AIA Chicago’s 2011 Design Excellence Awards

Midwest
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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James I Swenson Civil Engineering Building (Courtesy Kate Joyce, Kate Joyce Studios)

James I Swenson Civil Engineering Building (Courtesy Kate Joyce, Kate Joyce Studios)

On October 28, over 800 architects, designers, contractors, and their clients gathered together at Navy Pier in Chicago to celebrate the architecture firms recognized with 2011 Design Excellence Awards. Firms were honored for achievements in the following four categories: Distinguished Building, Interior Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, and Unbuilt Design. Out of 357 entries, there were 42 awards total– 10 Honor Awards (the highest distinction), 24 Citation of Merits, and 8 Special Recognitions. Half of these awards were for designs in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, while the remaining awards were for designs in other cities, states, and countries.

Some noteworthy projects among the 39 winning projects included the world’s tallest building in Dubai, “blending a hotel, luxury residences and office space,” an international design center in Chicago for a Benton Harbor based corporation, the creation of a native wildlife refuge, boardwalk and education pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo in “a space that was once a polluted urban waterhole,” a LEED Gold certified civil engineering building in Duluth, Minnesota, and a visionary master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana that connects the city to the surrounding area.

Here are the firms that took home multiple awards:

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP with 10 awards

Perkins+Will with 6 awards

DeStefano Partners/Lothan Studio with 3 awards

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with 2 awards

Goettsch Partners with 2 awards

Murphy/Jahn with 2 awards

Ross Barney Architects with 2 awards

UrbanWorks Ltd. with 2 awards

 

And here is the list of winners by category:

 

DISTINGUISHED BUILDING

HONOR AWARD:

James / Swenson Civil Engineering Building, Duluth, MN –BY: Ross Barney Architects

Nature Boardwalk, Education Pavilion and South Pond Transformation at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago –BY: Studio Gang Architects with Shaw Sustainable Solutions of Illinois, LLC

One Haworth Center, Holland, MI –BY: Perkins+Will

Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Transformation (Courtesy AIA Chicago)

Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Transformation (Courtesy Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing Photographers)

One Haworth Center (Courtesy Curt Clayton, Clayton Studio)

One Haworth Center (Courtesy Curt Clayton, Clayton Studio)

CITATION OF MERIT:

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

College of DuPage Technology Education Center, Glenn Ellyn, IL –BY: DeStefano Partners/Lothan Studio

Fullerton and Belmont Stations Reconstruction, Chicago –BY: Ross Barney Architects

Gary Comer College Prep, Chicago –BY: John Ronan Architects

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, Chicago –BY: Murphy/Jahn

Shanghai Huawei Technologies Corporate Campus, Shanghai, China –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

UNO Veterans Memorial School Complex, Chicago –BY: UrbanWorks Ltd.

West Combined Utility Plant, University of Chicago, Chicago –BY: Murphy/Jahn

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

300 East Randolph Vertical Completion, Chicago –BY: Goettsch Partners

Peace Corner Youth Center, Chicago –BY: DeStefano Partners/Lothan Studio

Rosa Parks Apartments, Chicago –BY: Landon Bone Baker Architects

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

HONOR AWARD:

Confidential Law Firm Headquarters, Chicago –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Jenner & Block, Chicago –BY: Goettsch Partners

World of Whirlpool, Chicago –BY: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

World of Whirlpool (Courtesy AIA Chicago)

World of Whirlpool (Courtesy Barbara Karant, Karant + Associates, Inc.)

CITATION OF MERIT:

CompTIA The Computing Technology Industry Association Inc., Downers Grove, IL –BY: Perkins+Will

Confidential Banking Firm Headquarters, Charlotte, NC –BY: Perkins+Will

Mumford Hall Conversion, Chicago –BY: Harding Partners

New Trading Firm, Chicago –BY: Cannon Design

One Haworth Center, Holland, MI –BY: Perkins+Will

Public Areas at the Residences of Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Serta International, Hoffman Estates, IL –BY: Epstein / Metter Studio

Sprinkles Cupcakes, Chicago –BY: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

University of Illinois, Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls Dining Remodel, Urbana-Champaign –BY: DeStefano Partners/Lothan Studio

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

Burj Khalifa Level 153, Dubai, UAE –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

 

REGIONAL & URBAN DESIGN

HONOR AWARD:

Farming the Chicago Stock Yards, Chicago –BY: UrbanLab

Guangzhou University Town– 4 Villages, Guangzhou, China –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Panama Government City Master Plan, Panama, Republic of Panama –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Farming the Chicago Stock Yards (Courtesy AIA Chicago)

Farming the Chicago Stock Yards (Courtesy UrbanLab)

CITATION OF MERIT:

American College of Greece, Athens, Greece –BY: VOA Associates Incorporated

Groundplanes for Gary, Gart, IN –By: UrbanWorks Ltd.

Moraine Valley Community College Entrance Gateway + Quadrangle, Palos Hills, IL –BY: Teng + Associates

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

A Vision for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region Recognizing a Global Resource, Chicago –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

 

UNBUILT DESIGN

HONOR AWARD:

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia –BY: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (Courtesy AIA Chicago)

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture)

CITATION OF MERIT:

Dubai Bridge, Dubai, UAE –BY: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Shanghai Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital, Shanghai, China –BY: Perkins+Will

Shenzhen Archive Towers, Shenzhen, China –BY: Jaeger and Partner Architects, Ltd. with Saltans Architects_Intl.,Ltd

Tianjin Museum, Tianjin, China –BY: Perkins+Will

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

Prairie House: House for a Fashion Pattern Maker and Fiber Artist, Northfield, IL –BY: The Office for Robotic Architectural Media & Bureau for Responsive Architecture

Takshing House Redevelopment, Hong Kong, China –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The S-Tower, Seoul, Korea –BY: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

 

 

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