Achen-Gardner Wins National Public Works Project of the Year Award Print

Achen-Gardner Construction is honored to win the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year Award for our City of Phoenix (Design-Build) Centennial Way Project.

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In March 2013, the Arizona Chapter APWA announced that our Centennial Way Federal Aid Transportation Enhancement Project had won the Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Transportation ($5 million - $25 million) Category. Win or lose, all projects that are submitted in statewide APWA competitions are forwarded to the national competition. Facing off against the best projects in the United States, the Centennial Way project has also won the National APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award. According to the APWA Chapter Coordinator, "your selection puts you in a very elite group of winners and APWA is proud to have you and your partners on this project epitomize the public works profession and our association."

We will accept the Arizona APWA Award at the Statewide Conference on August 6, 2013, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Hotel in Oro Valley, AZ. We will accept the National APWA Award at the APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition on August 26, 2013, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

The Centennial Way Federal Aid Transportation Enhancement Project has also won the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors' BUILD ARIZONA AWARD as well as the GRAND AWARD from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona.

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The Centennial Way Project began in May 2011 and was completed in early February 2012, before Arizona’s Centennial Celebration – Best Fest – and Arizona’s 100th Birthday (February 14, 2012). Entellus, Inc. was the lead design engineer and Waibel and Associates Landscape Architecture was the landscape architect. Other major subconsultants/subcontractors include: MakPro Services, CR Engineers, CAID Industries, Kimbrell Electric, SC Legacy, and Sunland Asphalt.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this project!

Visit the Centennial Way project page on our website to see more project information, photos, a before and after video, and a letter of commendation from the Arizona Centennial Commission Executive Director.