By Scott Blair

The judging for ENR California’s Best Projects 2014 has nearly wrapped up, and we can reveal all the winners except for the Safety Award of Excellence, which is juried by a separate group of safety experts.

The winners listed below are for projects located in Southern California and select Hawaii projects. A separate announcement will reveal the Northern California winners. All of these projects will be profiled in depth in the Dec issue of ENR California, and at two awards presentations in December – one in San Francisco on Dec. 2 and one in Long Beach on Dec. 4. (see below for more info).

This year the number of entries jumped by 40% from the previous year, so our judges had their hands full reviewing and discussing nearly 140 projects located throughout California and Hawaii. This year we had 12 judges from all walks of the industry who were split up into three groups and assigned categories that fit in within their areas of expertise. The judges were amazed at the number of outstanding projects this year. Unfortunately, we can only honor a fraction of the projects that are submitted each year, so if your project didn’t win this year, please be sure to submit next year!

Our judges will select a Project of the Year from the Best Projects listed below – we’ll announce that winner in our Dec. issue and at the banquet.

Due to the overwhelming participation from the construction community in the awards again this year, we are thrilled to host two banquets to honor the winners. Be sure to mark your calendars to meet and congratulate all of the project teams.

K-12 Education

Best Project: e3 Civic High, located in San Diego. Submitted by: LPA, Inc.

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