2021 Merit Awards

2021 Merit Award Winners announced!

 

Education: Lisle Elementary School

Healthcare: Esperanza Health Centers

Commercial Construction under $50M: Robert Crown Community Center

Commercial Construction over $50M: 110 North Wacker Drive

Renovation & Adaptive Reuse under $15M: Pullman Artspace Lofts

Renovation & Adaptive Reuse over $15M: Old Cook County Hospital Renovation

Residential/ Hospitality: KLEO Art Residences

Infrastructure or Industrial Construction: Midway Airport Passenger Security Checkpoint Expansion

Interior Build-Out: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Solution Center

 

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ABOUT THE CHICAGO BUILDING CONGRESS MERIT AWARDS

There is no other association activity that more perfectly defines the mission of the Chicago Building Congress than its Merit Award Program.  The Merit Awards have celebrated the building industry since 1956 by singling out the outstanding projects in greater Chicagoland built during the past three years.  Merit Awards are presented for construction in the following nine categories:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Residential/Hospitality
  • Commercial Construction under $50M
  • Commercial Construction over $50M
  • Renovation and Adaptive Reuse Under $15M
  • Renovation and Adaptive Reuse Over $15M
  • Infrastructure or Industrial Construction
  • Interior Build-Out

PAST MERIT AWARD WINNERS

2020 Education Winner!

2020 Healthcare Winner!

2020 Interior Build-Out Winner!

2020 Commercial Construction Under $50 Million Winner!

2020 Commercial Construction Over $50 Million Winner!

2020 Renovation & Adaptive Reuse Under $15 Million Winner!

2020 Renovation & Adaptive Reuse Over $15 Million Winner!

2020 Residential/Hospitality Winner!

2020 Infrastructure Or Industrial Construction Winner!

2021

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Solution Center

  • Lisle Elementary School

  • KLEO Art Residences

  • Midway Airport Passenger Security Checkpoint Expansion

  • Pullman Artspace Lofts

  • Old Cook County Hospital Renovation

  • Esperanza Health Centers

  • Robert Crown Community Center

  • 110 North Wacker Drive

2020

  • University of Chicago Keller Center

  • VA Hines New Boiler Plant

  • Northtown Affordable Apartments and Public Library

  • Columbia College Chicago Student Center

  • Argonne Materials Design Laboratory

  • Lincoln Park Community Services

  • The Old Chicago Post Office Renovation and Adaptive Reuse Project

  • Riverview Bridge

  • Knoll

2019

  • Burbank School District 111 Luther Burbank Elementary School

  • 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge over Lake Shore Drive

  • DLA Piper

  • 412 N. Wells

  • Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center at Richard J. Daley College

  • Holtschneider Performance Center

  • The Newberry Renovation

  • Hotel Julian

2018

  • Washington Wabash CTA Loop Elevated Station

  • Joliet Junior College City Center

  • Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple

  • IBEW Local 9, University Park Training Facility

  • Hotel EMC2

  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

  • Trumpf Smart Factory

2017

  • Walter Payton College Preparatory High School

  • Saia LTL Freight

  • Navy Pier Centennial Wheel

  • Zurich North America

  • Abe and Ida Cooper Center

  • Joliet Central High School Student Center Addition

  • Albert Lane Tech High School Renovation

  • River Point Tower

  • Albert Lane Tech High School Renovation

2016

  • NewCity

  • Chinatown Branch, Chicago Public Library

  • DuPage County Health Dept. Community Center

  • Chicago Athletic Association

  • Rosewood Beach Development

  • Chicago Riverwalk Phase II

  • Amazon Sortation & Fulfillment Center

  • Confidential Technology  Project

  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

2015

  • BP Emergency Services Building

  • Adler Planetarium Cosmology Gallery

  • LaRabida Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Care Ctr.

  • University of Chicago 58th St. East & West Revitalization

  • University of Chicago Saieh Hall for Economics

  • Northeastern Illinois University “El Centro Campus”Argonne National Laboratory Advanced Protein

  • OneEleven

2014

  • Adjustable Forms, Inc.

  • Eataly

  • Univ. of Chicago Quad Portal

  • CTA Loop Track Renewal Project

  • DePaul University Theatre School

  • Argonne Energy Sciences Bldg.

