SEAOI honors excellence in structural engineering at ceremony


Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) recognized excellence at an awards ceremony Jun. 16 at OnTour Brewing in Chicago.

This annual design competition honored the following projects from 2021:

  • Jurors’ Favorite/Most Innovative: Cantilevered Work Platform at 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
  • Best Project – Over $150 Million: Rainier Square by Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Best Project — $50 Million to $150 Million: 800 Fulton Market by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Best Project — $10 Million to $50 Million: I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge by Michael Baker International
  • Best Project – up to $10 Million: Downers Grove North HS Commons Roof by Wight & Company
  • Best Bridge/Transportation Project: Midway International Checkpoint Expansion, by Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Best Renovation/Retrofit Project: Tribune Tower Complex Redevelopment by TGRWA
  • Best Special Structure: SPLAM Timber Pavilion by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Lavicka Award: Shade Garden Structures, by Forefront Structural Engineers

Awards of Merit were presented to:

  • Fort Industry Square, by GEI Consultants
  • OSF HealthCare Ministry Headquarters Renovation by Thornton Tomasetti
  • I-74 over the Mississippi River, by Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Montrose Avenue over FAI 90/94 Bridge Rehabilitation by Ciorba Group
  • Lakefront Trail #3 – Lakeshore Drive Bascule over the Chicago River, by WSP and TYLin
  • Fulton East, by BASE
  • UIUC Siebel Center for Design, by Silman
  • 300 North Michigan Avenue by WSP USA
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Expansion by Thornton Tomasetti
  • The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts by Thornton Tomasetti
  • The Ayer by Cary Kopczynski & Company
  • Wave One by BASE

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) was founded in 1965 by practicing structural engineers to advance and advocate excellence in structural engineering and to aid in safeguarding the lives and property of the public.



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