Through the years, we are proud to have received numerous awards for completing the projects that we’re passionate about. It’s just one of the ways we’ve built our reputation for quality in the region and beyond. Although we’re honored to receive recognition from some of the industry’s most respected organizations, our most important accolades come from our satisfied clients.
Recent Awards and Recognition
2011 Honorable Mention
Received for Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision
2011 Mass Transit 40 Under 40 Recipient - Sean Beachy
2010 VTA Distinguished Service Award - Chip Badger
Charles “Chip” Badger has devoted his entire thirty seven year career to multi-modal transportation and has been instrumental in advancing transit across Virginia. Until January when he joined Wendel Companies as Project Director in the Public Transit Group. Chip was a lynchpin in the operations of DRPT—a source of stability, institutional knowledge and encouragement to Virginia transit providers.
Over his career at DRPT (culminating in agency Director), he was instrumental in advancing the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Chip also assisted with the development and financial planning for the Virginia Railway Express, Northern Virginia's commuter rail system; The Tide, Hampton Roads Transit's light rail; the establishment of over 30 new transit systems; and Virginia’s first state sponsored intercity passenger rail service.
2010 Water & Wastes Digest Top Projects Winner
Awarded by this leading industry magazine for the emergency water system recovery project enacted to provide safe drinking water and necessary fire flows to the Village of Gowanda after a devastating flood put the village water supply out of operation.
2010 Merit Award of Excellence
New York State Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award for Artpark Amphitheater Master Plan, Lewiston, NY.
2009 Native American 40 Under 40 Recipient – Adam Q. Kennedy
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development named Adam Kennedy, General Manager of Kennedy Wendel, as a Native American 40 Under 40 Recipient. This distinction is awarded to those who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their communities and/or professions.
2009 WNY APWA
Received for Town of Evans Water Consolidation Project.
2009 Outstanding Planning Award
Presented by the American Planning Association, New York Upstate Chapter for the Buffalo Olmstead Park System: Plan for the 21st Century in Buffalo.
2009 Excellence in Historic Preservation
Awarded by the Preservation League of New York State for the Buffalo Olmstead Park System: Plan for the 21st Century in Buffalo.
2009 Merit Award of Excellence
New York State Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award for Research, Historic Preservation, and Communication for Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.
2009 Award of Excellence
Received from the Congress of New Urbanism for the City of Buffalo Comprehensive Plan in Buffalo, NY.
2008 Honor Award
Presented by the American Institute of Architects, Buffalo/WNY Chapter for the Walla Walla Market Station in Walla Walla, Washington.
2008 Planning Best Practice Excellence Award
Awarded by the American Planning Association, New York State Upstate chapter for the Queen City Waterfront Corridor Initiative.
2008 National Finalist
Received from the American Council of Engineering Companies for Engineering Excellence for the Kalamazoo Transportation Center in Kalamazoo, MI.
2008 Diamond Award
Received from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York for Engineering Excellence for the Kalamazoo Transportation Center in Kalamazoo, MI.
2008 Silver Award
Received from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York for Engineering Excellence for the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, NY.