FAMU Way Receives ACEC National Recognition

April 26, 2022

FAMU Way Roundabout Aerial ViewOne of the FAMU Way roundabouts shown from an aerial view during the final stages of construction.

FAMU Way, a corridor project designed by Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff) for the City of Tallahassee, has received a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Planning for FAMU Way began in March 2007, and Phase 3 opened to the public in April 2021. The pristine and innovative corridor creates a seamless connection between Florida State University and Florida A&M University, eases traffic congestion and connects neighborhoods to other parts of the city. It also facilitates economic opportunity, impacts social growth and provides facilities for citizens to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Complex planning took place to combine existing infrastructure with the planned design.

FAMU Way includes four aesthetic and functional roundabouts, wide sidewalks, a multiuse trail, multiple community gathering places, a children’s playground, on-street parking, high-quality landscaping and hardscape, and much more. It’s an exceptional example of holistic design through collaboration with a diversity of stakeholders.

FAMU Way has won numerous awards including most recently being named the APWA Florida Project of the Year.

After registering a record-breaking 16 awards in 2021, Halff has collected six project honors so far in 2022.

About the Firm

Halff is an award-winning, employee-owned, diverse and multidiscipline professional engineering and architecture firm. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided innovative solutions for clients throughout the United States. Halff is committed to the purpose of improving lives and communities by turning ideas into reality by continuously investing in its employees and fostering a culture of collaboration.

Halff has 28 offices in Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. The firm is ranked No. 97 by Engineering News-Record. Halff is the No. 10 Top Workplace nationally in 2022 as ranked by Energage for businesses with 1,000 to 2,499 employees.

For more information about Halff, visit halff.com.