ENR MidAtlantic is pleased to announce Irvin E. Richter as the 2016 Legacy Award winner. The award is given annually to an individual in the region who has established a solid “legacy” of lifetime service to the construction industry, their colleagues and to their community. ENR MidAtlantic includes Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Richter, who was chosen by ENR editors, is chairman emeritus of Hill International in Philadelphia. He served as chairman until 2016, chairman and chief executive officer from 2006 to 2015 and as chief executive officer since he founded the company in 1976.  Hill specializes in program management, project management and construction claims management. They have 4,500 professionals in more than 100 offices in more than 40 countries.  

Richter is an expert in the field of construction contracts and claims.  He has been involved in significant construction projects such as the Washington Metro, Channel Tunnel, EPCOT, Reliance Oil Refinery, Athens Metro, King Khalid Military City, Midland, Shoreham, Zimmer, WPPSS, South Texas and Liebstadt Nuclear Plants, Petronas Twin Towers and the Alaska Gas Pipeline. 

He served on the Construction Claims Oversight Committee of the Channel Tunnel and is an international arbitrator and mediator. He is also a current or past member of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers University, the Board of Directors of the Construction Management Association of America, the Board of Governors of Temple University Hospital and the Board of Directors of the USA-Republic of China Economic Council. 

In 2010, Richter was inducted as a Laureate into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame and honored with a lifetime achievement award for individuals. 

Richter will be honored at the ENR MidAtlantic Best Projects awards banquet on Nov. 1 in Baltimore. He will also be profiled in the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic.