ENR Texas & Louisiana is pleased to announce its 2020 Best Projects winners!

We received 131 entries into this year's contest—the most of any of ENR's 10 regional contests—and our panel of judges selected just 18 Best Projects and 23 Awards of Merit across 19 categories.

Our independent panel of jurors come from all corners of the A/E/C community, and over the last several weeks have reviewed all submitted entries and scored each one according to each of the six judging criteria. As always, judges recuse themselves in any cases of conflict of interest.

Special thanks to this year's distinguished panel of judges!

  • Kim Allen, Director of Operations, Construction Industry Institute at The University of Texas at Austin;
  • David Helveston, President, Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.;
  • Meloni McDaniel, President and CEO, TEXO;
  • Nick Moldaner, Vice President, Palmisano;
  • Hannah Sargent, Architect, Gensler; and
  • Thomas Sofranko, Professor, LSU School of Architecture, and Associate Dean, LSU College of Art + Design.

Coming Up

In addition to selecting category winners, our judges have also picked out three finalists for ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2020 Project of the Year — that winner will be announced at our Best Projects event in October. We'll be previewing the finalists here leading up to the event!

Meanwhile, a separate jury is hard at work right now scoring ENR Texas & Louisiana's annual Excellence in Safety award. Those winners will be announced by the end of July, so please keep an eye out.

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 October 23 at the JW Marriott Houston. We still plan to host this event in person, but we're keeping an eye out on local conditions and will adapt as needed. For more info on the event and to register, click here!

Congratulations to all our winners!

 

Airport/Transit

Best Project

The Braniff Centre Redevelopment Project

Dallas

Submitted by Burns & McDonnell

 

Cultural/Worship

Best Project

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Dallas

Submitted by Austin Commercial

 

Energy/Industrial

Best Project

MEGlobal BOOKRAMEG Project

Freeport, Texas

Submitted by MEGlobal, Worley and Fluor

 

Energy/Industrial

Award of Merit

Austin Energy District Chiller

Austin, Texas

Submitted by Stanley Consultants

 

Energy/Industrial

Award of Merit

Ethylene Export Project

Morgan's Point, Texas

Submitted by PCL Industrial Construction Co.

 

Government/Public Building

Best Project

City of Grand Prairie City Hall

Grand Prairie, Texas

Submitted by Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

 

Government/Public Building

Award of Merit

Operations and Administrations Building

Houston

Submitted by Martinez Architects

 

Green Project

Best Project

State Highway 45SW Project

Austin, Texas

Submitted by Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

 

Green Project

Award of Merit

DPR Austin Office at the Foundry

Austin, Texas

Submitted by DPR Construction

 

Health Care

Best Project

Texas Health Frisco

Frisco, Texas

Submitted by Austin Commercial

 

Health Care

Award of Merit

Methodist Richardson Medical Center Vertical Expansion and Parking Garage

Richardson, Texas

Submitted by Skiles Group

 

Higher Education/Research

Best Project

Texas A&M Dallas AgriLife Center

Dallas

Submitted by SEDALCO Inc.

 

Higher Education/Research

Award of Merit

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Health Education Center

Galveston, Texas

Submitted by Vaughn Construction

 

Highway/Bridge

Best Project

GO 10 (a.k.a. I-10 Collector-Distributor (CD) Lanes)

El Paso, Texas

Submitted by Sundt Construction Inc.

 

Highway/Bridge

Award of Merit

Hemphill Street Connector

Fort Worth

Submitted by McCarthy Building Cos.

 

Interior/Tenant Improvement

Best Project

American Airlines

Fort Worth

Submitted by Structure Tone Southwest

 

Interior/Tenant Improvement

Award of Merit

The 1100 Louisiana Experience

Houston

Submitted by Gensler

 

K-12 Education

Best Project

Episcopal School of Dallas

Dallas

Submitted by Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

 

K-12 Education

Award of Merit

Positive Tomorrows School

Oklahoma City

Submitted by GE Johnson

 

K-12 Education

Award of Merit

Sheldon ISD C.E. King High School

Houston

Submitted by Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

 

Landscape/Urban Development

Best Project

Scissortail Park

Oklahoma City

Submitted by the City of Oklahoma City

 

Landscape/Urban Development

Award of Merit

Rockstar Energy Bike Park

Houston

Submitted by Jones|Carter

 

Manufacturing

Award of Merit

Red Oak I

Red Oak, Texas

Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

 

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Best Project

Bank of America Tower

Houston

Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.

 

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Award of Merit

AmerisourceBergen Regional Headquarters

Carrollton, Texas

Submitted by Gensler

 

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Award of Merit

Financial Institution

Fort Worth

Submitted by Adolfson & Peterson Construction

 

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Award of Merit

Pioneer Natural Resources Corporate Headquarters

Irving, Texas

Submitted by Austin Commercial

 

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Award of Merit

SXSW Center: South by Southwest Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Submitted by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

 

Renovation/Restoration

Best Project

The Sazerac House

New Orleans

Submitted by Ryan Gootee General Contractors LLC

 

Renovation/Restoration

Award of Merit

Operations and Administrations Building

Houston

Submitted by Martinez Architects

 

Residential/Hospitality

Best Project

recenter

Houston

Submitted by DPR Construction

 

Residential/Hospitality

Award of Merit

The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center

New Orleans

Submitted by Palmisano

 

Residential/Hospitality

Award of Merit

Virgin Hotel

Dallas

Submitted by ANDRES Construction Services

 

Small Project (under $10 million)

Best Project

Tarleton State Farm Repair and Modernization Project

Fort Worth

Submitted by Linbeck Group LLC

 

Small Project (under $10 million)

Award of Merit

All Saints Church Renovation

Dallas

Submitted by Joeris General Contractors Ltd.

 

Small Project (under $10 million)

Award of Merit

ReMerge

Oklahoma City

Submitted by REES

 

Specialty Construction

Best Project

Twelve Cowboys Way

Dallas

Submitted by KSC Inc.

 

Specialty Construction

Award of Merit

Nabholz Corporate Office

Rogers, Ark.

Submitted by Core States Group

 

Sports/Entertainment

Best Project

Prosper ISD Children's Health Stadium

Prosper, Texas

Submitted by Teague Nall and Perkins Inc. (TNP)

 

Sports/Entertainment

Award of Merit

Texas A&M University E.B. Cushing Track & Field Stadium

College Station, Texas

Submitted by Austin Commercial

 

Water/Environment

Best Project

Able Pump No. 3

Dallas

Submitted by GSR Andrade Architects/HDR Engineering

 

Water/Environment

Award of Merit

Columbia Lock and Dam Emergency Seepage Repairs

Columbia, La.

Submitted by Massman Construction Co.