Awards and Recognition Demonstrate Leadership in Evolution and Application of Innovative Technology

Our designs have gained local and national acclaim, and our firm has consistently been included in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of the “Top 500 Design Firms.” We have received distinction and client praise for our ability to coordinate and facilitate difficult projects. Our talent to bring together differing viewpoints for the success of a project and benefit of the community has been recognized by several organizations.

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  • 2021 ACEC Illinois Engineering Excellence Honor Award — Joliet’s Collaborative Approach to CSOs — Joliet, IL
  • 2021 ACEC National Recognition Award — Joliet’s Collaborative Approach to CSOs — Joliet, IL
  • 2021 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Honor Award — Cincinnati Art Museum Art Climb — Cincinnati, OH
  • 2021 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Honor Award — Bargersville Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements — Bargersville, IN
  • 2021 ACEC Kentucky Engineering Excellence Grand Award — Completing the Legacy: Fourth Street Corridor & Legacy Trail Phase 3 — Lexington, KY
  • 2021 ACEC National Recognition Award— Completing the Legacy: Fourth Street Corridor & Legacy Trail Phase 3 — Lexington, KY
  • 2021 ACEC Wisconsin Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award — East Johnson Street Reconstruction — Madison, WI
  • 2021 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Honor Award — Cincinnati Art Museum Art Climb — Cincinnati, OH
  • 2021 APWA Illinois Chicago Metro Chapter-Southwest Branch Project of the Year Award — Joliet’s Collaborative Approach to CSOs — Joliet, IL
  • 2021 APWA Illinois Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year Award — Joliet’s Collaborative Approach to CSOs — Joliet, IL
  • 2021 APWA National Public Works Project of the Year Award — Environment $25 million to $75 Million — Joliet’s Collaborative Approach to CSOs — Joliet, IL
  • 2021 IRWA Region 5 Project of the Year Award — Bridging Kentucky — Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2021 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award — Concrete Overlays (Highways) — R-37704 Road Reconstruction/Overlay — Grant County, IN

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  • 2020 ACEC Kentucky Engineering Excellence Honor Award — South Fourth Street Streetscapes Improvements – Louisville, KY
  • 2020 ACEC National Recognition Award — South Fourth Street Streetscapes Improvements – Louisville, KY
  • 2020 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter-Southwest Branch Project of the Year Award — Ravinia Avenue Roundabout and Village Hall Complex Improvements – Orland Park, IL
  • 2020 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter-Fox Valley Branch Project of the Year Award — Cary Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I Improvements – Cary, IL
  • 2020 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter-Lake Branch Project of the Year Award — Lake Forest Drinking Water Treatment Plant Improvements – Lake Forest, IL
  • 2020 ACEC Illinois Engineering Excellence Honor Award — IDOT IL 47 Phase I Study Relieves Woodstock Congestion – McHenry County, IL
  • 2020 ACEC National Recognition Award — IDOT IL 47 Phase I Study Relieves Woodstock Congestion – McHenry County, IL
  • 2020 Excellence in Highway Design for Best Local Program — East Grand Avenue Reconstruction – Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • 2020 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Merit Award — Lawrenceburg Civic Park – Lawrenceburg, IN
  • 2020 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year Award — Cary Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I Improvements – Cary, IL
  • 2020 APWA National Public Works Project of the Year Award – Small Cities/Rural Communities (Environmental) — Wisconsin Rapids West Side Pumping Station Force Main – Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • 2020 ACEC Wisconsin Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award — Fond du Lac Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Facility Sidestream Deammonification – Fond du Lac, WI

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  • 2019 ACEC National Recognition Award — People Trail Extension – Columbus, IN
  • 2019 ACEC National Recognition Award — Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador Project – Cleveland, OH
  • 2019 ACEC National Recognition Award — Meister Cheese Company Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Improvements – Muscoda, WI
  • 2019 APWA Illinois Southwest Branch Project of the Year Award — Well No. 14 Drilling and Iron Filtration Facility – Lockport, IL
  • 2019 ACEC Illinois Engineering Excellence Special Achievement Award — Moline North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements – Moline, IL
  • 2019 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Honor Award — People Trail Extension – Columbus, IN
  • 2019 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Outstanding Achievement Award — Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador Project – Cleveland, OH
  • 2019 ACEC Wisconsin Engineering Excellence Best of State Award — Meister Cheese Company Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Improvements – Muscoda, WI
  • 2019 APWA Illinois Project of the Year Award — Moline North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements – Moline, IL
  • 2019 APWA Wisconsin Project of the Year Award — Janesville West Town Square – Janesville, WI
  • 2019 ASCE Wisconsin Engineering Project Achievement Award — Janesville West Town Square – Janesville, WI
  • 2019 APWA Indiana Public Works Project of the Year Award (Transportation Category) — People Trail Extension – Columbus, IN
  • 2019 Cincinnati Design Awards Honor Award — Cincinnati Art Museum Art Climb Master Plan – Cincinnati, OH

