• 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards

  • And the winners are...

  • Eleven entries have been selected to receive awards at our 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the Jefferson Hotel on Thursday evening, February 2, 2017.

    “We are constantly amazed by the ingenuity of the engineering firms submitting projects for the Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA). These projects make a difference in our communities and on our infrastructure” said Nancy Israel, Executive Director of ACEC Virginia. “The judges carefully and rigorously reviewed each project to come to a consensus, noting how entering firms demonstrated use of new innovations and current technology in ever changing ways.”

    The following engineering firms were selected to receive Grand Awards and will compete for the coveted Pinnacle Award at the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the Jefferson Hotel on Thursday, February 2, 2017. These firms showed excellence in innovation and creativity, as well as exceptional social, economic and environmental benefits through their work on the following projects:

    Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan and Schnabel Engineering for the Children's Hospital of Richmond Pavilion at VCU.

    Froehling & Robertson for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

    Moffatt & Nichol for the replacement of Ship Repair Pier 5 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA. 

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and SKW Constructors for the New Midtown Tunnel project in Virginia Beach, VA.

    Read more about our 2017 Grand Award recipients here


    Two engineering firms have been selected to receive Honor Awards for outstanding design, delivery, function and cost effectiveness for their participation on the following projects:

    A. Morton Thomas & Associates and Atkins for the New Market Heights and Varina phases of the Virginia Capital Trail.

    Draper Aden Associates for Stone Brewing's East Coast Distribution Center located in the Fulton Hill neighborhood of Richmond, VA. 

    Read more about our Honor Award recipients here


    Three engineering firms were selected to receive Merit Awards for displaying design professionalism and engineering excellence on the following projects:

    AECOM for the Route 35 Bridge Replacement project in Southhampton County, VA.

    Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson for the Route 61 over New River, Route 460 and Old Virginia Avenue Bridge Replacement in the Town of Narrows, VA.

    Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson for the Master Plan & Site Access Improvements project of the Virginia Railway Express Station Parking Lot in Spotsylvania County, VA. 

    VHB for the Busch Gardens® Overflow Parking Expansion in Williamsburg, VA. 

    VHB for the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge in Richmond, VA. 

    Read more about our Merit Award recipients here.