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May – June 2015 Infrastructure SHOWCASE

Matt Ball on June 11, 2015 - in Showcase

The American Institute of Steel Construction holds an annual IDEAS2 award program to recognize excellence in steel-frame building design. These 12 IDEAS2 winners for 2015 were chosen from nearly 100 submissions received from architectural, engineering and construction firms throughout the United States.

Projects Less Than $15 Million

National Award: Denver Union Station, Denver; Credit: Ryan Dravitz Photography
National Award: Denver Union Station, Denver; Credit: Ryan Dravitz Photography
Merit Award: Circuit of the Americas Observation Tower and Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas; Credit: Paul Finkel
Merit Award: Circuit of the Americas Observation Tower and Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas; Credit: Paul Finkel
Merit Award: Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2, Oracle, Ariz.; Credit: Erik Hinote
Merit Award: Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2, Oracle, Ariz.; Credit: Erik Hinote
Merit Award: Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial, St. Paul, Minn.
Merit Award: Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial, St. Paul, Minn.
Merit Award: Hilton Columbus Downtown High Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio; Credit: Macbeth Photo
Merit Award: Hilton Columbus Downtown High Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio; Credit: Macbeth Photo

Projects $15 Million to $75 Million

National Award: Florida Polytechnic University Innovation Science and Technology Building, Lakeland, Fla.; Credit: Macbeth Photo
National Award: Florida Polytechnic University Innovation Science and Technology Building, Lakeland, Fla.; Credit: Macbeth Photo
Merit Award: University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center, Eugene, Ore.; Credit: Jeremy Bittermann
Merit Award: University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center, Eugene, Ore.; Credit: Jeremy Bittermann
Merit Award: Pomona College, Studio Art Hall, Claremont, Calif.; Credit: Iwan Baan
Merit Award: Pomona College, Studio Art Hall, Claremont, Calif.; Credit: Iwan Baan
Merit Award: Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus, Maricopa, Ariz.; Credit: Bill Timmerman
Merit Award: Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus, Maricopa, Ariz.; Credit: Bill Timmerman

Projects Greater than $75 Million

National Award: The Vegas High Roller, Las Vegas; Credit: Arup
National Award: The Vegas High Roller, Las Vegas; Credit: Arup
National Award: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Anaheim, Calif.; Credit: Thornton Tomasetti
National Award: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Anaheim, Calif.; Credit: Thornton Tomasetti

Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, Credit: Eduard Hueber Photography

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, Credit: Eduard Hueber Photography

More details about these projects, including the firms involved, can be found in an online gallery on the Informed Infrastructure Website. Submit an application for the 2016 IDEAS2 Awards by August 2015 at https://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=536.


The American Institute of Steel Construction, with headquarters in Chicago, is a nonprofit technical institute and trade association that provides structural steel specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization and market development.

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