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awards

2014
  • Award of Excellence, New Bridges and Transportation Structures
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2014
  • Award of Excellence, Infrastructure
  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2014
  • America's Transportation Award for Best Use of Innovation
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2014
  • Excellence in Transportation Award, Major Structures
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2014
  • Globe Awards, Bridges, Projects > $100 million
  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2014
  • Special Recognition
  • California Transportation Foundation Awards
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2013
  • Honorable Mention: Children's Media Category
  • Association of Partners for Public Lands: Media and Partnership Awards
  • How the Golden Gate Bridge Got It’s Color: Mix & Match Book
How the Golden Gate Bridge Got It’s Color: Mix & Match Book
2013
  • Project of the Year
  • American Infrastructure Magazine
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2013
  • Project of the Year
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, East Span
2012
  • Ideas2 Awards
  • American Institue of Steel Construction
  • Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge, Walnut Creek, CA
Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge
2011
  • Project of the Year
  • California Transportation Foundation Awards
  • Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge, Walnut Creek, CA
Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge
2011
  • Project Construction Award
  • California Greenways and Trails Foundation
  • Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge, Walnut Creek, CA
Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge
2009
  • Engineering Excellence Award, Special Use Structures
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
  • La Loma-Foothill Pedestrian Bridge, Berkeley, CA
La Loma-Foothill Pedestrian Bridge
2009
  • North America Model Competition Award
  • Tekla
  • Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge, Walnut Creek, CA
Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge
2009
  • National NCSEA Award
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
  • Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge, Walnut Creek, CA
Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing Pedestrian Bridge
2007
  • California Transportation Foundation Awards: Award of Excellence
  • City of Napa
  • Maxwell Replacement Bridge, Napa, CA
CTF
2007
  • California Transportation Foundation Awards: Project of the Year
  • City of Napa
  • Maxwell Replacement Bridge, Napa, CA
Maxwell Replacement Bridge
2007
  • California Transportation Foundation Awards: Highway Conventional Project of the Year
  • City of Napa
  • Maxwell Replacement Bridge, Napa, CA
Maxwell Replacement Bridge
2006
  • Grand Award for Engineering Excellence
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Gustav Lindenthal Medal
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine: International Bridge Conference
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Top Ten All-Time Bridges: #7
  • Roads & Bridges Magazine
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Captain's Pride Award
  • Community Pride of Charleston
  • Walking/Biking Trail on Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Official Greenway Designation
  • East Coast Greenway Alliance
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • President's Transportation Award: Environment Category for Team Work to Reduce Impacts on Sea Turtles
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Excellence in Highway Design Award
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Excellence in Affordable Housing
  • MetLife Foundation Awards
  • Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development, Oakland, CA
Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development
2006
  • Palmetto Award: Engineering Excellence in the Transportation Over $10 Million Category
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • AON Build America Award
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2006
  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Merit Award
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, East Coast Branch
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2005
  • Excellence in Structural Engineering
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Association
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2005
  • Best of 2005 Award
  • McGraw-Hill Southeast Construction Magazine
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2005
  • National Globe Award (Environmental)
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2005
  • PRIDE Award for Community Relations
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2005
  • Image of the Year
  • Engineering News Record Magazine
  • Bay Bridge, East End, San Francisco-Oakland, CA
Bay Bridge
2005
  • Merit Award
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Association
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2005
  • Prize Bridge Competition Award: Major Span Category
  • National Steel Bridge Alliance
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
2004
  • Award of Merit
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  • Alfred Zampa Memorial (Carquinez) Bridge
Alfred Zampa Memorial (Carquinez) Bridge
2004
  • Award of Merit
  • Art Deco Society of California
  • Golden Gate Bridge Bicycle Safety Rails
Golden Gate Bridge
2003
  • Award of Merit
  • National Steel Bridge Alliance
  • I-80 Pedestrian Overcrossing Bridge, Berkeley, CA
I-80 Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing
2003
  • Award of Merit
  • Board of Napa County Landmarks
  • Third Street Bridge, Napa, CA
Third Street Bridge, Napa
2003
  • Excellence in Transportation
  • CALTRANS
  • Third Street Bridge, Napa, CA
Third Street Bridge, Napa
2003
  • Engineering Excellence Merit Award
  • Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California
  • Third Street Bridge, Napa, CA
Third Street Bridge, Napa
2000
  • Award of Merit: Gold Nugget Awards
  • Pacific Coast Builder Association
  • City Mews Project, San Francisco, CA
City Mews Project
1998
  • Concrete Bridge Award
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Diestelhorst Bridge, Redding, CA
Diestelhorst Bridge
1998
  • Construction Award
