ENR Southeast, one of 10 regional publications from Engineering News-Record, announced the winners of their 16th annual ‘Best Projects’ in the Southeast. Swallowtail Architecture was honored to be recognized for their commercial architectural design work for the Forest Trails Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement, Isle of Palms, S.C.

“When designing commercial architecture for the South Carolina Lowcountry it is vitally important to consider how the new structures will blend into the surroundings and not dominate the landscape or the character of the neighborhood in which they are built. For this public works project, our approach was to include elements of residential architecture like porches, overhangs, a galvalume metal roof, and traditional island style louvers as screens.”

Rachel Burton, Principal Architect at Swallowtail Architecture

Best Project in the Southeast Commercial Architecture

This year, two separate, independent judging panels made up of industry representatives collectively reviewed and discussed 90 projects located throughout the Southeast region of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Projects were evaluated on the project team’s ability to overcome challenges, as well as the project’s construction and design quality, safety record; and contribution to the industry and community.

ENR Southeast’s annual competition to recognize the “best” construction and design efforts in the region has resulted in this 16th group of Best Projects award winners listed below.

Read more about the award at the ENR website.

Learn more about this project in our Portfolio: Ilse of Palms Wastewater Treatment, Blending in with the Community