The votes are in and our panel of industry veterans has chosen 37 winners in this year's Best Projects competition for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Come Nov. 6—when we'll host the Best Projects awards breakfast—some of these 37 will take home the top prize for a specific category and others will claim awards of merit. But just one will take the title of THE New York region's Best Project.

This year's winners are located across the tristate region and span 17 sectors from Culture and Education to Water and Transit. They include one project valued at more than $1 billion and others that totaled only a few million.

For this year's contest, our panel of five distinguished judges from the A/E/C industry studied 67 projects to select the winners. Judges were free to move a project from one category into another that they deemed a better fit, so a project may have placed in a category other than the one in which it was submitted.

Below is an almost-complete list of the winners by category and their submitters. Further details and photos of each of these projects will be presented at the awards breakfast that honors all the winners as well as in ENR New York's November issue.

The list contains all the merit and category winners as well as the four finalists for consideration of this year's overall prize. Like last year, we've decided to provide only the top contenders but keep the actual winner a secret until November when it will be revealed at both the breakfast and in the magazine.

Also, please note that the separate Safety category of this competition is still being judged. We look forward to announcing this year's Safety Award winner in this blog spot on Sept. 2 and, of course, honoring that winner at the November breakfast and in the magazine as well.

Meantime, join us here at ENR New York in congratulating all the winners.

ENR New York’s 2013 Best Project Winners By Category:


Winner—Infrastructure Improvements to Barclays Arena

 (submitted by Stantec Consulting Services Inc.)

Merit— Delta Terminal 4 Headhouse at JFK International Airport

(submitted by Lend Lease (U.S.) Construction LMB Inc.)

Merit— Rehabilitation of the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal Ramps

(submitted by Conti Enterprises Inc.)



Winner— St. Brigid's Church Restoration

(submitted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.)


Government/Public Buildings

Winner—New York State Capitol Building Restoration

(submitted by Gilbane and Consigli Construction Co., Inc.)

Merit— FMS-SANDPRFAB Contract #1 – New Prefabricated Modular Building Units

(submitted by Triton Structural)

Merit—New Britain Police Station

(submitted by Downes Construction Company, LLC)

Merit—Brookhaven National Laboratory - Laboratory Office Buildings

(submitted by E.W. Howell Co., LLC)

Merit—121st Police Precinct

(submitted by The LiRo Group)

Merit— NYS Police Troop G Headquarters

(submitted by BBL Construction Services, LLC)


Green Project

Winner— RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability

 (submitted by LeChase Construction Services, LLC)

Merit— Arbor House

(submitted by Blue Sea Development Company, LLC)

Health Care

Winner—Mount Sinai Medical Center - Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine

 (submitted by Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB Inc.)

Higher Education/Research

Winner—NanoFab Xtension

 (submitted by M+W Group)

Merit—Connecticut College, New London Hall Life Science Building

(submitted by  KBE Building Corp.)

Merit—Fordham University Gabelli School of Business - Hughes Hall Renovation

(submitted by Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company)



Winner—Bronx Whitestone Bridge Rehabilitation

 (submitted by Conti Enterprises Inc.)

Merit—I-590 and Winton Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Project

(submitted by Erdman Anthony)

Merit—Route 206 Bypass

 (submitted by Dewberry)


Interiors/Tenant Improvement

Winner— Adaptive Reuse and Renovation for Avenues: The World School

 (submitted by STV)

Merit—New York University Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

 (submitted by MG McGrath)


K-12 Education

Winner— Spring Creek

 (submitted by STV)

Merit— Alternative School for Math & Science Expansion

 (submitted by Welliver)


Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development

Winner—Daylighting of Saw Mill River at Larkin Plaza

 (submitted by Jacobs Project Management Co. and Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor)

Merit—FDR Four Freedoms Park

 (submitted by Sciame Construction)



Winner—800 Scudders Mill Road

 (Submitted by Lcor on behalf of 800 Scudders Mills LLC )



Winner—Elmira College Cowles Hall Stabilization & Restoration

 (submitted by Welliver)

Merit—New York City Hall Rehabilitation

 (submitted by Hill International, Inc.)



Merit—NYC Rapid Repairs Program

 (submitted by Tutor Perini Corp.)


Small Projects (Under $10 Million)

Winner—University of Connecticut - McMahon Dining Hall Renovation

 (submitted by KBE Building Corp.)

Merit—New York Presbyterian Hospital 68th Street Entrance

 (submitted by Lend Lease (U.S.) Construction LMB Inc.)

Specialty Contracting

Winner—Judd Foundation

 (submitted by Sciame Construction)

Merit—Coler Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility

 (submitted by E-J Electric Installation Co.)



Winner—Barclays Center

 (submitted by Hunt Construction Group and Thornton Tomasetti)

Merit—New York Aquarium Aquatheater

 (submitted by Dunne & Markis Consulting Structural Engineers)



Winner—Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility

 (submitted by Arcadis U.S., Inc.)


ENR New York's Best Overall Project Award Finalists for 2013 (in alphabetical order):

Barclays Center

Catskill/Delaware UV Light Disinfection Facility

Daylighting of Saw Mill River at Larkin Plaza

NanoFab Xtension