SEAA Announces Winners of Project of the Year

One of this year's winners was Deem Structural Services, LLC, for its project, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. Image credit: Diamond Schmitt Architects

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) recently announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year Awards. 

Seven steel erection companies won Project of the Year awards this year, with one winner being selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract and three winning Honorable Mentions.

Three of the projects were part of broader redevelopment plans in the local communities where they were built, and five of them house centers for cultural expression—including performing arts, sports, and a museum.

Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the companies received notice of their awards in April 2021 for projects that winning projects all topped out in 2019 or 2020. Here are this year’s winners:

  • Hodges Erectors, Inc., an AISC member, for Turnberry Ocean Club condo entrance, Sunny Isles, Fla. (Class I for erection contracts up to $500,000)
  • FM Steel LLC, for Talking Stick Resort arena renovations, Phoenix, Ariz. (Class II for $500,000 to $1 million)
  • United Steel Inc., an AISC member, for Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, Bridgeport, Conn. (Class III for $1 million to $2.5 million)
  • Deem Structural Services, LLC, an AISC member, for Buddy Holly Hall performing arts center, Lubbock, Texas (Class IV for over $2.5 million)
  • High Plains Steel Services, LLC, an AISC member, for Hunters Overlook Bridge, Windsor, Colo. (Honorable Mention)
  • CAS Steel Erectors, Inc., an AISC member, for International African American Museum, Charleston, S.C. (Honorable Mention)
  • Cooper Steel, an AISC member, for Belmont University Performing Arts Center, Nashville, Tenn. (Honorable Mention)

For more details on both awards programs and this year’s winners, visit SEAA's website.