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Dilworth Park, Franklin Institute Awarded for Engineering Excellence

Local company Urban Engineers took home the two awards

Two Philly-based projects, Dilworth Park and the Franklin Institute’s Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, were recently recognized by Pennsylvania's American Council of Engineering Companies for the projects' excellence in engineering.

Urban Engineers, which has an office in Philly, was awarded the Honor Award in the Building/Technology Systems category.

So often architects and designers receive all the recognition for impressive projects—so it's always refreshing when other members of the team get some praise, too.

Dilworth Park, which sits in front of City Hall, was designed by local architecture firm KieranTimberlake and won a 2015 AIA Gold Medal award. Urban Engineers helped bring the design to reality, creating a better connection from the 3-acre plaza to the SEPTA station below.

The Franklin Institute’s Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion was a $41 million project designed by Jacobs Wyper Architects that involved a three-story expansion of the museum—it's biggest renovation yet. It officially opened in 2014 and houses the interactive Your Brain exhibit.