The 2011 Engineering Excellence, Grand Award Presented to Kimley-Horn

Kimley-Horn was recognized for the City Plaza in Raleigh, NC by the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC)


Kimley-Horn designed the City Plaza and two southernmost blocks of the Fayetteville Street corridor. The open-air plaza is a technologically advanced, accessible social space that accommodates multiple events, including concerts, parades, and festivals. In addition to event flexibility, the area functions first and foremost as a street, with improved vehicular and pedestrian connectivity. This complex high-profile project, which incorporates the critical design criteria identified through an extensive public involvement process, opened on time and within budget, and has drawn tens of thousands of people to downtown Raleigh.