SEAOI announces winners of Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Near & Far Detector Buildings/ Photo Credit: Jim Steinkamp Photography/SEAOI

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


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