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AEI PROFESSIONAL PROJECT AWARD 2017 WINNERS

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) honored six organizations from the architectural engineering industry with Professional Project Awards during its biennial conference on April 13 held in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla.  HGA Architects & Engineers (HGA), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) won awards for the most innovative and best overall projects.

The AEI Professional Project Award program publicly acknowledges outstanding achievement in design and construction of buildings and educates students and professionals on the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering.

“These innovative ideas lead to high-performance buildings which are setting new standards for the industry to follow,” said Amy Hackney, LEED AP, P.E., Chair, AEI PPA Committee. ” These award winners exemplify the best of our industry, showcasing the beauty and functionality that architectural engineers strive for, so that users can enjoy the project for generations to come.”

The 2017 award recipients were as follows:

BEST OVERALL PROJECTS

  • Less than $100 million: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Exhibit Hall , St. Paul, Minn., HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Greater than $100 million: Poly International Plaza , Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

THE MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

  • Less than $100 million: University of Massachusetts Design Building , Amherst, Mass., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
  • Greater than $100 million: Poly International Plaza, Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING INTEGRATION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Poly International Plaza, Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING INTEGRATION AWARDS OF MERIT

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Exhibit Hall, St. Paul, Minn., HGA Architects and Engineers
  • The Tower at PNC Plaza , Pittsburgh, Penn., BuroHappold Engineering
  • University of Massachusetts Design Building, Amherst, Mass., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, Penn., BuroHappold Engineering

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AWARDS OF MERIT

  • Poly International Plaza, Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • University of Massachusetts Design Building, Amherst, Mass., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Poly International Plaza, Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AWARDS OF MERIT

  • The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, Penn., BuroHappold Engineering
  • Beijing Greenland Center , Beijing, China, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Center for Character & Leadership Development , U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Exhibit Hall, St. Paul, Minn., HGA Architects and Engineers

LIGHTING SYSTEMS DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Ayia Napa Marina and Resort Development , Nicosia, Cyprus, SmithGroupJJR

RENOVATION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Confidential Government Agency, James G. Davis Construction Corporation

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND METHODS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Confidential Government Agency, James G. Davis Construction Corporation

The Professional Project Awards focus on the design and construction of high performance buildings including structural, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as construction management and architectural engineering integration. The awards are open to any domestic or international project and may be new construction or a remodel and renovation project, and either currently under construction or completed within the last five years.

Awards submissions were reviewed by a committee of jurors including distinguished members of the design and construction industry and representatives from AEI’s Board of Governors and Academic Council. Each project was evaluated and judged based on the following criteria: originality and innovative character, integration and collaboration, sustainability, energy efficiency and economics, effective use of technology, and constructability and site logistics.