12 IMEG projects honored in ENR Regional Best Project competitions

Seven IMEG projects have been named Best Project in their categories in the Engineering News-Record Regional 2022 Best Project competitions. Five more IMEG projects received Awards of Merit in their categories.  

All winning Best Project teams will be recognized at awards ceremonies in October. The projects also will move on to compete in ENR’s national Best of the Best Awards. 

The winning projects are:  

Best Project, K-12 Education — California: San Francisco Day School. IMEG provided structural engineering for the Bay Area private school that included an 18,500-sf, three-story building expansion of the current K-12 campus building. The building addition features a basement and a roof deck community use space. Next to this new structure addition is an existing 3,000-sf building that was renovated as part of the project. Herrero Builders submitted the award nomination. 

Best Project, Interior/Tenant Improvement — California: Confidential client in Los Angeles. IMEG provided structural engineering for the $450 million mixed-used project that includes two multi-story office buildings, a 165-seat high-performance theater, a single-story retail space, and a 20-story, 193-unit residential tower. Clune Construction submitted the award nomination. 

Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Development — Colorado/Wyoming/Dakotas: Block 162, Denver. IMEG provided structural design for the project, a 452-foot-tall, 30-story office building that is seeking LEED Gold certification. Gensler is the architect and Swinerton was the contractor. Read more. 

Best Project, Residential/Hospitality — Colorado/Wyoming/Dakotas: Lone Rock Retreat, Bailey, CO. IMEG provided structural engineering design services for the seven-acre, non-profit retreat for teachers nestled into the hillside of a mountainous area. Oz Architects designed the building; Hyder Construction was the contractor. Read more. 

Best Project, Government/Public Buildings — Midwest: City of Johnston’s new Town Center and City Hall. IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, technology, and security engineering design services as well as commissioning and construction administration for the $9.3 million, 24,000-sf city hall. The facility is the centerpiece of a town center redevelopment project. OPN Architects is the architect; Hansen Company was the contractor. Read more.  

Best Project, Healthcare — Midwest: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Hubbard Center, Omaha. IMEG provided medical equipment planning for the hospital’s 460,000-sf, seven-story tower addition. The tower houses a 48-bed NICU with all private rooms, 30-bed PICU, 30-bed CCU, observation unit, pharmacy, surgical suite, diagnostic imaging, expanded emergency department, and sterile processing. Read more.  

Best Project, Sports/Entertainment — Texas & Louisiana: Tech Port Center + Arena, San Antonio. IMEG provided commissioning services for the 130,00-sf, $60M facility, which opened in May. The Tech Post Center + Arena hosts major esports and entertainment events, cultural and learning experiences in a 3,000-seat state-of-the-art technology arena, integrated classrooms and meeting spaces, a research and development lab, a 24-hour electronic gaming area, and a full-scale food hall. The facility also will house the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology. The Tech Sport Center + Arena was designed by RVK Architects and constructed by Sundt Construction, Inc. Read more. 

Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality — California: Angeles House, Los Angeles. The new, 74,900-sf community facility of the Union Rescue Mission includes housing units and space for support services and administration. PNG Builders submitted the award nomination. 

Award of Merit, Government/Public buildings — Colorado/Wyoming/Dakotas: Aspen City Hall, Aspen, CO. IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and energy modeling engineering design services for the 37,000-sf LEED Gold and WELL Silver city hall, which houses city services, public meeting spaces, and city council chambers. Read more.  

Award of Merit, Healthcare — Midwest: The renovation of a historic department store in downtown Peoria, IL, into OSF Healthcare’s headquarters. IMEG provided mechanical and electrical engineering design services for the $135 million renovation of the 225,000-sf Block & Kuhl building, built in 1904, into the OSF Healthcare Ministry headquarters for owner, Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Read more.  

Award of Merit, Healthcare — Midwest: The McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Campus, Lansing, MI. IMEG provided medical equipment planning for the $460 million consolidation of two hospitals into a new 520,000-sf, 240-bed tertiary teaching hospital on the edge of the Michigan State University campus. The facility has a Level III emergency department, orthopedic and sports medicine institute, cardiac programs, women and children’s health services, and a birthing center. Read more.  

Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research — Midwest: The renovation of Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. The iconic building was constructed in 1889 as a science hall. IMEG provided mechanical engineering and design services for the $36 million renovation of the 62,500-sf building. In June 2021, it reopened as home to the Department of English, its creative writing program, and the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub with contemporary learning environments, non-laboratory research, and space for collaboration. Read more.