2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Evening

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Grand Hyatt Washington

Washington, D.C. 

6:00 pm-10:00 pm



Join ACEC for the 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala-the “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry-which recognizes preeminent engineering achievements from throughout the world, including the Grand Conceptor Award for the year’s best overall engineering accomplishment.

The original Gala Maestro—six-time Emmy Award winning author, comedian and TV Host, Ross Shafer, will once again host the EEA Gala. Shafer is a six-time Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster and comedian who is credited with helping grow the Gala—now in its 55th year—into the industry’s most prestigious awards event. Legendary Talk Show Host Jay Leno still refers to Shafer as “the funniest man I know!”

A distinguished panel of nearly 30 judges representing a variety of built environment professions will select this year’s best engineering triumphs using criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economical, and social value.


Health & Safety

Updated 4/5/22

We are excited to be holding our upcoming Annual Convention and Legislative Summit in person this May in Washington, D.C.  We are also sensitive to the changing environment with respect to COVID-19 and are dedicated to hosting an event that has the best interests of our guests front of mind. ACEC is committed to holding an event where everyone feels safe.  To accomplish this, we have updated our Annual Convention attendee policy concerning COVID-19.

  • ACEC will comply with all D.C. health and safety requirements in effect at the time of the 2022 Annual Convention.  As of 4/5/22, there are no restrictions in effect for D.C. or the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  In addition, as of 4/5/22, ACEC will not be requiring a COVID-related clearance such as a CLEAR Health Pass for attendance at the Annual Convention or Engineering Excellence Awards Gala.
  • The Grand Hyatt hotel will continue its cleaning regimen to provide a healthy meeting environment.  The details are listed at https://www.hyatt.com/info/care-and-cleanliness-americas
  • The ACEC Registration Desk and process will be "contact-less" and "paper-less".  There will be a robust Annual Convention Meeting App that will have all program information, hotel floor plans, exhibitor information, etc. and eliminate the need for paper registration kits and on-site programs.


Registration Information:

Individual Ticket: $450.00
Table of 10: $3,900.00

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Ticket(s);

Can be purchased online through the EEA Gala Registration Link above.  When you are registering for the EEA Gala, you will be asked to select either an individual ticket, multiple tickets or a table of 10.  As you click to the next screen, you will be able to see and purchase individual or multiple tickets or tables at the prices above.  

PLEASE NOTE:  All tickets and table seats purchased require individual names for the tickets.  If you purchased a table of 10, or multiple tickets, please provide all attendee names attached to each ticket to Hayley Sizemore no later than Thursday, April 28thAll seating will be assigned by ACEC.



Interested in sponsoring the 2022 EEA Gala?  Contact Erin Wander for more information.  

View Sponsorship Prospectus


2022 EEA Gala Tuxedo Rentals Available

Tuxedo Rentals for the upcoming ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, to be held Tuesday, May 24, at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C. will be available through M. Stein & Company.

Interested patrons can visit the M. Stein website or call (202) 659-1434 or (301) 703-9422 for rental information.

A classic tuxedo is $95 without shoes, and $100 with shoes. The price does include an insurance damage waiver cost.

To ensure a special ACEC rate and on-time hotel delivery, please mention that you are with the "ACEC Group".  Tuxedo orders must be received by April 27, 2022, to receive the discounted price.  After the cut-off date, a classic tuxedo will be $145 without shoes, and $150 with shoes. 

Please remember to pick up before your rental before the event at the hotel concierge and drop-off your rental at the hotel concierge afterward.


EEA Gala Cancellation Policy:

EEA Individual Tickets, less a $35 processing fee will be refunded, if written notification is received on or before April 4, 2022.  EEA Table(s) of 10, less a $300 processing fee will be refunded if written notification is received on or before April 4, 2022.   No refunds will be granted after this date.  Subtitutions are welcome if transferring to another employee of the same firm.  Written notification must be sent to Hayley Sizemore in advance of the Gala.


2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Sponsors:



ACEC Retirement Trust








Gannett Fleming


Jack Brooks Foundation


Magnusson Klemencic Associates

McMillen Jacobs

Michael Baker International

Severud Associates

Walter P Moore