You can’t get much more different than a hamburger restaurant and a major urban highway project, but now the Dallas Shake Shack and the Horseshoe Project have something in common — each has won a national award from the Design-Build Institute of America in its 2017 Design-Build/Team Awards.
The institute honored the “small, yet impressive” Dallas Shake Shack and the Dallas Horseshoe Project with the 2017 Design-Build National Award of Merit in the Commercial Building and Transportation categories, respectively.
“Whether it’s a beautiful public facility, small commercial building, bridge, or transportation project, America’s design-builders are showing in a big way how the power of integrated delivery and collaboration is delivering real value to their communities,” Lisa Washington, DBIA executive director and CEO, said in a release.
“This year’s DBIA National Design-Build Project/Team Award winners are truly the best of the best. Their projects will not only improve the lives of millions of Americans they’ve also delivered innovative projects which provide time and cost savings at the same time.”
“The diversity between the two Dallas winners shows how effectively design-build deals with all project sizes and types and DBIA is thrilled to honor both design-build projects for their unique contributions to the Dallas area.”
Washington noted the uniqueness of the Dallas winners.
“The diversity between the two Dallas winners shows how effectively design-build deals with all project sizes and types and DBIA is thrilled to honor both design-build projects for their unique contributions to the Dallas area,” she said.
Both projects will go on to compete for a National Award of Excellence and the Project of the Year to be announced in November at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia.
The Beck Group of Dallas was the design-builder for the Shake Shack project for property owner Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC. The construction project took four months and cost $3.03 million.
Here’s what the institute had to say about the building at 2500 N. Pearl St.:
“Built on a leftover corner of the Crescent Development in Dallas, Shake Shack was designed to activate the space creating a public space that serves as a mini park. Under the trees a floating canopy adds shade by day and illumination at night draws the eye in. Designed to reflect the values of Shake Shack, the materials and detailing attempt to blur the line between the park and dining room, bringing the outside in.”
In honoring the Horseshoe Project, the institute selected one of the largest transportation projects in recent Dallas history.
Pegasus Link Constructors LLC, a subsidiary of Irving-based Fluor Corp., was the design-builder for the Texas Department of Transportation. The project took 35 months at a cost of $723 million.
Here’s what the institute said about the massive road and bridge project that completely altered the look and flow of Interstates 30 and 35E in downtown Dallas:
“TxDOT needed to rapidly replace two Interstate bridges over the Trinity River in downtown Dallas and ease traffic congestion, while keeping half a million vehicles daily moving. PLC and WSP/AECOM deployed a complex plan to maintain traffic flow, while building most new work away from vehicles. The team used concrete spliced girders to span the river, protected and kept major utilities in service, and eliminated left exits and other complicated movements to streamline traffic flow.”
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