In September, ENR Northwest, the region of which includes Alaska, Oregon and Washington, announced its 2020 Regional Best Projects award winners. After polling our judges, we are pleased to announce the 2020 finalists for the Northwest’s best overall Project of the Year.

The Project of the Year is part of ENR’s annual Regional Best Projects competition. Each year, ENR Northwest assembles a group of judges, with varying specialties and expertise in the construction industry, to review, rate and vote for the region’s Best Projects. Judges independently review entries, score each on pre-specified criteria, and convene with fellow judges to compare impressions and scores. Together, the panel selects honorees for Best Projects, and then vote for the Project of the Year! (Judges recuse themselves in cases of conflict of interest.)

To be considered for the Project of the Year award, entries had to be named a Best Project-level winner in its category.

The ENR Northwest Project of the Year winner will be revealed at our annual Regional Best Projects event. This year, the event, normally held in Seattle, will be a free cyber celebration on Thursday, Dec. 10. You can register here!

Listed in alphabetical order are the ENR Northwest 2020 Project of the Year finalists:

  • The Century Project for the Space Needle, submitted by Hoffman Construction
  • citizenM Seattle - South Lake Union Hotel, submitted by Mortenson
  • I-90/Snowshed to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C, submitted by Guy F. Atkinson Construction
  • Mud Mountain Dam 9-Foot Tunnel Rearmoring (Design-Build), submitted by Garney Federal

ENR is grateful to our judges (listed below in alphabetical order by first name), who shared their time and expertise: 

  • Brad Carpenter, associate principal, project director Clive Wilkinson Architects
  • Brandon Maurisak, senior transit engineer, AECOM
  • Feng Li, project geotechnical engineer, Golder Associates
  • Hooman Hosseinpour, lead engineering consultant and project manager, Golder Associates
  • Jennifer Ibrahim, project engineer, HNTB
  • John Schaufelberger, professor, department of construction management, University of Washington
  • Sam Holden, project executive, Skanska USA Building