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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Wins Gold ACEC MA Award

China Paviillion

China Pavilion

Waltham, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. of Waltham as a winner of the 2016 Gold Engineering Excellence Award for its work on the China Pavilion Expo in Milan, Italy.

The project celebrated the Expo’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” by focusing on sustainability and the coexistence of nature and city.  Close collaboration and a holistic approach to architecture, engineering and fabrication brought the pavilion to life for its global audience.

The structure’s 4,000sf undulating roof transitioned from sharp angles on its northern side replicating the urban skyline, to flowing curves on the southern side symbolizing China’s rolling landscape.


The 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees MA State Senator Karen Spilka and MA Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack.

“The winning projects exemplify ingenuity and professionalism and represent the breadth of engineering’s contribution to our everyday lives,” said ACEC/MA President David Vivilecchia. “They are outstanding examples of how engineers connect communities, provide safe and reliable water and energy, and make our buildings safe and efficient. The professional engineers and their colleagues at our member firms are dedicated to working on quality infrastructure, which wouldn’t otherwise exist. These outstanding projects are but a few examples of the quality work designed by Massachusetts (and Rhode Island) engineering firms.”