AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS
KS Associates is consistently recognized by our peers and industry organizations for delivering projects that have a high degree of value and benefit to our communities. The following awards set KS Associates apart — they are a reflection of the innovative and professional approach our team takes to deliver successful projects to our clients.
Cleveland Metroparks Wendy Park Bridge – ACEC Ohio 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award
The Wendy Park Bridge project is one of eight that was chosen to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award – one tier up from an Honor Award – in the 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio (ACEC Ohio) competition. The Wendy Park Bridge links more than 66,000 Cleveland residents to centers of employment, education, parks, and commerce, and provides a new link between downtown Cleveland and its lakefront.
The Port of Cleveland, Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT) – ACEC Ohio 2021 Honor Award
KS Associates received an Honor Award in the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio (ACEC Ohio). KS Associates’ entry, the Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Rehabilitation at the Port of Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT), was recognized for its innovation, complexity, and impact to the economy. KS Associates was the lead engineering consultant for the project, under contract with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (CCCPA).
Euclid Beach Pier for Cleveland Metroparks – ACEC Ohio 2020 Outstanding Small Project Award
KS Associates led the design of a new 315-foot-long pier at Euclid Beach Park. The pier offers spectacular views of the downtown Cleveland skyline, links the community to the lakefront, and helps to preserve the history of Cleveland’s beloved Euclid Beach amusement park and beach. The Outstanding Small Project award was given to the highest scoring project with a total project construction budget not exceeding $2.5 million.
Painesville Township Park Pier and Improvements for Lake Metroparks – ACEC Ohio 2019 Engineering Excellence Award
KS Associates led coastal engineering services for Lake Metroparks’ Painesville Township Park Pier and Improvements project. The showpiece of the project is the new fishing pier built atop a steel crib base filled with stone, which serves as a natural fish habitat to attract Lake Erie game fish. This shoreline restoration project provides park visitors of all abilities a way to safely access and enjoy Lake Erie.
Highbridge Road Bridge, City of Vermilion – ASHE Lake Erie Section – 2018 Outstanding Transportation Project Award
KS Associates’ Highbridge Road Bridge project won a 2018 Outstanding Transportation Project Award in the “Under $10 Million in Construction” category. The project bridges a gap on Highbridge Road — the newly constructed bridge carries traffic over active Norfolk Southern rail, greatly improving emergency response time and access to the City’s growing commercial corridor on U.S. Route 6/Liberty Avenue.
LOR-57-19.42 Corridor Improvement, ODOT District 3 – Honor Award – ACEC Ohio 2018 Engineering Excellence Award
KS Associates’ LOR-57-19.42 Corridor Improvement project for ODOT District 3 won an Honor Award in the 2018 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The project was recognized for its innovation, achievement, and value.
LOR-57-19.42 Corridor Improvement, ODOT District 3 – ASHE Lake Erie Section – 2016 Outstanding Transportation Project Award
KS Associates won the 2016 Outstanding Transportation Project Award from the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Lake Erie Section. KS Associates’ project, the LOR-57-19.42 Corridor Improvement Project, received the award due to its complexity, innovation, and benefit to the traveling public.
Surveying for the Re-design and Re-construction of Cleveland Public Square – ACEC Ohio 2017 Engineering Excellence Award
KS Associates won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2017 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards competition. KS Associates’ project, Surveying for the Redesign and Reconstruction of Cleveland Public Square, was recognized for demonstrating a high degree of uniqueness, ingenuity, and complexity.
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E, WTS Northeast Ohio Leadership Award
Lynn is the recipient of the annual WTS Northeast Ohio Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize and honor individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership in the transportation community by promoting the advancement of women in transportation.
Crain’s Cleveland Business Largest Engineering Firms List
KS Associates is consistently ranked among the largest engineering firms in Northeast Ohio. This affirms that KS Associates is among the leading engineering companies in our region in terms of reputation, capacity, and engineering brainpower.
ENR Midwest 2015 Best Projects Competition – Merit Award
KS Associates provided extensive surveying services for the Norfolk Southern Moorman Rail Yard Expansion Project in Bellevue, Ohio. The project won an Award of Merit in the category of Airports/Transit in ENR’s Midwest regional competition. KS provided services as a subconsultant to lead design firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc. and to construction management firm STV, Inc. KS surveyed the project over a span of five years, logging more than 12,000 man hours. To read more go to: ENR Article.
ASCE Cleveland Section – 2015 Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year Award by the Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award annually recognizes a civil engineer who has prominence in the community and who has worked hard to advance the civil engineering profession.
Elyria YWCA 2013 Women of Achievement Award
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, was among an elite group of women recognized by the Elyria YWCA with the 2013 Women of Achievement Award. The award was established to honor women who have made substantial inroads toward eliminating racism and empowering women.
Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) Hall of Fame
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, received the Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) Hall of Fame Award, the highest award given to an individual by the Society. The award is presented to engineers or design/construction professionals to honor outstanding achievements or careers. Recipients must demonstrate a track record of working toward the betterment of professional efforts. They must also have made outstanding contributions to the profession, the public welfare, and/or humankind.
Crain’s Cleveland Business 2005 Women of Note
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, was named to the Crain’s Cleveland Business Women of Note, an editorial feature highlighting the accomplishments of women in Northeast Ohio. Each year, Crain’s recognizes a select group of women for their career achievements, community service, and civic leadership.
2005 Top 10 Women Business Owners of Northeast Ohio
Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., President of KS Associates, was named to the 2005 Top 10 Women Business Owners, an annual competition sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland. The award recognizes career achievements of women who have demonstrated excellence as a business owner; initiative and creativity; professional accomplishments and contributions; and civic and community involvement.
Point of Beginning (POB) Magazine–Highlights In Surveying Award
KS Associates won the first POB Highlights In Surveying Award when it was established in 2005. KS was recognized for the work performed for the City of Cleveland on nine lakefront state parks. The award recognizes Professional Surveyors’ roles in providing practical solutions to surveying and mapping problems through training, skill, and the application of new and evolving surveying technologies.
PLSO Member of the Year & PLSO Surveyor of the Year, Cleveland Chapter
Mark A. Yeager, P.S., KS Associates’ Director of Surveying Services, was named Member of the Year in 2008 by the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio (PLSO). In 2005, the Cleveland Chapter named him Surveyor of the Year. Both awards recognize contributions Mark has made to the organization’s mission of promoting surveying as a profession and acknowledges his career achievements.
Weatherhead 100 – Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management
This prestigious award recognizes Northeast Ohio’s fastest-growing companies and is a highly regarded designation throughout the business community. Winners were objectively chosen based on five-year sales growth. In 2004, KS Associates ranked #54 and reported a five-year sales growth of more than 104 percent.