Winner of the 2023 Grand Conceptor: LA's Sixth Street Viaduct Project from HNTB.

YouTube video

2023 Engineering Excellence Awards

At the 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in June, ACEC recognized outstanding engineering achievements worldwide, including the Grand Conceptor Award for the year’s best overall engineering accomplishment.



  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project, Washington, DC, AECOM
  • I-74 Corridor over the Mississippi River, Bettendorf and Davenport, IA and Moline and Rock Island, IL,  Benesch & Modjeski and Masters
  • Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, North Charleston, SC, HDR
  • Clear Creek Canyon Park, Gateway Segment; Golden, CO; Muller Engineering
  • PAE Living Building, Portland, OR, PAE
  • Delta's New Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY, STV/Satterfield & Pontikes (Joint Venture)
  • Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA, Thornton Tomasetti


  • NASA Langley Measurement Systems Laboratory, Hampton, VA, AECOM
  • Jane Byrne Interchange, Chicago, IL, AECOM & TranSystems (Joint Venture)
  • City Walk BHAM, Birmingham, AL, Barge Design Solutions
  • Towerside District Stormwater Management System, Minneapolis, MN, Barr Engineering
  • I-295 over Veranda Street Bridge Replacement, Portland, ME, HNTB
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, Brooklyn to Staten Island, NY, HNTB, WSP USA (Joint Venture)
  • City of Billings Nutrient Improvements, Billings, MT, HDR
  • I-579 Urban Open Space Cap, Pittsburgh, PA, HDR
  • SEA International Arrivals Facility, Seattle, WA, KPFF
  • Chatham Park Water Recovery Center, Pittsboro, NC, McKim & Creed
  • 100 Vandam Street, New York, NY, Severud Associates
  • Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, Councelor, NM, Souder, Miller & Associates
  • Bridging Kentucky, Frankfort, KY, Stantec, Qk4 and AECOM
  • Seapoint Industrial Terminal Complex, Savannah, GA, Terracon
  • Merchants Bridge Main Span Trusses & East Approach, St. Louis, MO,TranSystems
  • 66 Hudson Boulevard - The Spiral, New York, NY, WSP USA
Stage at the 2022 EEA Awards Gala

Congratulations to All EEA Winners

Watch the Red Carpet Coverage

Watch interviews with ACEC member firms and EEA winners on the red carpet.

Red Carpet hallway with barriers and red ropes for Cinema and Fa

Interested in sponsoring the 2024 EEA Gala?

Contact Erin Wander for more information.

Stage at the 2022 EEA Awards Gala

2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Afterparty Sponsor

Emerald Sponsors