Project Awards

Outstanding Project Awards: 2022-2023

Each year at our Annual Conference, CalGeo puts the spotlight on the best geotechnical projects in the state with our Outstanding Project Awards. A panel of peers selects the year's finest work in a number of categories, providing winners with a powerful new marketing message and everyone with the opportunity to learn from exciting, innovative approaches to challenging situations.

Dates: The project awards are for projects completed and constructed between February 1, 2018, and December 31, 2022 (NOTE: For projects submitted as Academic/Research, publication must have occurred between February 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022). So, to be clear, awards will be given at our Annual Conference in 2023 but they are for projects that have been completed by the end of 2022.


Download the requirements (PDF) below. Online submissions (only submission method) are requested via the website form. The deadline for Outstanding Project Award Entries is Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Submissions are only open to CalGeo members. A fee of $150 is required for each entry. Firms/individuals may submit multiple entries but will only be awarded a maximum of one award per category. Honorable mention awards are often awarded if multiple submissions prove exceptional.

Affiliate Member Submissions

We do not leave out our important Affiliate members! Affiliates submit under the Geocontractor category with no restrictions on project budget or cost.


*Please note: Our application form & fee payment are available online at the above links.


Public Large Category: WSP for Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, San Diego, CA (Honorable Mention on Project to Kleinfelder)

Public Medium Category: Geocon for SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC), Sacramento, CA
     Hon. Mention: ENGEO Incorporated for Riverside Elementary - Lateral Spreading Restraint Element Design, San Pablo, CA

Geocontractor Award: Keller North America for Alameda Marina Ground Improvements & Shoreline Stabilization, Alameda, CA (Honorable Mention on Project to Rockridge Geotechnical)

Private Large Category: ENGEO Incorporated for 1450 Bayhill Drive (YouTube) Shoring, San Bruno, CA
Private Medium Category: Leighton for Reinforced Soil Mat for Settlement Mitigation, Irvine, CA


Public Large Category: Langan for Highland Hospital, Oakland
     Hon. Mention: ENGEO for Goldfields 200-Year Levee Project, Marysville, CA
Public Medium Category: ENGEO for Claire Lilienthal Elementary School Ground Improvements, San Francisco, CA
     Hon. Mention: Cal Engineering & Geology for Zone 7 -Chain of Lakes Facility #1 Stabilization Project, Pleasanton, CA

Geocontractor Award: Advanced Geosolutions for Alameda Landing, Alameda

Private Large Category: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services for Chase Center and Mixed-use Development, San Francisco
     Hon. mention: Leighton Consulting for Carlsbad Desalination Plant & Pipeline
Private Medium Category: GMU Geotechnical for Inn at the Mission, San Juan Capistrano

Geocontractor Award: Farrell Design-Build for Historic Marshall Hotel, Sacramento

Public Large Category: Blackburn Consulting for Southport Early Implementation Setback Levee, Sacramento
Public Medium Category: Engeo for WETA Central Bay Operations & Maintenance Facility, Alameda Point
     Hon. Mention: Condor Earth Technologies for Oakdale Irrigation District Two-mile Bar Tunnel, Knights Ferry
     Hon. Mention: Geocon for Upper Blackwelder Lake Dam, Beale AFB
     Hon. Mention: Cal Eng. & Geology for Emergency Landslide Stabilization, Slope above Kami Ct., San Ramon
     Hon. Mention: Terracosta Consulting for Emergency Infill of "Koch's Crack" Sea Cave, La Jolla, CA
Public Small Category: Engeo for Roseville City Hall Annex, Roseville

Large Private Project Award: ARUP | 181 Fremont Tower, San Francisco, CA
Large Public Project Award: Diaz Yourman & Associates | Southwest Airlines LAX Terminal 1, Los Angeles, CA

Medium Private Project Award: GMU Geotechnical | South Cove Development, Dana Point, CA
Medium Public Project Award: Cal Engineering & Geology | Penitencia Delivery Main & Penitencia Force Main Seismic retrofit San Jose, CA
Small Public Project Award: Geocon |
Trinity County HBP Bridges, Rancho Cordova, CA
Honorable Mention: Large Private Project: GMU Geotechnical |
Los Patrones Parkway, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
Honorable Mention: Large Public Project: Petra Geotechnical |
Wilson High School Auditorium Modernization, Long Beach, CA

Large Private Project Award: Engeo, Inc. | Blu Harbor Redevelopment, Redwood City, CA
Large Public Project Award: Leighton Consulting | Burris Pump Station, Anaheim, CA
Medium Public Project Award: Cal Engineering & Geology | Oro Loma Wet Weather Equalization Project, San Lorenzo, CA
Medium Private Project Award:JC Baldwin Construction |
Martin Resorts Shore Cliff Lodge Bluff Stabilization, Pismo Beach, CA
Honorable Mention: Geocon |
Miller Lake Dam, Beale AFB, CA
Honorable Mention: GMU Geotechnical |
Emerald Bay Entrance Widening, Laguna Beach, CA

