Members of Skanska’s Seattle team participated in the 2023 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk on Oct. 14. The American Heart Association (AHA) event benefits research, CPR training efforts, medical breakthroughs and more equitable health programs. The group’s effort was part of the Hard Hats With Heart initiative in which industry representatives, working in conjunction with the AHA, aim to engage construction workers in living healthier, longer lives through education in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.


Photo courtesy WSP

As part of WSP’s 2023 Habitat for Humanity Build Day on Oct. 14, several senior members of the firm’s leadership team were on hand in Southern California to take part. WSP CEO Lou Cornell; Chris Peters, West region president; and Luis Porrello, West region development director, were part of the team helping Habitat for Humanity of Orange County build a playhouse for kids.

“We live, work and play in our communities, and this is one way we can contribute that is very much aligned with our purpose and commitments,” Cornell said.

The program started as a Seattle office community project in 2019 but has expanded nationally through a coordination effort through the firm’s developing professionals network (DPN). This year, more than 185 WSP employees were joined by representatives from the firm’s local clients at 11 different jobsites in California, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.