Dallas Opera House Named Best Construction Project of 2009 by AGC

Houston-based Linbeck Group completed 2009’s top construction project for its work building Dallas’ new Winspear Opera House, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. Linbeck was among 15 companies to receive Aon Build America Awards, an annual ranking of the nation’s most significant construction projects.

“These are the projects that redefine communities, reinvent neighborhoods and remind us that anything is possible given the right mix of craft, skill and commitment,” says J. Doug Pruitt, AGC’s president. “Despite the toughest conditions in decades, these companies found ways to awe and amaze.”

Pruitt said Linbeck was named both the Construction Management New and the Grand Award winner for its work on the new opera house. The building is wrapped in a red glass enclosure and covered by a three-acre, aluminum-clad, steel solar canopy.

Other winners were Texas Division of McCarthy Building Companies for construction of that Dallas’ AT&T Performance Arts Center Wyly Theatre; Chicago’s Pepper Construction Group for converting Chicago’s Power House building into the Charles H. Shaw Technology & Learning Center; Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Jans Corporation for building the Sioux Falls Seminary; Walsh Brothers Incorporated of Boston for renovating the Grand Dome of MIT’s Building 10; and St. Louis, Missouri’s BSI Constructors Inc. for building that city’s new Citygarden complex.