IN A CELEBRATION OF IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE FIELD, the ACEC 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Gala recently honored 179 ACEC member firm achievements from throughout the nation and internationally.
A panel of 27 judges representing a wide spectrum of built environment disciplines selected 24 projects for top awards: 16 Honor Awards and 8 Grand Awards, which includes one project that won the Grand Conceptor Award for the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement.
The Gala was hosted by comedian and Emmy Award-winning television host Ross Shafer and drew nearly 700 members and guests to recognize and honor exceptional engineering innovation.
HNTBClient: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Dubbed “the Ribbon of Light,” the viaduct sets a new threshold for seismic safety. The bridge seamlessly connects the Los Angeles Art District with the Boyle Heights neighborhood, using 10 pairs of sculptural arches and recalling the iconic beauty of the original 1932 structure. In addition to being the largest, most complex bridge project in the city’s history, the viaduct is believed to be the world’s longest seismically isolated concrete tied arch bridge, and it’s designed to be capable of remaining undamaged and operational after a 1,000-year seismic event. The bridge is designed not only as a transportation link supporting vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists but will also feature a future 12-acre park below.
Watch the 2023 EEA Grand Conceptor Award Winner video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLG6hL8E4VE