Doug Alvine Awarded Charles Durham Award
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)/Nebraska announced that Doug Alvine, PE, LEED AP, President of Alvine and Associates, was awarded the 2023 Charles Durham Achievement Award.
The ACEC honors one outstanding individual a year who has made major contributions to the consulting engineering profession through leadership and advisory roles. The award is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of Charles Durham, whose vision has paved the way for holistic, people-centric design to be a focal point of consideration in architectural engineering. Award recipients are active participants in community service and have a lengthy portfolio and track record of projects that put the community first. Additionally, the award honors leaders in the AEC space who have fostered a positive, collaborative culture that allows intuitive engineering solutions to cultivate unfettered.
Doug Alvine’s 36-year career as an electrical engineer has been monumental in shaping spaces that are vital to America’s infrastructure, while also shaping the minds and trajectory of engineering’s future. Doug is a former National Director of ACEC and served as President of ACEC’s Nebraska Chapter. He’s also an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the Architectural Engineering Institute’s Advisory Committee. Doug has put his signature across the U.S. with effective mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology (MEPT) consultation on defining projects that have reshaped skylines and restructured entire communities. Most notably, Doug Alvine was the MEP Principle-in-Charge for Omaha’s iconic Gene Leahy Mall renovation: the staple of Omaha’s downtown and a key portion of the Riverfront Revitalization Project. Doug was also a Senior Resource Engineer for the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, the design of which earned a feature in the Wall Street Journal along with four engineering excellence awards. We invite you to view our portfolio page to learn more about these projects.
Doug’s impact on engineering education is among the most influential in the state of Nebraska. Doug has held a lengthy tenure with the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s (UNL’s) Architectural Engineering Advisory Council and is currently a chairman of the Durham School of Engineering’s Advisory Board. He is a former adjunct professor with UNL’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction and has also led a massive overhaul of MEP improvements for the College’s academic buildings in a project lead role. He’s also the benefactor of the Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship fund that brings underserved students opportunities in the engineering field. The fund has awarded more than 30 scholarships with grants totaling over $300,000, significantly impacting educational financing for first-generation college students.
In a case of coincidental happenstance, Raymond G. Alvine, Doug’s father and founder of Alvine Engineering, was inducted posthumously into the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Hall of Fame around the same time that Doug was presented with the Charles Durham award. For the Alvines, excellence in engineering doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
Check out the Doug’s story in the Midland Business Journal’s ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards coverage and view the rest of the award winners.