Top 10 structural steel building projects for 2023
Source: Building Design + Construction
A jury of five architecture, structural engineering, and construction experts has selected 10 U.S. structural steel building projects as the 2023 winners of the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Awards, hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction. The annual awards program honors projects that "illustrate the exciting possibilities of building with structural steel and highlight the many ways steel can help express architectural intent while harnessing its unique advantages for both simple and complex structural systems," according to AISC. The winning projects will be featured at NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 12-14 in Charlotte, N.C.
The 2023 IDEAS² Awards jury included:
- David Horowitz, Executive Vice President at Tishman Construction
- Jim Foreman, PE, SE, Senior Project Engineer at Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
- Mark Trimble, PE, Senior Vice President at AISC
- Anders Lasater, AIA, CEO, Principal Architect at Anders Lasater Architects
- Helen Torres, SE, PE, President and Founder at Helen Torres & Associates Structural Engineers
... [The Eskenazi School won a Merit Award in the Less than $15 Million Category for the Mies building. From the article:]
In 1952, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed a house for the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity on the main campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, but funding cuts relegated the plans to the MoMA archives. Exactly 70 years later, students now get to enjoy that space--not as a fraternity house, but as a design school.
“It’s amazing to see that the team was able to honor the original design that Mies had. You can’t separate the idea of steel and the idea of that building--steel is the only thing that could make that building work. When it’s executed at that level, with that sensibility for detail and attention to the original intent of the architect, it’s a magical experience to see a building come together like that.” -Anders Lasater, AIA, architect and principal, Anders Lasater Architects
Owner: Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Architect: Thomas Phifer & Partners, New York
SE: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago
GC: CDI Inc., Terre Haute, Ind.
[Read the rest of the article and learn about the other winners at this link.]