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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

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Wayman Wing worked to become one of the best known engineers in the world after graduating from UW. Among his achievements are building his own company and being the first non-Chinese engineering firm to be invited to build in China.

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