The winners of the 2020 Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards were announced on Wednesday, December 9 during a virtual event! Submissions were evaluated by an esteemed independent Jury, and honorees were selected from a nationwide pool of entrants. Judging criteria included projects that display outstanding achievement in socially responsible, multi-modal connections between vulnerable neighborhoods, cities, and regions, and demonstrate excellence in transportation and infrastructure systems, such as equitable food and goods distribution; projects that shape, rejuvenate, and promote inclusive neighborhoods and cities, and improve pedestrian experience, health, and safety;  projects that display excellence in sustainability, resiliency, and climate-sensitive design; and innovative work, including the demonstration of exemplary new and emerging technologies or pioneering solutions.

At this critical junction, a year in which global transportation patterns have been disrupted, with an existential threat posed to mass transit systems by plummeting ridership, and with the daily habits of mobility inextricably altered, taking this opportunity to recognize Design Excellence in Transportation + Infrastructure could not be more essential.

Merits and Honors were awarded in four categories (Planning, Projects, Structures, and Student Awards) as follows:

Structures – SR99 Tunnel Project, HNTB; Goose Creek Rest Area, VJAA

Planning – Brightline, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Projects – Return to Service: Public Transit, AECOM; Brooklyn Bridge: Back to the Future, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Student Awards – Good(s) Shift: Revitalizing the Port of Newburgh; Three-Dimensional Urban Thresholds; A Porous Poche

Please visit the Awards Archive for a full report.