This article was written by Scott Judy for ENR Southeast

Each year, as part of our annual Best Projects contest, ENR Southeast honors one project with the top award, Project of the Year, which is unveiled at our annual awards luncheon. While ENR Southeast has always had our Best Projects judges nominate multiple candidates for this top honor, this year we are publicly announcing the top three finalists for our Project of the Year award. Additionally, ENR Southeast will note these projects’ status as one of our Project of the Year finalists in our upcoming Oct. 28, 2019, print edition, .

After determining the category winners—announced last month—our independent panel of jurors next nominated and then voted for the Project of the Year finalists. And once again, the results listed below are the byproduct of votes cast by the following outstanding judges who contributed considerable time and expertise to this endeavor. They are: Jamie Breme, Fluor Corp.; Keith Douglas, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; Ken Gerrard, T.A. Loving Co.; Ray Riddle, Holder Construction; Aaron Thomas, MetCon Construction; and Ron Whalen, Roger B. Kennedy Construction.

Listed here in alphabetical order according to each project’s respective entry category, here are the three finalists for the Project of the Year Award.

Health Care Best Project
Lexington Medical Center Clinical Expansion, West Columbia, S.C.
Submitted by Brasfield & Gorrie

Higher Education/Research Best Project
Vanderbilt University E. Bronson Ingram College, Nashville
Submitted by R.C. Mathews Contractor, LLC

Renovation/Restoration Best Project
Convocation Hall | Emory University, Atlanta
Submitted by New South Construction Company

The winner of the Project of the Year award will be announced at our Best Projects Awards event, to be held Nov. 1 in Orlando.