Innovation is the thread that connects ENR Southeast’s 2022 Regional Best Projects award winners, whether in solving specific problems with novel solutions, in building facilities not seen anywhere else or in navigating the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new home of the Nashville Soccer Club, the largest soccer-specific stadium in the U.S. and Canada, overcame pandemic-related issues and even a tornado that destroyed more than 500 light fixtures to finish below budget and seven weeks early, allowing the team to host its first event of the season on May 1, 2022.
Designed to represent modern narrow-body aircrafts, the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighter Training Facility in Punta Gorda required crews to build not only the 95-foot aircraft mock-up, but a water reclamation structure and control building to manage the fire training simulator.
With 173 stacked, rotated and offset shipping containers, 83 Freight is bringing new options to Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston industrial neighborhood, honoring the city’s working past while nodding to its growing maker and artisan community.
The 10-story, 156,000-sq-ft Thompson Buckhead Hotel brought a new level of luxury to one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods, with 201 guest rooms and an exclusive members-only club with rooftop pool and bar.
Workplaces are changing, and in the case of medical genetic testing company Invitae, that meant taking 125,000 sq ft of a former outlet mall built in 1981 and transforming it into an advanced, high-performance laboratory and office space.