Three well-conceived and finely executed projects have made the shortlist as finalists for Project of the Year in ENR’s Best of the Best Projects 2022 competition—as judges narrow the exhaustive year-long search for the top contender in U.S. design and construction achievement.
Earlier this month, the 20 BOTB category winners were announced, from more than 600 nationwide entries submitted and juried in the last year by panels of industry judges. From those 20 selected, further review by others produced a handful of projects in contention for the pinnacle recognition.
ENR editors also pored over shortlisted entries, considered additional sources for new detail and selected the following three projects as finalists for the top award based on: impact to the community, improvement to construction industry practices, design innovation, safety and quality of work.
In alphabetical order, they are:
Audrey Irmas Pavilion at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, located in Los Angeles. Originally submitted by MATT Construction to ENR California
- Children’s Hospital Hubbard Center, located in Omaha. Originally submitted by HDR to ENR Midwest
- Regional Connector Transit Project, located in Los Angeles. Originally submitted by Skanska USA Civil to ENR California
The finalists, as well as all category winning projects and recognition of judges will be featured in more depth in the March 20 print issue of ENR—which also will reveal on its cover, the Project of the Year.