Awards and Recognition

At SEH, we’re honored to work with amazing people on difference-making projects.
These awards commemorate just some of the work we do every day.

Read our Award Stories

2020 Awards

Falls International Airport Terminal
Key Commercial Services Airport Project of the Year Award | Minnesota Council of Airports

Itasca County Airport: Apron Reconstruction Project
Key General Aviation Airport Project of the Year 2019 | Minnesota Council of Airports

McElmo Creek Flume
2020 Byway Public-Private Partnership Award | National Scenic Byway Foundation (Colorado)

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Top Workplace | Star Tribune

SEH | Denver, Colo.
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

Pinecone Road
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Cypress Drive
Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)
Project of the Year Award | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)

Falls International Airport Terminal
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Runway 9/27 Reconstruction, Duluth International Airport
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

2019 Awards

Paul Pasko, PE | Minnetonka, Minn.
Professional Manager of the Year Award | American Public Works Association (APWA)

Falls International Airport Terminal
Outstanding Leadership in Airport Planning, Environment and Strategic Initiative Award | Minnesota Council of Airports

Castle Rock Fire Department Fire Station #152
Hall of Fame Award | Varco Pruden Buildings

Kinni Corridor Plan
Planning Excellence Award | American Planning Association (APA) Wisconsin Chapter

Harbor District Water & Land Use Plan
Planning Excellence Award | American Planning Association (APA) Wisconsin Chapter

Great River Landing
Great Places Wisconsin Award | American Planning Association (APA) Wisconsin Chapter

Lower Yahara River Trail Phase One | Dane County, Wis.
2019 Best of State Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)
Project of the Year Award | American Planning Association (APA)

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Top Workplace | Star Tribune

SEH | Denver, Colo.
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

Backus Municipal Airport | Backus, Minn.
2019 Project of the Year Award | Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA)

Nikki Farrington, PE | St. Paul, Minn.
Member of the Year Award | Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) - Minnesota Chapter

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail | Edina, Minn.
2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award  |  American Public Works Association
Trails & Corridors – Class II Award |  National Association of Country Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)
Engineering Excellence Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)
Innovation in Park Design Award | National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Corporate 401(k) Plan Sponsor of the Year Award | PLANSPONSOR®

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge | Minneapolis, Minn.
Grand Conceptor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

2018 Awards

Jackson Street Reconstruction
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge | Minneapolis, Minn.
Top Projects of 2017 | Finance and Commerce

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail | Edina, Minn.
2018 Project of the Year Special Recognition  | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)
2018 Project of the Year Honorable Mention | American Public Works Association - Minnesota Chapter (APWA-MN)

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Top Workplace | Star Tribune

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Governor's Safety Award | Minnesota Safety Council

SEH | Denver, Colo.
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

Les Fafard, PE | Milwaukee, Wisc.
Honor Award for Service on Board of Directors | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)

Allyz Kramer, MS, PWS, CWD | Duluth, Minn.
Honor Award for MN Section Chair and Conference Chair | Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

Lindsey Roberts McKenzie, PE | St. Paul, Minn.
Young Engineer Awards | Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies (MFESTS) and Society of American Military Engineers - Minnesota Chapter (SAME-MSP)

Sperry Telecommunications Tower | Eagan, Minn.
Engineering Excellence Award (Structural Systems Category) | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)
2017-2018 E. Crone Knoy Award | The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)

St. Paul Downtown Airport | St. Paul, Minn.
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Madison Water Utility Lakeview Reservior 113 Two Zone System Project | Madison, Wis. 
Best in State Award for Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)
National Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, National Chapter (ACEC)

Cedar Grove Transit Station | Eagan, Minn.
Honor Award for Metropolitan Council Metro Transit | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

TH 61/ TH 97 Roundabouts | Forest Lake, Minn.
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Highway 53 Utilites Relocation | Virginia, Minn. 
Special Recognition Award | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)
Award of Merit, Highways/Bridges | ENR Midwest 2018 Best Projects Awards (submitted by Kiewit Infrastructure Co.)
Best Project, Safety Awards | ENR Midwest 2018 Best Projects Awards (submitted by Kiewit Infrastructure Co.)

