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Award-Winning Structural Steel Projects Announced
Posted by Tasha Weiss on April 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM.

Ten structural steel building projects have earned national recognition in AISC’s prestigious Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) awards program. This year’s winning projects were recognized on April 18 during the 2012 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Grapevine, Texas.


The IDEAS2 awards recognize outstanding achievements in engineering and architecture on steel-framed building projects throughout the U.S. The award is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the U.S.


A panel of design and construction industry professionals identified National and Merit winners in three categories, based on constructed value: projects less than $15 million; projects $15 million to $75 million; and projects greater than $75 million. In addition, the panel awarded a Presidential Award of Excellence to one project for structural engineering and architectural accomplishment.


The 10 IDEAS2 winners were chosen from nearly 100 submissions received from architecture and engineering firms throughout the U.S. The 2012 award-winning projects are:


Projects Less Than $15 Million

  •     National Award: Robert I. Schroder Pedestrian Overcrossing, Walnut Creek, Calif.
  •     National Award: Campus Commons – The State University of New York at New Paltz
  •     Merit Award: Pedestrian Walkway – St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, Calif.
  •     Merit Award: Great American Tower at Queen City Square Roof-Top Tiara, Cincinnati, Ohio

Projects $15 Million to $75 Million

  •     National Award: Robert B. Aikens Commons – University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  •     National Award: Centra at Metropark office building, Iselin, N.J.

Projects Greater than $75 Million

  •     National Award: Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas
  •     Merit Award: UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, San Francisco
  •     Merit Award: Penn State Millennium Science Complex, University Park, Pa.


Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering and Architecture

  •     Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo.

For more information about this year’s IDEAS2 awards, view AISC’s press release at The award-winning projects will also be featured in the May 2012 edition of MSC, available May 1.

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