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Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Main Office Location:

303 Second Street, Suite 300 South; San Francisco , CA 94107

Phone: 415-243-2150

Other Office Locations:

25 U.S. locations including:: Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Honolulu, Hawaii; Denver, Colorado


Complete Engineering , Environmental Science, and Architectural services.


Co-founded by Henry N. Jenks and Clyde C. Kennedy in 1919 in San Francisco. The company helped pioneer consulting engineering in the western United States since its inception. Clyde led the firm in planning and designing many of Californias first community water and sewage systems. Later, David Kennedy joined the firm in 1965 and served as president and CEO from 1979 to 2007. Under David the company saw steady growth and expanded to the current 25 offices around the U.S. today. In every project undertaken Kennedy/Jenks Consultants strives to find the right mix of innovative and proven solutions, improve operations and reduce costs, provide engineering and scientific excellence, and protect the environment.   [1][2]

Selected Projects:

Utility System Relocation/Expansion; San Francisco International Airport; San Francisco, California

Railroad Fueling Facility, BNSF Railway; Kansas City, Kansas

Blair Waterway Widening, Port of Tacoma; Tacoma, Washington

Diesel Shop Expansion, BNSF Railway Company; Galesburg, Illinois

Evaluation and Planning, Locomotive Servicing Facilites


References:[1] http://www.kennedyjenks.com/pdf/Spotlights90th_8.5x11_sm.pdf

[2] www.kennedyjenks.com

Written by Monica Quintanilla

January 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Posted in Engineers

MWH Global

Main Office Location:

380 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 200; Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Phone: 1-303-533-1900

Other Office Locations:

Over 180 offices in 35 countries including: San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, Texas; Sacramento and San Francisco, California


Wet Infrastructure and Water Engineering


Heritage stems from three companies that joined to form MWH as it is known today: James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers (JMM), Watson Hawksley and Harza Engineering Company. These mergers – JMM and Watson Hawksley in 1992 and Montgomery Watson and Harza in 2001 – galvanized the company’s rise to prominence on the world platform where we are now a true leader and a formidable competitor in the wet infrastructure industry. JMM was founded in 1945 in southern California. In the early 1990s, JMM merged with English firm Watson Hawksley, Ltd. of High Wycombe, England, which originated in London in the 1850s. This created a company of global scope with similar corporate cultures that honored individual expertise and encouraged teamwork, innovation and initiative; and a common view of the industry’s future. The name was eventually changed to Montgomery Watson Harza then to MWH Global in 2001.

In 2010, MWH acquired United Kingdom (UK) based Biwater Services Ltd, a leading UK water construction and engineering firm. The acquisition afforded MWH a broader range of skills to address the creation, management and optimization of existing wet infrastructure assets and enhanced our ability to service the full asset life cycle of our clients from feasibility through commissioning and operation. The companies have a shared heritage in the UK market that dates back to 1820. [1]


Selected Projects:

Panama Canal Expansion-Third Set of Locks; Panama Authority, Panama

Seismic and Hydraulic Rehabilition of Tujunga Dam; Los Angeles, California

Water Pretreatment Facility for Wastewater Plant; West Jordan, Utah

Aurora Prairie Waters Project; Aurora, Colorado

Cerro Corona; Cajamarca, Peru

References: [1] http://www.mwhglobal.com

Written by Monica Quintanilla

January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Engineers

C & S Companies

Total Employees:

Over 450

Engineering Degree Requirements:

For most positions Bachelors of Science and Professional Engineering Licence required

Main Office Location:

499 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd. Syracuse, NY 13212

Phone- (315) 455-2000/ (877)277-6583

Other Office Locations:

Albany, NY; Binghamton,NY; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Lousiville, KY; Orlando, FL; Rochester, NY; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MO; Temecula, CA; Tulsa, OK.


Airport consultations (primary focus and specialization) , architecture, civil infrastructure, construction, construction management, crane and rigging, design build, energy, environmental, facilities, GIS/Information Management, Landscape architecture, life safety, sound attenuation, surveying, sustainable/green design, and transportation.


