ACEC award

Projects Across U.S. Win 2020 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

Several HDR projects received 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter and spring.

The state winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on April 28 in Washington, D.C. The gala, which recognizes the year’s most remarkable engineering achievements, is part of the 2020 ACEC Annual Conference.

The winning projects include:


  • *Ketchikan Water Street Trestle #2


  • *Clearwell Reservoir — Grand Award


  • *San Elijo Lagoon Double Track — Honor Award


  • *Betasso Water Treatment Plant — Excellence Award
  • Denver Mobility Choice Blueprint Initiative — Honor Award
  • Larimer County Regional Wasteshed Planning Study — Merit Award


  • *METRO C Line — Grand Award


  • *Poplar Street Bridge — Grand Conceptor


  • *HDR Global Headquarters — Grand Award
  • *City of Omaha Water Resource Recovery Facility Emergency Flood Services — Honor Award
  • *Hastings Utilities - Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program Services — Honor Award
  • Metro Area Travel Improvement Study — Merit Award
  • Keep Omaha Moving: 168th Street - West Dodge Road to West Maple Road — Merit Award
  • Nebraska Statewide Truck Model — Merit Award
  • Columbus 3rd and 18th Avenues Viaducts — Merit Award
  • Lower Platte River Contingency Plan — Merit Award
  • York Water Reclamation Facility Plan and Design — Merit Award
  • Schramm Educational Center — Merit Award

New Jersey

  • *Bayou Sara Swing Bridge — Grand Honor Award

New York

  • *Navy Grumman Groundwater Plumes Study — Diamond Award
  • NYCT Rehabilitation of 9 Stations on Sea Beach Line — Gold Award
  • Operations Command and Control Center System — Gold Award
  • Enhanced Station Initiative, Package #4 — Gold Award
  • Study of New Southbound On & Off Ramps to/from the Hutchinson River Parkway — Silver Award
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Mobility Evaluation Tool — Silver Award

North Carolina

  • *Marc Basnight Bridge — Grand Award
  • U.S. 421 Emergency Response — Grand Award


  • *Burnside Bridge Seismic Retrofit Study — Grand Award

South Carolina

  • SC 41 Design-Build Bridge Replacement over Wando River — Palmetto Award
  • *Carolina Crossroads Corridor Improvements EIS — Engineering Excellence Award
  • Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project CE&I — Engineering Excellence Award


  • *Austin in Motion Corridor Mobility — Gold Award
  • Eliza Spring — Silver Award


  • *Virginia Initiative Plant — Grand Award


  • *45th Seismic Retrofit — Silver Award
  • *Thurston County Fish Passageways — Silver Award
  • McKittrick Street Renovation — Bronze Award

*denotes project advanced to national competition