2018-2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Winners Announced!

January 31, 2019
 ACEC/MN celebrated its 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards at a gala on January 25, 2019. The event drew over 260 attendees to the Graduate Minneapolis. The evening began with Master of Ceremonies Alison Rempel Brown, CEO of Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming members, clients, and guests to the event, followed by a brief address from current president Dan Larson, PE, CEO of American Engineering Testing, Inc.
 
The Engineering Excellence Awards Program recognizes engineering achievements that exhibit the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. Entries were judged based on originality and innovation; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; complexity; and meeting the client’s needs.
 
Here are our 2018-19 Grand Award winners:
 
Firm and project:
AKF Group LLC – Westminster Presbyterian Church Historical Renovation & Expansion, Minneapolis, MN
Alliant Engineering, Inc. – TH 169 Nine Mile Creek Design-Build, Hopkins and Edina, MN
Barr Engineering Co. – Trunk Highway 210 Design-Build, Carlton, MN
LHB, Inc. – The Promenade of Wayzata, Wayzata, MN
Mattson Macdonald Young, Inc. – Minneapolis Armory Renovation, Minneapolis, MN
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. – Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail, Edina, MN
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. and Parsons Corporation – St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard, Minneapolis, MN
Stantec – Zumbro River Restoration, Oronoco, MN
 
Here are our 2018-19 Honor Award winners:
 
Firm and project:
 
Barr Engineering Co. – Hall’s Island Design and Restoration
Bolton & Menk, Inc. – The Artery
Bolton & Menk, Inc. – CSAH 83 Improvements
Braun Intertec – UMN Combined Heat and Power Plant
Buildings Consulting Group, Inc. – Restoration of the Plummer Building at Mayo Clinic
Houston Engineering, Inc. – Grey Cloud Channel Restoration and Crossing
Michaud Cooley Erickson – University of Minnesota Bell Museum
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. – Jackson Street Reconstruction
SRF Consulting Group, Inc. – Olmsted County CSAH 22 & CSAH 33 Reconstruction
TKDA – Godfrey Parkway Bridge Replacement
Widseth Smith Nolting & Assocs., Inc. – Interconnect Wastewater Project
WSB – Corridors of Commerce – Scope and Project Selection
WSB – The Afton Old Village Preservation
WSP USA – Rethinking I-94
WSP USA – TH 169 Nine Mile Creek Bridge Replacement
 
The Grand Conceptor Award, which recognizes the highest scoring project by the judging panel, was awarded to Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. and Parsons Corporation for St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard. The People’s Choice Award, presented to the firm that received the highest number of votes by banquet attendees, was awarded to LHB, Inc. for The Promenade of Wayzata.
 
Contact Kristine Scott at kristine@acecmn.org or 952/593-5533 for project descriptions and photographs. Congratulations to all the winning firms!
Visit our website for an event photo gallery and to see the Grand Award winning projects, including the Grand Conceptor and People's Choice.