Woolpert wins design award for veterans’ memorial

KERNERSVILLE — Woolpert’s design of the Carolina Field of Honor, a veterans’ memorial dedicated on Memorial Day 2014, earned a Special Projects (Recreational Facilities) Engineering Excellence Award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The Carolina Field of Honor

The Carolina Field of Honor

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm. ACEC’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition honors the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments. Projects that win at the state-level EEA competitions are eligible for ACEC’s national competition.

The Carolina Field of Honor, which includes a 60-foot granite obelisk and five granite monuments representing each of the U.S. Armed Forces, is a tribute to the servicemen and servicewomen who selflessly gave their lives to protect our nation’s freedom. The memorial is the centerpiece of Triad Park in Kernersville.

The $5 million project was financed through a fundraising campaign, to which Woolpert contributed. Woolpert has provided design services at Triad Park for more than 20 years.

Additional monument components include a fountain and reflecting pool, a flag walk, a memorial wall naming veterans and sponsors, and a portion of a steel beam from the World Trade Center. The finest materials were used in the memorial’s construction, including granite sourced from the same Mount Airy site that supplied granite for the National World War II Memorial in Washington.

Designers at Woolpert are working on the next phase of the project, which includes construction of an additional shelter, restroom facilities and an amphitheater structure.

About Woolpert

Woolpert, ranked by Engineering News-Record as a top national design firm, provides professional architecture, engineering and geospatial services to clients in public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, and with more than 600 professionals in 25 offices located throughout the U.S., Woolpert’s collaborative and multidisciplinary approach is driven by great people, great clients and great projects. For more information on Woolpert, visit Woolpert.com. Woolpert Labs is a cross-functional group of industry leaders who are focused on discovering new uses for geospatial technology and practices to continue fueling advances in the industry. For more information, visit Woolpertlabs.com.

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