NEWS

ENR Southeast Announces 2023 Best Project Winners – Auburn University Football Performance Center

Share This Post

SOUTHEAST

By Derek Lacey

Emory HSRB2 - RBP Announcement.jpeg
The Emory University Health Sciences Research Building II, in Atlanta, submitted by HOK, won Best Project in the Higher Education/Research Category. Photo courtesy Christopher Payne/Esto

August 3, 2023

Judging has wrapped up, and ENR Southeast is excited to announce its 2023 Regional Best Projects winners.

From 83 submissions, three panels of expert judges found 31 winners in 16 categories, all projects that shone in quality of work and overcoming challenges creatively and effectively, and for innovative ideas implemented on the job site. Of the winners, 16 earned Best Project honors and 15 projects were given Awards of Merit.

This year’s ENR Southeast judges included: 

  • Keith Douglas, executive vice president, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
  • Dan Nawrocki, senior vice president, PC Construction
  • Ray Riddle, vice president, Holder Construction
  • Ron Whalen, vice president, Roger B Kennedy Construction 
  • Ron Osterloh, vice president and Georgia operations manager, Moffatt & Nichol
  • Mike Dare, senior project manager, Robins & Morton
  • Robbie Ferris, president/CEO, SFLA Architects
  • Brandon Yezbick, vice president of Lean, Barton Malow
  • Ryan Hamrick, project manager, Superior Construction

Judges did not vote in any categories in which their firms had an entry or they had any involvement with a project submitted.

Judges also named nominees for ENR Southeast Project of the Year, which will be announced when the 2023 ENR Southeast Best Projects are profiled in its Oct. 30 print edition.

Also, watch for previews of the big event, set for Friday, Nov. 10 in Orlando, where winners of ENR Southeast’s Legacy Award, Specialty Contractor of the YearContractor of the YearOwner of the Year, and Design Firm of the Year also will be celebrated.

Click here for more information and to register for the event, and congratulations to this year’s Best Project winners!

Best Project, Airport/Transit

Orlando International Airport, Terminal C, Orlando, Fla.
Submitted by HNTB Corp.

Award of Merit, Airport/Transit

Concourse T-North Extension at H-JAIA, Atlanta, Ga.
Submitted by SNFS, a Joint Venture

Best Project, Cultural/Worship

First Presbyterian Church Improvements Project, Charlotte, N.C.
Submitted by Rodgers Builders

Award of Merit, Cultural/Worship

Our Lady of Belen Chapel, Miami, Fla.
Submitted by Lemartec Corp.

Best Project, Energy/Industrial

Big Bend Unit 1 Modernization Project, Gibsonton, Fla.
Submitted by TIC-The Industrial Co.

Best Project, Government/Public Building

Greenville County New Administration Building, Greenville, S.C.
Submitted by DPR Construction

Best Project, Health Care

Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown, Atlanta, Ga.
Submitted by Batson-Cook Construction

Award of Merit, Health Care

David L. Conlan Center at Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, N.C.
Submitted by DPR Rodgers, A Joint Venture

Best Project, Higher Education/Research

Emory University Health Sciences Research Building II, Atlanta, Ga.
Submitted by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK)

Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research 

Suntrax Connected Automated Test Facility, Auburndale, Fla.
Submitted by Johnson Bros. Corp., a Southland Co.

Best Project, Highway/Bridge

Nelson Street Pedestrian Bridge, Atlanta, Ga.
Submitted by New South Construction Co., LLC

Award of Merit, Highway/Bridge

Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Submitted by Flatiron Constructors, Inc.    

Best Project, Interior/Tenant Improvement

Vanderlande Headquarters, Marietta, Ga.
Submitted by HITT Contracting, Inc. 

Award of Merit, Interior/Tenant Improvement

Proterra Tennant Improvements, Greer, S.C.
Submitted by Harper General Contractors 

Best Project, K-12 Education

Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School, Blythewood, S.C.
Submitted by Harper General Contractors

Best Project, Manufacturing

Mark Anthony Brewing, Columbia, S.C.
Submitted by Clayco

Award of Merit, Manufacturing

ALDI Loxley Regional Headquarters and Distribution Center, Loxley, Ala.
Submitted by A M King

Award of Merit, Manufacturing

Amazon SAV4, Pooler, Ga.
Submitted by Graycor Construction Co., Inc.

Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

Hub for Community Innovation Augusta (THE HUB), Augusta, Ga.
Submitted by Choate Construction Co.

Award of Merit, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.
Submitted by Skanska

Best Project, Renovation/Restoration

Kings Bay Dry Dock Recapitalization Project, St. Marys, Ga.
Submitted by Alberici Constructors

Award of Merit, Renovation/Restoration

U.S. Courthouse Charlotte/Charles R. Jonas Modernization & Annex, Charlotte, N.C.
Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Best Project, Residential/Hospitality

Aston Martin Residences, Miami, Fla.
Submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineering

Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Event Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Submitted by Shawmut Design and Construction

Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality

Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Hotel, Memphis, Tenn.
Submitted by HBG Design

Best Project, Specialty Construction

Auburn University Football Performance Center, Auburn, Ala.
Submitted by Rabren General Contractors, LP

Award of Merit, Specialty Construction

1200 Peachtree, Atlanta, Ga.
Submitted by HITT Contracting, Inc.

Best Project, Sports/Entertainment

AdventHealth Training Center, Orlando, Fla.
Submitted by Balfour Beatty

Award of Merit, Sports/Entertainment 

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Submitted by Hensel Phelps

Best Project, Water/Environment

Centennial Yards Utility LDP 1 + 2, Atlanta, Ga.
Submitted by Ruby-Collins, Inc.

Award of Merit, Water/Environment

Lift Station 87 Wet Weather Flow Transfer, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Submitted by Archer Western Construction, LLC

Derek Lacey, Southeast Regional Editor at the Engineering News-Record, is a seasoned journalist with a broad range of experience. A graduate of Auburn University, his work has earned awards in everything from investigative and feature reporting to multimedia and photography. Derek is based in Huntsville, Ala.

More To Explore