Large Private Project Award: Hayward Baker | International Market Place, Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Large Public Project Award: Geocon Consultants, Inc. | Golden One Center (Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center), Sacramento, CA
Medium Public Project Award: Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists | Closed Lincoln Landfill Groundwater Corrective Action Project, Lincoln, CA 
Honorable Mention: Blackburn Consulting | Cosumnes River Boulevard Extension & I-5 Interchange, Sacramento, CA

Large Private Project Award: Hayward Baker | TL-6914 Loveland to Los Coches Substations, San Diego County, CA
Large Public Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodel Center (ARTIC), Anaheim, CA
Medium Public Project Award: Cal Engineering & Geology | San Francisco Bay Trail/George Miller Regional Trail, Martinez & Port Costa, CA 
Honorable Mention: The Sutton Group | Redwood Road Landslide Stabilization, Oakland, CA

Large Project Award: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) Relocation, Orange County, CA
Medium Project Award: C2Earth, Inc. | Lefteroff Residential Development, Portola Valley, CA Honorable Mentions: Geocon, Inc. | Adobe Estate (Laurel Pointe), Vista, CA; ENGEO Inc. | Gallery at Central Park, North Apartments, Santa Clara, CA

Large Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
Medium Project Award: GMU Geotechnical, Inc. | Philemon Drive Landslide Repair, Dana Point, CA

Large Project Award: Fugro Consultants, Inc. | San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Foundation, San Francisco Bay, CA 
Medium Project Award: ENGEO | San Mateo Bayfront Levee Improvement Project, San Mateo, CA
Small Project Award: TerraPacific Consultants, Inc./DBM Contractors, Inc. | University House Rehabilitation-Slope Stabilization, La Jolla, CA
Honorable Mentions: Caltrans/SFCTA | Presidio Parkway Phase 1, San Francisco;
Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. | Tulloch Hydroelectric Projects – 3rd Unit Addition, Jamestown;
Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Storm Drain Protection-Mid City/Exposition LRT, La Brea Crossing, Los Angeles;
Geotechnologies, Inc. | Pauley Pavilion Expansion, UCLA Campus;
Petra Geotrechnical, Inc. | 1st Street Viaduct Widening, Los Angeles and;
Taber Consultants | Nord Highway Bridge at Mud Creek, Chico

Medium Project Award: Geocon Consultants, Inc. | PCWA Gold Run Pipeline Replacement - Phase IV, Gold Run, Placer County, CA
Medium Project Award: Blackburn Consulting | Sacramento Railyards Bridges, Sacramento, CA

Large Project Award: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Nohl Canyon Water Storage Tank, Anaheim, CA and Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Cabrillo Way Marina, Port of Los Angeles
Medium Project Award: ENGEO | Pacific Cannery Lofts, Oakland, CA
Small Project Award: Upp Geotechnology, Inc. | Emergency Ocean Bluff Stabilization, Moss Beach, CA

Large Project Award: BSK Associates | Minarets High School, O'Neals, CA
Medium Project Award: ENGEO | Trestle Glen, Colma, CA
Honorable Mentions: American Geotechnical, Inc. | Seaview Landslide Repair, San Clemente;
Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. | Oakdale Irrigation District So. Main Canal Improvement Project, Oakdale;
Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, Los Angeles, and;
Stoney-Miller Consultants, Inc. | Portola Hills II, Area A Landslide Remediation, Lake Forest

Medium Project Award: TerraCosta Consulting Group | Wilson Cover Floating Dock and Small Boat Mooring Installation, San Clemente Island
Small Project Award: Upp Geotechnology | Willow Creek Landslide Repair, Campbell

Large Project Award: Geoform/Stoney Miller Consultants | Bluebird Canyon Landslide, Laguna Beach
Mid-Sized Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Port of Long Beach Security Command & Control Center, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Penske Truck Leasing Facility

Large Project Award: Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc. | Verdugo Mountain Project, Los Angeles
Small Project Award: Geotechnologies, Inc. | Ennis House Retaining Wall Replacement Project, Los Angeles

Large Project Award: Terra Costa Consulting Group, Inc. | The Point, Rancho Bernardo
Mid-Sized Project Award: Wallace-Kuhl & Assoc., Inc. | CalPERS Headquarters Expansion, Sacramento

Large Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Pier T Container Terminal, Long Beach
Large Project Award: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Carnival Cruise Line Terminal & Berth, Long Beach

Large Project Award: GeoSoils Consultants, Inc. | The Painted Turtle Camp, Lake Hughes
Small Project Award: Kleinfelder, Inc. | Wildgoose Natural Gas Storage Expansion, Gridley
Honorable Mention: Vector Engineering | Monterey Peninsula Landfill Module 4, Monterey

Large Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 Building & Gate Facilities, Los Angeles
Small Project Award: Geotechnologies, Inc. | USC's North Science Building Project, Los Angeles
Honorable Mention: David H. Lee & Assoc., Inc. | Via Cerro Rebal Landslide, San Juan Capistrano

Outstanding Project Award: Kleinfelder, Inc. | Crestview/Pinehurst Landslide, Millbrae 
Outstanding Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Henry Ford Avenue Grade Separation, Long Beach
Outstanding Project Award: R.T. Frankian & Assoc. | Golden Valley Road Phase One & High School, Merced