ENR MidAtlantic is pleased to announce the recipient of its inaugural Legacy Award. The ENR MidAtlantic Legacy Award is given annually to an individual in the region who has achieved a lifetime legacy of service in design and construction—both to the profession and to the communities in which the Legacy Award winner lives.

This year, ENR editors selected John R. Lawson, II, as the first ENR MidAtlantic Legacy Award recipient. Lawson, who has nearly four decades of industry experience, is president and chief executive officer of W. M. Jordan Company, one of the largest contractors in Virginia. While leading his company through decades of growth, Lawson has also advanced the mid-Atlantic construction industry through innovative projects, philanthropy and educational development. Perhaps Lawson’s most lasting and meaningful legacy is his co-creation of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. Lawson co-founded the school with Ross Myers of American Infrastructure in an effort to improve the training, business acumen and entrepreneurial and leadership skills college students receive.

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Legacy Award Winner John R. Lawson, II


Lawson will be featured in the February 2015 issue of ENR MidAtlantic and he will be honored during our Best Projects awards banquet in Baltimore on Dec. 12.