RESTON, Va. – The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is pleased to announce the 100 Mount Street project by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Billie Jean King Main Library, also by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Best Overall Projects winners for AEI’s Professional Project Awards. The 100 Mount Street project won the award Best Overall Project Over $100 Million, while the Billie Jean King Main Library won the award for Best Overall Project Under $100 Million. Traditionally, AEI announces project winners during its in-person annual Awards Banquet; however, ASCE held the banquet virtually this year to follow CDC guidelines which suggest avoiding large gatherings.
The AEI Professional Project Award recognizes outstanding achievements in design and construction by honoring the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering. The program focuses on high performance buildings including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting systems as well as construction management and architectural engineering integration. Projects are evaluated on originality and innovative character, integration and collaboration, sustainability, energy efficiency and economics, effective use of technology and constructability and site logistics.
“Our PPA entries this year were nothing short of spectacular, and showed just how impactful design and construction can be when innovation, collaboration and a shared purpose are embraced by project teams,” said Daniel Grauerholz, LEED AP BD+C, Simpson Gumpertz & Hegar, Professional Project Awards (PPA) Chair. “While this past year required a fundamental change from the established building delivery methods, each of our entries responded in ways that truly showed engineers and architects accomplishing exciting and important work even in the face of great challenges. Sharing insights and lessons from these projects enriches the knowledge base of our practice as a whole, and makes me very excited for the future of our industry.”
In addition to Best Overall Project, 600 Canal Place (Alvine Engineering) and STAATMod (HGA) won the awards for Most Innovative Projects. For a full list of winners, please visit www.aeippa.org/ .
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.
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About ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute
Established in 1998, AEI is the premier organization for architectural engineering, promoting an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to planning, design, construction and operation of buildings, by encouraging innovation, collaboration and excellence in practice, education and research of architectural engineering. For more information, visit www.asce.org/aei.