Two Midwest projects, the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids Mich., and BP Bright Lights, a Chicago-based office facility, are among the winners of Engineering News-Record's fourth-annual Best of the Best Projects Awards, a competition among 119 Best Projects winners awarded by ENR’s seven regional publications. Winners will be profiled in the Feb. 13, 2012 issue of ENR.

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BP Bright Lights, Chicago, was named Best Interior Design/Tenant Improvement Project for 2011

An independent panel of design and construction professionals selected 18 winners in categories ranging from green building to transportation. Projects were judged on safety, innovation, contribution to the industry/community, aesthetic and functional quality of design and construction craftsmanship.

One of the winning projects, to be identified in the Feb. 13, 2012 issue of ENR, will receive the Editor’s Choice Award.

ENR’s Best of the Best 2011 Award winners include:

Best Civil Works/Infrastructure - Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Floodwall, New Orleans, La.; submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana by Traylor-Massman-Weeks LLC

Best Cultural/Worship - DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, N.Y.; submitted to ENR New York by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

Best Government/Public Building - Chandler City Hall, Chandler, Ariz.; submitted to ENR Southwest by Sundt Construction Inc.

Best Green Building - Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Ore.; submitted to ENR California by Facebook

Best Health Care - Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.; submitted to ENR Midwest by Turner Construction Co.

Best Higher Education/Research - Kravis Center-Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.; submitted to ENR California by Bernards

Best Industrial/Manufacturing - Merck VBF, Durham, N.C.; submitted to ENR Southeast by Merck