Nicollet Mall Redesign and Reconstruction | Minneapolis, Minn.
Project of the Year Award | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)
New Construction Award, Total Value Over $15 Million category | Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) 
Excellence in Concrete Paving Merit Award | Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM)
Project of the Year (Transportation $25-$75 Million) | American Public Works Association (APWA)
Award of Merit, Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Design | ENR Midwest 2018 Best Projects Awards

Auburndale Pedestrian Underpass and Frontage Road | Auburndale, Wis.
Excellence in Highway Design Best Structure Award | Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)

I-25 Rockfall Mitigation Raton Pass | Trinidad, Colo. 
Statewide Joint CCA/CDOT Project Management Award (Safety Projects category) | Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

2nd Street Southwest Corridor Reconstruction | Rochester, Minn.
General Design Award | American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter (ASLA-MN)

Olmsted County Government Center | Rochester, Minn.
Recognition Award | Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE)

Homewood Suites | Rochester, Minn.
Recognition Award | Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE)

Lower Yahara River Trail Phase One | Dane County, Wis.
Top Project | Daily Reporter – Wisconsin Construction News Source
Award of Merit, Small Project (Under $10 million) | ENR Midwest 2018 Best Projects Awards

Regional Transportation Civic Center Station | Denver, Colo.
2018 Best Project Winner Colorado/Wyoming/Dakotas, Airport/Transit | Engineering News-Record (ENR)

2017 Awards

Brad Woznak, PE, PH, CFM | St. Paul, Minn.
Floodplain Manager of the Year Award | Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM)

Dave Hutton, PE | Minnetonka, Minn.
Hugo G. Erickson Award | American Public Works Association - Minnesota Chapter (APWA-MN)

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge | Minneapolis, Minn.
2017 Projects of the Year | Finance and Commerce

Kaukauna Municipal Services Building | Kaukauna, Wis.
BUILD Wisconsin Award | Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin

SEH | Denver, Colo.
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

SEH | Milwaukee, Wis.
Top Workplace | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

STH 73 Jug Handle Interchange | Deerfield, Wis.
2017 Excellence Award | American Council of Engineering Companies – Wisconsin
2016 Best Rural Project | WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design

Wauwatosa Water Main Rehabilitation | Wauwatosa, Wis.
Best of State Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)
National Recognition Award | American Council of Engineering Companies

Ted Halsey, AIA | Denver, Colo.
Presidents Award | American Institute of Architects - Denver

2nd Street Southwest Reconstruction | Rochester, Minn.
2017 Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)
2017 Project of the Year Award | Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA)
MnDOT Environmental Stewardship Award | Minnesota Department of Transportation (recipient: Carver County)

Rachel Pichelmann, PE, CFM | St. Paul, Minn.
Young Engineer Awards | Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies (MFESTS) and Society of American Military Engineers - Minnesota Chapter (SAME-MSP)

2016 Awards

I-35W/Highway 96 Interchange Project | Shoreview, Minn.
2016 Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Lateral Pipe Rehabilitation Program | Shakopee, Minn.
Honorable Mention Award | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Governor's Workplace Safety Award in Occupational Safety | Minnesota Safety Council

Central Park Plaza | Valparaiso, Ind.
Great Places in America - American Planning Association (APA)

Gene Murphy, PE | Denver, Colo.
Lifetime Achievement Award - Wyoming Airport Operators Association (WAOA)

St. Paul Downtown Airport | St. Paul, Minn.
Merit Award for Bituminous Surfacing | Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Project of the Year | Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA)
Quality in Construction | National Asphalt Pavement Association

US 285 Antonito Reconstruction Project | Antonito, Colo.
American Concrete Pavement Association - Colorado/Wyoming (ACPA-CO/WY) Chapter 2016 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award

Gary Hanson, CET | Delafield, Wis.
2016 George F. Bernauer Award

Austin, Minnesota Anaerobic Digester Upgrades | Austin, Minn.
Sherwin-Williams Impact Award

Patti Craddock, PE | St. Paul, Minn.
Arthur Bedell Award for Extraordinary Personal Service | Water Environment Federation

Bud Hendrickson Bike Trail and Pedestrian Bridge | La Crossse, Wis.
Project of the Year Award - American Public Works Association (APWA)

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Top Workplace | The Star Tribune

SEH | Milwaukee, Wis.
Top Workplace | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Garfield Avenue Bridge Replacement | Dell Rapids, S. D.
Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award - Eastern Chapter (SDES)

Wastewater Treatment Facility Design | Box Elder, S. D.
Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award - Eastern Chapter (SDES)

County Trunk Highway CC (CTH CC) Bridge  over the Chippewa Flowage | Sawyer County, Wis.
Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC/WI)

Oconomowoc Area School District Athletic Field Improvements | Oconomowoc, Wis.
Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC/WI)

Target Field Station (The Interchange Project) | Minneapolis, Minn.
Engineering Excellence Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Cambridge Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements
Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Penn Avenue Tank Reconditioning
Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Austin North Main Flood Control
Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

TH 7/Louisiana Avenue Interchange Reconstruction
Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Apple Valley Water Treatment Facility Expansion
Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

2015 Awards

Tom Sohrweide, PE, PTOE | St. Paul, Minn.
Past President’s Award for Transportation Professional of the Year, North-Central Institute of Transportation Engineers (NCITE)

