The Seattle Section turns 100 years old in 2013!
The Seattle Section was founded on June 30th, 1913 and has since grown to nearly 2,500 members within King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, San Juan, Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties. The Section’s commitment to the advancement of civil engineers is demonstrated through its leadership, sense of community and dedication to the profession. From organizing professional development opportunities to recognizing the outstanding achievements of local civil engineers, the Section has a longstanding history of fostering the growth of civil engineers and celebrating their successes.
The ASCE Seattle Section is a proponent of key legislation to protect and advance the industry, and provides a unified voice for Seattle area civil engineers. One of the most notable roles of the Section is promoting education; providing scholarship opportunities to aspiring civil engineers and hosting technical training programs for young professionals.
In 2013, the Seattle Section is celebrating our Centennial Year. To commemorate 100 years of professional service and civil engineering achievements, the Section is hosting a yearlong centennial celebration. This program will feature a series of events and activities to both honor the professional community and engage the public and civic leaders in the celebration of local civil engineers. Please see the calendar for a schedule of events.
From the bridges and infrastructure that connect the diverse landscape of Puget Sound, to the landmarks that distinguish the Seattle area as a hub for innovation and technology; civil engineers have profoundly shaped the development of the Puget Sound region. The Centennial Year celebration will honor the People, Projects and Policies that are monumental to both the advancement of the civil engineering profession and development of the Seattle area.
Marquee Centennial Gala
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE ASCE CENTENNIAL!
You're invited to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Section's Marquee Centennial Gala hosted at the new Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Lake Union Park. The museum will be fully open to explore, and a buffet dinner will be catered by Herban Feast. Additionally, the Civil Engineers that Built Seattle Centenary Exhibit will be on display.
Tickets are available here: http://seattleascecentennial.bpt.me
WHEN: Saturday October 5th, 2013
WHERE: MOHAI, Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109)
7:00-8:00 pm - Social hour and experience MOHAI
8:00-9:30 pm - Dinner catered by Herban Feast and Centennial Program
9:30-10:00 pm - Additional time to experience MOHAI
Greg DiLoreto, ASCE National President - Keynote Speech
Kathleen Flenniken, Washington State Poet Laureate - Centennial Poem
and more . . .
Transit: The best way to visit MOHAI is by taking public transportation. There are several buses which run near the museum and the South Lake Union Streetcar has a stop right in front. Visit metro.kingcounty.gov for schedules. The streetcar services downtown and can be boarded near Westlake Center at 5th and Olive St.
Parking: AGC Lot (1200 Westlake Ave N) - Through an ongoing arrangement with Republic Parking Northwest and AGC, MOHAI visitors will receive discounted parking at the AGC lot located just west of Lake Union Park. Parking is $4 during nights and weekends for up to 10 hours. Tickets can be validated at the MOHAI front desk.
Additional transportation information can be found here: http://www.mohai.org/visit-us
Thank You to our Centennial Year Corporate Sponsors!
Civil Engineers that Built Seattle – Centenary Exhibit
Where is it now: Snohomish County Administration Building (June 2-21, 2013)
The Civil Engineers that Built Seattle – Centenary Exhibit is a museum quality display consisting of 10 panels spotlighting the “people” aspect of civil engineering, focusing on the civil engineers who have built projects and created organizations that have contributed to the growth of Northwest Washington state. The exhibition describes their dreams, failures, and political battles that characterized their various works. The exhibition was developed in cooperation between the History & Heritage and Centennial Committees to showcase the Section’s Centennial heritage and to raise public awareness within the non-engineering community of the essential contribution of civil engineers.
The exhibition will be displayed at the following locations throughout 2013:
- Sea-Tac International Airport, Gate B4 – January 14th – May 31st, 2013
- National Student Steel Bridge Competition - June 1st, 2013
- Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington
- Snohomish County Administration Building – June 2nd - 21st, 2013
- 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
- Pioneer Association of the State of Washington, Pioneer Hall – June 22nd - July 28th, 2013
- 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
- Bellevue City Hall - July 29th - August 23rd, 2013
- 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
- Ports '13, COPRI Conference - August 25th - 28th, 2013
- Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA
- Marquee Centennial Gala - October 5th, 2013
- Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Lake Union Park, Seattle, WA
- MOHAI, Community Gallery – November – December 2013
- Lake Union Park, Seattle, WA
If you’ve seen the Exhibit, please provide your feedback here:
The Seattle Section has a rich history of representing civil engineers in the Northwest for the past 100 years. To learn about the establishment of the Section, and the various elements that have made-up the Section’s activities over the past 100 years, please read the following document prepared by the History & Heritage Committee.
Thank you to PRR for supporting the Seattle Section's Centennial
Community Service Events
LOCATION: Duwamish Greenbelt Trails near South Community College
DATE: June 1st event cancelled. The committee is working on rescheduling this event.
DESCRIPTION: The Seattle Parks Trail Project is located in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This beloved greenbelt is the largest in the city and forms a significant link in Seattle’s largest wildlife habitat corridor. The project trail begins at Highland Park Way SW and winds up the hillside northwesterly towards Riverview Playfield. We are looking for volunteers to help build part of this trail. Contact Jessica Aguilar (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP.
You are still able to contribute to the yearlong celebration with your tax-deductable donation. Your contribution will help cover expenses including production of the Civil Engineers that Build Seattle – Centenary Exhibit, Gala costs, brochure publication, and outreach and promotional materials. Thank you very much for your consideration.
The fundraising page can be accessed at the following: Seattle Section ASCE Centennial Fundraising Page
T-shirts displaying the centennial logo are available for purchase:
Location: Section monthly meetings