ENR Southeast is excited to announce its 2022 Best Projects awardees.

From 93 submissions, two panels of expert judges found 31 winners in 16 categories, projects that stood out for challenges they faced and how those were overcome, and for innovative ideas and outstanding quality of work. Of the winners, 16 earned Best Project citations and 15 projects were given Awards of Merit.

This year’s ENR Southeast judges included: 

  • Keith Douglas, Executive Vice President, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
  • Dan Nawrocki, Senior Vice President, PC Construction
  • Ray Riddle, Vice President, Holder Construction
  • Ron Whalen, Vice President, Roger B Kennedy Construction 
  • Valerie Bono, Director of Business Development, Barnhill Contracting
  • Mike Dare, Senior Project Manager, Robins & Morton
  • Robbie Ferris, President/CEO, SFLA Architects

Judges did not vote in any categories in which their firms had an entry or they had any involvement with a project submitted.

Judges also named nominees for ENR Southeast Project of the Year, which will be announced at the regional Best Projects event in Atlanta in November. An announcement of this year's Project of the Year will be forthcoming.

Also, watch for previews of the big event, set for Nov. 11 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott,.where winners of ENR Southeast’s Legacy Award, Specialty Contractor of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Owner of the Year, and Design Firm of the Year also will be celebrated.

Click here for more information and to register for the event, and congratulations to this year’s Best Project winners!

Best Project, Airport/Transit

Tampa International Airport Blue Express Curbside, Tampa, Fla.
Submitted by HNTB Corp.

Award of Merit, Airport/Transit

Orlando International Airport (MCO) South Terminal C Airside, Orlando, Fla.
Submitted by Hensel Phelps

Best Project, Cultural/Worship

Winter Park Library and Events Center, Winter Park, Fla.
Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Award of Merit, Cultural/Worship

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Expansion, Jupiter, Fla.

Submitted by Kaufman Lynn Construction

Best Project, Energy/Industrial

TK Elevator Test Tower and IQCAtlanta, Ga.

Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Award of Merit, Energy/Industrial

Oconee Feedwater Heater Replacement, Seneca, S.C.

Submitted by ARC Energy Services, Inc.

Best Project, Government/Public Building

Ardie R. Copas State Veterans Nursing Home, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Submitted by OHLA Building, Inc.

Award of Merit, Government/Public Building

Fayetteville City Hall, Fayetteville, Ga.

Submitted by New South Construction Co.

Award of Merit, Government/Public Building

Shelby County Health Dept., Memphis, Tenn.

Submitted by Turner Construction Co.

Best Project, Health Care

AdventHealth Tampa Taneja Center for Surgery, Tampa, Fla.

Submitted by Robins & Morton

Award of Merit, Health Care

Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Venice, Venice, Fla.

Submitted by Gilbane Building Co.

Best Project, Higher Education/Research

The Fisher Center for Performing Arts, Nashville, Tenn.

Submitted by R.C. Mathews Contractor

Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research 

Florida Polytechnic University Applied Research Center, Lakeland, Fla.

Submitted by Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Best Project, Highway/Bridge

SR 679 (Pinellas Bayway) Structure E Design-Build, Tierra Verde, Fla.

Submitted by American Bridge Co., a Southland Holdings Co.

Award of Merit, Highway/Bridge

SW 1st Street Bridge Replacement, Miami, Fla.

Submitted by Hardesty & Hanover    

Award of Merit, K-12 Education

Pace Academy Kam Memar Lower School Addition and Renovation, Atlanta, Ga.

Submitted by New South Construction Co.    

Award of Merit, K-12 Education

Fountain Inn High School, Fountain Inn, S.C.

Submitted by Harper General Contractors

Best Project, Landscape/Urban Development 

Unity Park, Greenville, S.C.

Submitted by Harper General Contractors

Best Project, Manufacturing

Pregis Performance Flexibles Manufacturing Facility, Anderson, S.C.

Submitted by McCrory Construction

Award of Merit, Manufacturing

Seqirus – Warehouse Expansion for Line 2, Holly Springs, N.C.

Submitted by BE&K Building Group

Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Spectrum Companies Vantage South End, Charlotte, N.C. 

Submitted by Rodgers Builders, Inc. 

Award of Merit, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Jabil, Inc. Global Headquarters, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Submitted by Skanska USA Building, Inc. 

Award of Merit, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

FNB Tower at 401 South Graham Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Submitted by Batson-Cook Construction

Best Project, Renovation/Restoration

Invitae – East Coast Laboratory and Production Facility, Morrisville, N.C.

Submitted by 35 North

Best Project, Residential/Hospitality

Thompson Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Ga.

Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality

83 Freight, Nashville, Tenn.

Submitted by Smith Gee Studio

Best Project, Small Project

CSX Florida Improvement Plan (FIP) Bridges Project, Tampa, Fla.

Submitted by PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. 

Best Project, Specialty Construction

Vulcan Centaur Infrastructure Activations, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla.

Submitted by Hensel Phelps

Award of Merit, Specialty Construction

Airport Rescue and Fire Fighter Training Facility (ARFF) – Charlotte County, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Submitted by Wharton-Smith Construction

Best Project, Sports/Entertainment

GEODIS Park, Nashville SC Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

 Submitted by Mortensen on behalf of Mortenson | Messer, JV team

Award of Merit, Sports/Entertainment 

Enmarket Arena, Savannah, Ga.

Submitted by Hussey Gay Bell in association with Perkins & Will and AECOM Hunt

Best Project, Water/Environment

James E Quarles Plant 1 Replacement Project, Maretta, Ga.

Submitted by Archer Western, LLC