Brentwood, Md. — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) selected Creative Design Resolutions, Inc.’s (CDR’s) project, Southgate Virginia Tech, a gateway bridge of Virginia Tech located at Southgate Drive and the US-460 Bypass Interchange, for national recognition for the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards. As a part of a larger project team with A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc., Athavale, Lystad & Associates, Inc., Virginia Tech University, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), CDR’s partnership helped to bring unity to the design and balance to the initial concepts presented by the stakeholders.

CDR has partnered with numerous engineering firms and departments of transportation on multiple infrastructure projects across the country. One of the most compelling features of CDR’s work includes the modular design of transportation aesthetics, which has been implemented across multiple projects in Oklahoma. Watch the case study to learn how the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and surrounding communities have responded to cost-saving and culturally connected design.

Modular designs allow our clients to reconfigure multiple design patterns into an infinite number of combinations to create miles of unique designs. For example, designs for the US-54 Kellogg/Woodlawn Interchange walls incorporated 48 modular panels to produce miles of distinctive designs along the interstate (

The National Recognition Award will be presented at the ACEC’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Gala on May 7, 2019, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. The gala will be a part of the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.