February 16, 2016
Engineering News-Record recently named the Whitney Museum of American Art among their Best of the Best projects for 2015.
The project was one of several Turner jobs honored as part of ENR’s annual regional Best Projects competition which received nearly 750 applications from project teams across the country. A panel of judges reviewed those regional winners to determine the Best of the Best, evaluating them based on a variety of factors from innovation and overcoming challenges, to safety and teamwork.
At 220,000 square feet, the eight-story Whitney Museum of American Art's new home more than doubles the size of the uptown building it called home for the past 45 years.
In addition to the largest column-free gallery in the city, the museum includes smaller galleries, classrooms and studio spaces, art-handling and storage areas, a wet treatment lab, a conservation lab, a restaurant, an auditorium, special events spaces, a museum shop, film and video rooms, a theater, and a works on paper study center.
Scott Blair, deputy editor and regions editor for ENR, enthusiastically described the Best of the Best awards as the “culmination of a 10-month effort put forth by dozens of industry judges and the ENR editorial team to identify the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in the entire U.S.”
Winners will be profiled in the March 14 issue of ENR and honored at the Best of the Best Projects Awards event at New York City’s Marriott Marquis in Times Square on April 8.