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Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Main Office: 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3200, Seattle, Washington, 98101-2699, United States
Additional Offices: Chicago, Illinois (US)
Number of employees: aprx 180
Engineering Specialties:
Wind Engineering
Vibration Engineering
Building Renovation/Change-of-Use
Sustainable Designs
Blast Protection

History:
W. H. Whitt founded the W. H. Whitt Company in 1923 in Seattle, WA. (1) One of the firm’s earliest projects was the McMillin Bridge in Pierce County, WA, in 1934, which is the largest example of a reinforced concrete truss in America (2). Over the last 80+ years, the company has numerous names and world renowned partners including Harold Worthington, John Skilling, Helge Helle, Joseph Jackson, John Christiansen, Leslie Robertson, Kent Rogers, William Ward, Arthur Barkshire. (3) In 2003, the firm was renamed as Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) under the Leadership of Jon Magnusson and Ronald Klemencic. (4)

Today, MKA has completed projects in 46 states and 48 countries for a total of $73 billion worth of projects designed and have received 337 awards for engineering excellence. (5) As of 2006, MKA had received a national award for engineering excellence and innovation from the American Council of Engineering Companies for 13 years out the last 18, more than any other firm in the country. In January 2006, the firm was awarded ACEC Washington’s highest honor, the Platinum Award, for the structural engineering of the Seattle Central Library. (6)

Selected Projects:

Seattle Central Library – Seattle, Washington


Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre – Dallas, TX


Olympic Sculpture Park – Seattle, Washington


Trinity Place – San Francisco, California


Anchorage Museum Expansion – Anchorage, Alaska


Bellevue Art Museum- Bellevue, Washington (under Skiling Ward Magnusson Barkshire Guy Nordenson & Associates)


Museum of Glass – Tacoma, Washington

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Written by Jessica Spencer

January 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Posted in Engineers