ACEC 's 2024 Grand Conceptor for Engineering Excellence: AECOM Grand Central Madison (formerly East Side Access)

AECOM was honored with the coveted Grand Conceptor Award for its work on the Grand Central Madison project on behalf of the New York City MTA.

Grand Central Madison is a massive infrastructure undertaking for New York City and the Long Island Rail Road, creating a more efficient connection between Long Island and Manhattan while broadening the talent pool for Long Island businesses. The project included 40 miles of new tracks, a new terminal, and extensive excavations deep below Park Avenue. The project has led to a 41 percent increase in the use of the LIRR.

The Engineering Excellence Awards are the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual celebration of the year’s greatest accomplishments in engineering.

YouTube video

Top 24 Grand & Honor Award Winners

National Recognition Award Winners

2024 Grand Conceptor Winner AECOM

Past Grand Conceptor Award Winners

EEA Red Carpet Interviews Coming Soon.

Download Your EEA Gala Photo(s)

Click Here to download photos (multiple sizes are available) from the ACEC 2024 EEA Gala.

The password is aceceea2024 (required for downloads) Please credit Risdon Photography where applicable.

The photos are available until the end of 2024.

Please scan the QR Code above to order additional awards.
Please scan the QR Code above to order additional awards.

Additional Awards Order

Purchase a duplicate of your Engineering Excellence Grand, Honor or National Recognition award. The link or QR code will direct you to the ordering website.

Please reach out to Carrie Lachman at (248) 948-9944 if you have any questions.

 

The Annual EEA Gala

Save the date: Tuesday May 20, 2025 | Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C.

The Engineering Excellence Awards Gala is the annual black-tie awards event paying tribute to the year’s greatest examples of engineering excellence.

Learn more about this year's awards program and see the list of winners.

Grand Conceptor Winner2

EEA National Competition

The Engineering Excellence Awards are an annual celebration of engineering excellence, honoring projects worldwide that demonstrate innovation, creative problem-solving, and engineering’s unique ability to improve our world. The competition is juried by a panel of industry, government, and academic experts. All projects considered by the national competition must first be entered through one of ACEC’s 51 state and metropolitan Member Organizations.

Shutterstock_1908722359

The 2025 EEA Competition Opens Soon.

Deadlines for the 2025 Competition:

  • Deadline Submissions: Wednesday, January 8th
  • The entrant’s company representative must be available by phone: Thursday, January 16th
  • Judging Event: Friday thru Sunday, Feb. 21 – 23, 2025
  • EEA Gala at the Grand Hyatt: Tuesday, May 20, 2025
Group of business people having a meeting

2025 Competition Resources

7555189

2025 Call for Entries Brochure

Everything you need to submit your project for consideration in the EEA awards program.

Business woman busy working with documents in office.

Submission Changes for 2025

A brochure outlining submission changes to the 2024 EEA competition.

Please Note: The national competition no longer requires submissions of a 30x30 physical display panel.

I-74 Corridor over the Mississippi Rivers

Sample PPT Presentation

A template PPT presentation to be used to submit your project for EEA judging.

EEA Gala 2

EEA Branding

Download the official EEA logo for project submissions, presentations, and display panels.

 

Planner To Do List Agendar Note Graphic

2025 EEA Checklist

Checklist of important dates and events in the awards timeline.

 

Judges' Resource Manual

Access the 2024 EEA Judges' Resource Manual

ACEC EEA Committee

View the roster of the ACEC EEA Committee and learn more about its activities.

Mauri Riesenberg

View

Andrew J. Ciancia

View

Amy J. Collins

View

Kasey Anderson

View
Portrait of Melvin Williams

Melvin Williams

View

Andrew Keaschall

View

Jeff Druckman

View

Matthew P. Hirst

View

2024 EEA Judges

Meet the judging panel for the 2024 national EEA award program.

The judges of the National Engineering Excellence Awards represent a cross-section of experts from the fields of science, engineering, architecture, government, and academia.  They competitively judge each submission by ACEC’s member firms to select those projects for consideration that meet strict criteria for the awards program.

EEA 2024 Judging Group Photo

Micah Wood, AICP

View

Anthony J Davit, PE, PMP

View

Josenrique Cueto

View

Shannon Spence

View

Marshall Hampton

View

Stephen M. Travia, P.E.

View

Luciana Burdi

View

Leonard P. Singh

View

Walter Lagarenne

View

Shay Roalson

View

Parth Oza

View

Meg Pirkle

View

Matthew J. Bandelt

View

Manar Nashif

View

Julie Allen

View

Ian F. Mitchell

View

Hanif Drzal

View

David Gwynn

View

Blaine D. Leonard

View

Nathan Yokoyama

View

John W. Fleming, P.E., F.ASCE

View

Amanda Rogers, P.E., CCM, LEED AP

View

Sabrina Drago

View

Zorica Pantić

View

James D. Young, P.E.

View

Learn More About Judging the EEA Program

YouTube video
YouTube video
YouTube video
YouTube video

Staff Contact

Theresia Christanti Portrait

Theresia Christanti

View