The American Council of Engineering Companies, New York Chapter (ACEC-NY) named the Times Square Shuttle Station study as a Diamond Award winner in the Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services category. The Diamond Award qualified the project for the ACEC national 2019 Engineering Excellence Grand Award competition. The project won ACEC National Grand Award.
“This is one of the highest awards in the engineering field and highlights our firm’s significant contributions to the profession and to the community,” Grigoryan said. “It recognizes our creative technical skills and expertise in underground engineering.”
The ACEC awards program recognizes projects across the U.S. that demonstrate the highest degree of achievement, value and ingenuity. The Grand Award qualified the study as a finalist for the ACEC national Grand Conceptor award.
Grigoryan views the award as recognition of an effort that paves the way for significant improvements to a long-standing problem.
“It is satisfying that NYCT had confidence that we would be able to find solutions to numerous challenges associated with long-standing and necessary improvements at the busiest subway station complex in NYC,” Grigoryan said.
The new and creative solutions developed during this study made the desired improvements possible, expanded NYCT’s options, and allowed NYCT to further improve and expand the modifications. He called it an outstanding example of how a public agency can honor its commitment to serve the best interests of its community.
“It is a great feeling that, because of our successful study, funding was secured, so that in 2016 the project was expeditiously advanced from study level to final design,” Grigoryan said. “NYCT was genuinely interested in improving the station and I believe the study ultimately exceeded their expectations. The results of this study will significantly improve the Times Square Shuttle Station operations and passenger experience.”
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