Parsons Brinckerhoff has long been recognized in our industry for the contributions we have made on behalf of our clients to the development of infrastructure projects worldwide. The awards we have won from professional associations in the architect/engineering/construction community are a testament to our emphasis to INSPIRE the world's best teams to CREATE innovative solutions for physical assets that ENHANCE our communities for future generations.
Throughout our history, we have received some of the industry's highest honors. Parsons Brinckerhoff has twice won the Grand Conceptor Award, the top honor of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and 11 Parsons Brinckerhoff projects have won the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. New Civil Engineer named us the Programme Manager of the Year in the 2011 International Tunnelling Awards; in the previous year we were named Tunnel Design Firm of the Year.
Parsons Brinckerhoff people, too, frequently receive recognition for their achievements from their colleagues in the infrastructure industry. A notable recent example is Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Director of Structures, Mike Abrahams, who received the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2012. Jim Monsees was recognized with the Tunneller of the Year honor from New Civil Engineer’s 2010 International Tunnelling Awards. Margaret O’Meara, Vice President for Client Services and Business Development at Parsons Brinckerhoff in Boston, was named Woman of the Year by Women's Transportation Seminar International (WTS) in 2012. Greer Gillis, Area Manager for Washington, DC, was named Member of the Year by the WTS Washington, DC, chapter. Cathy Connor, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Peter Halsall, Chair of Halsall, the Canadian operating company of Parsons Brinckerhoff, was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Mark Patis from our Brisbane, Australia, office was named the 2010 Engineering Officer of the Year.
Some of the awards and honors Parsons Brinckerhoff has won recently include the following:
Guy Templeton, President & COO Asia / Australia-Pacific / Southern Africa (AAPSA), was named to Engineers Australia’s list of 100 Most Influential Engineers.
Our Hong Kong Office received Caring Company status for the second consecutive year from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which recognizes companies that demonstrate good corporate citizenship.
The Gas Processors Association recognized the Parsons Brinckerhoff Energy Storage Services group with a Safety Award.
Parsons Brinckerhoff was recognized by Business Review Weekly, a leading business publication in Australia, as the Best Consulting Engineering Firm with revenue of more than $200 million.
One LaSalle, a luxury low-rise residential development in Hong Kong, received the Merit Award of Hong Kong 2011 from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
The Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project in Chesapeake, Virginia, received the Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation and Quality Improvement.
Parsons Brinckerhoff won the National Grid Land Regeneration Award for Most Efficient Project of the Year 2011 / 2012 for remediation work carried out on a portfolio of residential properties.
The New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America recognized the Wickford Junction Station in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, with a Project Achievement Award for infrastructure under $30 million and the Beverly High School Additions and Renovations Project in Beverly, Massachusetts, with a Project Achievement Award in for renovations / additions greater than $30 million.
The Jacinth-Ambrosia Mineral Sands Mine in Australia won the National Project Management award in the regional development category from the International Project Management Association.
The Orlando Chapter of the American Institute of Architects bestowed its Firm of the Year award on the Orlando Office of Heery International, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s US buildings operating company.
The Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7) won a national Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Award in 2011.
The Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project in New Orleans, Louisiana, was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
The Coolidge Generating Station in Arizona was recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southwest with a Best Project Award.
Jeff Schechtman was named to the “Top 20 Under 40” list compiled by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Sandra Pfeiffer was named to the Mass Transit magazine “Top 40 Under 40” list and Sean Myers was given a Young Railway Engineer Award from the Railway Technical Society of Australia.
The Gippsland Water Factory in Australia won the Gold Banksia award at the 2011 Banksia Environmental awards.