Editor's note: this post has been updated with the Excellence in Safety honorees.

New York and New Jersey contractors, designers and project owners: it's time to take a bow.

ENR New York's Best Projects judges have awarded 28 honors so far in the 2019 regional Best Projects contest.

All winning project teams — as well as our honorees for Design Firm of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Specialty Contractor of the Year and the Legacy Award — will be celebrated Oct. 2, 2019, during ENR New York's Regional Best Projects Awards breakfast at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. (For more information and to register, please visit https://www.enr.com/enr-best-projects-awards/new-york.)

Every year, ENR New York assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and determine final winners from the states of New Jersey and New York. They review each entry on their own, scoring them on various criteria, and then meet to discuss which projects impressed them the most. The panel selects honorees for both Best Project and Award of Merit. Judges recused themselves in cases of conflict of interest.

This year's judges are, in alphabetical order by first name: Dana Kfir, project manager at Enovate Engineering and a 2019 ENR New York Top Young Pro; Diana Plue, senior associate at construction law firm Sheats & Bailey; Hillary Hulteen, CEO of Lafayette Metal and Glass Co., which was ENR New York's 2018 Top Specialty Contractor; Robert Kipp, general superintendent at Satterfield & Pontikes Construction; Paul Loughnane, safety manager at JT Magen & Co., which was ENR New York's 2018 Top Contractor; and Verity Frizzell, principal at Feltz & Frizzell Architects and immediate past president of AIA New Jersey.

Judges will also designate an overall Project of the Year from the Best Project-level winners listed below – which we'll reveal at the breakfast ceremony.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The winners are as follows:


Best Project: Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (ELM) Terminal Revitalization, submitted by Welliver.

Award of Merit: EWR 154.183 Aviation Fuel System Modifications, submitted by Conti Enterprises.

Award of Merit: WTC Cortlandt Street #1 Line Station Rehabilitation, submitted by OHL USA/Judlau Contracting and STV.


Best Project: The Shed, submitted by Jaros Baum & Bolles and Sciame Construction.

Award of Merit: Statue of Liberty Museum, submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Phelps Construction.


Best Project: Cinnaminson Landfill Solar, submitted by CS Energy, formerly Conti Solar.

Award of Merit: Lake Champlain PV-20 Submarine Cable Replacement, submitted by CHA Consulting.

Health Care

Best Project: The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, submitted by Turner Construction.

Award of Merit: Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen Cancer Center, submitted by Turner Construction.

Higher Education/Research

Best Project: Benton Hall at Colgate University, submitted by The Hayner Hoyt Corp.


Best Project: I-280/Route 21 Interchange Improvements, submitted by Michael Baker International.

Award of Merit: NJ Turnpike Interchange 14A Improvements, submitted by Gannett Fleming.

Interior/Tenant Improvement

Best Project: SSP LaGuardia Gateway Partners LLC Concourse B Food and Beverage Program, submitted by Holt Construction Corp.

Landscape/Urban Development

Best Project: Jones Beach State Park Boardwalk Cafe, submitted by The LiRo Group.


Best Project: Hudson Yards, Eastern Yards, submitted by Hudson Yards.

Award of Merit: Campari Group North American Headquarters, submitted by J.T. Magen & Co.

Award of Merit: Hudson Commons (441 9th Avenue), submitted by Pavarini McGovern.


Best Project: Woolworth Tower Residences, submitted by CNY.

Award of Merit: Pershing Barracks Renovation/Modernization, submitted by Kokolakis Contracting.

Award of Merit: Webster Hall Renovation, submitted by Shawmut Design and Construction.


Best Project: 20 Times Square, submitted by CNY.

Award of Merit: ARO (242 West 53rd Street), submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Pavarini McGovern.

Award of Merit: citizenM New York Bowery Hotel, submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers and The Rinaldi Group.

Small Project

Best Project: Berkeley Island County Park, submitted by T&M Associates.

Award of Merit: Fisher Houses, submitted by Plaza Construction.


Best Project: Thermally Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction and Bioremediation as Remedial Technologies at a Former Chemical Manufacturing Facility, submitted by CHA Consulting.

Excellence in Safety

Best Project: LaGuardia Airport Eastern Concourse, submitted by LaGuardia Gateway Partners and Skanska Walsh Joint Venture.

Award of Merit: Statue of Liberty Museum, submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Phelps Construction.