23 October 2018
Henry Adams is pleased to announce that two recently completed projects have been awarded by Engineering News Record (ENR) as part of the 2018 Best Projects awards competition. Projects submitted compete in 20 specialized categories. The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention located in Gainesville, Florida was awarded Best Small Project, and ultimately Best Project overall in the Southeast region. The rehabilitation of Constitution Gardens located in Washington, DC was awarded the best renovation/restoration project in the MidAtlantic region.
Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention – The project was designed to promote hands-on creativity and an interest in invention. The Main Hall symbolizes the collaboration of ideas based on creativity, science, and nature. Texturized metals and panels overlap within the vortex shaped space and continue into the connecting galleries. This project required innovation from all contributing teams. Henry Adams made sure to provide the MEP engineering design consistent with the museum’s purpose to foster creation.
Constitution Gardens – The spotlight of the project focused on the relocation of the historic Lockkeeper’s House. It was a challenging project that required carful deliberation and teamwork with preservation specialists. Henry Adams’ MEP engineering team provided the design of the geothermal wells for the mechanical systems as well as providing modern upgrades electrical and fore-protection systems.
These projects will now go on to compete in ENR’s national competition; the Best of the Best Projects of 2018. ENR is considered one of the top publications within the construction industry and has held their annual Best Projects awards competition for 17 years now. A panel of industry leaders judge each competition based on the following criteria: overcoming challenges, teamwork, safety, innovation and contribution to community, quality, functionality of design, and aesthetic quality.