The Century Project, Seattle’s renovation of the Space Needle, used an elevated platform erected at night and placed 500 ft up.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SPACE NEEDLE CORP.
These 20 awards come as the result of a nearly yearlong effort by ENR editors and about 100 members of the construction industry who judged project submissions at various stages of the contest. The projects represent the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in their respective categories from across the U.S. among those completed between May 2019 and May 2020. The contest began last March with a call for entries. Despite logistical and staffing challenges posed by COVID-19, the industry resoundingly responded with nearly 900 project teams submitting their work. In each of ENR’s 10 regions, editors assembled a panel of judges to select winners in 20 categories, listed on the opposite page, which moved up to the national competition—around 200 projects in total. A new group of judges (below) examined each project in an effort to determine the best of the best in terms of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation and quality. Three projects were shortlisted as Project of the Year nominees, and Seattle’s logistically complex Space Needle renovation received top honors. Celebrate the winners on April 9. For more information, visit AOE2021.com.
Renovation/Restoration and Project of the Year
Project of the Year, Best Renovation/Restoration: The Century Project for the Space Needle
Project of the Year Finalist, Best Sports/Entertainment: Chase Center Development
Best Cultural Worship: United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum
Small Project (Under $10 Million)
Best Small Project (Under $10 Million): Coast Boulevard Sea Cave Emergency Stabilization
Best Energy/Industrial: MEGlobal BOOKRAMEG Project
Best Residential/Hospitality: 53 West 53
Best K-12 Education: Historica Alameda High School
Excellence in Safety
Excellence in Safety: CAESARS FORUM
Best Government/Public Building: Long Beach Civic Center
Best Heath Care: Mission North Tower
Best Higher Education/Research: University of Arizona Health Science Innovation Building
Interior Tenant Improvement
Best Interior/Tenant Improvement: Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago
Best Landscape/Urban Development: Spokane Riverfront Park U.S. Pavilion
Best Manufacturing: Blue Origin Engine Facility
Best Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: 111 East Grand
Best Specialty Construction: Nordstrom Facade Restoration
Best Water/Environment: City Park Golf Course Redesign
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The Ayers Group LLC
President and the 11th Architect of the Capitol
National Academy of Construction
Executive Vice President (Retired)
The Haskell Co.
Randell “Randy” Iwasaki
Amazon Web Services
Leader, State and Local Transportation
Holly Street Studio
Partner, Managing Director
Strategic Advisor and Founder of Pinck & Co.
P2S Engineering and DKS Associates
Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
Principal and Director, Civil Engineering
American Contractors Insurance Group
Senior Safety Consultant
Zurich North America
Assistant Vice President, Principal Risk Engineer
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