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Wayman C. Wing - 1947
Founder, Wayman C. Wing Consulting Engineers
Wayman C. Wing earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the
University of Wyoming in 1947, 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. The son of
immigrants who settled in Evanston, Wyoming, he completed his M.S. at
Stanford University and was a design engineer on several civil
engineering projects in California, including the San Francisco Airport
and the Bayshore Freeway.
In 1960, he formed the New York City firm of Wayman C. Wing Consulting Engineers. A pioneer in seismic design, Wing and his firm have received prestigious 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 very active in professional organizations, and has authored definitive technical articles on structural design. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was awarded the 1970 New York Society of Professional Engineers, Engineer of the Year Award. He has received several other awards, including the National Engineering Award and first prize in Unique Structural Design by New York Association of Consulting Engineers.
Wayman Wing's papers are housed at the American Heritage Center on the UW campus.
Photo courtesy of UW College of Engineering