SEAOSD Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

SEAOSD Members: 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Call for Entries

It’s not too early to start preparing for the 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards!  

Please click here to download the entry packet in word doc
Please click here to download the entry packet in PDF

Entries are due Thursday April 25th, 2019


The SEAOSD Awards entry process has been combined with the state level SEAOC Awards program as of 2017.  This new integrated program is now a two-tiered process to truly reveal the best of the best of structural engineering excellence in California. Only the winners of the Award of Excellence will advance to the SEAOC Awards program. Awards of Merit recipients will no longer be considered at the state level.

The SEAOC/SEAOSD Awards entry fee is $150.  No additional entry fee will be required for advancement to the SEAOC Awards. 

Please refer to the entry packet for the state level entry categories.

For questions and additional information, see the entry packet and/or contact the Awards Committee Chair, at

2018 EiSE Award Winners

Project submissions were judged by a panel of three structural engineers:
Chris Kamp, SE – Principal at SDSE Structural Engineers,
Bret Hart, SE – Director of Engineering Operations at SidePlate Systems
Andy Bersofsky, SE - Project Manager at Patterson Engineering

Congratulations to our Winners!

Award of Excellence in Special-Use Structures

San Diego Zoo-Mesa Bridge

Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Owner/Client: The Zoological Society of San Diego

Architect: Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells

Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten

Functional, artful, and inventive solution to multiple structural challenges. Two thumbs up.



Award of Excellence in New Construction

Mr. Robinson

Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers

Owner/Client: JMAN at Mr. Rob LP

Architect: Jonathan Segal FAIA

Contractor: Jonathan Segal FAIA

Absolutely stunning.  Brings to mind the question “How did they do that”?

                                                                              - Judges    


Certificate of Merit in Special-Use Structure & People’s Choice Award

San Diego Zoo – Africa Rocks

Structural Engineer: Coffman Engineers

Owner/Client: San Diego Zoo Global

Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

Contractor: Rudolph & Sletten

The art in the project is that the structure is hidden.   



Certificate of Merit in Retrofit / Alterations

Naval Medical Center San Diego Seismic Program/Retrofit

Structural Engineer: Reid Middleton

Owner/Client: U.S. Navy Facilities Management

Architect: Vasquez Marshal Architects

Contractor: RQ Construction & Taylor Devices

Judicious selection of lateral system locations was key to the successful seismic upgrade of an operational Naval hospital.                                     
                                                   - Judges

Click here to see the pdf copy for the 2018 winners

Past winners are listed below

Click here to see the pdf copy for the 2018 winners

Click here to see the pdf copy for the 2017 Winners

Click here to see the pdf copy for the 2016 Winners

Click here to see the pdf copy for the 2015 Winners