In July, ENR California announced its 2019 Regional Best Projects award winners. After polling our judges, we are pleased to announce the 2019 finalists for Best Overall Project of the Year.

Because of the large number of entries, ENR California divided the region into two: Northern California and Southern California, which includes Hawaii. To be considered for the Project of the Year award, the entry had to be a Best Project-level winner (as opposed to an Award of Merit winner in its individual category).

The Project of the Year winners will be revealed at two events. The first, for Northern California winners, will take place on Oct. 8, 2019 in San Francisco at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. The second, for Southern California, will be on Oct. 10, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles at the Omni Hotel. You can register here for the Northern California breakfast and here for the Southern California event.

The Project of the Year is part of ENR’s annual Regional Best Projects competition. Each year, ENR California assembles a group of judges, with varying specialties and expertise in the construction industry, to review, score and form a panel to determine Best Projects winners for the region. Judges independently review entries, score each on pre-specified criteria, and convene with fellow judges to compare impressions and scores. Together, the judges’ panels select honorees for Best Project and Merit awards. (Judges recuse themselves in cases of conflict of interest.)

Listed in alphabetical order are the 2019 Project of the Year finalists for Northern California and Southern California.

Project of the Year Finalist for Northern California (listed in alphabetical order):

  • SFO Long Term Parking Garage 2, submitted by Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
  • Spillways, Oroville Emergency Recovery, submitted by Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
  • Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus Hospital Project, submitted by HerreroBoldt

Project of the Year Finalist for Southern California (listed in alphabetical order):

  • California Institute of Technology, Bechtel Residence, submitted by ZGF 
  • SeaWorld San Diego - Electric Eel Roller Coaster, submitted by Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.
  • Spectrum IV / Vertex Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Site, submitted by BNBuilders