Over the past several years, OUA has received numerous awards and recognitions. Some of these awards include:
Excellence in Rehabilitation, Historic Mule Barn and Dundee Café on the University of Georgia Griffin Campus, Scott Messer, 2020.
Excellence in Preservation Service, University of Georgia Historic Preservation Master Plan, Scott Messer, 2020.
University System of Georgia, Innovation Award, Landscape Design, Alice H. Richards Children's Garden, Scott Simpson, 2019.
Sanford Stadium West End Improvements, Construction Management Association of America Best Public Renovation Award under $100M, 2019.
University Housing Dwight Douglas Service Award, 2019, Arzu Yilmaz
University of Georgia Historic Preservation Master Plan, Outstanding Achievement, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 2019, Scott Messer
Russell Hall, Outstanding Rehabilitation, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 2019, Arzu Yilmaz, John Ayoob, Melanie Ford, Jessica Owens, Charles Cowart
Laura Elder, Finance and Administration Merit Award / Finalist for the Unsung Hero Award, 2019
Arzu Yilmaz was selected to participate in the Women's Staff Leadership Institute, 2019.
Russell Hall Renovation, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation, 2019, Arzu Yilmaz, John Ayoob, Melanie Ford, Jessica Owens, Charles Cowart
Russell Hall Renovation, Construction Management Association of America Project Achievement Award in the category of Public Building Renovation, Constructed value less than $50M, 2019
Tift Building and the Agricultural Research Building, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Excellence in Rehabilitation, 2019, Scott Messer, Thor Han
Alice H. Richards Children's Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Stormwater Steward Award, 2019, Scott Simpson.
Spec Towns Track Resurfacing, American Sports Builders Association, Outdoor Track Bronze Award 2018, Derek Schuber.
University System of Georgia, Award of Excellence, Health Sciences Campus Renovations, 2018.
Laura Elder, Ashley Maxwell, and Zach Brissett members of the UGA Finance & Administration Merit Recognition, Outstanding Team Nomination for Facilities Contract Team, 2018.
UGA Finance & Administration Newcomer Award, Zach Brissett, 2018.
UGA College of Environment + Design, Dean's Award of Honor, for the UGA Historic Preservation Master Plan, Scott Messer, 2018.
University System of Georgia, Innovation Award: Design & Technology, Center for Molecular Medicine, Melanie Ford, Tom Breedlove, Brenda Elrod, 2017.
Science Learning Center, CMAA Honor Award for Public Building New Construction (under $50M category), Arzu Yilmaz, Scott Simpson, Melanie Ford 2017.
Pound Hall, Georgia Trust Award For Excellence in Rehabilitation, Krista Coleman-Silvers, 2017.
Melanie Ford was selected to participate in the Women's Staff Leadership Institute, 2017.
Melanie Ford, Ray McDonald, and Charles Cowart members of the UGA Finance & Administration Merit Recognition, Outstanding Team Nomination for Construction Life Safety Team, 2017.
Arzu Yilmaz and Thor Hahn members of the UGA Finance & Administration Merit Recognition, Outstanding Team Nomination for Food Service Rapid Response Design & Construction Team, 2017.
OUA employees have been selected and participated in the Finance & Adminstration Leadership Institute each year: Melanie Ford & Clayton Wilcox (2012-2013), Scott Messer & Lara Mathes (2013-2014), Arzu Yilmaz & Scott Simpson (2014-1015), and Tom Breedlove & Ben Liverman (2015-2016), Derek Schuber and Chuck Cartwright (2016-2017).
