Fall Forum to focus on embodied carbon

SEFW is pleased to announce plans for its 2022 Fall Forum, to be held on November 30, 2022, at Town Hall Seattle. The theme, "Focus on the Footprint: Making Strides in Building Sustainably" will feature a keynote address from Kate Simonen of the University of Washington and the Carbon Leadership Forum, with panelists from all corners of the building industry, including Katie Ross from Microsoft, Stacy Smedley from Building Transparency, Kjell Anderson from LMN Architects, and Chris Jeseritz from PCS Structural Solutions (and SE2050). Registration will be up by October 10 at Learn more at our  2022 Fall Forum page.

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SEAW Awards Four Scholarships

The SEAW Scholarship Committee recognized four recipients at a Seattle SEAW event in June, awarding a total of $15,000 in 2022. Congratulations to Levi Arnold, Andrew Hodge, Katrina Springer, and Benjamin Terry (pictured). The SEAW program has awarded more than $220,000 since 1985, and SEFW has been funding the awards with donated charitable contributions since 2012.

World's Fair Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

SEFW is thrilled to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair this year, as well as the 10th anniversary of the documentary, "Structural Engineers of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair," which can be viewed on Vimeo.


SEFW has been posting in the "Seattle World's Fair 1962 Memories" group on Facebook and sending out emails with stories about the iconic Seattle Center structures. So far in 2022, the SEFW documentary has more than 175 views on Vimeo, reaching throughout the United States and into four additional countries.


It is a great honor to share the story of the incredible structural engineering innovation of the World's Fair! Check out the video if you have not yet done so.

SEFW Board Member featured in Seattle Times

SEFW was thrilled to see Board Member and local historian/biographer Marga Rose Hancock featured alongside the Queen Anne Historical Society in the Seattle Times in February 2022. Check out the article about Willcox Walls in Queen Anne. Thank you Marga for all the hard work you do for SEFW!

Board changes: new members, leadership

At its Annual Meeting in January, the SEFW Board renewed Board terms and voted in officers for 2022. Craig Roberts of CT Engineering will continue as Chair, with Cale Ash of Degenkolb continuing as Vice Chair and Melissa Verwest of Knife River assuming the position of Vice Chair. New Board members elected in are Herb Ahten of Verco Decking (L) and Trevor Lunde of GLY (R).


Transitioning off the Board are Craig Stauffer of PCS Structural Solutions, Connie Holloway of ZGF Architects, and Tom Corcoran. Thank you for your service to SEFW!

Remembering Richal Smith

SEFW was saddened to hear of the passing of Richal Smith, a skilled Washington structural engineer and former member of the SEFW Board of Directors. He was recognized at the Fall Forum, which was rather moving as Richal was one of the original engineers on the 1962 Seattle Coliseum (now the Climate Pledge Arena.)

SEFW is honored to be received a legacy gift from the estate of Richal Smith, which will go toward scholarships. He will be missed.