ESD To Honor Construction & Design Winners At Annual Benefit Dinner June 18

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit has chosen four local major construction projects to receive the 2014 Construction & Design Award.

The winners will be recognized during ESD’s Annual Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, June 18 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Now in their 40th year, the prestigious Construction and Design Awards are among the premier recognitions awarded to members of the construction industry and their projects.

These awards are unique in that they honor the three primary members of the building team — owners, designers and constructors — and recognize outstanding team achievement and innovative use of technology.

The 2014 winners are:

University of Michigan Law School Lawyers Club Renovation
Owner: University of Michigan Board of Regents
Designer: Hartman-Cox Architects/SmithGroupJJR
Contractor: Walbridge

Oakland University Human Health Building
Owner: Oakland University
Designer: SmithGroupJJR
Contractor: Christman Company

Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
Owner: Detroit Building Authority
Designer: SmithGroupJJR
Contractor: White-Turner

Honorable Mention:

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center – South Tower
Owner: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Designer: Harley Ellis Devereaux
Contractor: Barton Malow Rewold

For a complete list of award recipients including the ESD Leadership Awards and the Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award, click here. 

The cost to attend is $150 for ESD members and $175 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are available for $1,350. Click here to register online or call (248) 353-0735, ext. 119 to register by phone, or email

Platinum sponsors of the event are Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan, Citizens Insurance, the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hartland Insurance Group Inc. Gold sponsors are Daifuku Webb, Denso, DTE Energy, Durr, Ghafari, Lawrence Technological University, SmithGroupJJR, and the Wayne State University College of Engineering. Crain’s Detroit Business is the event media sponsor.

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