2011 Mountain States Best Projects Winner

October 26th, 2011

Posted by Mark Show at 9/28/2011 2:46 PM CDT on ENR Mountain States

ENR Mountain States is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Best Projects competition. Judges selected more than 60 winners (30 from the Intermountain region and 31 from the Colorado area) from Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and North and South Dakota.

Judges selected a Best Project winner in each category, along with a Merit winner in some categories. The winning projects, along with the names of the firms that submitted them, will be profiled in the October issue of ENR Mountain States.

Judging was done by two groups of industry experts representing both the contracting and design sides of the industry. One group of judges represented the Intermountain half of the region (Utah, Idaho and Montana) and one looked at projects from Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. Judges ranked all projects according to a common scale and voted for a Best Overall Project in both areas, which are also noted below.

Here are this year’s winning projects, listed in two separate groups. “Best Project” winners (first place) in each category are listed first, with the Merit winner or winners (in the case of a tie), listed next—in cases where judges thought Merit Awards were appropriate.

The Intermountain winners list is first. Scroll down further to see the list of winners from Colorado, Wyoming and the Plains states.

Best Projects – Intermountain (Utah, Idaho, Montana)

Best Overall Project of the Year
Utah State University USTAR Life Science Research Facility

Civil Works/Infrastructure
Best – Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant – 10 MG Finished Water Reservoir Project

Cultural/Worship
Best – Brigham Young University – Idaho Auditorium
Merit – St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

Government/Public Building
Best – Rosecrest Fire Station #123
Merit – Carbon County Senior Center (tie- Merit)
Merit – Munitions Maintenance Facility (tie – Merit)

Green Project
Best – J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center
Merit – Axis Architects Office (tie – Merit)
Merit – Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Samuel H. and Marian K. Barker Family Health Merit – Technology Building (tie – Merit)

Health Care
Best – Portneuf Medical Center

Higher Education/Research
Best – Utah State University USTAR Life Science Research Facility
Merit – Brigham Young University Broadcast Building (tie – Merit)
Merit – Floyd and Jeri Meldrum Civil and Environmental Engineering Building (tie – Merit)
Merit – Brigham Young University – Idaho Manwaring Center Addition / Renovation (tie – Merit)

Industrial/Manufacturing
Best – Quality Bicycle Products

Interior Design/Tenant Improvement
Best – First Security Building Office Remodel

K-12 Education
Best – River’s Edge School
Merit – Middleton High School (tie – Merit)
Merit – Ben Lomond High School (tie – Merit)

Landscape/Hardscape
Best – LDS Motion Picture Studio South – Jerusalem Set

Multifamily Residential/Hospitality
Best – Montage Deer Valley
Merit – YWCA

Renovation/Restoration
Best – Jordan Valley Medical Center Breast Care Center Renovation

Retail/Mixed-Use
Best – Whole Foods Store and Parking Structure at Trolley Square

Small Project
Best – Utah Career Center for Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders and HVAC&R
Merit – Redford Conference Center

Sports/Entertainment
Best – BYUI-Center

Transportation
Best – I-15 South Layton Interchange (tie- Best)
Best – U.S. 191 Bridge over the Colorado River (tie- Best)
Merit – Utah Transit Authority West Valley TRAX Project