Wayman C. Wing earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming after serving his country during World War II. He was the first Chinese-American admitted to the Sigma Tau (now Tau Beta Pi) honorary engineering fraternity at UW. He completed his M.S. at Stanford University.
Wing is an internationally-known architect. He was the chief architect for Hilton Hotels and a design engineer on several civil engineering projects in California, including the San Francisco Airport and the Bayshore Freeway. He also was responsible for the structure and design of the Indonesian Pavilion at the New York's World's Fair.
In 1960, Wing formed the New York City firm of Wayman C. Wing Consulting Engineers. A pioneer in seismic design, Wing and his firm have received national awards for their earthquake-absorbent structures and concrete construction, and have led many international construction projects, including Egypt's tallest building, the Meridien Hotel, and China's Great Wall Hotel. Wing's engineering firm was the first to be invited to build in China.
Wing is active in professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was awarded the 1970 Engineer of the Year Award from the New York Society of Professional Engineers. He has received several other awards, including the National Engineering Award and first prize in Unique Structural Design by the New York Association of Consulting Engineers.
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