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ACEC Awards 2016

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recently hosted the prestigious 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. Innovative projects from design firms across Washington competed in the “Best in State Projects” category. Our nomination, Seattle Public Utilities’ Venema Natural Drai…

2016 Women in Leadership Symposium

Osborn Consulting (OCI) is a sponsor for the annual Women in Leadership Symposium to be held on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 from 8:30AM – 6:00PM at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. This is OCI’s third time participating in the event; OCI President Tarelle Osborn spoke at the 2014 …

Bioretention in the Classroom

OCI Project Manager Rebekah Weston designed and built a scale model segment of the Venema Natural Drainage Basin, one of our recently constructed projects. Rebekah completed the model for educational purposes and has shown it at this year’s APWA conference and will now be taking it into the classr…

Puyallup River Bridge Replacement Timelapse

Last weekend, the 379-ton, steel truss bridge, originally built in 1925 and most recently used as temporary detour bridge across Puyallup River, was moved away from the river and onto WSDOT right-of-way. OCI worked on the drainage design for the temporary detour and the permanent bridge, designed a …

Osborn Consulting named Washington’s Best Workplace

Last night at Safeco Field, Osborn Consulting was named Washington’s Best Workplace by the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ). As the gold medal winner for companies with 10-49 employees, the PSBJ confirmed what Osborn employees already knew.

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Osborn Ospreys

More commonly known as Sea Hawks (Go Hawks!), a family of ospreys have made their home atop a telephone pole outside of OCI’s office. The osprey chicks hatched from their eggs in the Spring and today they were finally ready to spread their wings! Senior Engineer Robert Parish, our avid office bir…

Introducing Our Newest Engineers

Two new engineers have been added to the OCI team in order to support new projects and markets. These new hires contribute exceptional talent and expertise and have quickly became integral members of OCI.

One of our new Project Engineers is Joshua Van Wie, E.I.T. Josh received his Master’s in Civ…

“Washington’s Best Workplaces” Finalist

The employees at OCI have long considered the company one of “Washington’s Best Workplaces,” so our full-time team members completed a survey through the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ)  to see how we ranked among small businesses across the state.

After a few months of waiting, we are p…

Osborn Engineers Attend “The Business of Golf”

The American Council of Engineering Companies’ Developing Leaders Group (DLG) hosted “The Business of Golf” last Tuesday (June 9th, 2015) to provide golfing practice and instructions to developing leaders in our industry. With the first day of summer fast approaching, there is a lineup of co…

Osborn Projects Win Two LOCEA Awards

Last night (June 10th, 2015), OCI was presented with two awards at the ASCE Seattle Chapter’s Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (LOCEA) award ceremony. Our project in Kenmore, Northshore Summit Park, was selected as the winner for the small projects category, and Bellingham’s 25th St…

National Public Works Week Recognition

This year marks the 55th annual National Public Works Week, as sponsored by the American Public Works Association. Governor Jay Inslee (of Washington State) has issued a proclamation addressing the vital importance of public works infrastructure, facilities, and services, saying, “I urge all peo…

ASCE YMF First Annual Executive Forum

President of OCI, Tarelle Osborn, will be a distinguished panelist at the May 29th ASCE Younger Member Forum’s Annual Executive Forum discussing “Engineering Firms: Does Size Matter?” Panelists represent senior leadership of small and large engineering firms and public sector clients, making f…

Osborn Recognized as Top Women-Owned Business

Last month (March 2015) OCI was recognized in the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses. Ranked by 2014 revenue in Washington State, OCI was listed as number forty-seven and one of the few Professional Service firms and one of only two licensed Engineering Cor…

Osborn Consulting at the Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge Award Ceremony 2015

This year the City of Tacoma presented a challenge to local engineering firms and universities to redesign sections of Tacoma with environmentally friendly techniques. The redesign was a part of the 2015 Tacoma’s Green Infrastructure Challenge, a competition of the first of its kind in the Pacific…

Presenting at the 2015 Green Gardening Winter Workshop

This Wednesday (February 25th), one of our engineers, Rebekah Weston, had an opportunity to speak at the 2015 Seattle Public Utilities Green Gardening Workshop held at South Seattle Community College. Rebekah partnered with Ida Ottesen, landscape architect from Nakano Associates, to present “From …

ACEC Awards 2015

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 …

Meet Our Newest Employees

The end of 2014 was a time of great growth for Osborn Consulting. We recently added four new staff members of exceptional talent to our engineering and administrative teams.
Joining our engineering team is Alison Sparks, an exceptionally qualified engineer-in-training specializing in roadway drainag…

Osborn Team Building

Since last summer OCI has almost doubled in size. After adding seven new employees, we figured it would be a great time to do some team building.

Off we went on a Friday afternoon to the challenge course at the South Bellevue Community Center. After some fun exercises developing our communication s…

Osborn Hidden Talent – Photography?

On a sunny afternoon earlier this month, OCI engineers Deepa and Robert were in the field trying to photograph the conditions of several catch basins for one of our projects. (Not sure what a catch basin is? Learn more here!) Unfortunately, the sun cast shadows on the catch basins and our poor engin…

Meet Alma, Our Newest Project Manager

Almadoria (Alma) Rettinger, PE,  is a project manager with more than 10 years’ experience planning, designing, managing, and supporting multiple water resources and environmental projects in the public and private sector.  Alma has demonstrated knowledge and skills for wellhead design from conce…