Last Friday night (January 23rd) was the prestigious 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Innovative projects from design firms across Washington competed in the “Best in State Projects” category, in which Osborn Consulting was honored to have been nominated for our Northshore Summit Park Design and Construction project as well as the nomination of the Northwest Wine Academy at South Sound College, for which OCI designed a unique natural drainage system as the civil engineering sub-consultant. Northshore Summit Park brought home the bronze award for OCI and the Northwest Wine Academy received the silver award.
The Northshore Summit Park project turned an underdeveloped area of northwest Kenmore into a multi-use park featuring picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, wetland, and woodland. The park was officially opened in May of 2014 as Kenmore’s first new park since the city incorporated.
This project was a collaborative effort, which included a multi-disciplinary design team, City of Kenmore staff and the community. Project Manager, Chun Ho Chen led the coordination of the OCI team which included design, CADD and estimation work was heavily fronted by Richard Herman and Marie Phelan, with project engineers Laura Ruppert and Robert Parish offering support for the project.
Jennifer Gordan, Marc Connelly, & Zach Richardson (City of Kenmore) and Tarelle Osborn and Robert Parsish (OCI) were in attendance Friday night to receive the award, as representatives of the project team.