Professional engineers Mike Calocerinos and Frank Spina opened for business on January 1, 1968, as a Syracuse-based partnership. Their goal was to provide the more personalized, high-quality service that is typical of a small- to medium-sized company. The six-person firm, named Calocerinos and Spina Consulting Engineers, concentrated on civil engineering (sewage and drainage) for local municipalities. Now some 400-people strong and providing a wide array of service solutions, the C&S organization continues to emphasize a very personal, customer-centric approach to business.

While basic civil services were the firm’s staple through the 1970s, Calocerinos and Spina anticipated opportunities in developing markets and decided to diversify and broaden their base of customers accordingly. Transportation was one of the first areas to be developed, and it wasn’t long before the firm became recognized as a leader in highway/bridge design and construction inspection services, along with a particular niche in airport/airfield improvements.

In the early 1980s, new environmental regulations precipitated a demand for services in management and compliance, which Calocerinos and Spina met successfully. Today, C&S environmental services range from industrial compliance plans, wetlands delineation, and air quality programs to municipal waste management, water and wastewater treatment, and hazardous materials remediation.

Following the passing of Frank Spina and eventual retirement of Mike Calocerinos, the diversification and expansion continued. Construction management and program management services were added to the portfolio. In 1991, building on its airport-related experience, C&S began work on what was to become the first of many federally funded initiatives of its kind—sound insulation of homes adversely impacted by aircraft noise. Today, C&S is widely recognized as one of the premier sound attenuation service providers at airports across the United States, effectively establishing the QuieterHome and QuieterSchool brands.

Selected Projects:

Cuyahoga County Airport Master Plan; Cleveland, Ohio

Fire Station Addition; Minneola, Florida

Facade Restoration, University at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York

Campus Event Center and Field House, Onondaga Community College; Syracuse, New York

Academic Building Renovations, Onondaga Community College; Syracuse, New York

References: www.cscos.com

Written by Monica Quintanilla

January 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Posted in Engineers

David Chipperfield Architects

Main Office: David Chipperfield Architects, 1a Cobham Mews, Agar Grove, Camden Town, London, England, UK
Additional Offices Located In: Berlin, Milan, and Shangai

Number of Employees: 180+ with employees from 15 countries

Project Types:
Cultural, residential, and commercial.

Specialty: Full architectural and interior design services including master planning as well as furniture and product design.

David Chipperfield Architects was founded by David Chipperfield himself in 1984. The firm soon took on international fame with many large projects featured in Germany and the UK.  There is no predetermined style linked to the firm; they seek to connect to what the bulding should do and how the public should perceive it. David Chipperfield Architects is a firm that is involved with every step of the building process, from concept of design to constuction completion. David Chipperfield has over 50 international competition wins, and design excellence awards including those from RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) , RFAC (Royal Fine Art Commission) , and AIA (American Institute of Architects)

Currently, the firm is working on completing around 30 projects located in the United States, Europe, and China. (1)

Sir David Chipperfield

Born in London in 1953, David Chipperfield went on to study at Kingston School of Art and later received his diploma from the Architectural Association in London. After graduating he went on to work for Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers, and Norman Foster. It was through the formation of his own firm (David Chipperfield Architects) did Chipperfield rise to international recognition. In 2004 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), in 2006 he was made Royal Designer for Industry, and in 2007 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten). Chipperfield was also awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the highest honor bestowed on an individual for services to the country. And lastly, Chipperfield was knighted in 2010 for services to architecture.

Selected Works:

America’s Cup Pavilion – Valencia, Spain

Des Moines Central Public Library – Des Moines, Iowa

BBC Scotland – Glasgow, Scotland

Museum of Modern Literature -Marbach a Neckar, Germany

Anchorage Museum Expansion – Anchorage, Alaska

Sources: (1) www. davidchipperfield.co.uk

Written by Monica Quintanilla

August 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Posted in Architects