Winners of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)2021 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards were announced at the 2021 Virtual Awards Celebration on June 11. This design competition takes place each year to recognize excellence in, and celebrate structural engineering.
Awards were presented as follows:
Jurors’ Favorite/Most Innovative: St. Regis, by Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Best Project — >$150 Million: Circa, by CKC Structural Engineers
Best Project — $50 Million to $150 Million: Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Best Project — $10 Million to $50 Million: RaviniaMusicBox Experience Center, by Wight & Company
Best Project – up to $10 Million: 1040 W. Fulton, by IMEG Corp.
Best Industrial/Utility Project: Sooner Plant Units 1 & 2 Conveyor 10 & 11, by Wolf Point Engineers
Best Bridge/Transportation Project: Lakefront Trail Pedestrian Bridge, by HNTB
Best Renovation/Retrofit Project: Chicago Union Station – Clinton Street Improvements, by Klein & Hoffman
Best Special Structure: Robotic Construction – The Glass Vault by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Lavicka Award: BMX Bowls Bridge, by EndreStudio
Awards of Merit:
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Building 201, CannonDesign
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Inpatient Pavilion, GRAEF
110 North Wacker Drive, Thornton Tomasetti
The 2021 Panel of Judges:
Academia – Matthew J. Gombeda, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Illinois Tech
Architecture – Jessica Figenholtz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; President, AIA Chicago; Higher Education Practice Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will
Construction/Development — Eamonn Connolly, SE, PE, LEED AP; Director of Engineering, McHugh Engineering Group LLC
Government – Luis D. Benitez, P.E., S.E.; Chief Bridge Engineer, Chicago Department of Transportation
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