Three Barton Malow projects – the Book Depository, Ultium Cells Lordstown, and Exchange – were honored among ENR Midwest’s 2023 ‘Best Projects,’ which honor projects that represent outstanding quality of work.
Submitted by IMEG, the Detroit-based Book Depository earned Best Project honors in the Renovation/Restoration industry. Built by the Dixon-Barton Malow joint venture, the 260,000-SF, four-story Book Depository was originally built in the 1930s and formerly served as a post office and Detroit Public Schools storage facility. It’s now part of Ford’s Michigan Central District and houses machinery shops, labs, mobility studios, exhibition spaces, and a café.
Ultium Cells earned an Award of Merit in the Energy/Industrial category, the latest honor the northeast Ohio lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility has earned. Located on 156 acres, the facility stands 2.8-million SF in size and produces 35 gigawatt hours annually. Barton Malow provided construction services through an Integrated Project Delivery approach and self-performed layout, civil, concrete/resteel, steel erection, and interior finishes. The project also earned the TAUC 2023 Joseph R. La Rocca Union Project of the Year award and was among the National Association of Women in Construction’s 2023 Excellence Awards.
The downtown Detroit Exchange Building, constructed using Barton Malow’s LIFTbuild methodology, is a 16-story residential tower featuring 153 residential units, 12 for-sale condominiums, and office and retail space. The first project completed using LIFTbuild technology, Exchange also represents the first residential development in Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood in nearly 60 years. Exchange earned an Award of Merit in the Residential/Hospitality category.
To see the full list of honorees, visit ENR Midwest.