Andrew Pham, PE, City of Irvine

Young Engineer of the Year
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City of Irvine Public Works Recognition of Excellence Coin, May 2009
ASCE OC YMF Vice President’s Award, December 2008
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California Scholarship Recipient, May 2006
National Honor Roll by Key Club International, May 2006

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Andrew Pham, PE, City of Irvine
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City of Irvine,
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606


B.S. Civil Engineering, UC Irvine, June 2006
Masters in Public Administration, Cal State Long Beach, May 2012


Civil engineering documents for the development Commercial developments such as Winco in Victorville and CarMax in Costa Mesa.
Civil engineering documents for the development of residential and commercial projects in the City of Irvine in Planning Area 6, 9, 18, 36, and 40.
Master hydrology calculations for the Orange County Great Park development.
Civil engineering documents for the development of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.


Andrew is a well rounded Civil Engineer with great technical skills and interpersonal skills who always goes above and beyond.  He has been an important member of ASCE OC YMF and has helped develop and advance the group. During Andrew’s Presidency he frequently ensured there was always recognition for all the little things that board members did for one another. He implemented what may seem like just a fun idea of the “Gold Stars” at YMF board meetings. However the gold stars were Andrew’s small way of recognizing each member’s contribution. Andrew reminded the board to remember the contributions that they make and has inspired them to continue on after his presidency to ensure their colleagues are recognized.

Contribution to the Profession:

• PSBC Committee Volunteer Chair (2011-2012): Helped coordinate the volunteers for the Annual Popsicle Bridge Competition with the local high schools.  Helped coordinate venue location and reservations.

• OC YMF Past President (2011-2012): Assisted president with reports and transitioned document and other information to incoming president, provides guidance for officers and updated bylaws for group.

• WRYMC Committee (2010–2011): Assist the Chair in planning the 2011 WRYMC Conference held in Costa Mesa.  Coordinated transportation and hotel accommodations for the WRYMC attendees.  Planned the Banquet at Orange Hill restaurant.

• OC YMF President (2010-2011): attended and represented YMF at branch meetings, coordinated board meetings, made sure officers and committee chairs had needed resources to complete their tasks and events, section meetings and other branch events.

• OC YMF Vice President (2009-2010): Assisted the president with planning board meetings and preparing the budget for the year.  Assisted the president with committee tasked and ran board meetings in her absence.

• OC YMF Activities Chair (2006-2009): Planned and hosted numerous events including but not limited too, sport events, winetasting events, general meetings, rafting and camping trips, mammoth trips, beach day events, and other social activities.

• 2008-2012 - American Public Works Association Member
• 2006-2007 - Structural Engineers Association of Southern California Member
• 2006-2007 - Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California Member
High School Reunion Committee Chair – Responsible for the 10-year high school reunion for over 500 students.  Prepared the budget and venue location for the event.


• 3-13-11 – (OC YMF) Community Service Event – Service Day OC Parks
• 5-20-11 – (OC YMF) K-12 Outreach- Presentation 4th grade class. Stonegate Elementary   Irvine
• 6-10-11– (OC YMF)  McGarvin Intermediary School Presentation in Westminster
• 12-11-10 – (OC YMF) Community Service Event – Friendly Center in Orange

Suggested Award Summary:

Andrew Pham, PE, LEED AP, M.ASCE

Andrew Pham is currently a Civil Engineer for the City of Irvine in the Development Engineering Division, where he has worked on several city planning area projects, as well as the Great Park.  Prior to joining the City of Irvine in 2008, he worked as a Staff Engineer at Hall and Foreman for 3 years.  Andrew has been actively involved with ASCE OC YMF since 2007, and has served as social chair, as well as on the executive board.  During the past 5 years, as social chair, he as organized and hosted many events including Mammoth trips, Winetasting trips, Happy Hour Events, Beach Events, and Go-Kart Racing Events. In 2010, Andrew was elected as President for the Orange County Younger Member Forum.  Andrew received the YMF’s Vice President’s Award in 2008 for his outstanding contributions to Orange County Younger Member Forum. During Andrew’s presidency he supported his board to host 2011 Western Regional Younger Council and the 2012 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. Andrew supported the group as both a trusted team member and advisor. Several of Andrew’s direct contributions were instrumental in the success of these and numerous other events. During PSBC Andrew’s direct involvement in securing and coordinating with the venue was vital. Andrew was also the PSBC volunteer coordinator and oversaw all the volunteer work for the event which sought to inspire hundreds of high school students to seek a career in engineering.

