Estructure Good News
September 29, 2020
” If you don’t like the news… go out and make some of your own”
For those of you who have been around long enough, you will recognize this as the closing of Wes (Scoop) Nisker’s radio broadcasts on rock station KFOG “in the old days”. Like many, we have been in search of some good news to offset the daily challenges and affronts to our environment, democracy, health, humanity and general well-being. This article is simply intended to share joyful happenings at Estructure.
Solmaz Jumakuliyeva joined Estructure in August following completion of her Master’s degree from Cal by way of Princeton. She is outgoing, high energy, fast-learning and an absolutely wonderful addition to the team. Sol is originally from Turkmenistan and speaks 5 languages. As we expose her to as many projects and learning experiences as possible, you will undoubtedly see Sol with one of us on a jobsite soon! We are thrilled to have Sol with us.
Another way we add to the Estructure family is by marriage. Megan (formerly Leon) and Kevin Doxzen had planned to marry this summer with a wine country wedding teeming with family and friends. Although Covid forced them to postpone their Sonoma wedding celebration until 2021, they married on August 14th at an intimate family wedding in Maryland, where both their parents live. Megan and Kevin are looking forward to celebrating again next summer with an epic dance party.
On September 1, 2020 Maryann was awarded the H.J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award by the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. Darrick Hom introduced Maryann’s award describing her nearly 40-year structural engineering career and many milestones along the way. Maryann graciously accepted what she preferred to call the “What you have done so far award” recognizing that, if she had to do it all over again, she would choose to be a Structural Engineer and practice in the Bay area.
Below in an excerpt from the presentation:
Finally, the Estructure team is endeavoring to support each other through challenging times with a focus on connection and an appreciation for all that we have. Weekly zoom games keep us connected with each other and laughing as we each take a break from work. Our virtual “Estructure Gratitude Board” is a shared space where anyone can add a post anytime with the intent of focusing energy on the people, experiences and things that spark joy and appreciation.
Speaking of which, we are collectively grateful for each other, the clients we serve and the professional community we are a part of. Here’s to positive change.