Geoffrey S. Baskir Named Harland Bartholomew Award Winner
Mr. Geoffrey Scott Baskir, M.ASCE, has been named the ASCE Harland Bartholomew Award winner. This award is made to the person who is judged worthy of special commendation for contributions to the enhancement of the role of the civil engineer in urban planning and development. Mr. Baskir will be recognized at the ASCE-T&DI International Conference on Transportation and Development in Pittsburgh, PA, on July 16, 2018.
Mr. Geoffrey S. Baskir is a recognized civil engineering leader who best exemplifies a role and legacy of planning in urban development, in particular large-scale and complex airport developments, through his creative work, consultation, engagement, mentoring, communication, ethics, and planning and engineering acumen. Many old and young professionals have benefitted immensely from his mentoring and advice and hold him in highest regards.
Mr. Baskir has devoted himself for nearly four decades to civil engineering. He has made significant contributions to public safety by using his skills as an aviation and airport planner. His work improved airport and aviation safety by reducing incursions and incidents through analyzing airport safety events and preparing plans for improvements.
Mr. Baskir has a long and distinguished record of accomplishment as a volunteer with both ASCE and TRB. With ASCE, he served both as Chair of the Air Transport Committee and President of the National Capital Section; Chair of the Airport planning and Operations Committee and Governor of the Transportation & Development Institute. During the six years he served as Chair of TRB's Aircraft/Airport Compatibility Committee, he helped forge increased collaboration between ASCE and TRB on programs related to airport operations and infrastructure.
With his penchant and love for planning, the Bartholomew Award is an appropriate recognition for his lifetime of service.