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ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards

On January 24th the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) will host its 53rd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) banquet at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest. This event recognizes and honors engineering firms and their clients for projects that demonstrate a high level of accomplishment, value to the community, and ingenuity.

ACEC/MN hopes your firm will attend and sponsor this event, where we expect nearly 300 members and clients in attendance. See the enclosed document for sponsorship levels and benefits.

As a sponsor, your firm will receive recognition and exposure in a variety of ways before, during, and after the event including:

  • Event program and signage
  • Framework client newsletter
  • Parameters member newsletter
  • Assets, ACEC/MN’s Membership Directory distributed to members and several member client groups (nearly 3,000 engineers and purchasers of engineering services)
  • ACEC/MN website
  • Special recognition during the awards presentation

This event is an excellent opportunity to promote your organization’s services and show your support for ACEC/MN’s biggest event of the year.

Click here for the sponsorship breakdown, which includes sponsorship levels and benefits, and to see last year's sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please respond by Monday, December 16th, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact me at 952/593-5533 or Thank you for your consideration.


2018-19 ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards

ACEC/MN celebrated its 52nd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards at a gala on January 25, 2019. The event drew over 260 attendees to the Graduate Minneapolis. The evening began with Master of Ceremonies Alison Rempel Brown, CEO of Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming members, clients, and guests to the event, followed by a brief address from current president Dan Larson, PE, CEO of American Engineering Testing, Inc. See below for an event photo gallery.

The Engineering Excellence Awards Program recognizes engineering achievements that exhibit the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. Entries were judged based on originality and innovation; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; complexity; and meeting the client’s needs.

The Grand Conceptor Award, which recognizes the highest scoring project by the judging panel, was awarded to Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. and Parsons Corporation for St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard. The People’s Choice Award, presented to the firm that received the highest number of votes by banquet attendees, was awarded to LHB, Inc. for The Promenade of Wayzata.

In addition to the 8 Grand Awards, 16 engineering projects received Honor Awards. *See a complete list of award winners below. Contact Kristine Scott at or 952/593-5533 for project descriptions and photographs. Congratulations to all the winning firms!

Here are our 2018-19 Grand Award winners:
Firm and project:
AKF Group LLC – Westminster Presbyterian Church Historical Renovation & Expansion, Minneapolis, MN
Alliant Engineering, Inc. – TH 169 Nine Mile Creek Design-Build, Hopkins and Edina, MN
Barr Engineering Co. – Trunk Highway 210 Design-Build, Carlton, MN
LHB, Inc. – The Promenade of Wayzata, Wayzata, MN
Mattson Macdonald Young, Inc. – Minneapolis Armory Renovation, Minneapolis, MN
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. – Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail, Edina, MN
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. and Parsons Corporation – St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard, Minneapolis, MN
Stantec – Zumbro River Restoration, Oronoco, MN

Here are our 2018-19 Honor Award winners:
Firm and project:

Barr Engineering Co. – Hall’s Island Design and Restoration
Bolton & Menk, Inc. – The Artery
Bolton & Menk, Inc. – CSAH 83 Improvements
Braun Intertec – UMN Combined Heat and Power Plant
Buildings Consulting Group, Inc. – Restoration of the Plummer Building at Mayo Clinic
Houston Engineering, Inc. – Grey Cloud Channel Restoration and Crossing
Michaud Cooley Erickson – University of Minnesota Bell Museum
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. – Jackson Street Reconstruction
SRF Consulting Group, Inc. – Olmsted County CSAH 22 & CSAH 33 Reconstruction
TKDA – Godfrey Parkway Bridge Replacement
Widseth Smith Nolting & Assocs., Inc. - Interconnect Wastewater Project
WSB – Corridors of Commerce – Scope and Project Selection
WSB – The Afton Old Village Preservation
WSP USA –Rethinking I-94
WSP USA – TH 169 Nine Mile Creek Bridge Replacement

Thank you to the Circle of Excellence Sponsors:


Elite Sponsors: American Engineering Testing, Inc., BOULAY, CPAs & Advisors, Chartwell Financial Advisory, Inc., The Coleman Law Firm, LLC, Heley Duncan & Melander, PLLP, HIWAY Federal Credit Union, Meagher & Geer, PLLP, Meyer Borgman Johnson, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.,Stantec, & TKDA

Platinum Sponsors: ACEC Life/Health Trust, DeWitt LLP, ISG, Kubes Law Office, PLLC, & Michaud Cooley Erickson

Gold Sponsors: BKBM Engineers, Inc., Cobb, Strecker, Dunphy & Zimmerman, Inc., Gallagher, LHB, Inc., Marriott Minneapolis West, Minnesota Builders Exchange, Oak Marsh Golf Course, Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel, Sambatek, & Science Museum of Minnesota

Special Thanks
ARC Document Solutions, Signage
Maple Lane Media, Event Technology
The First Impressions Group, Printing

Below are photos taken at the January 26, 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet at Graduate Minneapolis.