Awards, SOM in the Press

Chicago Tribune Reports on AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards

Source: Chicago Tribune


In ceremonies at Navy Pier, the AIA conferred 30 awards in five categories. Winning projects were chosen from 275 entries by juries of architects from around the nation...

Receiving a citation of merit, the next-highest form of recognition, were the Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill...

In the divine detail category, an honor award went to a Skidmore-designed demonstration project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. In a news release, the AIA described the project, which is called Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy, as a "3D-printed building … designed to produce and store renewable power and share energy wirelessly with a 3D-printed, natural gas–powered vehicle."

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