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Manhattan Construction Wins Four 2013 ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Project Awards Including Top Honor: Project of the Year

ENR 2013 Best Projects Awards


DALLAS – Manhattan Construction Company has won four “2013 Best Project” awards from Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana, including the top honor of overall “Project of the Year” for construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas.

Manhattan Construction also received three Best Project awards in three categories for the construction of: 

  • BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston, Texas in the Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Developments category. Project owner: RS Post Oak Perennial, LP (The Redstone Companies). Project architect: HKS, Inc.
  • First Baptist Church Dallas in Dallas, Texas in the Cultural/Worship category. Project owner: First Baptist Church Dallas. Project architect: Beck Architecture. 
  • George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas in the Higher Education/Research category. Project Owner: George W. Bush Foundation. Project architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. Project landscape architect: Michael R. Van Valkenburgh and Associates.

 The ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Projects awards program recognizes top construction projects that best demonstrate innovation, exceptional quality and an ability to find creative solutions to daunting challenges. More than 80 entries were submitted representing projects completed in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The honors were presented to Manhattan team members at ENR’s awards luncheon on December 18, 2013 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

About Manhattan Construction:

When Laurence H. Rooney founded what is now Manhattan Construction Group in Oklahoma Territory in 1896, he built his business and reputation for trustworthiness and dependability through consistent performance. These same timeless values have enabled Manhattan to grow and prosper into one of the most respected construction firms in the nation. The firm’s operating companies are Manhattan Construction Co., Cantera Concrete Co. and Manhattan Road & Bridge. Manhattan is recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 U.S. domestic builder and in last two years has received 50+ industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, and roads, bridges and civil works. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information about Manhattan, please visit: or connect with us on twitter @ManhattanBuild, via Facebook/ManhattanConstruction and on LinkedIn.