Building Team Awards
The top bar of Zurich North America’s headquarters building (right) spans 180 feet and runs along an outdoor terrace that staff and visitors can use to move between the two bottom bars. James Steinkamp Photography.
Silver Award: Forgoing a typical center-core design, the Zurich North America Headquarters rises...read more
Clemson University has built an elaborate football operations facility, whose Building Team had to improvise to meet a 15-month construction deadline. Michael Robinson Photography
Silver Award: Clemson gets a new football operations palace, thanks to its building partners’ abi...read more
Large skylights flood the maintenance area with natural light and turn what could have been a dark warehouse into a bright workspace. Chang Kim photograph.
Gold Award: A slender building site had direct implications for the design of this light-rail fac...read more
Courtesy Scott Frances
Gold Award: A new mixed-use transit center fulfills Denver’s 28-year plan to improve access to th...read more
Its striking cast-aluminum, 3,600-panel façade provides transparency into the museum’s above- ground interior space. Courtesy Brad Feinknopf.
Gold Award: The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum is a story of historical and construction...read more
The Building Team made extensive use of mockups to sort out interior details and materials. Bruce Damonte Photography.
Gold Award: The Building Team for L.A.’s newest courthouse went way beyond what was expected....
The new residential commons building has been designed with the specific purpose of opening up to the surrounding neighborhood. Tom Harris Photography.
Gold Award: The University of Chicago’s new Residential Commons is part campus, part community....
Robert Benson Photography
Gold Award: Community involvement was paramount as Newtown, Conn., replaced the school where a ma...read more
Photo: Nick Ulivieri Photography, courtesy Clark Construction
Platinum Award: It took guts for a developer and its Building Team to take on a site others had s...read more
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...read more
UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.
An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...read more
The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.
Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...read more
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.
A busy, light-filled Manhattan subway station and a pebble-shaped Chicago library are among the w...read more
A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.
Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...read more
The clinic’s vibrant exterior is reflective of the staff’s energy for its patients. Colorful tilt-up concrete construction was used for its durability and low cost. Photo: Donald Satterlee, Satterlee Photodesign. Click here to enlarge.
The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000...read more
Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...read more
A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.
Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...read more
The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh achieves the client’s sustainable business objectives. And its execution required a degree of testing and modeling by the Building Team that’s unusual for most U.S. office buildings. Photo: Connie Zhou/Michael Ash Partners. Click here to enlarge.
The Building Team designed the 800,000-sf tower to use 50% less energy than a comparable building...read more
Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.
The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...read more
The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.
Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...read more
The Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater, near Syracuse, N.Y., seats 17,500. It is the first phase of a more extensive revitalization initiative that will benefit two nearby communities. Photo: David Revette/Revette Studio. Click here to enlarge.
Early coordination, prefabrication, and judicious value engineering contributed to the accelerate...read more
Photo: © Bruce Damonte
The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...read more
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
From Lean construction to tri-party IPD to advanced BIM/VDC coordination, these 14 Building Teams...read more
An 8x25-foot multi-trade rack containing mechanical, piping, and HVAC systems is lifted into place at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, by mechanical subcontractor U.S. Engineering. Photo: Ross Cooperthwaite
Mortenson Construction and its partners completed the 831,000-sf, $623 million Saint Joseph Hospi...read more
The Building Team for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center used a lightweight ETFE polymer roof system to overcome poor soil conditions. Photo: John Linden
Anaheim's Regional Transportations Intermodal Center is the largest ETFE project in North America...
PinnacleHealth’s new 108-bed, 188,000-sf West Shore Hospital provides acute care, surgical, cardiology, orthopedic, and stroke care services, and chronic disease management to patients on the west side of the Susquehanna River in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Photo: Jeffrey Totaro/Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer
PinnacleHealth needed a new hospital STAT! This team delivered it in two years, start to finish....
The new arts venue at Virginia Tech is the ninth building on campus to be LEED-certified. Jeff Goldberg/Esto Photographics Inc.
The STV-led Building Team creates a world-class performance and arts venue with learning and entr...read more
The recreation center’s sloped running track is expressed on the building’s north elevation through a glass curtain wall system and roofline that are sloped to match the incline of the track. Photos courtesy Skanska USA Building
A sloped running track and open-concept design put this Building Team to the test.
The LEED-certified Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem incorporates 6,290 sf of mosaic and laminated glass artwork that the transit authority commissioned from artist Shinique Smith. Chris Cooper/Chris Cooper Photography
A bus garage in Harlem shows that even the most mundane of facilities can strut its environmental...read more