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  • 2018 KY-TN WEA Outstanding Overflow Abatement Project Award — Henderson Water Utility CSO Long Term Control Plan – Henderson, KY
  • 2018 APWA Wisconsin Project of the Year Award — Waukesha Clean Water Plant Improvements – Waukesha, WI
  • 2018 AWWA 50-Year Service to the Water Industry Award
  • 2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award —  Verona Road (USH 18/151) Reconstruction Stage 1 – Madison, WI
  • 2018 ACEC Wisconsin Engineering Excellence Best of State Award —  Verona Road (USH 18/151) Reconstruction Stage 1 – Madison, WI
  • 2018 APWA Illinois Chicago Chapter Project of the Year Award — Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) Upgrades – Kankakee, IL
  • 2018 ACEC Illinois Engineering Excellence Special Achievement Award — Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) Upgrades – Kankakee, IL
  • 2018 APWA Illinois Southwest Branch Project of the Year Award — Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) Upgrades – Kankakee, IL
  • 2018 APWA Illinois Southwest Branch Project of the Year Award — Well 7 Site Improvements – Crest Hill, IL

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  • 2017 ITS WI Project of the Year Award —  I-39/90 Comparative Travel Time and Real-time Probe Data Deployment – Madison to Beloit (Dane and Rock Counties), WI
  • 2017 Indiana MPO Outstanding Transportation Project —  Haw Creek Trail Connection – Columbus, IN
  • 2017 Wisconsin AWWA Project of the Year Award —  Madison Water Utility Well No. 7 Reconstruction – Madison, WI
  • 2017 APWA Wisconsin Project of the Year for Transportation Projects of More than $75 Million —  Verona Road (USH 18/151) Reconstruction Stage 1 – Madison, WI
  • 2017 Excellence in Highway Design for Best Urban Design by a Consultant — Verona Road (USH 18/151) Reconstruction Stage 1 – Madison, WI
  • 2017 ASCE Wisconsin Project Achievement Award — Verona Road (USH 18/151) Reconstruction Stage 1 — Madison, WI
  • 2017 ACEC Wisconsin Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award — Waukesha Clean Water Improvements Project – Waukesha, WI
  • 2017 APWA IL Suburban Branch Project of the Year Award —  Structural (Projects of $25 million to $75 million) – Bensenville Wastewater Treatment Facility – Bensenville, IL
  • 2017 ACEC Illinois Excellence Special Achievement Award — Bensenville Wastewater Treatment Facility – Bensenville, IL
  • 2017 ACEC Illinois Excellence Merit Award — County Line Road and I-55 Interchange Enhancements – Burr Ridge, IL
  • 2017 Kentucky Tennessee Water Environment Association Outstanding Overflow Abatement Project Award — Crestview Pumping Station, Equalization, and Gravity Sewer Improvements Project – Crestview, KY
  • Roads and Bridges Magazine Top Road of 2017 — Verona Road (USH 18/151) Reconstruction Stage 1 — Madison, WI

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  • 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Schroepfer Innovative Facility Design Award —  Dubuque Water & Resource Recovery Center Upgrades.  Dr. Randall A. Wirtz, P.E. (Strand Associates, Inc.®) was the recipient of this significant award.
  • 2016 APWA Nationals Small Cities/Rural Communities (SC/RC) Project of the Year —  Historical Restoration/Preservation – Bayfield Historic Streets Reconstruction
  • 2016 APWA Wisconsin Chapter Project of the Year Award for the City of Bayfield —  Bayfield Historic Streets Reconstruction
  • 2016 WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design Award – Best Urban Project —  USH 18/151 Verona Road Between Raymond Road and West Madison Beltline – Madison, WI
  • 2016 Best of State ACEC Wisconsin Engineering Excellence Award —  Dubuque Water & Resource Recovery Center Upgrade
  • 2016 ACEC Illinois Engineering Excellence Award —  Main Street Pedestrian Tunnel Rehabilitation – West Chicago, IL
  • 2016 APWA IL Southwest Branch Project of the Year Award —  Transportation (less than $5 Million) – Garfield Avenue Reconstruction

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  • 2015 Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Costal Management – Excellence in Project Design & Implementation Award featuring a large-scale project —  Sawyer Creek Channel Improvements – Oshkosh, WI
  • 2015 WisDOT Outstanding Asphalt Paving Award —  CTH H – Sauk County, WI
  • 2015 ITS Wisconsin Project of the Year —  Verona Road Adaptive Signal Control Deployment – Madison, WI
  • 2015 ASCE WI Engineering Achievement Award – Construction Cost over $2 Million and under $10 Million —  Terrace Avenue Reconstruction – Middleton, WI
  • 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois Excellence Honor Award — Innovative UV Treatment Saves Well No. 3 – Romeoville, IL
  • 2015 KY-TN WEA Outstanding Overflow Abatement Award —  Terraced Reforestation for Sustainable CSO Control – Covington, KY
  • 2015 WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design Award —  Consultant Best Structure – Straddle Bent Structures on US 18/151 – Madison, WI
  • 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Wisconsin Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award —  US 12 (Philips Boulevard) Reconstruction – Sauk City, WI

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  • 2014 National American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Excellence Honor Award — Terraced Reforestation for Sustainable CSO Control project, Covington, KY.

