ENR New England is pleased to name Mark Hasso as the recipient of its 2015 Legacy Award. A professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Hasso has more than 30 years of combined engineering and construction experience both in the field and in academia. A co-founder of the Construction Management Association of America’s New England Chapter in 1995, Hasso has spent most of his career teaching and advancing the field of construction management.
As a professor, his instruction focuses on real world practical experience, entrepreneurship and professionalism. Beyond simulating project-based interdisciplinary learning—including real world case studies—Hasso established a mentoring program to guide students during their academic preparation and assist them in making future choices in their career.
“Empowering students helps them to gain confidence, experience and interpersonal skills necessary to meet the challenges of the ever-changing world,” Hasso says.
As CM program coordinator at Wentworth Institute, he significantly expanded the school’s Industry Advisory Board, which had four members when he assumed its leadership. During his tenure, 37 firms joined the board, including leading construction management firms, contractors, engineers and owners.
Throughout his career, Hasso has dedicated himself to service. He is an active participant in 17 professional organizations, aiming to promote collaboration within the industry that can enhance professional practice. He also serves on the board of directors of Seven Hills Foundation, which helps children and adults with disabilities and special needs throughout New England.
The 2015 ENR New England Legacy Award joins a long list of industry recognitions for Hasso, including the CMAA’s first-ever Educator of the Year Award in 2012; the Wentworth Institute of Technology Department of Construction Management Special Recognition in 2011; the Citizen Engineer’s Award, presented by Boston Society of Civil Engineer’s Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2008; the President’s Distinguished Service Award, presented by Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2008; and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers section of ASCE – President’s Award for Leadership in 1996.
Hasso’s distinguished career will be featured in the April 13 edition of ENR New England.