14 projects that push AEC teaming to the limits

From Lean construction to tri-party IPD to advanced BIM/VDC coordination, these 14 Building Teams demonstrate the power of collaboration in delivering award-winning buildings. These are the 2015 Building Team Award winners.

April 10, 2015 |
14 projects that push AEC teaming to the limits

The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the "Last Column" (pictured). It was honored with a Gold Award in BD+C's 2015 Building Team Awards. Photo: Jin Lee / courtesy 9/11 Memorial Museum

 

Platinum Award Winners

Image: Bruce Damonte

Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center, San Carlos, Calif.

Skanska and NBBJ join forces with Sutter Health on a medical center project where all three parties share the risk. Read more.

 

 

Image: James Brittain

BBSRC National Virology Centre - The Plowright Building, Surrey, England

A daring Building Team breaks the bunker mentality common to research containment with this light-filled, open facility in the English countryside. Read more.

 

 

Gold Award Winners

Image: Ryan Manchester, Clear Sky Images

Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, North Charleston, S.C.

A new facility makes it possible to test the huge stresses that large-scale wind turbines must be able to withstand. Read more.

 

 

Image: Alan Karchmer/Alan Karchmer Architectural Photographer

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, Germantown, Md.

This Building Team stuck with a project for seven years to get a new hospital built for a faithful client. Read more.

 

 

Image: James Ewing Photography/Courtesy Davis Brody Bond

National September 11 Memorial Museum, New York, N.Y.
The Building Team for this highly visible project had much more than design, engineering, and construction problems to deal with. Read more.

 

 

Image: Mark Ballogg

North Park University Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, Chicago, Ill.

In dire need of modern science labs and a student union, North Park University built both - in the same building. Read more.

 

 

Image: Andrew Pogue/Andrew Pogue Photography

New Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Dallas's new $1.27 billion public hospital preserves an important civic anchor, Texas-style. Read more.

 

 

Silver Award Winners

Image: Bill Timmerman/Timmerman Photography, Inc.

Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Ariz.

Whenever you eat a tomato from Mexico, there's a one-in-three chance it came through this LEED Gold gateway. Read more.

 

 

Image: Chris Cooper/Chris Cooper Photography

Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot, New York, N.Y.

A bus garage in Harlem shows that even the most mundane of facilities can strut its environmentally sensitive stuff. Read more.

 

 

Bronze Award Winners

Image: Courtesy Skanska USA Building

Radford University Fitness and Wellness Center, Radford, Va.

A sloped running track and open-concept design put this Building Team to the test. Read more.

 

 

Image: Jeff Goldberg/Esto Phoographics Inc.

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, Va.

The STV-led Building Team creates a world-class performance and arts venue with learning and entrepreneurial dimensions. Read more.

 

 

Image: Jeffrey Totaro/Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer

PinnacleHealth, West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

PinnacleHealth needed a new hospital STAT! This team delivered it in two years, start to finish. Read more.

 

 

Honorable Mentions

Image: John Linden

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Anaheim, Calif.

The Building Team for this project installed an ETFE system to avoid budget-busting soil conditions. Read more.

 

 

Image: Ross Cooperthwaite

Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo.

This Building Team used prefabrication to finish a 360-bed Denver hospital in 30 months. Read more.

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