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  • 2013 APWA Chicago Metropolitan Chapter Project of the Year Award – Environment $25 million but less than $75 million —  Deerfield Water Reclamation Facility Modifications, Deerfield, IL
  • 2013 IWEA Award (Indiana Water Environment Association) under the Small Facility Category —  Combined Sewer Separation Project, Seymour, IN.
  • 2013 ACEC Illinois Special Achievement Award —  Hunt Club Roundabout Corridor project, Lake County, IL.
  •  2013 ASCE WI Engineering Achievement Award – Construction Cost Less Than $2 million —  Whitewater North Street Bridge Replacements –Whitewater, WI.
  • 2013 ACEC WI Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award —  Lower Bee Branch Creek Restoration, Dubuque, IA

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  • 2012 ASCE Engineering Achievement Award Category A: Construction Costs Under $2,000,000 —  Secret Pond and Channel Restoration, Madison, WI
  • 2012 ASCE Engineering Achievement Award Category D: Construction Cost Over $20,000,000 —  USH 12, Sauk City, WI
  • 2012 ACEC WI Engineering Excellence Grand Award —  CTH BB – Monona Drive, Monona, WI
  • 2012 ACEC WI Engineering Excellence Best of State Award —  CTH BB–Monona Drive, Monona, WI
  •  2012  ACEC IN Engineering Excellence Honor Award —  New Wastewater Treatment Facility Columbus City Utilities, Columbus, IN
  •  2012 WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design —  Consultant Rural Design – HWY 12 Sauk County, WI
  • 2012 APWA WI Project of the Year Award —  Secret Pond and Channel Restoration, Madison ,WI
  •  2012 APWA Chicago Metropolitan Chapter Project of the Year Award —  Environmental $5 Million to $25 Million Category – Southside Interceptor Sewer Project – Wheaton Sanitary District, Wheaton, IL

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  • 2011 APWA Illinois Chapter – Project of the Year Award – “Environment – $10 to $100 million Category” —  Rockford Water System Improvement Project – Rockford, IL.
  • 2011 APWA Wisconsin Chapter – Project of the Year Award —  CTH BB – Monona Drive, Monona, WI.
  • 2011 WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design Award —  Urban Design – CTH BB – Monona Drive, Monona, WI.
  • 2011 ACEC WI Engineering Excellence Best of State Award —  US 51 / WIS 29 Corridor.
  • 2011 ACEC KY Engineering Excellence Grand Award —  Downtown Streetscape Improvements – Lexington, KY.
  • 2011 ACEC National Engineering Excellence Honor Award —  Downtown Streetscape Improvements – Lexington, KY.

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  • 2010 ACEC KY Engineering Excellence Honor Award —  Legacy Trail Feasibility Study – Lexington, KY.
  • 2010 WisDOT Outstanding Highway Construction Award —  CTH BB – Monona Drive, Monona, WI.
  • 2010 APWA Chicago Metropolitan Chapter – Project of the Year Award —  Romeoville Comprehensive Water System Improvements and Radium Compliance Project – Romeoville, IL.
  • 2010 ACEC-Illinois – Merit Award —  Romeoville’s Safer Water and System Upgrades – Romeoville, IL.
  • 2010 Indiana Partnership for Transportation Quality (IPTQ)Achievement Award – “Major New/Reconstruction —  Rural Category” – Doc Hamilton Boulevard, City of Mitchell, IN.
  • 2010 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award – “Municipal Street & Intersection (≥30,000) Category” —  Doc Hamilton Boulevard, City of Mitchell, IN.
  • 2010 PISCES Award (Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success) from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) —  Columbus City Utilities – Wastewater Treatment Facility, Columbus, IN

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  • 2009 Midwest Construction Project of the Year Industrial —  Danisco Project Glacier – Madison, WI.
  • 2009 The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Builder – Top Projects of 2009 —  Fond du Lac Radium Control and System Improvements – Fond du Lac, WI.
  • 2009 The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Builder – Top Projects of 2009 —  Madison Fire Station No. 12 – Madison, WI.
  • 2009 Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) Collection Systems – Large Facility Award —  Noblitt Park Combined Sewer Overflow Project – Columbus City Utilities, the City of Columbus, IN.
  • 2009 Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association Award for Outstanding Plan —  Lexington Streetscape Master Plan – Lexington, KY.
  • 2009 Indiana Partnership for Transportation Quality Achievement Award —  Allen Chapel Road Bridge Project – Noble County and the City of Kendallville, IN.
  • 2009 ACEC-Illinois Project of the Year Honor Award —  Joliet Radium Compliance and System Improvements, Joliet, IL.
  • 2009 APWA Illinois Southwest Branch – Project of the Year Award —  Joliet Radium Compliance and System Improvements, Joliet, IL

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