Best Project
Winners Announced
For California

10.19.2016

Best Projects Winners Announced for California

ENR California, July 21, 2016

Projects were selected by industry judges based on innovation, quality and teamwork.

IMAX West Coast Headquarters in Playa Vista receives the Award of Merit for Office/Retail/Mixed Use in Southern California. (Submitted by Webcor Builders)

Judging has wrapped up for ENR California’s Best Projects 2016, and we can reveal all the winners, including the Excellence in Safety Award, which is juried by a separate group of safety experts.

The winners listed below will be profiled in depth in the October issue of ENR California, and at two awards presentations in December – one in Los Angeles on October 4, and the other in San Francisco on October 6. Visit www.enrbestprojectsawards.com for more info or to register.

This year our panel of industry judges reviewed and discussed 90 projects located throughout California and Hawaii. Nine judges from all walks of the industry—including architects, engineers, contractors, public and private owners and subcontractors—were split up into three groups and assigned a group of categories. Projects were evaluated on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction and design quality. Due to the large number of entries, we can only honor a fraction of the projects that are submitted each year, so if your project didn’t win this year, please be sure to submit next year!

Judges were given the option to select any combination of Best Project-level category winners and Award of Merit honorees. Because of the number of entries, we split the winners into Northern California and Southern California to indicate at which event they will receive their award.

Judges will also designate an overall Project of the Year from the Best Project-level winners listed below – we’ll announce that winner in our October issue and at the banquet.

Also at the banquets, we will also take the opportunity to honor the firms that were selected throughout the year as our Owner, Design Firm, Contractor and Specialty Contractor of the Year, as well as ENR California’s Legacy Award winners. Hope to see you there!

 

Airport/Transit

Best Project, Northern Calif.: San Francisco International Airport Replacement Airport Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facility, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress, located in San Diego. Submitted by Stantec Architecture Inc.

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 Design Build Project, located in Culver City and Santa Monica. Submitted by Skanska USA Civil West

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor Redevelopment Program, Phase 1, located in Long Beach. Submitted by Arcadis U.S., Inc.

 

Cultural/Worship

Best Project, Northern Calif.: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Webcor Builders

Best Project, Southern Calif.: The Broad, located in Los Angeles. Submitted by MATT Construction

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, located in Berkeley. Submitted by Plant Construction Company, L.P.

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Chapman University Musco Center for the Arts, located in Orange. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

 

Government/Public Building

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, located in Van Nuys. Submitted by Arcadis U.S., Inc.

Award of Merit, Hawaii: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Forensic Identification Lab, located in Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Pearl Harbor. Submitted by SmithGroupJJR

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility, located in Los Angeles. Submitted by City of Los Angeles

 

Green Project

Best Project, Southern Calif.: County of San Diego – Alpine Branch Library, located in Alpine. Submitted by C.W. Driver

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: DWP La Kretz Innovation Campus, located in Los Angeles. Submitted by City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

 

Health Care

Best Project, Northern Calif.: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Webcor Builders

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, located in San Diego. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

 

Higher Education/Research

Best Project, Southern Calif.: California State University Channel Islands Sierra Hall, located in Camarillo. Submitted by Sundt Construction

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: California State University, East Bay Warren Hall Replacement Building, located in Hayward. Submitted by Sundt Construction

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center, located in Valley Glen. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

 

Highway/Bridge

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Caltrans I-215 Bi-County HOV Gap Closure, located in Riverside. Submitted by Ames Construction

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: Hwy 101/Route 116 Lakeville Interchange, located in Petaluma. Submitted by Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

 

Interior/Tenant Improvement

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: Barneys – Union Square, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Shawmut Design and Construction

 

K-12 Education

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Crossroads School Science Education & Research Facility, located in Santa Monica. Submitted by Morley Builders

 

Landscape/Urban Development

Best Project, Northern Calif.: African Adventure at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, located in Fresno. Submitted by Harris Construction Co., Inc.

 

Manufacturing

Best Project, Southern Calif.: ALDI Regional Headquarters and Distribution Center, located in Moreno Valley. Submitted by Graycor Construction Company Inc.

 

Office/Retail/Mixed Use

Best Project, Northern Calif.: Samsung America Headquarters (Device Solutions), located in San Jose. Submitted by Arup North America, Ltd.

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Pacific Center Campus Development, located in San Diego. Submitted by BNIM

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: IMAX West Coast Headquarters, located in Playa Vista. Submitted by Webcor Builders

 

Renovation/Restoration

Best Project, Northern Calif.: Bay Area Metro Center, located in San Francisco. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Best Project, Southern Calif.: CBRE Masonic Temple, located in Glendale. Submitted by Gensler

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building Seismic Upgrade & Improvements, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: 415 Mathilda Office Building, located in Sunnyvale. Submitted by Integral Group

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Del Amo Fashion Center Renovation, located in Torrance. Submitted by Whiting-Turner

 

Residential/Hospitality

Best Project, Northern Calif.: 399 Fremont, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Swinerton Builders

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Biola University Blackstone Residence Hall, located in La Mirada. Submitted by Gensler

 

Small Project (under $10 million)

Best Project, Southern Calif.: LAX T6 Wolfgang Puck Food Court, located in Los Angeles. Submitted by PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Stormwater Basin and Treatment Wetlands Enhancement, located in Torrance. Submitted by CWE

 

Specialty Construction

Best Project, Northern Calif.: Transbay Transit Center Below Grade Concrete Package, located in San Francisco. Submitted by Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.

Best Project, Southern Calif.: San Diego Zoo Parking Structure, located in San Diego. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

 

Sports/Entertainment

Best Project, Southern Calif.: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, located in Universal City. Submitted by KHS&S Contractors

Award of Merit, Southern Calif.: Petersen Automotive Museum, located in Los Angeles. Submitted by MATT Construction

 

Water/Environment

Best Project, Southern Calif.: Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, located in Carlsbad. Submitted by Coapplicants: Mott MacDonald / Poseidon Water / Kiewit Shea Desalination

Award of Merit, Northern Calif.: New Irvington Tunnel Project, located in Sunol. Submitted by Hatch Mott MacDonald

 

Excellence in Safety Award

Southern Calif.: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Division 13 Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility, located in Los Angeles. Submitted by RNL Design.

Hawaii: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Forensic Identification Lab, located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Submitted by SmithGroupJJR

Award of MeritOwens Lake Dust Mitigation Program Phase 7a, located in Lone Pine. Submitted by Barnard Construction Co. Inc.

By Scott Blair, Deputy Editor, Regions Editor, ENR California