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12 building projects that represent the best in AEC team collaboration

A busy, light-filled Manhattan subway station and a pebble-shaped Chicago library are among the winners of the 19th annual Building Team Awards. 

May 31, 2016 |
12 building projects that represent the best in AEC team collaboration

The interior of Fulton Center in Manhattan, N.Y., is constructed of architecturally exposed structural steel, glass storefronts, stainless steel panels, GFRC column covers and ceilings, granite flooring, and a decorative cable net structure in the oculus. Spiral stairs, 15 ADA-compliant elevators, and 10 escalators convey 300,000 passengers a day between nine train lines. A 350-foot tunnel connects to train lines at the World Trade Center.


Building Design+Construction's Building Team Awards recognize newly built (opened or occupied January 1, 2015 or later) projects that best exemplify the collaboration between owner, architect, engineer, and contractor to produce buildings that exhibit architectural and construction excellence.

Submissions are judged based on two criteria:

  1. Design/engineering/construction quality and excellence (50%)
  2. How the Building Team (architects, engineers, contractors, CMs, subcontractors, building owners, developers, government entities, etc.) collaborated to overcome obstacles and make the project succeed (50%)

Here are the winners of this year's Building Team Awards, the 19th annual edition.



Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater. Photo: David Revette/Revette Studio.

1. Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater

2. Fulton Center



Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: Jon Miller/Hedrich Blessing.

1. Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch

2. The Tower at PNC Plaza



CHS Field. Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects.

1. CHS Field

2. LA MTA Division 13 Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility



Ravenswood Family Health Center. Photo: Donald Satterlee/Saterlee Photodesign.

1. Ravenswood Family Health Center

2. 275 Wyman Street

3. New York City Police Training Academy

4. John J. Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University



UCSD Medical Center Central Plant. Photo: Kevin Turner.

1. UCSD Medical Center Central Plant

2. 3737 Chestnut


Meet the judges

2016 Building Team Awards jury members (left to right): Josh Greenfield, PE, REP, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP; Gary B. Keclik, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, Green Globes Assessor; Beau M. Sanders, PE, SE; Peter Ousley; Jason Chandler, AIA, LEED AP. Not pictured: Bill Kline, AIA, OAA, EDAC, LEED AP, CAA.


Jason Chandler, AIA, LEED AP SVP 
Director of Project Management
Epstein, Chicago

Josh Greenfield, PE, REP, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP
VP, Energy Services, Group Manager
Primera Engineers, Chicago

Gary B. Keclik, AIA, CSI, LEED AP 
Green Globes Assessor
Keclik Associates, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

VP, Healthcare Studio Leader 
SmithGroupJJR, Washington, D.C.

Peter Ousley
Project Executive, Public Sector Lead 
Lendlease, Chicago

Beau M. Sanders, PE, SE
Associate, Structural Engineer, Project Manager
Graef, Milwaukee, Wis.

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