Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BOSTON - May 03, 2017 - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff as a winner of its 2017 Gold Engineering Excellence Award for work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture project.
The 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Carol Gladstone, Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and Commissioner Leo Roy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, with offices in Boston, was retained by the Smithsonian Institution to provide a sustainable building design for the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum houses nearly 37,000 historical artifacts, documents and photos that trace African-American history through slavery, reconstruction,
The 425,000-square foot, $500-million museum is a cultural and architectural landmark. The NMAAHC represents best practice in sustainable building design and has been designed to achieve LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] Gold certification from the USGBC.
“The winning projects exemplify ingenuity and professionalism and represent the breadth of engineering’s contribution to our everyday lives,” said ACEC/MA President Mark S. Bartlett PE, Senior Associate at Stantec, Inc. “They are outstanding examples of how engineers connect communities, provide safe and reliable water and energy, and make our buildings safe and efficient. The professional engineers and their colleagues at our member firms are dedicated to working on quality infrastructure, which wouldn’t otherwise exist. These outstanding projects are but a few examples of the quality work designed by Massachusetts engineering firms.”
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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations. For more information on ACEC/MA, visit their website at www.acecma.org. ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations) in everyday life through their hash tag #EngineeringGoFigure. To Follow us on Twitter: @ACECMA