Fall Forum

Jon Magnusson

Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)
Senior Principal

Jon Magnusson joined MKA in 1976 and rapidly advanced to Principal, Senior Principal, CEO, and ultimately Chairman of the Board, a role he held for 18 years. Now a Senior Principal, Jon has been structural engineer-in-charge for over $2.5 billion of construction in the last 10 years alone. He has worked on projects in 47 states and 49 countries, including major sports stadiums, healthcare facilities, signature convention centers, and high-rise buildings. Under Jon’s leadership, MKA received more Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies than any other firm in the country. Over the course of his career, Jon has been an invited speaker for over 240 presentations and participated in more than 100 media interviews.

  • Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award, ASCE, 2014
  • Diamond Award, "Distinguished Achievement in Industry" Category, University of Washington College of Engineering, May 31, 2014
  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 2003
  • Founder and President, ACE Mentor Program of Washington State, 2001-present
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2011
  • Engineer of the Year, SEAW, 1999; ACEC, 2001; WSPE, 2003
  • The Steel Conference Speaker Award, AISC, 2019