Unusual owner/client requirements
Inventive use of materials, products, or systems
Structural engineering solutions
M/E/P innovations, fresh approaches
Sustainable design, green bldg. design, LEED
Craftsmanship, detailing, elegance of execution
Use of innovative technology, methods, tools
Cost/budget issues – and evidence of resolution
Overall design & construction quality
Security issues, unusual approaches, results
Social or cultural relevance of project
Other measures of success (jobs, neighhood renewal, etc.)
Innovative construction methods, approaches
Unusual scheduling issues, timing demands, and solutions
Metrics of satisfaction (energy savings, $$$, etc.)
Project complexity – Was it challenging? In what way?
SUMMARY: Did this project push the envelope? How?
Involvement of surrounding community, neighbors, affected stakeholders
Involvement of public officials, public agencies
Attention to surrounding environment, historic areas, community sensitivities
Attention to environmental issues: wetlands, open space, recreation areas, etc.
Overcoming unanticipated changes in the program
Overcoming natural disaster (flood, hurricane), man-made disaster (loss of power supply), materials shortages
Unusual solutions to budget restrictions
Unusual solutions to keep project schedule on time
Special social or cultural relevance of project
SUMMARY: Did the project perform a public good?