04/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/12/2021 09:40
April 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO - Ten innovative projects throughout the U.S. have won 2021 IDEAS² Awards, the steel industry's top design honor.
Sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Award program recognizes projects that illustrate the exciting possibilities of building with structural steel.
This year's projects range from a massive arena to a jaw-dropping school that appears to defy gravity to a sculpture that draws inspiration from West African 'talking drums' to honor the founders of the National Bar Association.
'These projects showcase the versatility of structural steel,' said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, 'and they all demonstrate a remarkable amount of innovation and creativity. Congratulations to the team behind each project for a job very well done!'
AISC thanks the 2021 IDEAS² Award jury for their dedication and enthusiasm:
Without further ado, the 2021 AISC IDEAS² Awards go to:
Presidential Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse: Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center, San Francisco
Steel Fabricator, Erector, and Detailer: Kwan Wo Ironworks, Inc., San Francisco (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator, AISC Certified Erector)
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates, San Francisco
Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley, Calif.
General Contractors: Novo Construction, San Francisco; Nibbi Brothers, San Francisco
Owners: Orton Development, Inc., Emeryville, Calif.; Port of San Francisco
Less than $15 Million:
National Award: Jacksonport State Park Visitors Center, Newport, Ark.
Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.
Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, Little Rock
General Contractor: Tate General Contractors, Jonesboro, Ark.
Owner: Arkansas State Parks, Little Rock, Ark.
Merit Award: McDonald's Net Zero Quick Service Restaurant Rebuild, Kissimmee, Fla.
Steel Fabricator: P&A Welding and Machine, Inc., Mulberry, Fla. (AISC Member)
Structural Engineer: CPH, Inc., Sanford, Fla.
Architects: CPH, Inc., Sanford, Fla.; Ross Barney Architects, Chicago
General Contractor: Southland Construction, Inc., Apopka, Fla.
Owner: McDonald's Corporation, Chicago
Merit Award: Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Walkway, Arlington, Va.
Steel Fabricator and Detailer: Crystal Steel Fabricators, Arlington, Tenn. (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator)
Structural Engineer: Peller + Associates, Westlake, Ohio
Architect: studioTECHNEarchitects, Cleveland
General Contractor: Clark Construction, Bethesda, Md.
Owner: Brookfield Development, Washington, D.C.
$15 Million to $75 Million:
National Award: Truist Leadership Institute, Greensboro, N.C.
Steel Fabricator: SteelFab, Inc., Raleigh, N.C. (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator)
Structural Engineer: Fluhrer Reed, PA, Raleigh, N.C.
Architect: CJMW Architecture, Winston-Salem, N.C.
General Contractor: Frank L. Blum Construction, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Owner: Truist Leadership Institute, Greensboro, N.C.
Merit Award: Watershed Building, Seattle
Steel Fabricator and Detailer: Metals Fabrication Co., Inc., Airway Heights, Wash. (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator)
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers, Seattle
Architect: Weber Thompson, Seattle
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company, Seattle
Owner: COU, LLC, Seattle
$75 Million to $200 Million:
National Award: The Heights School, Arlington, Va.
Steel Fabricator: Banker Steel, Lynchburg, Va. (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator)
Steel Detailer: Sanria Engineering, San Jose, Calif. (AISC Member)
Structural Engineer: Silman, Washington
Architects: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Leo A Daly, Washington
General Contractor: Gilbane, New York
Owner: Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, Va.
Greater than $200 Million:
National Award: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth
Steel Fabricator and Detailer: W&W/AFCO Steel, Oklahoma City (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator)
Steel Erector: Bosworth Steel Erectors, Dallas (AISC Member, AISC Certified Erector)
Bender-Roller: Max Weiss, Milwaukee (AISC Member)
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore, Dallas
Architects: HKS, Inc., Dallas; David M. Schwarz, Washington, D.C.; Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford, Fort Worth
General Contractors: Beck Group, Fort Worth; Austin Commercial, Dallas
Owner: Trail Drive Management Corporation, Fort Worth
Owner's Representative: The Projects Group, Fort Worth
Sculpture/Art Installation/Non-building Structure:
National Award: Moscone Center Expansion - Pedestrian Bridges, San Francisco
Steel Fabricator and Erector: SME Steel Industries, West Jordan, Utah (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator, AISC Certified Erector)
Steel Detailer: Pro Draft, Inc., Surrey, B.C., Canada
Structural Engineers: SOM; SOHA Engineers, San Francisco; Tipping Structural Engineers, Berkeley, Calif.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco
General Contractor: Webcor Builders, San Francisco
Owners: City and County Of San Francisco; San Francisco Department of Public Works; San Francisco Travel
Merit Award: A Monumental Journey, Des Moines, Iowa
Steel Fabricator: Johnson Machine Works, Chariton, Iowa (AISC Member, AISC Certified Fabricator)
Bender-roller: Albina Co., Inc., Tualatin, Ore. (AISC Member)
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Des Moines
Architect: substance, Des Moines
General Contractor: Neumann Brothers, Des Moines
Owner: Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa
Additional photos of all winning projects are available here. Please note image credits in filenames.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse
Less than $15 million
$15 million to $75 million
$75 million to $200 million
Greater than $200 million
Sculptures/Art Installations/Non-Building Structures