With the main category judging completed, we are thrilled to announce the majority of the winners for ENR MidAtlantic’s Best Projects 2016. The Safety Award of Excellence, which is juried by a separate group of safety experts, will be announced at a later date.

The winners listed below will be profiled in depth in the Oct. 24 issue of ENR MidAtlantic, and at an awards presentation on Nov. 1 in Baltimore. 

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This year our panel of industry judges reviewed and discussed 65 projects located throughout the region, which comprises of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Eight judges from across the industry—including architects, engineers, contractors and a public owner—were split up into two groups and assigned a group of categories. Projects were evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction and design quality. Due to the large number of entries, we can only honor a fraction of the projects that are submitted each year, so if your project didn’t win this year, please be sure to submit next year!

Judges were given the option to select any combination of Best Project-level category winners and Award of Merit honorees. Judges will also designate an overall Project of the Year from the Best Project-level winners listed below – we’ll announce that winner in our October issue and at the banquet.

Also at the banquets, we will also take the opportunity to honor the firms that were selected throughout the year as our Owner, Design Firm, Contractor and Specialty Contractor of the Year, as well as the ENR MidAtlantic’s Legacy Award winners. Hope to see you there!


Best Project: Congregation Rodeph Shalom - Addition and Renovation, located in Philadelphia. Submitted by INTECH Construction.


Best Project: Brunswick County Power Station, located in Freeman, Va. Submitted by Fluor Corp.

Health Care

Best Project: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, located in Philadelphia. Submitted by Turner Construction Co.

Award of Merit: Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Children's Hospital, located in Fairfax, Va. Submitted by Clark Construction Group.


Best Project: Rewrapping and Dehumidification of the Main Cables and Anchorages of the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (Bay Bridge), located in Annapolis, Md. Submitted by Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers.

Award of Merit: Hulton Bridge Replacement, located in Oakmont, Pa. Submitted by Gannett Fleming.

Interior Design

Best Project: Nixon Peabody, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by DAVIS Construction.

Award of Merit: WeWork/WeLive, located in Arlington, Va. Submitted by Perkins Eastman.

K-12 Education

Best Project: William F. Cooke, Jr. Elementary School, located in Hockessin, Del. Submitted by Becker Morgan Group Inc.

Award of Merit: The Lab School of Washington New High School Addition, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by Clark Construction Group


Best Project: Flight 93 National Memorial Plaza and Visitor Center, located in Stoneycreek Township, Penn. Submitted by AECOM.


Best Project: Stone Brewing-Richmond, located in Richmond, Va.Submitted by Hourigan Construction.

Residential Hospitality

Best Project: Quirk Hotel, located in Richmond Va. Submitted by W.M. Jordan Company.

Award of Merit: Atlantic Plumbing Parcels A & B, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by HITT Contracting Inc.

Small Project

Best Project: Baltimore Visitor Center Renovation, located in Baltimore, Md. Submitted by Wohlsen Construction Company.

Government/Public Buildings

Best Project: Arthur Capper Community Center, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.

Higher Education/Research

Best Project: Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell Library located in Richmond, Va. Submitted by W.M. Jordan Company 

Award of Merit: University of the District of Columbia | New Student Center, located in Washington D.C. Submitted by Forrester Construction Company. 

Office/ Retail Mixed-Use Developments

Best Project: The Tower at PNC Plaza, located in Pittsburgh. Submitted by Gensler. 

Award of Merit: 601 Massachusetts Avenue, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by Clark Construction. 

Award of Merit: Gateway Plaza, located in Richmond, Va. Submitted by Clayco, Inc.


Best Project: 5600 Fishers Lane, located in Rockville, Md. Submitted by DAVIS Construction. 

Award of Merit: Roosevelt High School Modernization, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by Gilbane Building Co. 

Award of Merit: United Arab Emirates Chancery, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by Forrester Construction Company.

Specialty Contracting

Best Project: Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modifications to Bridge on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, located in Baltimore. Submitted by Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.


Best Project: Virginia Commonwealth University Basketball Development Center, located in Richmond Va. Submitted by Barton Malow Company.

Award of Merit: Virginia Tech Indoor Athletic Training Facility, located in Blacksburg, Va. Submitted by W.M. Jordan Company


Best Project: Blue Plains Tunnel, located in Washington, D.C. Submitted by DC Water