In recognition of design achievements celebrating ingenuity, innovation and value to society, six AECOM projects recently received Engineering Excellence awards from the New York chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). These projects tackle some of the region’s most complex infrastructure challenges, further demonstrating our commitment to delivering a better world.

Congratulations to our clients who, along with our dedicated project teams and partners, are showcasing engineering excellence and improving the quality of life across the diverse communities we serve.

Grand Central Madison

Diamond Award, Transportation

Earning ACEC NY’s highest accolade, this new service — undertaken for Metropolitan Transportation Authority Construction & Development — gives Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) passengers a one-seat ride to Manhattan’s East Side. Grand Central Madison also provides direct connections to the Metro North Railroad and five New York City Transit subway lines. We served as the overall program manager and construction manager for the project, which includes eight new tracks on four platforms and a 700,000-square-foot terminal and concourse, and also required modernization of the Harold Interlocking, the busiest rail junction in the nation.

New York Penn Station LIRR Train Hall Renovation Phase 2 Concourse Improvements

Platinum Award, Transportation

As designer of record, working with design-build partner Skanska, USA we provided design, engineering, vertical transportation and project management services to enhance this major transportation hub for Metropolitan Transportation Authority Construction & Development. The program improved capacity and passenger circulation by doubling the LIRR concourse width, adding new elevators, and delivering more intuitive wayfinding and information displays. Increased ceiling heights and an upgraded HVAC system brought new light and air to the station. These concourse improvements serve as a companion to the Phase 1 Renovation 33rd Street Entrance, which earned a Diamond Award from ACEC NY in 2022.

New Terminal One at JFK Airport, Phase 2

Gold Award, Transportation

Photo courtesy of PANYNJ

AECOM Tishman is serving as Construction Manager for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 23-gate facility that will reimagine the international passenger experience at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The new terminal will span the sites of former Terminals 1, 2 and 3. AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services’ team is providing airside and landside design services for JFK’s New Terminal One.

Reconstruction of Portions of the New York State Pavilion Observation Towers

Silver Award, Special Projects

Our team is providing construction management services to restore and stabilize these iconic remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. Working on behalf of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, our efforts will preserve the towers and pavilion, which are listed on the New York State and the National Registers of Historic Places.

Queens Parking Garage and Community Space

Silver Award Special Projects

Photo credit: Michael Worthington

Working in joint venture, we are providing program and construction management services to the New York City Department of Design and Construction for this project at the Queens Civic Center. The eight-level, 600-car garage is outfitted with a photovoltaic trellis on its roof and connects to a 25,000-square-foot community space with a grass roof. The new garage adds much needed parking space for the adjacent courthouse during the day and for community use overnight.

Reconstruction of the Ramp OCH Connection Sheridan Boulevard to the Cross Bronx Expressway

Silver Award, Structural Systems

Photo credit: Michael Worthington

We provided design and construction support on an accelerated 8-month schedule to replace this deteriorated ramp OCH structure and assure safety for the traveling public. The project addressed structural deficiencies using measures that will enable the newly reconstructed ramp to be incorporated into the New York State Department of Transportation’s planned future expansion of the Cross Bronx Expressway.