ENR Mountain States 2013 Best Projects Winners

Please join us in congratulating a few of our customers for being highlighted or winning “Best Projects in the Mountain States Award!”

  • NREL Controllable Grid Interface, Jefferson County, Colorado
  • Energy Systems Integration Facility, Golden, Colorado
  • Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Crestone Charter School, Crestone, Colorado
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center, Denver, Colorado

ENR Mountain States 2013 Best Projects Winners By: Mark Shaw

ENR Mountain States is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Best Projects competition in the region, which includes Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

A panel of eight judges from all areas of the industry—architects, GCs and engineers—selected winners in each of categories. The judges also selected a number of merit winners and awarded ties in some categories where they thought the projects were of similar quality.

This is the 13th year producing these awards, which are detailed below. In addition to the awards listed, ENR will present safety awards to several deserving projects, and one project in each area (Intermountain and Colorado/Plain States) will win top honors as the Best Overall, along with some judges’ special recognitions. The safety winners will be announced soon, but the special judges awards will not be named until the morning of the awards banquets.

The awards are split into two areas (Intermountain and Colorado), to correspond with their respective awards events, and arranged by category below. Scroll down to see both lists. Projects will be covered in more detail in the October issue of ENR Mountain States and honored at two breakfast awards events: Salt Lake City on Oct. 29 and Denver on Oct. 30.

If you have questions, please e-mail (Mark Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, ENR Mountain States) at mark.shaw@mhfi.com.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Intermountain Winners
(Utah, Idaho and Montana)


Winner: Utah Transit Authority Airport TRAX Extension, Salt Lake City


Winner: Boise LDS Temple Renovation, Boise
Merit: Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum, Vernal, Utah


Winner: FCF Rebuild, Salt Lake City
Merit: High Mesa Wind Farm, Twin Falls, Idaho

Government/Public Building

Winner: Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, Salt Lake City

Health Care

Winner: HCA MountainStar Lone Peak Hospital, Draper, Utah
Merit (tie): Utah State Veterans Nursing Homes, Payson and Ivins, Utah
Merit (tie): Salt Lake Clinic, Salt Lake City

Higher Education/Research

Winner: Tooele Applied Technology College, Toole, Utah
Merit (tie): University of Utah L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Research Institute, Salt Lake City
Merit (tie): University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Salt Lake City


Winner (tie): U.S. 95 Sand Creek Byway, Sandpoint, Idaho
Winner (tie): Mountain View Corridor, Salt Lake County
Winner (tie): I-15 Corridor Expansion (I-15 CORE), Utah County
Merit (tie): SR-14 Landslide Emergency Repair, CM/GC Services,
Cedar Canyon, Utah
Merit (tie): Carbon and Duchesne Counties Nine Mile Canyon Road Reconstruction, Utah

Interiors/Tenant Improvement

Winner: MRM // McCann, Salt Lake City
Merit: Clearlink Call Center, Winner Floor, Orem, Utah

K-12 Education

Winner: Granger High School, West Valley City, Utah


Winner: Swire Coca-Cola USA Distribution Center, Draper, Utah


Winner: Adobe Corporate Campus, Lehi, Utah
Merit (tie): Deseret Book, Rexburg, Idaho
Merit (tie): eBay Global Customer Service Center, Draper, Utah


Winner: Ogden High School Restoration, Ogden, Utah
Merit (tie): Wheeler Office Renovation, Salt Lake City
Merit (tie): Tribune Building Renovation, Salt Lake City


Winner: The Village at South Campus, Provo, Utah
Merit (tie): Weber State University Residential Life Complex, Ogden, Utah
Merit (tie): Westminster on the Draw Student Housing, Salt Lake City

Small Project (Under $10 million)

Winner: 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Boise
Merit: Uintah County Library, Vernal, Utah

Specialty Contracting

Winner: Rocket Express Car Wash, Midvale, Utah
Merit: Adobe Omniture Phase 1 LEED, Lehi, Utah


Winner: Provo Recreation Center, Provo, Utah
Merit: Megaplex Theatres at Valley Fair Mall, West Valley, Utah


Winner (tie): Orange Street Sewer Trunk Line Rehabilitation, Salt Lake City
Winner (tie): Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility, Riverton, Utah
Merit (tie): Streamside Tailings Operable Unit – Silver Bow Creek
Subarea 3 Remedial Action, Butte, Mont.
Merit (tie): Jack Waite Mine Superfund Site Remediation, Bunker Hill, Idaho
Colorado/Wyoming/Kansas Winners


Winner: Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde, Colo.


Winner: NREL Controllable Grid Interface, Jefferson County, Colo.

Government/Public Building

Winner: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Denver
Merit: Energy Systems Integration Facility, Golden, Colo.

Green Project

Winner: Windsor Readiness Center, Windsor, Colo.
Merit (tie): Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, Cheyenne
Merit (tie): Galileo’s Pavilion, Overland Park, Kan.

Health Care

Winner (tie): Rangely District Hospital Replacement Hospital, Rangely Colo.
Winner (tie): University of Colorado Hospital —
New Inpatient Tower and Critical Care Wing Expansion, Aurora, Colo.
Merit (tie): Children’s Hospital East Tower Addition, Aurora, Colo.
Merit (tie): Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Castle Rock, Colo.


Winner: I-70 & Central Park Boulevard Interchange, Denver

Interiors/Tenant Improvement

Winner: Turner Construction Offices, Denver

K-12 Education

Winner (tie): Manhattan High School West Campus & Bishop Stadium,
Manhattan, Kan.
Winner (tie): Garden City High School, Garden City, Kan.
Merit: Crestone Charter School, Crestone, Colo.


Winner: Trimble Rockies Campus, Westminster, Colo.
Merit: Suncor Energy USA Denver Regional Headquarters, Commerce City, Colo.


Winner: Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse,
Grand Junction, Colo.
Merit (tie): Colorado State University Parmelee Hall Revitalization, Fort Collins, Colo.
Merit (tie): Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.


Winner: Metropolitan State University of Denver Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center, Denver

Small Project (Under $10 million)

Winner: Drive at TAXI, Denver
Merit: Elk Camp Restaurant, Snowmass, Colo.


Winner (tie): Horsethief Canyon Native Fish Facility, Fruita, Colo.
Winner (tie): Southern Delivery System South Pipeline 2, Pueblo County, Colo.

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