  • Genevieve & Wayne Gratz  Center

  • Back of Yards High School

  • Instituto Health Sciences Academy

2013

  • Univ of Chgo Reva & David Logan Ctr

  • Ronald McDonald House 211 E Grand

  • Monroe Building

  • LaCasa Student Dormitory

  • 31st Street Harbor

  • Silver Cross Replacement Hospital

  • Winpak Portion Packaging

  • Baker & McKenzie

2012

  • Ogden International School

  • Astellas North American Hdqrtrs

  • Camp Porter Barracks

  • III Forks Steakhouse

  • Hairpin Lofts & Arts Center

  • Old Town School Of Folk Music

  • S-K Hand Tool

  • Teen Living Programs Belfort House

2011

  • 300 East Randolph

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

  • Plant Conservation Science Center

  • The Sullivan Center

  • Cast Iron Façade Restoration

  • PCC Wellness Austin Family Health

  • Exelon Solar City

  • NUPOC

2010

  • Art Institute Of Chicago

  • Modern Wing & Nichols Bridgeway

  • Metea Valley High School

  • Uno Veterans Memorial Campus

  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center

  • S & C Electric Co Advanced Tech Crt

  • Village Of Oak Park

  • Marion & Westgate St Improvements

2009

  • Trump International Hotel

  • Jewish Reconstructionist Synagogue

  • Palmer House Hilton Hotel

  • Holy Family Lutheran School

2008

  • Klarchek Information Commons

  • Ravinia New Dining Facility

  • Orland Park Police Headquarters

  • SOS Children’s Village

2007

  • Gary Comer Youth Center

  • Calamos Headquarters

  • LaSalle Bank Theater

  • Chicago Greenworks

     

2006  

  • Conservation Of The U-505 Sub
  • Orland Park Public Library
  • Domestic Violence Court House
  • Rogers Park Montessori School

2005

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Regenstein Center
  • Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Kendall College Riverworks Camps
  • Patty Turner Senior Center

2004

  • Soldier Field
  • Oak Park Public Library
  • York High School
  • Lookingglass Theatre

2003

  • Homan Square Community Center
  • Levy Senior Center
  • Midwest Ctr For Green Technology
  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital

2002

  • UBS Tower
  • Glenview Park Center
  • 360 North Michigan Renovation
  • Jubilee Family Resource Center

2001

  • Pharmacia Life Sciences Building
  • Bachelor Enlisted Quarter
  • Shedd Aquarium/Amazon Rising
  • North Shore Senior Center

2000

  • Adler Planetarium/Sky Pavilion
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Schaumburg Baseball Stadium
  • Goldblatt’s Building Renovation
  • Lake City Convention/Visitors Center

1999

  • Living Coast/Brookfield Zoo
  • Brooks Homes Modernization
  • Barat College Library
  • Elmhurst Art Museum

1998

  • HCSC (Blue Cross Building)
  • Chicago Terminal Radar Approach
  • Carl Schurz High School Restoration
  • Little Village Academy

1997

  • McCormick Place Expansion
  • Calumet Deep Tunnel/Reservoir
  • CTA Green Line Renovation

1996

  • Monadnock Building
  • Children’s Memorial Medical Center
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • Williams Science Center Addition

1995

  • Cook County Juvenile Center
  • Finkl Urban Manufacturing
  • Chicago Commons Nia Family Center

1994

  • Chavez Elementary School
  • Sears Tower
  • 2000 Wacker Drive Streetscape

1993

  • Walsh Grand Headquarters
  • Marshall Fields State Street

1992

  • City Front Place
  • Harpo Studios

1991

  • Canal Center
  • Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago

1990

  • Riverway
  • North Pier Chicago

1989 United Terminal

1988 Center For Professional Health

1987 Center For Professional Education

1986

  • 190 South LaSalle
  • Chicago Theatre

1985

  • One Financial Place
  • Chicago Hilton And Towers

1984 McDonald’s Office Campus

1983 333 West Wacker Drive

1982 Chicago Board Of Trade Addition

1981 Kroc Diagnostic Treatment Center

1980 New City YMCA

1979 Dearborn Park

1978 Academic Facility

1977 Cultural Center

1976 Water Tower Place

1975 Standard Oil (Amoco)

1974 One Montgomery Ward Plaza

1973 Sears Tower

1972 James Roscoe Miller Campus

1971 Woodfield Mall

1970 McCormick Place On The Lake

1969 One First National Bank

1968 Lake Point Tower

1967 Oak Brook Development

1966 Univ of Chicago At Chicago Circle

1965 Central District Filtration

1964 Continental Plaza

1963 United States Gypsum

1962 United Of America

1961 McCormick Place

1960 Michael Reese Hospital

1959 Illinois State Tollway

1958 Inland Steel

1957 Old Orchard Shopping Center

1956 Prudential