S&P Takes the ACEC New York Diamond Award

Satterfield & Pontikes (S&P), along with our partners at STV, is proud to announce we’ve won the Diamond Award in the Special Projects category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York for our work on Delta’s New Terminal C at the LaGuardia Airport. 

Diamond Awards are presented to projects that encompass both the public and private sector in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects.  

Each year, over 50 member firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. These projects are judged by a panel of industry experts, which includes military and government officials, ACEC National and International leadership, educators from college and university engineering departments, and leadership from other organizations dedicated to the built environment.  

Awards are distributed based on the average scores received by these judges and are assigned one of four levels Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond – with Diamond being the highest-level award. 

“We have really enjoyed working with Delta on this incredible project.  LaGuardia has come so far in the last few years, it’s one of the most beautiful airports in the world.” says George A. Pontikes Jr, S&P Chairman & CEO. “From where it began to where it is now is amazing, we’re excited to be a part of this transformation.” 

Terminal C offers customers the option to check-in via a spacious, centralized lobby, a multi-sensory room for customers with sensory sensitivities and their families, a cargo DASH office, art pieces showcasing six local artists, and a wide variety of retail and restaurants. 

In addition to its grand appearance, Terminal C was LEED® Silver-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council. Multiple sustainable elements were incorporated throughout including LED lighting, exterior glass that automatically tints based on the weather and time of day, charging for electric ground support equipment, and an ice-making plant that produces ice during off-hours to cool during the day, reducing power demand during peak periods.  

To learn more about this innovative project, please visit

November 22, 2022

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