City Of Lawrenceburg Receives Award For Engineering Excellence

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 9:14am

By City of Lawrenceburg, news release

The award was made in recognition of the beautiful Lawrenceburg Civic Park created in historic downtown Lawrenceburg.

The City of Lawrenceburg and Strand Associates Inc. ® receive a Merit Award for the Lawrenceburg Civic Park from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana. Pictured are Strand Associates Inc. Project Manager Tony Akles, City of Lawrenceburg Communications Director Guinevere Emery, Mayor Kelly Mollaun and Redevelopment Director Bryan Messmore. Photo by Jim Reid, Anchor Media.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The City of Lawrenceburg received a Merit Award for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana.

The award was made in recognition of the beautiful Lawrenceburg Civic Park created in historic downtown Lawrenceburg. In an area that used to be two paved parking lots, the City of Lawrenceburg revitalized the community space into a state of the art performance stage with sound system, screen and rear projection television, public family restroom and green room, splash pad, public Wi-Fi and large green spaces for outdoor entertainment and relaxing. The Lawrenceburg Civic Park and stage serve as the annual signature piece for the popular “Music on the River” concert series.

The Lawrenceburg Civic Park, one block east of the Lawrenceburg Event Center, enhances and activates the City’s unique downtown district, drawing crowds from the tristate area. Strategically placed in the heart of downtown to connect and revive the areas near Short and High Streets, the Lawrenceburg Civic Park has been transformed into a vibrant space for all to enjoy. Visit for a full calendar of 2020 events.

This award is made each year by ACEC Indiana to recognize an outstanding engineering achievement that demonstrates a high degree of merit and ingenuity. Strand Associates, Inc. along with City of Lawrenceburg Mayor Kelly Mollaun, City Council, the Redevelopment Commission and Maxwell Construction led a diverse community steering team focused on planning, designing and implementing the Civic Park Project. City officials are focused on having the best of both worlds, a “small-town feel, but with amenities typically enjoyed by a much larger city,” Mollaun said. Details and photos of these and other award-winning projects may be viewed at: ACEC

Indiana is a professional trade association representing the business interests of the consulting engineering profession and offers professional knowledge and services to enhance the quality of life for every citizen in Indiana. Professional Consulting Engineers design roads and bridges, clean water and waste water systems, structures, mechanical and electrical systems, redevelopment of brownfields, and more. For more information about the organization, please contact Colleen Torres (317) 637-3563 or email

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