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

2021 Awards

Duluth Sky Harbor Airport | Duluth, Minnesota
2021 Engineering Excellence Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

New Shredder Site | Becker, Minnesota
2021 Engineering Excellence Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Owasso Boulevard North Reconstruction | Shoreview, Minnesota
2021 Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

The Ledge Ampitheater | Waite Park, Minnesota
2021 Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Shell Lake Downtown | Shell Lake, Wisconsin
2021 Best of State Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)

Bark River Restoration | Delafield, Wisconsin
2021 State Finalist | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)

CTH GI Reconstruction | La Crosse County, Wisconsin
2021 State Finalist | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)

Golf Road and Golf Court Roundabout | Delafield, Wisconsin
2021 State Finalist | American Council of Engineering Companies, Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI)

2020 Awards

I-694/Rice Street Interchange | Shoreview, Little Canada and Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
2020 Project of the Year Award | Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA)

Crystal Airport | Crystal, Minnesota
2020 Merit Awards for Bituminous Surfacing | Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA)

Falls International Airport | International Falls, Minnesota
2020 Merit Awards for Bituminous Surfacing | Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA)

Sterling and St. Anthony Tower project | St. Paul, Minnesota
2020 Water and Wastewater Impact Honorable Mention Award | Sherwin-Williams

Durango Renewal Partnership Project | Durango, Colorado
2020 Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence | Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI)

Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant Project | Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award | League of American Bicyclists

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

Itasca County Airport: Apron Reconstruction Project | Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Key General Aviation Airport Project of the Year 2019 | Minnesota Council of Airports
Key Airport Merit Award for Bituminous Surfacing 2019 | Minnesota Asphalt Paving Association (MAPA) & The Minnesota Association of Asphalt Paving Technologies (MAAPT)

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

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

SEH | Denver, Colorado
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

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

Cypress Drive | Baxter, Minnesota
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 | International Falls, Minnesota
Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

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

2019 Awards

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

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

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

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

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

Lower Yahara River Trail Phase One | Dane County, Wisconsin
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, Minnesota
Top Workplace | Star Tribune

SEH | Denver, Colorado
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

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

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

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail | Edina, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
Corporate 401(k) Plan Sponsor of the Year Award | PLANSPONSOR®

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

2018 Awards

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

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

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail | Edina, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
Top Workplace | Star Tribune

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

SEH | Denver, Colorado
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

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

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

Lindsey Roberts McKenzie, PE | St. Paul, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
Honor Award |American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

Madison Water Utility Lakeview Reservior 113 Two Zone System Project | Madison, Wisconsin
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, Minnesota
Honor Award for Metropolitan Council Metro Transit |American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

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

Highway 53 Utilites Relocation | Virginia, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
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, Wisconsin
Excellence in Highway Design Best Structure Award| Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)

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

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

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

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

Lower Yahara River Trail Phase One | Dane County, Wisconsin
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, Colorado
2018 Best Project Winner Colorado/Wyoming/Dakotas, Airport/Transit | Engineering News-Record (ENR)

2017 Awards

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

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

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

Kaukauna Municipal Services Building | Kaukauna, Wisconsin
BUILD WisconsinAward | Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin

SEH | Denver, Colorado
Top Workplace | The Denver Post

SEH | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Workplace | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Wauwatosa Water Main Rehabilitation | Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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, Colorado
Presidents Award | American Institute of Architects - Denver

2nd Street Southwest Reconstruction | Rochester, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
2016 Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)

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

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

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

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

St. Paul Downtown Airport | St. Paul, Minnesota
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, Colorado
American Concrete Pavement Association - Colorado/Wyoming (ACPA-CO/WY) Chapter 2016 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award

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

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

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

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

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

SEH | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Workplace | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Garfield Avenue Bridge Replacement | Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award - Eastern Chapter (SDES)

Wastewater Treatment Facility Design | Box Elder, South Dakota
Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award - Eastern Chapter (SDES)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Awards

Highway 7/Louisiana Avenue Interchange | St. Louis Park, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
Company of the Year | Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) - Twin Cities Chapter

Target Field Station (The Interchange Project) | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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, Indiana
Merit Award for General Design | American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter (ASLA-MN)

Pond at Tartan Crossing | Oakdale Minnesota
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, Minnesota
Minnesota Engineering Excellence – Grand Award | American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

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

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

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

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

2014 Awards

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

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

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

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

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

Sheboygan River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Projects | Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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, Wisconsin
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, Minnesota
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, Wisconsin
Best of State Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

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

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

2013 Awards

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

Kinnickinnic River Rehabilitation | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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, Wyoming
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, Wisconsin
State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies - WI Chapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lakewalk East Extension, Phases 4 and 5 | Duluth, Minnesota
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, Minnesota
Honor Award - Engineering Excellence | American Council of Engineering Companies/Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

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

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