Arzu Yilmaz & Scott Simpson, University System of Georgia, Innovation Award: Programming Design & Technology, Science Learning Center 2016
Scott Messer, University System of Georgia, Sustainability Award: Historic Preservation, Carnegie Library, 2016
Veterinary Medicine Learning Center, Community/Academic/Teaching Hospital Award, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), 2016
Correll Hall, Philip Trammell Shutze Award, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, 2016
Carnegie Library, Outstanding Rehabilitation Award, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 2016
Bolton Dining Commons, Honorable Mention for Outstanding Design, Education Design Showcase.com, 2015
Jackson Street Building, Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation Award, The Georgia Trust, 2015
UGA Structural Testing Laboratory, 2015 Georgia Chapter ACI Awards, First Place for Design in Special Projects Category, 2015
Krista Coleman-Silvers, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc., 2014 AGC Build Georgia Awards, Merit Award for Health Sciences Campus Phase II, 2014
Brenda Elrod, Excellence in Design for New Construction: First Place - Bolton Dining Commons, Associciation of University Interior Designers, 2014
Thomas Church Courtyard at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 2014 Preservation Award for Outstanding Restoration, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Office of University Architects, 2014
Special Collections Library, 2014 Honorable Mention for Interior Design, The National ALA | IIDA Interior Design Awards, 2014
Office of University Architects, 2013 Outstanding Rehabilitation Award from the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, for work on Memorial Hall, 2013
Gwynne Darden, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc., 2012 AGC Build Georgia Awards, First Place for Butts-Mehre Expansion, 2011
Gwynne Darden, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Georgia Chapter, 2012 Award of Merit for Butts-Mehre Expansion, 2011
Gwynne Darden, Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America -- Stegeman Coliseum Renovation, 2012
Gwynne Darden, AIA Georgia Honor Design Award -- Stegeman Coliseum Concourse Renovation, 2011
Joe Powell, Student Housing Business Innovator Award -- Best use of Green/Sustainable Construction & Development for Building 1516, 2011
Gwynne Darden, Engineering News-Record Award -- the Southeast's best Sports/ Entertainment project for Butts-Mehre Expansion, 2011
Gwynne Darden, ACHF Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation – Stegeman Coliseum, 2011
Scott Messer, ACHF Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation – New College, 2011
Scott Messer, Georgia Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust – New College, 2011
Derek Schuber, Finance and Administration Merit Award / Recipient of the Newcomer Award, 2011
W. Paul Cassilly, Finance and Administration Merit Award/ Finalist for the Tough Dawg Award, 2011
Joe Powell, Dwight O. Douglas Award for Outstanding Support and Service to the Department of University Housing from University of Georgia Housing, 2010
Scott Simpson / Kevin Kirsche, ACHF Outstanding Stewardship Award from the Sustainable Tree Trust, 2010
Krista Coleman-Silvers, ACHF Outstanding Rehabilitation Award – Interim Medical Partnership Building, 2010
Scott Messer, ACHF Outstanding Restoration Award – Fine Arts Theater, 2010
Gwynne Darden, Georgia American Concrete Institute, Honorable mention for the Vince Dooley Athletic Complex Plaza, 2009
Linda Henneman, Brick Award, awarded by the Georgia Chapter of American Institute of Architects for the Lamar Dodd School of Art, 2008
Scott Messer, ACHF Outstanding Restoration Award – Old College Renovation, 2008
Linda Henneman, Finance and Administration Merit Award / Tough Dawg Award Finalist, 2008
Scott Simpson / Kevin Kirsche, Stormwater Steward Award from Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities – UGA Performing Arts and Visual Arts Center, 2008
Scott Simpson, Outstanding Greenspace Design Grand Award from the Georgia Urban Forest Council – D.W. Brooks Mall, 2006
Scott Messer, ACHF Outstanding Restoration Award – Candler Hall, 2006
Scott Messer, Georgia Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust – Candler Hall, 2006
Scott Simpson and Danny Sniff, Award of Merit from the Association of University Architects – D. W. Brooks Drive, 2006
Randall Klebs, Tradeline Inc. Award for outstanding research buildings – Paul D. Coverdell Center, 2006
Scott Messer, The Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation Stewardship from the State Historic Preservation Division of Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 2006
Krista Coleman-Silvers, International Parking Award of Merit, awarded by the International Parking Association for Category III, East Campus Village Parking Deck, 2005
Scott Messer, The Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation Stewardship, 2005
Scott Messer, Outstanding Restoration, awarded by Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation for Phi Kappa Hall, 2005
Scott Messer State Stewardship Award - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) presented four of its five State Stewardship Awards - including the Governor's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation - to University System of Georgia (USG)
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