A Holocaust memorial, an airport runway, an orangutan habitat and a tied-arch bridge are among the enterprises that a panel of industry professionals awarded top honors for ENR Midwest's Best Projects competition, an annual program recognizing outstanding design and construction in a variety of categories.
Panelists evaluated dozens of entries on the basis of quality, innovation, safety, community impact and the ability of the project teams to overcome unique challenges. In all, projects were honored in 18 categories, ranging from health care and higher education to transportation, renovation and specialty contracting.
Panelists also evaluated entries solely on the basis of safety, awarding top honors to Waukesha County Health and Human Services Building in Waukesha, Wis.
All winning projects will compete against winners from other regions in ENR's national Best of the Best Projects 2014 competition. ENR Midwest is indebted to panelists who not only donated their time to review entries but also collaborated as a jury to select winning projects. Congratulations to this year's winners.
New Runway 10c-28C and Associated Taxiways, O'Hare Airport
Award of Merit, Target Field Station
Ohio Holocaust & Liberators Memorial
Schahfer Unit 14 FGD and Waste Water Treatment Plant Project
Government/Public Buildings & Excellene in Safety
Waukesha County Health and Human Services Building
Award of Merit: Ping Tom Memorial Park Field House
Award of Merit: Berea College Deep Green Residence Hall
Mercy Health – West Hospital
Award of Merit: Wheaton Franciscan Health Care Franklin Medical Office Building
GE Aviation EPISCENTER at University of Dayton
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Informational Commons
Award of Merit: Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge
Interior Design/Tenant Improvements
Motorola Mobility Headquarters Relocation
Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch Restaurant & Museum
MICDS STEM + C4C Building, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools – Earl Shapiro Hall, Chicago
Award of Merit: Easton-Bell Sports Inc.
Award of Merit: Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Convention Center
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor Outdoor Adventure Center
Award of Merit: Marquette Park Lakefront East
Hyatt Place Harper Court, Chicago
Award of Merit: Union Station Grand Hall and Market
Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center
Award of Merit: Adjustable Forms
University of Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium Student Athlete Performance Center
Award of Merit: Lambeau Field North & South End Zone Stadium Improvements
ENR Midwest Best Projects Panelists
Shawn Anderton, vice president, Graycor
Donald Greenwell Jr., executive vice president, Walbridge
Dan Meckes, CEO, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc.
Paul Parry, principal, KJWW Engineering Consultants
David Peterson, senior vice president, ERMCO Inc.
Tim Tracey, principal, office director, SmithGroup/JJR
ENR Midwest Best Projects Safety Award Panelists
Jack Carlson, vice president, safety, Graycor
J.D. Kyle, director, health and safety, ERMCO Inc.