Nishkian Dean Wins Structural Engineering Awards for Two Projects: SW 12th & Morrison and Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap)Oct 11 2018 · 0 comments · Award-Winning Project, NISHKIAN DEAN ·0
Nishkian Dean is thrilled to announce that the firm was recently awarded two awards from The Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO). The awards were given for two projects: SW 12th & Morrison in downtown Portland and the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Nishkian Dean received two of the five project awards made by SEAO this year, including the highest award offered.
The Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) project at Space Launch Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida, won in the Jurors’ Favorite category. An essential component to restoring the United States’ space exploration program, the project included retrofitting the existing launch pad to construct a Crew Access Tower (CAT), providing a means for astronauts to access Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft atop the Atlas V launch vehicle. The team took on the task of designing a one-of-a-kind structure that will ensure the safety of American astronauts. The design effort that began in October 2012 and spanned five years overcame many project challenges, both in regard to technical design programming and to issues surrounding construction on an active launch pad.
“Being recognized by our peers for our project, which plays a role in restoring the capability to launch astronauts from American soil, is an exceptional honor for all of us at Nishkian Dean,” said Edwin T. Dean, Nishkian Dean Vice President.
The second project to win, the SW 12th and Morrison Building, placed in the New Buildings Over $10M category. This new contemporary six-story, 60,000 square foot mixed-use office building was designed to provide a modern addition to its downtown Portland context with strong building forms, sleek materials and floor-to-ceiling glazing. The six floors of open creative office space overlook the gardens of the neighboring First Presbyterian Church and provide picturesque views of the West Hills. The top floor façade is set back from the floors below to provide a wraparound balcony, and a commanding roof overhang caps the building with a warm wood soffit.
“This was my first project with Nishkian Dean and it is exciting to be recognized with this award” said Mark Santa Maria, Nishkian Dean Project Engineer.
The SEAO Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards was created to acknowledge outstanding projects and structural engineering advancement by members. The fourth annual SEAO Awards was held as a joint dinner meeting and awards ceremony on September 26, 2018.