Excellence in engineering was on display at the 2023 American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) Diamond Awards! McCormick Taylor was honored to be recognized as the best in the State for three projects and thankful for the trust and assistance of our clients and partners.


Each year ACEC/PA celebrates the industry and recognizes engineering firms for “projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and innovation” in 12 related categories and one Grand Conceptor award. The projects are judged by a panel of peers representing various backgrounds in the industry and rated on uniqueness and innovation; future value to the profession and public perception; social, economic and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner needs.


ACEC/PA selected McCormick Taylor for the following projects.


Client: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Philadelphia, PA


Category A- Studies, Research, and Consulting

McCormick Taylor was tasked with developing an accessible, mobile-friendly, easy-to-navigate interactive map using SEPTA’s wayfinding branding, developed by Entro, to introduce SEPTA’s new wayfinding suggestions to the City of Philadelphia. The custom digital products that McCormick Taylor developed for the initiative’s public commenting period helped SEPTA engage a large and diverse audience, visualize complex concepts and research, and collect feedback on their vision for the future of transit in the region.


Learn more about this project here.

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Client: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 8-0

Harrisburg, PA


Category H - Transportation

The Interstate 83 (I-83) East Shore Section 1 project extends from south of the I-81 interchange to south of the Union Deposit Interchange near Peiffers Lane in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The project includes the reconstruction/widening of I-83, the addition of a fourth continuous auxiliary lane in each direction between interchanges, reconstruction and reconfiguration of the US 22/ I-83 Interchange, widening/resurfacing of US 22 between South Franklin Street and Colonial Road, the replacement/widening of the US 22, Elmerton Avenue, and Union Deposit Road bridges over I-83; and the reconstruction of the Union Deposit Interchange, retaining walls and sound barriers. 


Learn more about this project here.

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Client: City of Philadelphia Department of Streets

Philadelphia, PA


Category J - Small Projects

The Frankford-Trenton-York Roundabout is among the first of its kind in the City of Philadelphia and others are in the design phase at a few different locations. This location was prioritized to advance into design and construction to reduce the roadway footprint and simplify the complexity of the former signalized intersection. McCormick Taylor completed the final design for the new roundabout and successfully demonstrated that a low-cost urban roundabout could be constructed within existing right-of-way, be more pedestrian friendly, and reduce speeds, emissions, and risk of severe and fatal crashes.


Learn more about this project here.

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“We are proud to have the dedicated and experienced staff to deliver projects of this caliber and level of innovation," said Pat Guise, Chief Visionary Officer, McCormick Taylor. “These awards also reflect the diversity of services and expertise that we have across multiple offices and the variety of clients we work with on a daily basis. Well done by all involved!”