Manhattan Construction wins ENR Regional Best Projects Award of Merit for two Oklahoma projects
TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company has won 2022 Best Engineering News-Record (ENR) Regional Project Award of Merit honors for two Oklahoma projects.
Ninety-four projects were entered across 18 categories in the ENR Texas & Louisiana Regional Best Projects competition. An independent panel of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry experts reviewed and selected 17 Best Projects and 17 Award of Merit winners, two of which were bestowed to Manhattan Construction Company.
Oklahoma City Convention Center Parking Garage in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, won a “2022 Best Projects” merit award in the “Government/Public Building” category.
Housed near and serving the Oklahoma City Convention Center and Omni Hotel, this parking garage is six floors totaling 413,360 square feet and 1,099 parking spaces. Artwork, designed by Martin Donlin, surrounds three sides and consists of over 88,000 color plexiglass tiles.
The Oklahoma City Convention Center Parking Garage was built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by TAP Architecture.
Oklahoma State Capitol Interior Restoration project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, won a “2022 Best Projects” merit award in the “Renovation/Restoration” category.
This project included the interior restoration of 400,000 square feet of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. The project team repaired and replaced the Capitol’s backbone infrastructure, including the MEP and HVAC systems, the addition of a climate control system for the rotunda, and public access and security in the new visitor entrance. The team added fire alarm and sprinkler systems throughout, upgraded public restrooms, and added LED lighting, control systems, and occupancy sensors. They gutted the basement to replace MEP systems and converted the space into a new visitor level.
Manhattan developed a single-move strategy to relocate occupants within the capitol building only once, which avoided multiple moves, eliminating off-site relocations and multiple temporary leasing agreements. Resulting savings was applied to critical repair and restoration of essential infrastructure systems.
As the design-builder, Manhattan Construction Company partnered with Frankfurt Short Bruza Architects-Engineers-Planners, Rosin Preservation, and Stephen Kelley Preservation for this project.
The awards were presented at the ENR Texas & Louisiana Regional Best Project Awards Luncheon Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center in Houston, Texas.