Celebrating the design and construction industries, the American Institute of Steel Construction awards projects that exhibit top-notch structural steel-frame design in their annual 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) awards program. The program highlights the value of teamwork, coordination, and collaboration in building successful structural projects.
This year reeled in nearly 100 submissions from around the United States. During the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville, 12 winning projects were announced in three categories, plus the Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering. The awards are regarded as the highest honor in the U.S. steel construction industry.
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Projects Less Than $15 Million
- National Award: Denver Union Station, Denver
- Merit Award: Circuit of the Americas Observation Tower and Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas
- Merit Award: Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2, Oracle, Ariz.
- Merit Award: Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial, St. Paul, Minn.
- Merit Award: Hilton Columbus Downtown High Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio
Projects $15 Million to $75 Million
- National Award: Florida Polytechnic University Innovation Science and Technology Building, Lakeland, Fla.
- Merit Award: University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center, Eugene, Ore.
- Merit Award: Pomona College, Studio Art Hall, Claremont, Calif.
- Merit Award: Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus, Maricopa, Ariz.
Projects Greater than $75 Million
- National Award: The Vegas High Roller, Las Vegas
- National Award: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Anaheim, Calif.
Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York
AISC will individually present the awards to the winning firms and their fellow project team members at the project sites during the summer.
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