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March 22, 2022

Lake St. Clair Shoreline Restoration Project Wins 2022 ACEC Michigan's Distinguished "Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award"

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Aerial view of the newly restored Brandenburg Park shoreline

OHM Advisors honored with additional top accolades for transformative roadway corridor reconstruction project

At its annual Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday, March 19, 2022, the Michigan chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/M) awarded OHM Advisors its highest honor for outstanding achievement, the “Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award,” for the Brandenburg Park Shoreline Restoration project on Lake St. Clair in Chesterfield Township. It also awarded the firm additional top honors for the Baldwin Road Reconstruction project in Orion Township.

ACEC/M’s Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards honor firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity and value, improving the quality of life for Michigan residents. At Brandenburg Park, OHM Advisors’ forward-thinking engineering experts designed a shoreline restoration that turned a degraded seawall area into an enhanced natural environment supporting native habitats and providing recreational users enriched educational opportunities and renewed connections to functioning ecosystems.

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Newly restored Brandenburg Park Shoreline on Lake St. Clair
The completed Brandenburg Park shoreline restoration renews the park’s 750-foot seawall and supports native populations of biodiversity in an area that is an ecologically significant habitat for fish and wildlife in the region.

At Baldwin Road, the firm’s collaborative multidisciplinary team created a design plan addressing an expansive, multimillion-dollar project scope—widening roadways to accommodate significant commuting traffic to and from Interstate 75, improving direct access from the traffic corridor for businesses, accommodating multimodal transportation and enhancing traffic safety.

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Fountain located in the center median of one of the new Baldwin Road roundabouts
The “Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award” was awarded to OHM Advisors for the Baldwin Road Reconstruction project—a transformed traffic corridor environment designed to spur economic growth and welcome the public to a vibrant community space.

Also recognized at the awards gala with ACEC Michigan student scholarships were OHM Advisors college student interns Lauren Hull, with the Livonia office Transportation team, and Samuel Hine, with the Saginaw office Field Services team. The deserving students received financial awards to help further their engineering educations based upon their demonstrated excellence in academics, work experience and extracurricular and community activities.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by ACEC Michigan for the dedicated work of our talented teams of experts on these impactful projects,” said OHM Advisors President Jon Kramer. “This year we celebrate sixty years of striving to advance communities throughout the state, and it feels like a powerful affirmation of our roots as we continue to make places better for people in Michigan and beyond.”

About ACEC/M Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards:

Each year, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recognizes engineering and surveying firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity and value. The ACEC/M Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Gala provides firms a venue to showcase their talent and expertise and celebrates the outstanding efforts of design professionals to improve the quality of life for all Michiganders.

About OHM Advisors:

OHM Advisors is the community advancement firm. Founded in 1962, we deliver award-winning work across the architecture, engineering, and planning spheres. With offices in multiple states, our 500+ person team partners with leaders at all government levels, school districts, developers, universities, and private companies to create great places.