PROVIDENCE AND BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 26, 2019, – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Odeh Engineers, Inc. as a 2019 bronze award winner for engineering excellence for their work on the South Street Landing in Providence, RI.
South Street Landing consisted of the renovation and adaptive reuse of the former Narragansett Electric Power Station, which is now home to the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center (a shared state-of-the-art facility for the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College) and administrative facilities for Brown University. Using a collaborative approach to the design, extensive high-tech testing and analysis, and creative engineering solutions, the South Street Landing team pulled off a radical transformation of the 1920s power plant. Instead of an eyesore, this important building is now the anchor for a new wave of development on Providence’s historic waterfront. Odeh Engineers, Inc. is has offices in North Providence, RI and Boston.
The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, Executive Director of MWRA.
“Each year we gather to celebrate and recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence,” said Michael J. Walsh, PE, President of ACEC/MA and Vice President of CDM Smith. “We congratulate our winners who work tirelessly throughout the year to advance the goals and values of our organization and the industry.”
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations. For more information on ACEC/MA, visit their website at
www.acecma.org. ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations) in everyday life through their hash tag #EngineeringGoFigure.