The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) presented the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards at the awards banquet June 9 at the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago.
The design competition takes place each year to recognize excellence in structural engineering, and the 2018 awards offered two new categories: Best Neighboring State Project and Best Industrial/Utility Project.
Awards were presented as follows:
JUROR’S FAVORITE: Salesforce Tower – Magnusson, Klemencic Associates
OVER $150 MILLION: Ryan/Walter Athletic Facility, Northwestern University – WSP
$50 MILLION – $150 MILLION: I-55 & Lake Shore Drive Interchange – AECOM
$10 MILLION – $50 MILLION: The Yard at Shakespeare Theater – Thornton Tomasetti
UP TO $10 MILLION: Chicago’s Shakespeare Theater Movable Towers — Klein & Hoffman
BEST INDUSTRIAL/UTILITY PROJECT: Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Near & Far Detector Buildings — Holabird & Root
BEST BRIDGE/TRANSPORTATION: St. Anthony Parkway Bridge – Parsons
BEST RENOVATION/RETROFIT: Paragon Theater Conversion – Forefront Structural Engineers
BEST NEIGHBORING STATE PROJECT: Wiikiaami — Pierce Engineering
LAVICKA AWARD: S.K.Y. Restaurant — The Structural Group