EDITOR's NOTE: ENR Southeast's "Best Projects" awards luncheon will be held Nov. 10 in Orlando. This post previously indicated a different date. Check here for further details and registration information.

After extensive review, the judges for ENR Southeast's annual "Best Projects" competition met Sept. 8 and determined this year's winners. The judges chose 35 winners from a group of more than 100 entries from the states of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. They picked a top winner in each category, along with "Award of Merit" winners in many of the categories.

More information about each of these projects will be included in the November issue of ENR Southeast. Also, these projects and the teams that built and designed them will be honored at the magazine's annual Best Projects awards luncheon, to be held Nov. 10 in Orlando. For more information about the event, please check here.

Also - Like last year, this year's judging was broken up into two panels. To determine a best overall award, each panel nominated two projects for the top prize. All of this year's judges are currently determining these four nominated projects, which include the following: the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla.; the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East at Fort Belvoir, Va.; Merck & Co.’s Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility in Durham, N.C.; and Pentagon Renovation, Wedges 2-5, in Arlington, Va. We will announce the group's selection as soon as it is available.

This year's 35 winning projects, and the groups that submitted them for the competition, are as follows:

Best Civil Works/Infrastructure Project

Cape Coral Facilities and Utilities Expansion Program, Cape Coral, Fla. - Submitted by MWH Constructors

Best Cultural Project

The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla. - Submitted by The Beck Group

Best Government/Public Building

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East, Fort Belvoir, Va. - Submitted by Clark/Balfour Beatty, A Joint Venture

Best Green Building

NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters Building, Hampton, Va. - Submitted by Hill International 

Best Health Care Project

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, Fla. - Submitted by ANF Group

Best Higher Education/Research Project

Georgia Health Sciences University, College of Dental Medicine, Augusta, Ga. - Submitted by BE&K Building Group

Best Industrial Project

Merck & Co. Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility, Durham, N.C. - Submitted by Merck & Co.

Best K-12 Education Project

Stoddert Elementary School and Community Center, Washington, D.C. - Submitted by EE&K

Best Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development

Piedmont Park North Woods Expansion, Atlanta - Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Best Multifamily/Hospitality Project

JW Marriott Marquis Miami - Submitted by Suffolk Construction Co.

Best Office Project

Bridgewater Office Fitout, Fairfax, Va. - Submitted by Balfour Beatty Construction

Best Renovation/Restoration

Pentagon Renovation Wedges 2-5, Arlington, Va. - Submitted by Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Best Retail/Mixed-Use Development Project

Legg Mason/Four Seasons, Baltimore, Md. - Submitted by Armada Hoffler Construction Co.

Best Small Project

Bread For the City, Washington, D.C. - Submitted by Turner Special Projects Division

Best Sports/Entertainment Project

University of Georgia, Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Expansion, Athens, Ga. - Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Best Transportation Project

Bridge of Lions Historic Rehabilitation, St. Augustine, Fla. - Submitted by RS&H



New World Symphony Campus Expansion/New World Center, Miami Beach - Submitted by Facchina Construction of Florida

Government/Public Building

U.S. Southern Command Headquarters, Miami-Doral, Fla. - Submitted by Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

BRAC 133, Alexandria, Va. - Submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Green Building

Florida International University School of International and Public Affairs, Miami - Submitted by Suffolk Construction Co.

Health Care

University of Virginia Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Va. - Submitted by Gilbane Building Co.

Higher Education/Research

Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, Va. - Submitted by Skanska USA Building

University of Virginia South Lawn Arts and Science Complex, Charlottesville, Va. - Submitted by Barton Malow Co.


Rolls-Royce, Prince George County, Va. - Submitted by Faithful & Gould

K-12 Education

Sarasota County Technical Institute, Sarasota, Fla. - Submitted by Willis A. Smith Construction

Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, Fla. - Submitted by Suffolk Construction Co.


Atlanta Aiport Gateway Marriott, Atlanta - Submitted by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates


Westin Peachtree 2009, Atlanta - Submitted by W.S. Nielsen

Balfour Beatty Construction - Carolinas Headquarters, Charlotte, N.C. - Submitted by Balfour Beatty Construction

Retail/Mixed-Use Development

Gunther Volkswagen, Buford, Ga. - Submitted by Choate Construction Co.

Small Projects

Cullman Regional Medical Center - Emergency Department Expansion & Renovation, Cullman, Ala. - Submitted by Robins & Morton

Virginia Polytechnic State University, Visitors & Undergraduate Admissions Center, Blacksburg, Va. - Submitted by BE&K Building Group


University of Georgia Stegeman Coliseum Renovation, Athens, Ga. - Submitted by Choate Construction Co.


Palm Avenue Parking Garage, Sarasota, Fla. - Submitted by Suffolk Construction Co.

Miami Airport Skytrain and Regional Commuter Facility, Miami - Submitted by Miami-Dade Aviation Dept.

ENR Southeast looks forward to sharing more information about these projects in the near future!