Peer Recognition and Juried Competition

We believe that recognition from our peers is a reflection of our dedication to quality and innovation in our work. Not only have our completed projects earned accolades from our peers, but that same quality is reflected in our staff members who earn similar recognition through national organizations in their respective fields of expertise.

Honors and Recognition

At AMT, we adhere to high standards. We believe that the projects on which we work are worthy of external recognition and we strive to spend each day doing work that is deserving of that recognition.

We believe that there is no higher honor than the satisfaction of our clients on a job well done. A close second is peer recognition, be it for a high-profile major project or a small project in rural America.

Here are some highlights of our recent accomplishments:


Over the last several years, AMT has consistently been named a “Best Firm to Work For” by such organizations as ZweigLetter and the Washington Post. ZweigLetter also twice named AMT to its “Hot Firms” list based on the company’s growth over the previous three years.

AMT’s Greening DC Streets/GI Guidelines continued its winning streak, earning a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Society of Landscape Architects of Maryland. It also won an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Potomac Chapter.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia awarded our Coating Inspection Team an Engineering Excellence Award for the third year running. The team has been working on a number of West Virginia bridges such as the Dunbar Charleston Bridge.

The North Carolina Institute of Transportation Engineers honored Matt Peach with a Young Professional of the Year Award.

AMT is honored to receive a Ruby-level Partnered Project of the Year award from the International Partnering Institute for our work on the Avens Bridge project in Bristol, Virginia. The award recognizes exceptional cooperation and teamwork between a project’s owner, contractor, designer, inspectors and other stakeholders.

The Wharf, Phase 1 won the ACEC-MW Grand Award.


AMT won a contractor Safety Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and a Safety Excellence Award for our work on the I-95 Express Lanes project which achieved three million work hours without a lost time incident.

Our DDOT Greening DC Streets/GI Guidelines won an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metro Washington. AMT worked with DDOT and assembled a team of design specialists, expert researchers, practitioners and installers to develop and standardize green infrastructure design solutions within its right of way. The resulting groundbreaking and comprehensive green infrastructure design standards reduce pollutant loads in local waterways while providing other ecological and public benefits.

Yilei Shi was named a Top Young Professional by Engineering News Record’s Mid-Atlantic publication. Yilei was one of 15 professionals honored this year.


AMT received two Honor Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metro Washington. The first was for our Witter Fields project for the City of Alexandria. This project took an abandoned brownfield site, sealed it and transformed it into much-needed recreational space for city residents. The second project was the Stoney Creek at the National Institutes of Health qualifying it for national-level competition.

The American Council of Engineering Companies bestowed a National Recognition Award on AMT’s Stoney Creek at the National Institutes of Health. The project provided stormwater management for 204 previously untreated acres in downtown Bethesda, Maryland and part of the campus of the National Institutes of Health. The project not only effectively collects floating trash, removes sediment and treats the stormwater, but with wildflower plantings and aerator fountains, the project also serves as an amenity to a community that was engaged in the public involvement process.

Yilei Shi, a member of AMT’s Structural Engineering Team was honored with a Rising Star in Structural Engineering Award from Civil + Structural Magazine. Yilei was one of only 15 structural engineers in the country to receive such recognition.


AMT was honored to be awarded the Subcontractor Appreciation Award in the Engineering Category by the Association of General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington D.C.

Our work on the Interstate 81 Pavement Recycling Project and its project manager were recognized with the Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the “Go Green” Category from VDOT Commissioner Greg Whirley. The project was the first repaving project on the U.S. Interstate System to use three distinct methods of recycling on the same project. Using these methods saved VDOT millions of dollars and months of construction time.

The Interstate 81 Pavement Recycling Project was also honored as the Overall Winner in the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance Engineering Awards program. It earned a Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia and was named one of Engineering News Record’s Best Projects of 2012.

The Prince George’s County Courthouse Plaza received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for redesigning the plaza to include safer materials, ADA compliance, and take into consideration the health of the rows of trees that flank the plaza’s promenade. The design also included storm water management and a rain garden.

Please click here for a full list of AMT awards.



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