Southern Hotel Wins ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Projects Award

29 September 2014

Southern Hotel has been named 2014’s Best Project in the Small Projects category by Engineering News Record Texas & Louisiana. Woodward served as the general contractor on the project, which was designed by Trapolin Peer Architects, delivering an outstanding renovation with tremendous community impact.

Announcing ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2014 Best Projects Winners

Engineering News Record Texas & Louisiana

29 September 2014

ENR Texas & Louisiana is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Best Projects competition, honoring outstanding projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Our independent jury of four judges poured over more than 80 entries to recognize 39 winners in 18 categories. Special thanks to everyone on this year’s panel:

  • Wayne Crew, Director, The Construction Industry Institute, University of Texas at Austin;
  • Brian Benefiel, Director of Preconstruction Services, Hoar Construction;
  • Dana Birkes, Chief Marketing Officer, Clifford Power Systems, Inc.; and
  • Steve Penson, Regional Manager, Austin Commercial.
    Eighteen projects were awarded the highest honor of “Best Project” in their respective categories. These projects will advance to the national competition to be considered for one of ENR’s “Best of the Best” awards.

Meanwhile, this year’s Best Overall Project in the region will be unveiled during our awards event on Dec. 18 in Houston. Be sure to register online for the event: http://construction.com/events/2014/best-projects/houston.asp

A separate jury will select winners in the Excellence in Safety award category in the next few weeks.

We’d like to send out a thank you to every single project team who entered this year’s Best Projects competition – your outstanding work across the region is what makes these awards possible each year.

Following below is a list of this year’s winners. Look for additional coverage of each of these projects in the December 15/22 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana. Congratulations to all our winners!

ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Best Projects Winners (listed by category):

Airports/Transit

Best Project
UAS Hangar (Fort Hood, Texas)
Submitted by: RS&H Inc.

Award of Merit
DFW International Airport Terminal B North Stinger (Dallas, Texas)
Submitted by: Manhattan Construction Co.

Cultural/Worship

Best Project
Thinkery (Austin, Texas)
Submitted by: The Beck Group

Energy/Industrial

Best Project
VersaCutter (Belle Chasse, La.)
Submitted by: Versabar Inc.

Award of Merit
Entergy Midtown 230kv Substation Demolition & Rebuild (New Orleans, La.)
Submitted by: Barriere Construction

Government/Public Buildings

Best Project
East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library (Baton Rouge, La.)
Submitted by: M.J. Womack Inc.

Award of Merit
Design-Build Recruit Family Inprocessing and Information Center at Lackland AFB (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: ECC

Award of Merit
New Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Minden (Minden, La.)
Submitted by: KSA Alliance, Inc.

Award of Merit
U.S. Coast Guard Houston-Galveston Sector Building (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: STV/Mortenson Construction

Green Project

Best Project
TreeHouse Memorial City (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: Studio RED Architects

Health Care

Best Project
University Health System New Trauma Tower (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: Broaddus+Muñoz & Zachry/Vaughn/Layton (ZVL)

Award of Merit
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System East Tower (The Woodlands and Shenandoah, Texas)
Submitted by: Broaddus & Associates

Award of Merit
Methodist Olive Branch Hospital (Olive Branch, Miss.)
Submitted by: Turner Construction Co.

Award of Merit
Victory Medical Center (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: Linbeck Group LLC

Higher Education/Research

Best Project
MD Anderson Research Facility at Life Science Plaza (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: Linbeck Group LLC

Highways/Bridges

Best Project
West 7th Street Bridge (Fort Worth, Texas)
Submitted by: Sundt Construction Inc.

Award of Merit
Chisholm Trail Parkway Section 6 Design-Build (Johnson and Tarrant Counties, Texas)
Submitted by: Granite Construction Co.

Award of Merit
Manor Expressway (Austin, Texas)
Submitted by: Michael Baker International

K-12 Education

Best Project
Billy Earl Dade Middle School (Dallas, Texas)
Submitted by: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.

Award of Merit
The Girls School of Austin New Campus (Austin, Texas)
Submitted by: American Constructors Inc.

Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development

Best Project
The Crest at Galvez Plaza (Baton Rouge, La.)
Submitted by: Arrighi Construction LLC

Manufacturing

Best Project
Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division Manufacturing Facility (TARO 2) (Red Oak, Texas)
Submitted by: KBR Building Group

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments

Best Project
TRT Holdings Headquarters (Dallas, Texas)
Submitted by: Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

Award of Merit
HEB Stone Oak (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: Joeris General Contractors Ltd.

Award of Merit
The Phipps (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: Durand-Hollis Rupe Inc.

Renovation/Restoration

Best Project
Leonel J Castillo Community Center (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: JE Dunn Construction

Award of Merit
Bethel Park (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: JE Dunn Construction

Award of Merit
KIPP Austin Public Schools South Campus (Austin, Texas)
Submitted by: American Constructors Inc.

Residential/Hospitality

Best Project
2400 Nueces (Austin, Texas)
Submitted by: Power Design Inc.

Award of Merit
The Residences at Stoneleigh Condominiums (Dallas, Texas)
Submitted by: W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.

Small Projects (under $10 million)

Best Project
Southern Hotel (Covington, La.)
Submitted by: Woodward Design+Build

Award of Merit
Richland-Chambers Pipeline Lowering (Rice, Texas)
Submitted by: Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

Award of Merit
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth Phase 3 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Submitted by: Linbeck Group LLC

Award of Merit
Turrell Retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: Linbeck Group LLC

Specialty Contracting

Best Project
Rubicon-MDI-1 Re-instrumentation and DCS Upgrade Project (Geismar, La.)
Submitted by: ISC Constructors LLC

Award of Merit
University Health System – Sky Tower at University Hospital (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: Walker Engineering Inc.

Sports/Entertainment

Best Project
Southwest University Park (El Paso, Texas)
Submitted by: Jordan Foster Construction

Water/Environment

Best Project
Tarrant Regional Water District Richland Chambers Wetlands (Streetman, Texas)
Submitted by: McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.

Award of Merit
LPV 9.2 Lakefront Pump Stations No. 1 thru 4 and Breakwater Modifications (New Orleans, La.)
Submitted by: Odebrecht USA

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