Distinguished Service Award

Allan Osberg

Osberg’s construction career includes major projects such as overseeing the reconstruction of portions of the North Cascade Highway, straightening the Sammamish River and constructing the Yukon River Bridge for the Alyeska pipeline in Alaska. A committed entrepreneur and innovator in his field, Allan developed unique solutions to heavy construction design challenges as well as remarkably well engineered physical structures, ranging from marinas to fish hatcheries, high-end condominiums and housing projects.

Allan became involved with the national AGC Education Committee demonstrating his commitment to education within the construction industry. He joined the AGC Education Foundation in 1990 and served as president in 1994. He has served on multiple committees, volunteering for years as an interviewer and mentor for scholarship candidates.

Allan’s honors include receiving the Mountain-Pacific Chapter’s Contractor of the Year in 1970, induction into the University of Washington Construction Hall of Fame in 1998, and the 2007 AGC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Allan and his wife, Inger have been married for fifty-six years. They have raised 2 children, Kimberley Osberg Lippman, and Tom Osberg and very much enjoy the company of their grandchild, Sophia Lippman. The Osbergs enjoy world travel including multiple explorations of the Antarctic, river and ocean cruises throughout the world, and historic train journeys on multiple continents. They equally enjoy their annual fall journey through the Pacific Northwest or visiting ghost towns throughout the Western frontier.

The Osbergs remain dedicated to giving back to their community. The Mr. and Mrs. Allan F. Osberg Scholarship was established in 1994 to ensure that future generations will receive quality construction education. In 2000, they also provided a major gift in support of the Foundation’s Technology Lab. In April of 2007, Allan and Inger Osberg became Laureates in support of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, where they support both a department Chair and a scholarship for an outstanding engineering student on an ongoing basis. Allan has also been deeply involved in board leadership at the Nordic Heritage Museum, celebrating his own Swedish heritage and Inger’s Norwegian roots. He has also been active in environmental, educational and artistic organizations across the Northwest.

Mr. Osberg is an exemplary leader; he models generosity, integrity, hard work, innovation and service to the future generation of construction professionals.