An independent jury of design and construction professionals selected ENR's 2012 Best Projects in the MidAtlantic region. Entries were judged on five criteria: teamwork and overcoming challenges; safety; innovation and contribution; construction quality and craftsmanship; and function and aesthetic quality. The jury could select one Project of the Year and multiple Awards of Merit in each category. Jurors also picked a Best Overall Project from any category. Jurors abstained from voting on projects where there was a conflict of interest. This year, a jury of safety professionals also chose winners for our first-ever Best Project Safety awards.
Patricia A. Reddin
Director, Client Services & Development
R.W. Murray Co., Manassas, Va.
With more than 20 years of diverse marketing and client service experience in the industry, Patricia Redding's knowledge extends from the entitlement phase to construction completion. She is responsible for new client development as well as working with existing clients to ensure their satisfaction with the company's construction services. She oversees corporate marketing initiatives and is a member of the executive management team.
Jesus 'Fred' Ortiz
Fred Ortiz, director of design for the mid-Atlantic region, has more than 21 years of experience in a wide variety of project types. His diverse background includes serving as design principal or lead designer on academic, health care, sports and entertainment, residential, office and municipal projects. Fundamental guiding principles such as attention to technical quality, consistent budget compliance, focus on award-winning design and exceptional client services ground Ortiz's approach to creating innovative and thoughtful solutions to challenging projects.
Executive, Higher Education and Life Sciences Programs
Michelle Honey is a construction management executive with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm's business development in the construction and renovation of college facilities. This includes academic, research and teaching labs, performing arts centers, athletic facilities, residences, libraries, student unions, administrative buildings as well as hospital systems and clinical, health care and veterinary science facilities.
Director of Professional & Academic Outreach
Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Blacksburg, Va.
Christine Fiori brings a varied background to Virginia Tech. Her research interests revolve around construction education, historical construction, leadership and construction safety. Her interest in ancient construction led to a National Science Foundation grant to explore construction techniques of the Inca, specifically the Inca road throughout Peru. Over the past four years she has led teams of experts into remote areas of the Andes to research the design, construction and maintenance of the road.
Christopher M. Stone
Clark Nexsen, Norfolk, Va.
Christopher Stone is a structural engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of public, private and commercial projects. He is president of one of Virginia's largest full-service international architecture, engineering and interior design firms. Stone was the 2011-2012 president of the National Society of Professional Engineers and is the 2012-2013 chair for the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services.
Executive Vice President
KBR Building Group, Vienna, Va.