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ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute Announces Winners of 2020 AEI Professional Project Award

ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute Announces Winners of 2020 AEI Professional Project Award

RESTON, Va. – Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is pleased to announce the Arizona State University Student Pavilion (HGA) and One Manhattan West (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP) Best Overall Projects winners for AEI’s Professional Project Awards. Traditionally, AEI announces project winners during its annual Awards Banquet; however, ASCE made the decision to cancel this year’s program due the nationwide COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and CDC guidelines to avoid large gatherings. ASCE is committed to reducing the risk of adverse health impacts to the thousands of ASCE members, guests and staff that participate in conferences, and holds paramount the health, safety and welfare of the public.

The AEI Professional Project Award recognizes outstanding achievements in design and construction by honoring the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering. The program focuses on high performance buildings including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting systems as well as construction management and architectural engineering integration. Projects are evaluated on originality and innovative character, integration and collaboration, sustainability, energy efficiency and economics, effective use of technology and constructability and site logistics.

“This year’s winning projects demonstrate just how effective a building can be when state-of-the-art design meets innovative construction methods,” said Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, President, AEI. “Each project serves a communal purpose as a social space—, connecting students, employees, entrepreneurs and local citizens through dynamic and efficient architecture. These are the qualities that advance the architectural engineering industry.”

In addition to Best Overall Project, the Corning Museum of Glass (Altieri Sebor Wieber, LLC) and Tianjin CTF Finance Center (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP) won the awards for Most Innovative Projects. For a full list of winners, please visit www.aeippa.org/past-winners.

Awards submissions were reviewed by a committee of jurors including distinguished members of the design and construction industry and representatives from AEI’s Board of Governors and Academic Council.


 Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visit www.asce.org or www.infrastructurereportcard.org and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.


Established in 1998, AEI is the premier organization for architectural engineering, promoting an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to planning, design, construction and operation of buildings, by encouraging innovation, collaboration and excellence in practice, education and research of architectural engineering.  For more information, visit www.asce.org/aei.