ENR Texas & Louisiana is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 Best Projects competition!

After a month of hard work, an independent panel of experts from all corners of the AEC industry reviewed a total of 94 projects and selected 17 Best Projects and 17 Awards of Merit across 18 categories. As always, to avoid conflicts of interest, our judges did not score any categories in which their firms submitted entries, and if they had any involvement with a project, they abstained from scoring.

A big thanks go to this year's panel of expert judges: 

  • Dana Birkes, chief marketing officer, SGA Design Group
  • Dedra A. Ecklund, project manager, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.
  • David Helveston, president, Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Sarina Landers, BD/operations, Karsten Interior Services
  • Natalie Pagano, marketing and communication director, Manhattan Construction Group
  • Meloni Raney, president and CEO, TEXO
  • Thomas Sofranko, associate dean, College of Art + Design, Louisiana State University

In addition to selecting category winners, our judges have also chosen three finalists for ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2022 Project of the Year — that winner will be announced at our Best Projects event in October. We'll be previewing the finalists in another blog leading up to the event.

Judging is still in progress for the annual Excellence in Safety and Excellence in Sustainability contests—be on the lookout for those results in the coming week.

All winning project teams — as well as our Owner of the Year, Design Firm of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Specialty Contractor of the Year and Legacy Award winner — will be celebrated in Houston on Oct. 13 at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Congratulations to this year's winners, listed below by category!

Best Project, Airport/Transit
 Will Rogers World Airport Terminal Expansion

 Oklahoma City
 Submitted by Timberlake Construction Co. Inc.


Award of Merit, Airport/Transit
 DFW Terminal C - High C Gates, Unitized Modular Concourse

 Submitted by The Walsh Group and Henderson Rogers Structural Engineers LLC


Award of Merit, Cultural/Worship
 First Unitarian Church

 Submitted by Gensler


Best Project, Energy/Industrial

 Gregory, Texas
 Submitted by Zachry Group


Award of Merit, Energy/Industrial
 Olefins Recovery Project

 Gregory, Texas
 Submitted by Kiewit


Best Project, Government/Public Building
 United States Courthouse - San Antonio

 San Antonio
 Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie LLC


Award of Merit, Government/Public Building
 Oklahoma City Convention Parking Garage

 Oklahoma City
 Submitted by Manhattan Construction Co.


Best Project, Health Care
 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs San Antonio Outpatient Clinic

 San Antonio
 Submitted by Jacobsen Construction Co.


Award of Merit, Health Care
 Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Cancer Institute

 Thibodaux, La.
 Submitted by DonahueFavret Contractors Inc.


Best Project, Higher Education/Research
 San Jacinto College - Anderson - Ball Classroom Building

 Submitted by Tellepsen


Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research
 UTSA Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

 San Antonio
 Submitted by Joeris General Contractors


Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research
 Dallas College Construction Sciences Building

 Coppell, Texas
 Submitted by Joeris General Contractors


Best Project, Highway/Bridge
 SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H & I

 Submitted by Ferrovial Construction


Award of Merit, Highway/Bridge
 I-10 Connect

 El Paso
 Submitted by Sundt Construction Inc.


Best Project, Interior/Tenant Improvement
 Kirkland & Ellis Dallas

 Submitted by Clune Construction


Best Project, K-12 Education
 Abilene ISD, The LIFT

 Abilene, Texas
 Submitted by SEDALCO Inc.


Award of Merit, K-12 Education
 Ursuline Academy of Dallas

 Submitted by Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors


Best Project, Landscape/Urban Development
 La Cantera Town Center Roads and Parks

 San Antonio
 Submitted by Sundt Construction Inc.


Best Project, Manufacturing

 Missouri City, Texas
 Submitted by Alston Construction Co.


Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
 Grundfos Headquarters Office Building

 Brookshire, Texas
 Submitted by PGAL Inc.


Award of Merit, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
 Texas Tower

 Submitted by Gilbane Building Co.


Best Project, Renovation/Restoration
 Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel and Residences

 New Orleans
 Submitted by Woodward Tishman, A Joint Venture


Award of Merit, Renovation/Restoration
 Oklahoma State Capitol Interior Restoration

 Oklahoma City
 Submitted by Manhattan Construction Co.


Best Project, Residential/Hospitality
 The Aster

 Submitted by ANDRES Construction


Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality
 Bowen River Oaks

 Submitted by ANDRES Construction


Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality
 Hotel Indigo - French Quarter

 New Orleans
 Submitted by DonahueFavret Contractors Inc.


Best Project, Small Project
 City of Dallas Fire Station #46

 Submitted by Harrison, Walker & Harper LLC


Award of Merit, Small Project
 Cook Children’s Health Care System, South Tower 5th Floor Renovation

 Fort Worth
 Submitted by Linbeck Group, LLC


Award of Merit, Small Project
 University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

 Submitted by Kitchell Contractors Inc.


Best Project, Specialty Construction
 Rice University - Brockman Hall for Opera

 Submitted by Camarata Masonry Systems Ltd.


Best Project, Sports/Entertainment
 Tech Port Center + Arena

 San Antonio
 Submitted by Sundt Construction Inc.


Award of Merit, Sports/Entertainment
 St. David’s Performance Center

 Submitted by Gensler


Best Project, Water/Environment
 Tom Taylor Regional WTP 72-in. Parallel Pipeline Extension

 Lewisville, Texas
 Submitted by Archer Western Construction LLC


Award of Merit, Water/Environment
 Seeling Channel Phase 3

 San Antonio
 Submitted by Sundt Construction Inc.