Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Government Engineer of Merit
Nominated Categories
Other Categories
Awards:

Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award from the Director of the California Department of Transportation.

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Additional Information

Candidate Information

Name:
Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans
ASCE Member?:
No
Company:

Caltrans District 12
3347 Michelson Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612

Supervisor:
Education:

B.S., Civil Engineering
M.P.A., Masters in Public Administration

Experience:

Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design)State Route 133 (SR-133) Realignment and Widening
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) SR-90 Grade Separation
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) SR-55/I-405 HOV Connector
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) SR-55/SR-74 Interchange Improvement Project
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) I-405 Widening
District 12 CADD Coordinator for 6 years
Acting Office Chief of Design for District 12

Comments:

Matthew Cugini has the respect and appreciattion of his peers and District 12 leadership for his abilities and his dedication to his work.  This nomination is endorsed by Acting Deputy District Director of Capital Program, Lisa Ramsey as well as Project/Program Manager, Adnan Maiah.

Contribution to the Profession:

In his twenty three years of state service at Caltrans, Mr. Cugini has provided valuable service to the engineering profession, the state and its citizens.  He has ensured the timely delivery of many quality transportation projects including current work on the $1.7 billion project to widen fourteen miles of interstate freeway, which currently is in public review.  He provides leadership and mentoring to not only his own staff, but also to local agency staff as well as private engineering staff for projects on the State Highway System.  Mr. Cugini is always willing to step up and take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.  In addition to his other duties, Mr. Cugini has been the District’s CADD Coordinator for the past six years.  Matthew Cugini has earned the confidence of the District 12 Executive Staff and is regularly requested to assist with various tasks requiring both discretion and specialized knowledge.  He is a strong advocate of the Highway Design Standards and ensures that all involved in the project development process not only understand the need for the standards, but also how to integrate the standards effectively into projects for the benefit of all the users of the State Highway System.

Civic:

23 years of design experience benefitting the citizens of the State of California.
Assists in local Boy Scout activities.
Assists in coaching local youth soccer.

Suggested Award Summary:

In his twenty three years of state service at Caltrans, Mr. Cugini has provided valuable service to the engineering profession, the state and its citizens.  He has ensured the timely delivery of many quality transportation projects including current work on the $1.7 billion project to widen fourteen miles of interstate freeway, which currently is in public review.  He provides leadership and mentoring to not only his own staff, but also to local agency staff as well as private engineering staff for projects on the State Highway System.  Mr. Cugini is always willing to step up and take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.  In addition to his other duties, Mr. Cugini has been the District’s CADD Coordinator for the past six years.  Matthew Cugini has earned the confidence of the District 12 Executive Staff and is regularly requested to assist with various tasks requiring both discretion and specialized knowledge.  He is a strong advocate of the Highway Design Standards and ensures that all involved in the project development process not only understand the need for the standards, but also how to integrate the standards effectively into projects for the benefit of all the users of the State Highway System.  Matthew Cugini has the respect and appreciation of his peers and District 12 leadership for his abilities and his dedication to his work.

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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