The awards recognize the workmanship of those who contribute and by showcasing the results of their commitment. Each project is evaluated by selected judges represented by a cross-section of the industry, including local design professionals who either visit and tour each project or determine the score based on a presentation and awards entry book. The project entries are judged on execution of design, quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail, proper installation, outstanding planning and coordination efforts, challenges successfully overcome, project complexity, custom materials, safety program, and owner satisfaction.
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast PA recognized 2 projects at the Award Gala in November:
Reproductive Medical Associates of NJ – A new 45,000sf fertility and patient treatment center in Evesham, NJ. Architectural features of the building include a sweeping curve along the top two floors of its western side, and a three-story illuminated rectangle of moss and other living greens facing north. Exterior features include a three-story living wall and a glass-walled atrium encased with a glass canopy which leads to a two-story entry plaza.
The New Lutnick Library at Haverford College – Wallworks partnered with Whiting Turner to reconstruct the historic buildings of the former Magill Library. The library is an intricately complex structure constructed over four eras (1864-1898, 1912, 1941, & 1967) and is listed on the Haverford Township Bureau for Historic Preservation. The $30M (total) renovation transformed the original Magill Library into a 21st century scholarship center. The project included major renovations and additions to the historic library, and sustainability standards that align with LEED Gold.