For Immediate Release

October 8, 2007

Mid-Atlantic Construction Announces Best of 2007 Winners

Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center honored as overall best

WASHINGTON, DC – Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine announced the winners of its Best of 2007 awards program today. After deliberating over a record number of entries, an independent jury selected the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center as the region’s Overall Project of the Year. The Culpeper, Va., project consolidates audio-visual collections from four states and the District of Columbia into the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of moving images and sound recordings. The project involves the adaptive reuse of a former Cold War bunker built into a hillside. SmithGroup of Washington, D.C., was the project architect. DPR Construction of Falls Church, Va., was the construction manager.

The jury honored 46 projects in 16 categories, including Adaptive Reuse, Bridge, Cultural, Education, Healthcare, High-Rise Residential, Institutional, Interior Fit-Out, Mixed-Use, Office, Renovation, Restoration, Retail, Small Projects (under $5 million), Sports & Entertainment, and Transit/Parking Garage.

The projects will be honored in the Winter 2007 edition of Mid-Atlantic Construction and during an awards ceremony Dec. 14, 2007, in Baltimore, Md. In addition to honoring the firms who submitted the projects, all key team members will be recognized for their efforts.

The jury focused on those projects that best achieved the established goals of the project team; overcame significant challenges; adopted innovative approaches; and exhibited exceptional teamwork. Jurors were allowed to award one Project of the Year per category and multiple Awards of Merit. Jurors could choose to not award a Project of the Year or Awards of Merit in the categories. The jurors, who represent owners, architects, engineers and general contractors, are all active members of the local building community. They abstained from voting on any projects with which they are affiliated or have a conflict of interest.

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Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2007

Project of the Year Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

Adaptive Reuse
Project of the Year Edgeworth Building
Award of Merit Harrah's Chester Casino
Award of Merit Ruth & Raymond G. Perelman Building

Project of the Year Frederick Douglass Bridge (South Capitol Street)
Award of Merit Joppa Road and Cowenton Avenue Bridge Replacements over I-95

Award of Merit Atlas Performing Arts Center
Award of Merit Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall
Award of Merit Signature Theatre

Project of the Year TC Williams High School
Award of Merit Fischell Addition to the Kim Building
Award of Merit University of Delaware - Independence Complex

Award of Merit St. Mary’s Hospital

High-Rise Residential
Award of Merit 1352 Lofts Condominiums
Award of Merit Midtown Reston East & West Condominium
Award of Merit Symphony House

Project of the Year Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
Award of Merit FDA CDRH Laboratory
Award of Merit Pod 5 Storage and Laboratory Space - Smithsonian Institution
Award of Merit US Pharmacopeia Headquarters Consolidation Project

Interior Fit-Out
Project of the Year Lubert-Adler Management Company Fit-Out
Award of Merit Burson-Marsteller
Award of Merit Catholic Relief Services
Award of Merit Dade Behring Customer Solutions Center

Project of the Year The Phoenix at Clarendon Metro
Award of Merit Chevy Chase Center
Award of Merit Renaissance Centre
Award of Merit Rollins Ridge

Project of the Year United States Department of Transportation Headquarters
Award of Merit 1101 New York Avenue, Washington DC
Award of Merit 425 3rd Street, SW - Capitol View
Award of Merit Anacostia Gateway Office Building

Project of the Year U.S. Internal Revenue Service Headquarters Building Renovation
Award of Merit Carilion Medical Center Consolidation
Award of Merit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Façade Replacement
Award of Merit Northampton County Courthouse Expansion

Project of the Year Virginia State Capital Building

Project of the Year Vida Fitness Center
Award of Merit BMW of Fairfax
Award of Merit Mazza Gallerie

Small Projects (under $5 million)
Project of the Year Dialysis Center
Award of Merit Frances V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research Cleanroom
Award of Merit SAIC Science to Solutions Center

Sports & Entertainment
Award of Merit Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack
Award of Merit RIR Grandstand Expansion

Transit/Parking Garage
Project of the Year Underground Bus Depot at the Washington National Cathedral
Award of Merit Lehigh University Alumni

Press Release Contact:
Bruce Buckley
Managing Editor, Mid-Atlantic Construction
(703) 956-9860