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Nine Innovative American Structures Win Top Steel Design Awards

February 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Awards.

The IDEAS² Awards are the highest honor the U.S. structural steel industry bestows upon buildings and other structures around the country.

"These projects are tributes to the creativity of the designers and the skills of the constructors who collaborated to make them reality," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "Steel shines and soars on their talents and we celebrate the accomplishments these projects represent."

A panel of design and construction industry professionals identified National and Merit winners in four categories defined by on total project cost. A fifth category recognizes excellence in non-building structures.

AISC would like to thank the 2020 IDEAS² Award judges for their time and enthusiasm:

  • Kari Berg, Senior Project Manager/Construction Manager, UrbanWorks
  • Cynthia Duncan, Director of Engineering, AISC
  • Christine Freisinger, SE, PE, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Christina Koch, Editorial Director/Associate Publisher, retrofit magazine
  • Hollie Novoletsky, CEO/Owner, Novel Iron Works
  • Sheryl Van Anne, Project Executive, Mortenson

Judges weighed each project's use of structural steel from both an architectural and structural engineering perspective, with an emphasis on creative solutions to the project's program requirements; applications of innovative design approaches in areas such as connections, gravity systems, lateral load resisting systems, fire and/or blast protection; aesthetic and visual impact of the project; innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS); technical or architectural advances in the use of the steel; and/or the use of innovative design and construction methods.

The IDEAS² Award program also recognizes the importance of teamwork, coordination, and collaboration in fostering successful construction projects. Awards for each winning project will be presented to the project team members involved in the design and construction of the structural framing system at ceremonies held at each of the winning projects during the year.

For more information about the IDEAS² awards and the winning projects, please visit aisc.org/ideas2. Members of the media may request high-resolution photos of the winning projects by contacting AISC's Dani Friedland at friedland@aisc.org or 312.670.5439.


Less than $15 million


 

NATIONAL: HINTERLAND BREWERY
GREEN BAY, WIS.

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator, detailer, erector, and general contractor: Schuh Construction, Inc., Seymour, Wis. *AISC Member*
  • Architect: ROSSETTI, Detroit
  • Structural engineer: SDI Structures, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Project ownership: Hinterland, Green Bay, Wis.

 

(Photo Credit: Rafael Gamo)

MERIT: MARVIN GAYE RECREATION CENTER
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator and erector (main structure): Boldmark Steel Industry, LLC, Baltimore
  • Architect: ISTUDIO Architects, Washington
  • Structural engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Washington
  • General contractor: MCN Build, Washington
  • Project ownership: Department of General Services, Washington

 

(Photo credit: Hoachlander Davis Photography)

 


$15 million to $75 million


 

NATIONAL: MORI HOSSEINI STUDENT UNION - EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
DAYTONA BEACH, FL. 

Project Team

  • Steel fabricators:
    • Steel, LLC, Scottdale, Ga. *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
    • Greiner Industries, Inc., Mount Joy, Pa. *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
    • Fabco Metal Products LLC, Daytona Beach, Fl. *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Steel detailers: McGill Engineering, Inc. Tampa, Fl.
  • Steel bender/roller: Greiner Industries, Inc., Mount Joy, Pa. *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Steel erector: Superior Rigging & Erecting Company, Atlanta *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Architect: ikon.5 architects, New York
  • Structural engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, Newark, N.J. *AISC Member*
  • General contractor: Barton Malow Company, Orlando, Fl. *AISC Member*
  • Project ownership: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fl.
  • Civil engineer: Parker Mychenberg & Associates, Inc., Holly Hill, Fl.

 

(Photo Credit: Brad Feinknopf)

  

MERIT: CANYON VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
WADDELL, ARIZ.

Project Team

  • Steel fabricators:
    • Skyline Steel, Inc., Gilbert, Ariz. *AISC Certified*
    • OLT Fabrication & Manufacturing, Inc., Phoenix
  • Steel detailer and erector: Schuff Steel Management Company, Mesa, Ariz. *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Architect and structural engineer: DLR Group, Phoenix
  • General contractor: Chasse Building Team, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Project ownership: Agua Fria Union High School District #216, Avondale, Ariz. 

 

(Photo credit: Bill Timmerman)


AISC will not present any awards in the $75 million to $200 million category this year.





Greater than $200 million


 

NATIONAL: WILSHIRE GRAND CENTER
LOS ANGELES

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator, detailer, and erector: Schuff Steel Company, San Diego *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Architect: AC Martin Partners, Inc., Los Angeles
  • Structural engineer: Brandow & Johnston, Los Angeles
  • General contractor: Turner Construction Company, Los Angeles
  • Project ownership: Hanjin International Corporation, Los Angeles

 

(Photo credit: Len Joseph)

MERIT: SUTTER HEALTH CPMC VAN NESS CAMPUS - VISCOUS WALL DAMPERS
SAN FRANCISCO

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator and erector: The Herrick Corporation, Stockton, Calif. *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Steel detailer and bender/roller: PDC Asia Pacific, Manila, Philippines
  • Architect: SmithGroup, San Francisco
  • Structural engineer: Degenkolb, San Francisco
  • General contractor: Hererro Builders, San Francisco
  • Project ownership: Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.

 

(Photo credit: Brett Drury Architectural Photography Inc.)

 


Sculptures/Art Installations/Non-Building Structures


 

NATIONAL: HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MODERNIZATION
ATLANTA

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator and detailer: Beck Steel, Lubbock, Texas *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Bender/rollers:
    • Bendco, Pasadena, Texas
    • Chicago Metal Rolled Products, Chicago
  • Steel erector: Derr & Isbell Construction, LLC, Roswell, Ga. *AISC Certified*
  • Architects:
    • HOK, St. Louis
    • Chasm Architecture, LLC, Atlanta
    • Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C., Atlanta
  • Structural engineer: HOK, Atlanta
  • General contractor: New South | McCarthy | Synergy, Atlanta
  • Project ownership: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta

 

(Photo credit: Matt Breidenthal, HOK)

  

MERIT: BELMONT GATEWAY CANOPY - CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
CHICAGO

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator and detailer: King Fabrication, Houston *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Steel erector/general contractor: The Walsh Group, Chicago *AISC Member* *AISC Certified*
  • Steel casting supplier: Cast ConneX Corporation, New York *AISC Member*
  • Architect: Ross Barney Architects, Chicago
  • Structural engineers:
    • EXP, Chicago
    • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Chicago
  • Project ownership: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago

 

(Photo credit: Ross Barney Architects)

  

MERIT: LITTLE CHARLOTTE OFFICE MONUMENTAL STAIR
CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Project Team

  • Steel fabricator, detailer, and erector: C.M. Steel, Inc., York, S.C. *AISC Member*
  • Project ownership, architect, and structural engineer: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, N.C.
  • General contractor: DPR Construction, Charlotte, N.C.

 

(Photo credit: Tim Buchman)

  

 

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For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Marketing Communications Strategist
312.670.5439
friedland@aisc.org

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