On February 4th, OPC was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2021 California Engineering Excellence Awards for our part in one of the projects receiving honors this year.

The ACEC California judging panel gave a Merit Award to the Date Palm Drive Bridge over Whitewater River Project team in Cathedral City. The design team was led by Michael Baker International, with OPC legend John Cutler leading the team that provided right of way appraisal, acquisition, and utility coordination on the project. The bridge improvement project was needed as the Whitewater Wash has been subject to frequent flooding while the Coachella Valley continues to grow.

With our major Riverside office, OPC has a long track record of right of way project delivery in the Coachella Valley. We are proud of our work with the Michael Baker team and the City of Cathedral City on this project.

OPC’s Taurean Gordon and Mike Parker attended ACEC’s ceremony, which was hosted virtually this year. The event benefits the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  2021 EEA Winners