Awards

WSSI has earned numerous awards and commendations from government agencies and private groups which are a testament to our leadership and excellence in environmental and cultural resources.

2022

American Society of Civil Engineers, Best of the Best Award for Bull Run Branch

2021

Fairfax County: Honorable Mention for community benefit design excellence in the 2021 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Program, for the Herrity Fountain Stormwater Retrofit Project

Wildlife Habitat Council: Green Infrastructure Project Award for the native plant habitat at our headquarters office

EcoVadis: Silver Medal for Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability

Chesapeake Stormwater Network: BUBBA (Best-Urban-BMP-in-the-Bay-Award) for Best BMP Retrofit, for transforming Fairfax County’s Herrity Building fountain and reflecting pool into a green infrastructure technology showcase (with Fairfax County DPWES and Environmental Quality Resources)

Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association: Honorable Mention for the Dave Pearson Watershed Excellence Award at the Virginia Water Conference for our abstract, Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank – Wetland Success?? Case Study of an Urban Stream Priority 1 Restoration Project Restoring Riparian Wetlands.

2020

Van Metre Homes: Best Land Consultant

Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification for the native habitat at WSSI’s LEED Gold headquarters

2019

Fairfax County, Virginia: Tree Conservation Award recognizing Tree Preservation at Difficult Run at Brittenford Drive

Fairfax County, Virginia: Tree Conservation Award recognizing Tree Preservation at 5210 Prestwick Drive

Arlington County Board: 2019 DESIGNArlington Award of Excellence: Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Project

Engineering News-Record: 2019 Mid-Atlantic’s Best Landscape Hardscape Urban Development & Project of the Year Finalist: Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Project

Maryland Building Industry Association: Legislative Award to Mike Klebasko (2nd consecutive year)

2018

Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services: Champion Award for Public Service in the Area of Safety, presented to Matthew Shepherd (Field Notes article)

Cornell University College of Engineering: Co-op Supervisor of the Year, Emily Beacham (Field Notes article)

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries: O.P.S. Protector Challenge Coin #4, awarded to Mike Rolband (Field Notes article)

Maryland Building Industry Association: Legislative Award to Mike Klebasko

Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary certification for WSSI’s LEED Gold headquarters

2017

Montgomery County (Maryland) Planning Department’s Design Excellence Program award: Open Space and Landscape category for Little Bennett Regional Park’s Day Use Area (part of team)