Project Awards

Burris Pump Station Project, Phase 1 Skimming the Waters of Newport Habor Sunset Ridge Park Lake Forest Sports Park Coyote Creek Class I Bikeway The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Corona del Mar Water Transmission Main Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI Line) Relocation Project State Route 57 Northbound Widening (Central Phase) 20 Story Office Tower and 8 Story parking Structure @ 650/670 Newport Center Drive Tustin Ranch Road Extension Balboa Boulevard Beautification Park Place SR 57 Widening North Segment Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Building Replacement Project Sand Canyon Avenue Grade Separation SR-57 Improvements Newport Forcemain Project Emergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1 Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B Project Newport Beach Civic Center & Park City of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion Project Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion Cerritos Avenue Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Bristol Street Improvements Phase II New Ocelot Exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo Newport Beach's Harbor Litter Removal Project Brookhurst Street Widening Project I-5/SR-74 Interchange Improvement Project Oso Creek Multi-Use Trail PCH/Del Prado Street Improvements Marina Park Newland, Edinger, and East Garden Grove Wintersburg Storm Channel Confluence System Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin Lincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana River Gilbert Street Improvements LAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAÇADE/ENTRANCE PROJECT ALEGRE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS Cow Camp Road Design – Phases 1A & 1B West County Connectors Project Waste to Energy - Bowerman Power Project Glassell Yard Campus Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit Project Esencia, Rancho Mission Viejo Irvine Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge Orange County Water District La Palma Groundwater Recharge Basin Stanton Central Park Jeffrey Open Space Trail Emerald Bay Entrance Widening Peters Canyon (Wash) Channel Water Capture and Reuse Pipeline Project 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation and CMS Replacement Memory Lane Park, Santa Ana La Pata Extension Project SR-91 Westbound Widening Newport Beach Country Club Clubhouse 400 Spectrum Center Drive Soil Nail Wall Myra 3 Stormwater Pump Station Sunset/Huntington harbour Dredging and Waterline Project Huntington Beach Senior Center In Central Park Newport Boulevard Widening Crown Valley Park Channel Entry Improvements Anaheim Convention Center Betterment VII Mackay Park Tesoro Zone II and Zone B Water Facilities Park Avenue Bridge over Grand Canal I-5/La Novia Roundabout Dairy Fork Wetland and Habitat Restoration Jeffrey Road Park n' Ride Lot Expansion Project Tustin-Rose Grade Separation Project, Part of the OCTA OC Bridges Grade Separations Program Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater Management OCTA OC Bridges Program ABC Green Home 3.0 Project Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Grounds Renovation Ortega Highway Emergency Repair Project The Tracks at Brea Baker Ranch City of Buena Park Fire Station No. 61 Arlington Drive Bioswale & Dry Weather Diversion Project Altair Irvine Village Pond Park/Veterans Park Renovation Mid-Basin Injection: Centennial Park Agua Chinon Corridor Tarbut V’ Torah Phase III & Phase IV Rancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use Pavilion I-5 HOV Improvement Project between Avenida Pico and Avenida Vista Hermosa Orange County Great Park Sports Complex Crawford Canyon Road Drainage Improvements & Reconstruction South Cove Development Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena Lido House Hotel Broadcom Corporate Campus (now FivePoint Gateway West Orange County Water Board Feeder No. 2 Relocation Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project State College Boulevard Grade Separation Los Patrones Parkway Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path Urth Caffe - Orange Environmental Nature Center Preschool Building 16

Candidate Awards

Natalie A. Meeks, P.E. Tasha M. Kamegai-Karadi Yazdan (Yaz) T. Emrani, P.E., Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP AP Eric Walker Gidti Ludesirishoti Victoria Pilko Pratanu Ghosh Steven R Marvin Phil Jones, PE Joshua Nelson, PE Victor Aguirre Kenneth H. Rosenfield, PE George A. Jurica, PE Tom Bogard Ravi Shah, PE, QSP/QSD Amy Choi, EIT Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SP Mujahid Chandoo Roxanne Follis Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E. Fred Minagar Jeffrey Okamoto, PE Harvey Gobas Chloe Gharios Kevin Onuma, P.E. Ryan Chamberlain Dr. Adrian Moore Michael Pierce, A.M.ASCE Remi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP, M.ASCE Thomas A. Broz, P.E., S.E, F.ASCE Karen Cervantes, S.M.ASCE Isamar Escobar, A.M.ASCE Kevin Kondru, P.E., M.ASCE Douglas J. Johnson, P.E., M.ASCE Jeremy Redman, PhD Christopher Haire Mojgan Hashemi, P.E., M.ASCE OC Report Card Executive Committee Steven J. Huff, P.E., M.ASCE William Bennett, P.E., M.ASCE Bruce Phillips, P.E. Brad Dybel, PE Bryant Wong Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T. Nestor Godinez, PE Professor Joel Lanning Elizabeth Ruedas Dave Lowe Wei Koo Bill Lawson Amber Ganapathy Bob Kallenbaugh State Senator Josh Newman Gary Urban Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar Clint Isa, PE Jason Fix, PE Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake Amber Shah Ashlyn Alexander John C Hogan Marionne Philline Lapitan Dr. C.T. Bathala, PhD, P.E. Kevin Du Mont, P.E. Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBA David Frattone, P.E. Lisa Bartlett Jennifer Bohen Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T. Adeleine J. Tran, P.E. Jared Lindo Janelle Gonzalez Marionne Philline Lapitan Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake Gabreelle Gonzalez, P.E. George A. Jurica, P.E. Jeff Braun, P.E. Representative Harley Rouda Jeremy R. Squire, P.E. Kathereen Shinkai, P.E. Mobility 21 Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., F.ASCE Dr. Lisa Star, Ph.D., P.E. Lisa M. Penna, P.E., F.ASCE, QSD Michael A. Kraman, P.E. Tapas Dutta, P.E., F.ASCE Andrew Pham, PE, City of Irvine Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans Farzian Zareian, Ph.D. Thomas T. Kim, PE Don Hoppe, PE Doug Staley, PE Ravi Shah, PE Mark Vukojevic, PE David Naish, PhD Lacy Kelly Gary L. Miller, PE Kenneth Rosenfield Andrew Easterling, EIT

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