Project Leadership Award

COAA Project Leadership Award

COAA Project Leadership Awards

The COAA Project Leadership Award is an annual awards program that recognizes Owners’ excellence in project delivery. The program promotes leadership, professionalism, and management excellence of Owners involved in the design and construction process.

The Award is given to the Owner who achieves excellence by demonstrating exceptional leadership and project management skills which include: vision, integrity, team-building, communication, fairness, problem resolution, decision-making, plan implementation, etc.

Eligibility

The Project Leadership Award is open to both Public and Private Owners. Owners do not have to be a member of COAA to submit an entry.

The program is open to all types of construction projects, e.g. healthcare facilities, government buildings, manufacturing plants, educational/research facilities, etc. Renovation and new construction projects, large or small, are eligible for the award. Project size and cost will not be contributing or deciding factors.

Criteria

Projects nominated for the Project Leadership Award must have been substantially completed (available for occupancy) between the period of January 1, 2020, and the nomination deadline of August 31, 2021. Nominated projects will be reviewed by the Awards Committee which will select projects demonstrating excellence in the following areas:

  • Overall Project Management
  • Overall Project Success
  • Scheduling
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Project Complexity
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Team Effort

The Gold Award is the highest award. Silver Awards and Special Awards may be awarded depending upon the quality/nature of the entries. The Awards Committee reserves the right to select more than one winner.

Award Schedule

Submissions must be postmarked by August 31, 2021. Winners will be notified by October 1, 2021, and the awards ceremony will occur during the 2021 COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference.

For additional information, please contact Lucie Castro, COAA Headquarters - 800-994-2622.


Submission Instructions

All entries should be submitted using the Nomination Form. Nomination Forms must contain all the information requested, shall be legible, and presented in a professional manner. Incomplete forms will not be considered for the award.

Complete Nomination Packet consists of the following parts:

  • Completed application form including Narratives
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Photographs (DVD/CD/Flash Drive)
  • Signed Affirmation and Release
  • Nomination Fee

(Nomination materials and photographs will not be returned to the applicant and may be used by COAA.)

Email your submission

Mail one (1) DVD/CD/Flash Drive with high-res photographs by August 30, 2021, to:
2020 COAA Project Leadership Awards Committee
Attn: Lucie Castro
5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd. Suite 206
Austell, GA 30106

Award Schedule

Submissions must be received by August 30, 2021. Winners will be notified by October 1, 2021, and the awards ceremony will occur during the 2021 COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference.

Nomination Entry Fees
  • COAA Member: $350.00
  • Non-Member: $600.00

Previous Award Winners

Congratulations to the COAA Project Leadership Award winners listed below. These Owners demonstrated leadership, professionalism, and management excellence in their project delivery.

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Penn State East Halls Phase 1 The Pennsylvania University

Award Project Name Owner
Gold University of Central Florida - Research 1 University of Central Florida
Gold Spartan Stadium End Zone Addition Michigan State University
Award Project Name Owner
Gold Health Learning Building at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School The University of Texas at Austin
Silver Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center Cleveland Clinic
Special National Museum of African American History Smithsonian Institution

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton New Satelite Hospital Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Silver Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion City of San Antonio
Silver Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building Ohio State University
Special One World Trade Center Port Authority of NY & NJ

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Health and Human Development Building Pennsylvania State University
Silver Homer Stryker M.D School of Medicine Western Michigan University

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Delta/JFK International Airport Terminal 4 Redevelopment Program Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Silver Bothell Discovery Hall Project University of Washington

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Methodist OIive Branch Hospital Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Silver Odegaard Undergraduate Library Renovation University of Washington

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Pavilion for Women Texas Children's Hospital
Gold University of Texas at Arlington College Park Center University of Texas System
Silver Berks Campus Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building The Pennsylvania State University
Silver Wake Forest Biotech Place Wexford Science & Technology, LLC
Special Orange Line Light Rail Expansion Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Award Project Name Owner
Gold North Terminal Development Program Miami Dade Aviation Department
Gold Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Research Project Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and The University of Wisconsin
Silver Data Hall Center Project University of Texas Southwestern

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Middle Tennessee Medical Center - Replacement Hospital Middle Tennessee Medical Center
Silver Tuscarora High School Loudoun County Public Schools
Silver Emerging Pathogens Institute University of Florida

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Careers Building Renovation Project Anne Arundel Community College
Silver Engineering Lab Building Expansion University of Texas, Arlington
Silver Kaiser Downey Medical Center Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Special Edward R. Roybal Learning Center Los Angeles Unified School District

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Bed Tower Expansion Florida Hospital East Orlando
Silver Central Business District Level Boarding Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Silver Legacy Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Special Submarine Escape Training School Department of the Navy

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Rio Vista Recreational Center City of Peoria
Silver Proton Therapy Institute University of Florida
Silver West Forsyth High School Forsyth County Board of Education
Special BrainSUITE MD Anderson Cancer Center

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Orange County - Corrections Booking & Release Center Orange County, FL
Gold Lowry & Peggy Mays Ambulatory Clinical Building MD Anderson Cancer Center
Special University of Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium State of Wisconsin
Special Sophia Street Parking Deck City of Fredericksburg

Award Project Name Owner
Gold 2005 Canada Summer Games Support Facilities University of Regina
Gold Trinity Church in the City of Boston
Restoration, Renovation and Expansion Program
Trinity Church in the City of Boston
Special Indianapolis Public Schools
Renovating and Building New Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institute University of Florida
Gold Museum for the Little White House Historic Site Georgia State Financing & Investment Institute
Special Wedge 2-5 Renovation The Pentagon

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Chemistry Building Renovation University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Special Pavilion and Multigenerational Center at Liberty Pointe City of Henderson

Award Project Name Owner
Gold Artie L. Henry Middle School Leander Independent School District
Special Recreation Services Facility University of Central Florida
Award Project Name Owner
Gold Norcross High School Project Gwinnett County Public Schools