Sobrato Center Receives Statewide Recognition

Posted: October 28, 2010

San Jose, CA -- At the recently completed Annual Convention and Exhibit in Indian Wells, which took place September 22-25, the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) recognized 19 firms for creative achievement and innovation in structural engineering design through its 12th annual Competition for Engineering Excellence Awards.
Nineteen firms out of 40 entries were selected by a team of experienced judges as being projects demonstrating exceptional innovation and creativity in finding economic solutions to complex engineering problems .

An Award of Merit in the category New Design (Small Project) went to AKH Structural Engineers of San Jose, California for the new Sobrato Center for Humanities and the Arts, which opened in March 2010 on the campus of Bellarmine College Preparatory.

The 52,000 sq. ft. facility is home to Bellarmine’s Performing and Visual Arts programs, and features a 440-seat main stage theatre, a smaller “black box” theatre, music center, digital graphics center, classrooms for English courses, photography, art, and ceramics, and the school’s I-T center.

Dennis Ahearn, the founder of AKH Structural Engineers, Inc., is a Bellarmine alumnus.

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