Four Projects Receive 2022 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards

We’ve done it again – scored great results in the ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards. Four of our projects are receiving awards; two transportation projects received first-place awards and two structural engineering projects received second-place awards. Read on for the details.

Newman Road Underpass Project – Honor Award

Before and after photos of the Newman Road underpass

The Newman Road Underpass project modernized Newman Road from SR 26 to Benson Drive in West Lafayette, replaced a 100-year-old stone arch bridge structure, and improved access and safety to a growing Discovery Park District near the Purdue University campus where high-tech aeronautics research and development occurs. This is the project’s third major award: APWA Indiana named it the 2021 Project of the Year in Transportation and it received the 2021 Indiana Engineering Achievement Award from the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers.

SR 37 and 126th Street Interchange – Honor Award

The interchange upgrade is the first of four projects to address traffic congestion and safety challenges along the SR 37 corridor from 126th Street to 146th Street in Hamilton County. Our design team converted the signalized intersection into a teardrop roundabout interchange and added a pedestrian and bicyclist multi-use path. The new interchange vastly improves traffic flow, relieves traffic congestion, and provides increased safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Loeb Stadium – Merit Award

The multi-purpose Loeb Stadium provides a destination attraction for the City of Lafayette. The $22 million facility takes inspiration from the original stadium’s 1940s-era, Art Deco architecture. Architectural precast concrete colonnade, traditional brick facades, and exposed structural steel evoke a historic ambiance and convey a sense of strength, safety, and comfort. Our structural engineers used innovative thinking to use readily available materials and standard fabrication techniques to achieve an aesthetic look at an affordable price for the city.

Infosys Pedestrian Bridge – Merit Award

This new 195-foot-long bridge, comprising a 170-foot span and 25-foot cantilever, connects a renovated parking structure at the former Indianapolis International Airport to the state-of-the-art Infosys US Education Center on the grounds of the former Indianapolis airport terminal. The bridge features unique skewed-arch geometry, a curved plan, and a tapered-elliptical bridge pier, and it serves as an architectural statement piece for the Infosys campus to provide safe passage for Infosys employees and visitors.

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