June 16, 2022 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The SEAOI Awards Celebration is the highlight of our program year! This year, it will look a little different. Instead of a formal sit-down dinner and awards program, we invite you to join us for the Happiest of All Hours at On Tour Brewing Company to celebrate the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards winners, the SEAOI Special Awards winners, and seeing our friends and colleagues IN PERSON! It's been too long! 

WHY ARE WE CHANGING IT UP?

Just like the rest of the world, we're emerging from our stringent social-distancing protocols into in-person events. And while event space is at a premium, we also wanted to provide outdoor space for our guests, and the ability to mingle freely. We also recognize that many people are planning long-anticipated travel this summer, and we believe that moving this year's event to a weeknight happy hour will allow the majority of people interested in attending the Celebration the opportunity to do so.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

A lot of engineers! We're still finalizing the program, but we will be celebrating all of the award winners, reconnecting with colleagues and friends, and enjoying tasty beverages,TACOS from Big Star Taco Truck and cupcakes from Molly's Cupcakes.We will also have the opportunity to tour the brewery.  

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Unlike Zoom meetings, your IRL camera will be on! Unlike the traditional Annual Banquet, black tie is discouraged. We want you to be comfortable! Business casual is a good mid-point for what to wear.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

We want to see everyone here! EISE FInalists, SEAOI Members, friends, and family are certainly encouraged to attend. And you're not locked into specific times, either. You can stop by for one drink and a taco, or stay for the duration of the event. 

These past few years have brought us challenges and opportunities, change and growth. We would love to see you at the Awards Celebration, and we hope you can join us!

Location

On Tour Brewing Company
1725 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60622
 

Catering:
Big Star Taco Truck

 

 

 

Registration

Members - $75
Nonmembers - $100

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of the Awards Celebration will give your company exposure to SEAOI members and friends, show your support for the individuals, projects, and companies being celebrated, and sustain the operation of SEAOI to continue serving as the voice of structural engineers in Illinois.

Brewery Sponsor -- $5,000 (SOLD!)

  • 24” x 36“ Sponsor recognition poster at front entrance
  • Beverage Benefits (open bar for duration of event):
    • 8.5” x 11” Sponsor recognition signage at bar
    • Drinks served with cocktail napkins branded with sponsor's name/logo
  • Dedicated welcome slides
  • Two minutes at podium (welcome attendees to event)
  • Inclusion in all event marketing/on SEAOI site
  • Three dedicated Tuesday Update ads (date TBD by both parties)
  • One dedicated email blast (date TBD by both parties)
  • Four tickets to the Celebration
     

Taco Sponsor -- $3,500 (SOLD!)

  • 8.5” x 11” Sponsor recognition signage at taco truck
  • Tacos served with cocktail napkins branded with sponsor's name/logo
  • Dedicated welcome slides
  • Inclusion in all event marketing/on SEAOI site
  • One dedicated Tuesday Update ad (date TBD by both parties)
  • Two tickets to the Celebration
     

 Dessert Sponsor -- $3,000  (SOLD!)

  • 8.5” x 11” Sponsor recognition signage at dessert table
  • Desserts served with toothpicks branded with sponsor's name/logo
  • Dedicated welcome slides
  • Inclusion in all event marketing/on SEAOI site
  • One dedicated Tuesday Update ad (date TBD by both parties)
  • Two tickets to the Celebration
     

Brewery Tour Sponsor -- $2,500 (SOLD!)

  • 8.5” x 11” Sponsor recognition signage as brewery tour sponsor
  • All Gold Sponsor benefits

 

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Gold Sponsors -- $1,200 

The first three Gold Sponsors may choose one of the following while available:

Celebration Program – Sponsoring company’s name and logo on back of program as program sponsor (SOLD!)

Photography – 24 x 32“ poster recognizing company as photography sponsor (SOLD!)

Audio/Visual – 24 x 32“ poster recognizing company as A/V sponsor (one available)

 

All Gold Sponsors receive:

  • One ad in a June issue of the Tuesday Update
  • Recognition by name at podium during Celebration
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor in welcome slides
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor in program
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor on the SEAOI website
     

Silver Sponsors -- $700

  • One ad in a July issue of the Tuesday Update
  • Recognition at podium during Celebration
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor in welcome slides
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor in program
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor on the SEAOI website
     

Bronze Sponsors -- $500

  • Recognition at podium during Celebration
  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor in welcome slides
  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor in program
  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on the SEAOI website

 

Congratulations to our Finalists!

* OSF HealthCare Ministry Headquarters Renovation, Thornton Tomasetti
* UIUC Siebel Center for Design, Silman
* Tribune Tower Complex Redevelopment, TGRWA
* The Ayer, Cary Kopczynski & Company        
* The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Thornton Tomasetti
* Steppenwolf Theatre Expansion, Thornton Tomasetti
* SPLAM Timber Pavilion, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
* Shade Garden Structures, Forefront Structural Engineers
* Rainier Square, Magnusson Klemencic Associates      
* Wave One, BASE 
* Montrose Avenue over FAI 90/94, Ciorba Group, Inc.                                              
* Midway International Checkpoint Expansion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.       
* Lakefront Trail #3 - Lakeshore Drive Bascule over the Chicago River, TYLin and WSP
* I-74 over the Mississippi River, Alfred Benesch & Company    
* I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge, Michael Baker International    
* Fort Industry Square, GEI Consultants         
* Fulton East, BASE                   
* Downers Grove North HS Commons Roof, Wight & Company        
* Cantilevered Work Platform at 730 Fifth Avenue, Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP   
* 800 Fulton Market, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill        
* 300 North Michigan Avenue, WSP

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Participants

Jon Sfura ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Steven Jastrzebski ( Sargent & Lundy )
Justin Nevill ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates )
Christopher Kuenzer ( WJE )
Cathleen Jacinto ( FORSE Consulting, LLC )
Josh Brickman
Chris Brooks ( PMA )
Brian Boysen ( Burn & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc )
Julie Elver ( GEI Consultants, Inc. )
Donald Meinheit ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Christine Freisinger ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Donald Meinheit ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Nishan Pethiyagoda ( Hilti, Inc. )
Robert Stadler ( LeJeune Steel Company )
Allison Toonen-Talamo ( Klein and Hoffman )
R. Bradlee Fletcher ( Atlas Tube/JMC Steel Group )
David Eckmann ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Matthew Streid ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Mary Lou Kutska ( Michael Baker International )
Michael Elijah ( Michael Baker International )
Daria Kuchma ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )
Harry Kuchma ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein & Hoffman )
Laura Melcher ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )
Jan Blok ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )
Yann Gueguen ( IDEA statiCa )
Steve Elver ( GEI Consultants, Inc. )
Mary Lou Kutska ( Michael Baker International )
Bozana Grbic ( Wight & Company )
Matthew McElmury ( TGRWA, LLC )
Jovica Grbic ( Wight & Company )
Adam Theiss ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
William Kolbuk ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Larry Todaro ( Axent AV )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( The Structural Group )
Rae sung Lee ( Wight and Company )
William Bast ( LPI, Inc. )
Jon Sfura ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
David Nickell ( TGRWA, LLC )
David Nauheimer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )