After reviewing and discussing the merits of scores of projects located in New York, New Jersey and the New England states, a panel of industry professionals from ENR New York and New England regions have selected the 2022 Best Project winners.

This year’s ENR New York judges chose 21 projects in the main categories while ENR New England judges chose 18 from across the region—which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont—as main category winners.


Judges’ Table

The criteria used to evaluate projects and teams in each region included overcoming challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety, and construction and design quality.

Judges could select any combination of Best Project category winners and Award of Merit winners for projects completed between May 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022. Judges did not vote in categories that included projects in which they or their firms were involved.

ENR New York Best Projects main category judges were: Verity Frizzell, architect at Feltz & Frizzell Architects LLC, and Howard Sackel, former NY-NJ Port Authority ARC Tunnel project director. ENR New England judges for the main categories were Scott Bascom, project architect at Kuth Ranieri, and Aidan Sullivan, project engineer at Engelberth Construction Inc.

The Peirce Island wastewater treatment facility

The Peirce Island wastewater treatment facility upgrade in Portsmouth, N.H., won Best Project in the water/environment category and the Excellence in Safety award
Photo courtesy Methuen Construction.

Abby Ferri, chief risk officer at Insurate, selected this year’s Excellence in Safety award winners for ENR New York and New England regoins. In New York, she chose Cornell University’s North Campus residential expansion and in New England, her pick was the Peirce Island wastewater treatment facility upgrade in Portsmouth, N.H.

For the second year, one project in each region was also recognized with the Excellence in Sustainability award. This year’s sustainability judge for both regions was Nathan Turner, associate principal and partner at Margulies Perruzzi. He scored projects based on overall sustainability strategy, choice of materials and energy savings. Major sustainability designations such as LEED and WELL are preferable but not required for recognition in the sustainability category.

New York’s Excellence in Sustainability winner this year is the University of Albany Emerging Technology and Entrepreneur complex. In New England, the winner is Boston’s Conley Terminal modernization program and Berth 10 construction.

It’s no coincidence that both the Cornell residential expansion and the Conley Terminal modernization were also selected by the main category judges as Project of the Year in their respective regions.

Learn more about the Projects of the Year and all Best Project and Award of Merit winners in the linked articles below.


New York Projects


New England Projects