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: 

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. 

ENR will celebrate these projects, and their teams, in New York City on April 13-14. We hope you will join the group recognition event that is part of the magazine's Annual Award of Excellence Gala on April 13 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City, that also will highlight ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers and Award of Excellence winner. 

Each winning project will then be detailed through visuals and team acceptances at the Best of the Best Projects breakfast event on April 14 at the Edison Ballroom. 

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And if these events motivate you ... there's more to come. In just a few weeks, ENR wiil launch its call for entries for the 2023 Regional U.S. Best Projects competition. For more information, visit last year's entry page at 

Entry dates and eligibility will be updated once the call for entries goes live this spring.