ENR Mountain States is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Best Projects competition. Judges selected more than 60 winners (30 from the Intermountain region and 31 from the Colorado area) from Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and North and South Dakota.

Judges selected a Best Project winner in each category, along with a Merit winner in some categories. The winning projects, along with the names of the firms that submitted them, will be profiled in the October issue of ENR Mountain States.

Judging was done by two groups of industry experts representing both the contracting and design sides of the industry. One group of judges represented the Intermountain half of the region (Utah, Idaho and Montana) and one looked at projects from Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. Judges ranked all projects according to a common scale and voted for a Best Overall Project in both areas, which are also noted below.

Here are this year’s winning projects, listed in two separate groups. “Best Project” winners (first place) in each category are listed first, with the Merit winner or winners (in the case of a tie), listed next—in cases where judges thought Merit Awards were appropriate.

The Intermountain winners list is first. Scroll down further to see the list of winners from Colorado, Wyoming and the Plains states.
Best Projects – Intermountain (Utah, Idaho, Montana)
Best Overall Project of the Year
Utah State University USTAR Life Science Research Facility
Civil Works/Infrastructure
Best - Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant - 10 MG Finished Water Reservoir Project
Best - Brigham Young University - Idaho Auditorium
Merit - St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
Government/Public Building
Best - Rosecrest Fire Station #123
Merit - Carbon County Senior Center  (tie- Merit)
Merit - Munitions Maintenance Facility  (tie - Merit)
Green Project
Best - J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center
Merit - Axis Architects Office (tie - Merit)
Merit - Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Samuel H. and Marian K. Barker Family Health Merit - Technology Building (tie - Merit)
Health Care
Best - Portneuf Medical Center
Higher Education/Research
Best - Utah State University USTAR Life Science Research Facility
Merit - Brigham Young University Broadcast Building (tie – Merit)
Merit - Floyd and Jeri Meldrum Civil and Environmental Engineering Building (tie – Merit)
Merit - Brigham Young University - Idaho Manwaring Center Addition / Renovation (tie – Merit)
Best - Quality Bicycle Products
Interior Design/Tenant Improvement
Best - First Security Building Office Remodel
K-12 Education
Best - River's Edge School
Merit - Middleton High School (tie – Merit)
Merit - Ben Lomond High School (tie – Merit)
Best - LDS Motion Picture Studio South – Jerusalem Set
Multifamily Residential/Hospitality
Best - Montage Deer Valley
Merit - YWCA
Best - Jordan Valley Medical Center Breast Care Center Renovation
Best - Whole Foods Store and Parking Structure at Trolley Square
Small Project
Best - Utah Career Center for Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders and HVAC&R
Merit - Redford Conference Center
Best - BYUI-Center
Best - I-15 South Layton Interchange (tie- Best)
Best - U.S. 191 Bridge over the Colorado River (tie- Best)
Merit - Utah Transit Authority West Valley TRAX Project
Best Projects – Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota
Best Overall Project of the Year
Casey Middle School
Civil Works/Infrastructure
Best - Cheesman Dam Upstream Control Project, Phase 1
Merit - Prairie Waters Project - Peter D. Binney Water Purification Facility
Best - Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum
Government/Public Building
Best - Parker Police Headquarters
Merit - Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Building Stabilization
Green Building
Best - Student Dining Hall @ Kent Denver School
Merit - North Metro Fire Rescue District Headquarters
Health Care
Best - Avera Prairie Center
Merit - Soldier Family Care Center (tie- Merit)
Merit - Catholic Health Initiatives St. Catherine Hospital Build out (tie- Merit)
Higher Education/Research
Best - Front Range Community College Sunlight Peak and Challenger Point Science Buildings
Merit - Fort Lewis College Student Union Addition and Renovation
Best - Denver Central Platte Campus
Merit - Siemens US Nacelle Facility
K-12 Education
Best - Casey Middle School (tie- Best)
Best - Institute of Science and Technology (tie – Best)
Merit - Cherry Creek School District, Arrowhead, Ponderosa, Sagebrush 
Elementary School Renovations (tie – Merit)
Merit - SkyView Academy (tie- Merit)
Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development
Best - Cherry Creek Improvement Project - Fillmore Plaza, "The New North"
Multifamily Residential/Hospitality
Best - Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences
Best - UMB DBC Executive Suite
Best - Denver Public Schools North High School Historic Renovations and Addition
Merit - King Soopers #124 Remodel
Retail/Mixed-Use Development
Best - IKEA
Merit - Target Store No. T-2717
Small Project
Best - 1.26
Merit - Horace C. Elliott Center
Best - TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Best - RTD West Corridor - LRT Bridge over 6th Ave
Merit - Jackson Hole Airport Terminal Expansion (tie – Merit)
Merit - Edwards Interchange (tie – Merit)