Loring’s Michigan State Capitol Project Honored with National ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

We are thrilled to announce that after earning an ACEC Metropolitan Washington Chapter Honor Award for Engineering Excellence, Loring’s Michigan State Capitol project was advanced to the ACEC national competition, where it received a prestigious ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award. This award recognizes engineering firms for work that showcases exceptional innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. Being listed among the recipients highlights Loring’s outstanding achievements in engineering and our unwavering commitment to excellence.

ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award

J. Michael Galway, Hallah Abodaff and Rick Servoss at the ACEC Awards Gala

The Michigan State Capitol, a magnificent National Historic Landmark renowned for its artistic value and rich historic fabric, recently underwent a complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) system upgrade. Our expertise in integrating modern MEP systems into historical buildings played a crucial role in our ability to revitalize and modernize the Capitol’s infrastructure while preserving its historical significance. The project also featured the creation of an unobtrusive new, below-grade central utility plant that harnesses carbon-free geothermal energy, ensuring year-round heating and cooling for the Capitol building and its 40,000-SF underground visitor’s center, known as Heritage Hall.

The Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI

The ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award not only celebrates Loring’s technical prowess, but also acknowledges our contribution to energy efficiency, sustainability, and carbon reduction. The Michigan State Capitol project serves as an exemplary demonstration of the State’s commitment to incorporating innovative and eco-friendly technologies into their buildings. Similarly, Loring’s success in integrating modern systems while maintaining full occupancy within the Capitol during construction is a testament to our engineering expertise, as well as our capacity to seamlessly blend history, innovation, and sustainability.

For more information on the Michigan State Capitol project, contact Hallah Abodaff, PE, LEED AP and J. Michael Galway, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPD.