl has provided construction support services to assist with the “top down” construction of a subgrade parking structure for a new mid-rise tower project in Bellevue.
In a reversal of the typical process, the contractor will be pouring the upper floor of this garage first, then soil below the slab will be excavated down to the next floor level – repeating for all eight levels of the garage. This process allows each slab to brace the permanent shoring walls and eliminates a need for tie-back shoring systems on the restricted site.
In an effort to minimize schedule for basement construction, and to gain valuable laydown area in an urban site, our team designed a temporary steel framed structure between the building caissons at grade level that supports the concrete formwork tables below from threaded rods. Suspending the formwork from above allows excavation to proceed while the deck is being tied prior to casting. This process allows the formwork tables to jump down as soon as the deck has been stressed minimizing cycle time.
Our client, Sellen Construction, has set up a webcam that allows us all to view the current progress and time-lapse videos of the project.
The Lund Opsahl crew has been busing working on the construction support and steel erection for Amazon Block 19, Block 14, and Biosphere. We had a chance to tour the nearly 40 story tower with the construction team and found ways improve efficiency with design.
Construction crews are pouring the foundation at the Meridian Center for Health.
The Autosport project is coming along beautifully. It’s great to see all of our hard work paying off.
The 2014 Lund Opsahl holiday party was a great success! Our staff and families had an incredible time blowing glass at Martin Blank Studios.
November 2014Which is the more sustainable structural material, steel or concrete? Adam Slivers is active in the Structural Engineering Institute’s Sustainability Committee using life cycle assessment research to answer this question and others. He wrote an article in Civil + Structural Engineer magazine called “The Choices That Matter” summarizing a few findings which includes a link to the committee’s complete work.
Pete and Rebecca got a chance to join one of our clients on a private helicopter ride!
Meanwhile, the rest of us remained hard at work in the office…
Our staff celebrated summer with a picnic at Marjorie’s house on Vashon Island. Games and BBQ were enjoyed by all, kids and dogs included.
Our team made a visit to the Autosport site. We’re all happy to see that the project is coming along beautifully!
Adam Slivers recently presented a paper at the Sustainable Structures Symposium at Portland State University titled “Reducing Greenhouse Gases in Light Rail Infrastructure.” It highlighted his expertise in concrete specifications that promote the use of fly ash and slag in replacement of portland cement. He co-presented with David Walsh from Sellen Sustainability.
January 2014It’s playoff time! Time to fly our 12th Man banner out of the conference room window. Go Hawks!
We’ve known it all along… but the State of Washington has finally recognized our firm as a woman-owned business with a WBE Certification!
We held our 2013 Holiday Party at Steel Toe Studios in SoDo. Everyone had a great time learning to weld and creating unique works of art from pieces of scrap metal.
The Lund Opsahl staff and families enjoyed a beautiful Sunday evening together and took a short walk over to CenturyLink Field to watch the Sounders play the LA Galaxy.
LWO is now Lund Opsahl LLC! We have a new name, but the great engineering and personal service that you’ve come to expect from us remains the same.
We threw a party to celebrate the shared birthday of two of our little engineers: Ariana (age 1) and Regan (age 8).
The LO Staff take a break from their usual nerdiness to demonstrate what a typical 100 psf floor live load looks like.
LO is proud to welcome Bernt Johnson to our staff. Bernt is a Bainbridge Island native with two years of engineering experience, and will make a great addition to our team!
March 2013LOW partners and personnel, along with two official greeter dogs (Sally and Maxwell) and one future engineer, took some time off to celebrate the one year anniversary of Lund Wright Opsahl. It was a chance to look back (We really did finish all those projects!) and to look ahead. We’re all looking forward to continued growth in the future!
December 2012Think fire, molten glass, Martin Blank Studios, and LO staff, and you’ll know what we did for our first holiday party! Glass was blown, a good time was had, and everyone came away with their own piece of blown glass art.
Part of the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair, the Structural Engineers Association of Washington gathered at the Skyline Level of the Space Needle to honor the achievements of some of our local engineers who designed many of the Fair’s structures, among them the Monorail, the Coliseum (Key Arena), the US Science Pavilion (Pacific Science Center), and, of course, the Space Needle.
LO turned out in full-force, commemorating the occasion with an official photograph. Unfortunately, due to the crowds at this event, not everyone made it into the original picture. Photoshop took care of the oversight, and so now we can ask the question – how many LO employees do you know?
August 2012Our staff, significant others, and (of course) dogs enjoyed a beautiful day of BBQ, croquet, ping pong and lounging by the pool at the LWO summer potluck.
Several members of the LWO staff enjoyed a field visit to the job site of the Seattle Goodwill Industries – Job Training & Education Center.
Peter Opsahl was recognized by the Structural Engineers Association of Washington for his work over the last few years. Peter finished his role as Past President of both the Seattle and State Chapters.
Congratulations to Marjorie Lund, who was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the State of Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for her years of service and contributions to the development of the State’s Structural Licensing Examination.