Highway 7/Louisiana Avenue Interchange | St. Louis Park, Minn.
ENR-Midwest Best Projects Award of Merit - Best Highways/Bridges Project | Engineering News-Record (ENR)
Project of the Year Award | Minnesota Chapter of American Public Works Association

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Company of the Year  | Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) - Twin Cities Chapter

Target Field Station (The Interchange Project) | Minneapolis, Minn.
Honor Award for General Design | American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter (ASLA-MN)
MN Public Works Project of the Year - Structures Greater than $75 million | American Public Works Association (APWA)
Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design | American Institute of Architects

Valparaiso Downtown Central Park Plaza | Valparaiso, Ind.
Merit Award for General Design | American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter (ASLA-MN)

Pond at Tartan Crossing | Oakdale Minn.
Merit Award for General Design | American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter (ASLA-MN)

The Three "C's" of Water Main Rehabilitation: Cooperative Agreements, Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining, and Competitive Bidding"
Paper of the Year | North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

2nd Street Southwest Corridor Reconstruction | Rochester, Minn.
Minnesota Engineering Excellence – Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Virginia Wastewater Treatment Plant | Virginia, Minn.
ACEC Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies

TH 36/English St. Interchange | Maplewood, Minn.
ACEC Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies

Paul Pasko | Minnetonka, Minn.
Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award | Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies (MFESTS)

Maplewood Fire Department - South Station | Maplewood, Minn.
Project Excellence Award for Green/Sustainable Project | Minnesota Construction Association (MCA)

Wolf Lake Boardwalk | Hammond, Ind.
State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC/IN)

2014 Awards

Riverview Drive Reclamation | Northfield, Minn.
Pavement Award | Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC)

Crystal Lake Boulevard Improvements | Grand Rapids, Minn.
Project of the Year Honorable Mention | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)

Target Field Station (The Interchange Project) | Minneapolis, Minn.
Best Projects Award of Merit Engineering News Record

Linfield Crossing | Brookfield, Wis.
Best Development | Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA)

Paul Pasko | St. Paul, Minn.
Engineer of the Year | Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE)

Sheboygan River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Projects | Sheboygan, Wis.
Public Works Project of the Year - Environment, $5 million but less than $25 million | American Public Works
Project of the Year | American Public Works Association - WI Chapter

Cascade Avenue Reconstruction | River Falls, Wis.
Public Works Project of the Year - Transportation, less than $5 million American | Public Works Association
Public Works Project of the Year | American Public Works Association - WI Chapter
State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

Lee Gustafson and SEH | Minnetonka, Minn.
Harry S. Swearingen Award for Outstanding Chapter Achievement and Excellence in APWA Minnesota Chapter Service | American Public Works Association - National

Well 11 Water Supply and Treatment | Stevens Point, Wis.
Best of State Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

Kinninckinnic River Rehabilitation | Milwaukee, Wis.
State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

Tower Avenue (STH 35) | Superior, Wis.
WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design - Best Urban Project | Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)

2013 Awards

SEH | St. Paul, Minn.
Sustaining Member of the Year - Rock Island Post | Society of Military Engineers (SAME)

Kinnickinnic River Rehabilitation | Milwaukee, Wis.
Public Works Project of the Year | American Public Works Association (APWA)
Public Works Project of the Year | American Public Works Association (APWA) - Wisconsin Chapter

Cheyenne Regional Airport Taxiways Reconstruction | Cheyenne, Wyo.
Excellence in Concrete Pavement Gold Award | American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
Excellence in Pavement Award: Reliever and General Aviation Airports | American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) Colorado/ Wyoming Chapter

North 4th Street Bridge Utilities Relocation | Tomahawk, Wis.
State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

Redesign of Hastings Way | Eau Claire, Wis.
State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

Eau Pleine Water Treatment Plant | Abbotsford, Wis
Honorable Mention | American Public Works Association (APWA) - Wisconsin Chapter

Brainerd Regional Airport - Terminal Expansion | Brainerd, Minn.
Project of the Year | Minnesota Council of Airports

Fish Hatchery Road Interchange | Madison, Wis.
Excellence in Large Structures | Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA)

George Lake Trail Pedestrian Bridge | Hammond, Ind.
Merit Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC/IN)

Snelling Avenue Multimodal Transportation Plan | St. Paul, Minn.
Best Practices in Context Sensitive Solutions | Minnesota Department of Transportation

Lakewalk East Extension, Phases 4 and 5 | Duluth, Minn.
Honorable Mention - Project of the Year | City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM)
Honor Award - Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies/Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Red Jacket Trestle Pier Replacement | Blue Earth County, Minn.
Honor Award - Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies/Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Cascade Avenue Reconstruction | River Falls, Wis.
Project of the Year Award | American Public Works Association - Minnesota Chapter (MnAPWA)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements | Princeton, Minn.
Grand Award - Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies/Minnesota (ACEC/MN)