Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announced that 9 of its projects have been honored with Engineering News-Record (ENR) Best Projects 2014 Awards.
ENR’s Best Project awards honor the nation’s best construction projects and the companies that designed them. Projects compete in 20 specialized categories across 10 regions and are judged using five criteria, including safety, innovation and teamwork.
CityCenter DC – Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments
• Thornton Tomasetti provided structural services for the redevelopment of a 10-acre site in downtown Washington, D.C. Work included the structural design for two 11-story office buildings and below-grade parking for 1,555 vehicles. The project, completed in 2013, offers 520,000 square feet of office space and 185,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. – Best Project, Residential/Hospitality
• The firm was the structural engineer for the 1-million-square-foot, four-star hotel in Washington, D.C., which was completed in 2014. The 15-story structure offers 1,175 guest rooms and 49 suites, a full-height atrium courtyard, below-grade meeting space and ballrooms, and parking for 400 cars.
Pegula Ice Arena, Pennsylvania State University – Best Project, Sports/Entertainment
• Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design and construction engineering services for the Pegula Ice Arena, home to Penn State University’s men’s and women’s NCAA Division I hockey teams in University Park, Pennsylvania. The 6,000-seat arena features a 45-foot tall glass and steel atrium and entrance. The project was completed in 2013.
New York Region:
Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University – Best Project, Education
• Thornton Tomasetti’s Structural Engineering and Façade Engineering practices teamed up to provide services through the construction phase for the 100,500-square-foot, four-story building in Ithaca, New York that will house the university’s computing and information science departments. The building was completed in January 2014.
Novartis East Hanover Campus Transformation – Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
• Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services for a 310,000-square-foot building on Novartis’ East Hanover, New Jersey campus for its oncology division. The building houses 800 open workstations, a 50-seat café, fitness center and conference room. The project was competed in 2012.
Ft. Benning Martin Army Community Hospital – Best Project, Healthcare
• Thornton Tomasetti provided structural services for a design-build, 745,000-square-foothealthcare facility for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Ft. Benning, Georgia. The firm also provided construction engineering services, including design for steel connections and temporary wall bracing. The project was completed in 2014.
Florida Polytechnic University, Innovation, Science & Technology Building – Best Project, Higher Education
• Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineer for the 160,000–square-foot academic building, which offers spaces for interdisciplinary classrooms, laboratories, offices, meeting rooms and a large amphitheater. It is the Lakeland, Florida university’s first completed building. The project opened in 2014.
Westfield Old Orchard Mall – The Cube – Best Small Project
• The firm provided façade and structural engineering services for a freestanding, 1,300-square-foot glass cube that serves as multifunction space for short-term exhibitions, promotional parties, concerts and other events. Two operable walls transition the cube into an open, naturally ventilated structure. The project, in Skokie, Illinois, was completed in 2013.
Orange County Great Park – South Lawn Project – Best Green Project
• Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design services for the 5,000-square-foot Visitors Center pavilion at the Orange County Great Park—an urban park built on the decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine, California that spans more than 1,300 acres. It opened in 2013.
Additionally, four of the firm’s projects – the Brookfield Place Entry Pavilion in New York City, Rose Bowl Stadium improvements and renovations in Pasadena, California, San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Boarding Area E in South San Francisco, California, and Lambeau Field North and South End Zone Stadium Improvements in Green Bay, Wisconsin – received merit awards.
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Great Ink Communications – 212.741.2977
Eric Gerard/Lindsay Church
Thornton Tomasetti – 917.661.7800
James M. Kent, JKent@ThorntonTomasetti.com
Follow these topics: