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HNTB, Clients and Partners Celebrate Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

Parul Dubey on May 9, 2019 - in Awards, News

HNTB involved with ten projects recognized as winners at “Academy Awards” of engineering industry – including the year’s best


KANSAS CITY – HNTB Corporation joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition May 7 at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.  The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen the communities they serve.

From among dozens of winners, HNTB was involved with ten recognized projects, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle, which won the prestigious 2019 Grand Conceptor Award for the year’s best overall engineering accomplishment.

Serving as lead designer and engineer of record for the complex project, HNTB was responsible for design of the 2-mile-long bored mega-tunnel. The firm designed the permanent structures and facilities, including the tunnel liner, the interior stacked roadway structure, approach cut-and-cover tunnels, approach roadways and operations buildings located at each portal.

The other winning projects that included HNTB involvement are:

  • Milwaukee Zoo Interchange, Wisconsin – Grand Award
  • Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, New York – Grand Award
  • Riverside Drive and Gathering Place, Oklahoma – Honor Award
  • American Center for Mobility, Michigan – Honor Award
  • Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, Ohio – National Recognition Award
  • Iowa City Gateway – Park Road Bridge & Dubuque St., Iowa – National Recognition Award
  • CTA Wilson Transfer Station, Illinois – National Recognition Award
  • Kansas Turnpike Open Road Tolling Conversion, Kansas – National Recognition Award
  • Open Road Tolling Implementation 5 Bridges, New York – National Recognition Award


“HNTB is extremely proud to have played a role in each of these award-winning projects. Our firm works collaboratively every day with our clients and partners to deliver infrastructure solutions that solve challenging and complex problems,” said John Barton, PE, senior vice president for HNTB and national DOT market sector leader. “For all of us at the firm, and especially the teams and clients responsible for delivering these impressive projects, ACEC’s industry-wide recognition is high praise and a meaningful honor.”


About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 105 years of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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