With the main category judging for ENR New England’s Best Projects 2016 completed, we are thrilled to announce the majority of the winners. The Safety Award of Excellence, which is juried by a separate safety expert, will be announced at a later date.

The winners listed below will be profiled in depth in the Nov. 28/Dec. 5 issue of ENR New England, and at an awards breakfast on Dec. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

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This year our panel of industry judges reviewed and discussed 20 projects located throughout the region, which comprises of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Three judges from the industry evaluated each project on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction and design quality. Due to the number of entries, we can’t honor all the projects that are submitted each year, so if your project didn’t win this year, please be sure to submit next year!

Judges were given the option to select any combination of Best Project-level category winners and Award of Merit honorees. Judges will also designate an overall Project of the Year from the Best Project-level winners listed below – we’ll announce that winner in our November/December issue and at the breakfast.

Also at the breakfast, we will take the opportunity to honor the firms that were selected throughout the year as our Owner, Design Firm and Contractor of the Year, as well as the ENR New England’s Legacy Award winners. Hope to see you there!


Best Project: Grace Farms River Building, located in New Canaan, Conn. Submitted by Sciame Construction, LLC and Roschmann Steel & Glass Constructions Inc.


Award of Merit: Waterbury State Office Complex Redevelopment, located in Waterbury, Vt. Submitted by PC Construction Company. 


Best Project: Interstate Reliability Project, located in Wallingford, Conn. Submitted by Burns & McDonnell.

Award of Merit: Passadumkeag Windpark, located in Lowell, ME. Submitted by Cianbro Corporation. 

Award of Merit: Rehoboth Landfill Solar, located in Rehoboth, Mass. Submitted by Conti Enterprises Inc.

Green Project

Best Project: Community Arts and Sciences Building, Common Ground School, located in New Haven, Conn. Submitted by Bensonwood. 

Health Care

Best Project: Brigham Building for the Future, located in Boston. Submitted by Suffolk Construction.

Higher Education/Research

Best Project: Novartis Cambridge Campus Expansion, located in Cambridge, Mass. Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.


Best Project: Government Center Station, located in Boston. Submitted by HDR. 

Award of Merit: Uniqlo - Faneuil Hall, located in Boston. Submitted by Shawmut Design and Construction. 


Award of Merit: Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Design-Build Project, located in Worcester-Shrewsbury, Mass. Submitted by the Middlesex Corporation. 

K-12 Education 

Award of Merit: North Reading Middle/High School, located in North Reading, Mass. Submitted by Gilbane Building Company. 

Specialty Construction

Best Project: Antony Gormley Sculpture Fabrication & Installation, located in Cambridge, Mass. Submitted by Summit Metal Fabricators. 


Best Project: Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site Remediation, located in Tewksbury, Mass. Submitted by Charter Contracting Company LLC.

Award of Merit: T.F. Green Airport Deicer Management System, located in Providence, R.I. Submitted by Gresham, Smith and Partners.