• 2016 Honor Award Recipients

  • Anderson & Associates

  • Anderson & Associates helped to transform the Second Street and Park Road intersection of the City of Radford into a safe roundabout for pedestrians and vehicular traffic. This corridor serves multiple purposes and is a major East-West connector for city residents and visitors. During the design phase, a traffic animation was presented to City Council and the citizens demonstrate how pedestrians and vehicular traffic would navigate the roundabout to show functionality and efficiency.

    Anderson & Associates design also included a stormwater retention basin location and a new storm sewer system to collect runoff. Archeological considerations were also taken since there was evidence of a Native American campsite nearby. 

  • Greeley and Hansen

  • As the primary contractor for planning, engineering design, and construction management, Greeley and Hansen had a critical role in replacing a 60-year old sewer interceptor in Albemarle County, Virginia. The Meadow Creek Interceptor was originally installed in the 1950’s and had significantly deteriorated over time causing sewage contamination of Meadow Creek. The project faced an array of challenges and obstacles, including excavation and construction in close proximity to homes and structures. 

    Greeley and Hansens’s bypass-pumping “leap-frog” approach enabled replacing pipe sections in sequence while controlling overflows. The Meadow Creek interceptor project demonstrates how an excellent engineering design and diligent construction management can successfully replace an existing sewer pipeline without incurring environmentally damaging leakagesor interrupting service to the community.

  • Wiley|Wilson

  • Wiley|Wilson received their second award for their role in the new Richmond Justice Center located in Richmond, Virginia. The City of Richmond often had 1,300 people in custody, at times reaching 1,500, in a jail designed to house 882 inmates. Wiley|Wilson provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and construction services as part of the design-build team. 

    Strict attention was paid to ensure access for visitors and personnel was efficient and well-organized. At the same time, the new design and layout ensures inmates are housed securely and humanely. The Center also achieved LEED Gold certification (originally scheduled for Silver certification), enabling the city to reallocate funds to other programs, like addiction counseling and educational programs, which have the potential to reduce recidivism benefiting the entire community.