  • Northern California and Western Nevada Chapter of the American Concrete Institute
  • Diestelhorst Bridge, Redding, CA
Diestelhorst Bridge
1998
  • Urban Design Awards, 1991-1998
  • City of Redding
  • Diestelhorst Bridge, Redding, CA
Diestelhorst Bridge
1997
  • Community Partnership Award
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Systems
  • Round walk Village Project, Petaluma, CA
Roundwalk Village Project
1997
  • HUD Award: Building Innovation in Home Ownership
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • City Mews Project, San Francisco, CA
City Mews Project
1997
  • Architect of the Year: The Burbie Awards
  • Burbank Housing Development Corporation
  • Round Walk Village, Petaluma, CA
Round Walk Village
1996
  • HUD Award: Building Innovation in Home Ownership
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Muir Terrace Homes, San Francisco, CA
1996
  • Outstanding Creative Leadership
  • Special Congressional Recognition
  • Round walk Village Project, Petaluma, CA
Round walk Village Project
1993
  • Finalist: Transformation Competition
  • USG Interiors
1993
  • Special Commendation Award
  • American Institute of Architects, St. Louis Chapter
  • Architectural Photography
1992
  • Creative Visionary: World Design
  • Mayor Frank M. Jordan and Industrial Designers Society of America, San Francisco Chapter
Donald MacDonald
1992
  • Oakland Design Advocates and Orchids & Onions Awards Program
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development, Oakland, CA
Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development
1992
  • Maxwell Award of Excellence
  • Fannie Mae Awards
  • Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development, Oakland, CA
Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development
1992
  • Federal Design Achievement Award: Presidential Design Awards
  • National Endowment For the Arts (NEA), Design Art Program
  • Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development, Oakland, CA
Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development
1991
  • Grand Award, Best Affordable Housing Development: Gold Nugget Awards
  • Pacific Coast Builder Association
  • Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development, Oakland, CA
Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development
1991
  • Recognition of Excellence in Design: Designers on Parade
  • SF Magazine and Showplace Square Group
1990
  • Urban & Suburban Sprawl Solution: World Habitat Awards
  • Building & Social Housing Foundation of Leicestershire, England
  • Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development, Oakland, CA and Two Worlds Mixed-Use Development
Frank G. Mar Community Housing Development
1990
  • DIFFA Design Competition
  • Northern California Home and Garden
  • Clay Street Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
Clay Street Condominiums
1989
  • Award for Excellence in Architectural Conservation
  • Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
1989
  • Community Assistance Award
  • American Institute of Architects, California Chapter
  • Affordable Housing and Housing the Homeless
City Sleepers for the Homeless
1988
  • Regents' Alumni Award
  • Oklahoma University
  • Distinguished Alumni for Contribution to the Field of Architecture
Donald MacDonald
1988
  • Gold Nugget Awards: Best Affordable Housing Development & Starter Home
  • Pacific Coast Builder Association
1987
  • First Place: Housing Cost Reduction
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority
1987
  • Design Awards: Commendation
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
1987
  • Design Awards: Honor Award
  • American Institute of Architects, California Chapter
  • Clay Street Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
Clay Street Condominiums
1986
  • Plywood Design Awards: Honorable Mention
  • American Plywood Association in cooperation with Popular Science Magazine
  • Furniture
Furniture
1985
  • Who's Who
  • Marquis
  • 1985 Who's Who list: Donald MacDonald
Donald MacDonald
1984
  • San Francisco Focus Magazine Annual Awards: Best Condominium Project in Northern California
  • Focus Magazine
  • Broadway/Vallejo Condominium, San Francisco, CA
Broadway/Vallejo Condominium
1983
  • Design Awards: Honor Award
  • American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter
  • Bush Street Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
Bush Street Condominiums
1983
  • Design Awards: Honor Award
  • American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter
  • Hall Residence, Blue Lakes Springs, CA
Hall Residence
1982
  • Best Building of the Year
  • Union Street Association
  • Rehabilitation Street Shops, San Franciso, CA
1981
  • Mayor's Award
  • Two Worlds Mixed-Use Project, Mountain View, CA
Two Worlds Mixed-Use Project
1981
  • Gold Nugget Awards
  • Pacific Coast Builder Association
  • Two Worlds Mixed-Use Project, Mountain View, CA
Two Worlds Mixed-Use Project
1981
  • Annual Multi-Family Project Awards
  • Architectural Record
  • North Point Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
1980
  • Silver Hexagon Award
  • Habitation Space International Competition
  • 460 Francisco Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
460 Francisco Condominiums
1980
  • Silver Hexagon Award
  • Habitation Space International Competition
  • Two Worlds Mixed-Use Project, Mountain View, CA
Two Worlds Mixed-Use Project
1979
  • Plywood Design Awards: Award of Merit
  • American Plywood Association in cooperation with Professional Builder Magazine
  • North Point Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
1976
  • Plywood Design Awards: Award of Merit
  • American Plywood Association in cooperation with Professional Builder Magazine
  • 454 Lombard Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
1975
  • Plywood Design Awards: First Honor Award
  • American Plywood Association in cooperation with Professional Builder Magazine
  • Vacation House, Mendocino, CA
1962
  • Regolo D’Or Merit Award
  • Domus Magazine
  • Mixed-Use Complex Over Water, Italy
1961
  • James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Award: Honorable Mention
  • James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation
  • Structural Roof System
1961
  • Muskogee Chamber of Commerce Award: First Prize
  • Muskogee Chamber of Commerce
  • Inland Seaport Plan Design, Muskogee, OK
1961
  • U.S. Stainless Steel Institute Award: Second Prize
  • U.S. Stainless Steel Institute
  • Modular Building System