It’s not that we can’t keep a secret; it’s more the fact that you’ve let us know that you don’t like secrets. That is, many of you, our readers, have told us that, especially when it comes to this year’s Best Projects competition, you want to know who won what.

Well, we got the message; see the almost-complete list below for both the merit and category winners of ENR New York’s 2012 Best Projects. This year, for the first time, we also included a separate Safety category, which was judged by two experts in safety. Scroll down to the end of the list to see which projects were awarded the top prize and award of merit in this special category.


As far as the “almost complete,” we’ve decided to keep one important piece of information under wraps for a bit longer. To find out which project won the grand prize, you’ll have to wait until our Nov. 10 issue, which will also include further details and photos of all the winning projects. Please also register to join us at a special breakfast on Nov. 14 to honor our winners.

Once again, congratulations to all.


ENR New York’s 2012 Best Projects Winners By Category:

Civil Works/Infrastructure

Lake Champlain Bridge

 (submitted by Flatiron)



Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Visitor Center

 (submitted by E.W. Howell Co., LLC)


Government/Public Buildings

Winner—General Services Admin., Buffalo U.S. Federal Courthouse

 (submitted by Cannon Design)

Merit—Historic Restoration of City Hall

 (submitted by DeCarlo & Doll, Inc.)


Green Project

Winner—North Shore Community College Health Professions/Student Services Building

 (submitted by DiMella Shaffer)

Merit—New Jersey American Water Canoe Brook

 (submitted by Eneractive Solutions LLC)

Merit—Brooklyn Navy Yard-Building 92

 (submitted by Plaza Construction Corp.)


Health Care

Winner—Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center

 (submitted by Andron Construction Corp.)

Merit—Bay State Medical Center Phase One

 (submitted by Suffolk Construction)


Higher Education/Research

Winner—Milstein Hall

 (submitted by Welliver)

Merit—CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 (submitted by Turner Construction Co.)



Winner—Imperial Oil/Champion Chemical Superfund Site

 (submitted by The Conti Group)


Interior Design

Winner—NYSE Euronext Next Generation Trading Floor

 (submitted by Perkins Eastman)


K-12 Education

Winner—250 East 57th Street

 (submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers)



Winner—National September 11 Memorial

 (submitted by Handel Architects)



Winner—BASF North America Headquarters, the Green at Florham Park

 (submitted by BASF Corporation)



Winner—Central Park Police Precinct

 (submitted by M-E Engineers)

Merit—Terminal B Parking Garage Repairs and Rehabilitation

 (submitted by Consigli Construction Co., Inc.)



Winner—Hotel Jay and Pump House Waterpark

 (submitted by DEW Construction Corp.)



Merit—The Continental

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


Small Project (under $10 million)

Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion

 (submitted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.)


Specialty Contracting

Winner—Verizon Innovation Center

 (submitted by Nelson)



Winner—Resorts World Casino New York City

 (submitted by Tutor Perini Building Corp.)



Winner—I-93 Fast 14 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

  (submitted by Mass. Dept. of Transportation/J.F. White Contracting Company/Kiewit, JV)


Merit—Contract C-26503: Construction of Running Tunnels and Station Structures, Number 7 (Flushing) Line Extension, "A" Division (IRT), Borough of Manhattan

  (submitted by MTA Capital Construction)


Merit—Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Foundations and Approach Structures

  (submitted by Conn. Dept. of Transportation)


Safety Award


Winner— PSEG New Haven Peaking Project

 (submitted by Durr Mechanical Construction)


Merit— I-93 Fast 14 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

  (submitted by Mass. Dept. of Transportation/J.F. White Contracting Company/Kiewit, JV)