The Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition takes place each year to recognize creative achievement in structural engineering via innovative structural designs and individual contributions that advance the profession. 

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners

Lavicka Award


BMX Bowls Bridge
Houston, TX





Best Project - up to $10 Million

1040 W. Fulton
Chicago, IL

IMEG Corp.





Best Project - $10 Million to $50 Million


RaviniaMusicBox Experience Center
Highland Park, IL

Wight & Company



Best Project - $50 Million to $150 Million


Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill



Best Project - over $150 Million


Los Angeles, CA

CKC Structural Engineers





Best Renovation/Retrofit Project 


Chicago Union Station - Clinton Street Improvements
Chicago, IL

Klein & Hoffman



Best Bridge/Transportation Project

Lakefront Trail Pedestrian Bridge
Chicago, IL




Best Industrial/Utility Project

Sooner Plant Units 1 & 2 Conveyor 10 & 11
Red Rock

Wolf Point Engineers



Best Special Structure 

Robotic Construction - The Glass Vault

Westminster University, London, UK

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill



Jurors' Favorite/Most Innovative Structure

St. Regis Chicago

Chicago, IL

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Photo: Angie McMonigal







Congratulations to the 2021 Finalists!

  • BMX Bowls Bridge, Endrestudio
  • Chicago Union Station - Clinton Street Improvements, Klein & Hoffman
  • Lakefront Trail Pedestrian Bridge, HNTB
  • Sooner Plant Units 1 & 2 Conveyor 10 & 11, Wolf Point Engineers
  • ​RaviniaMusicBox Experience Center, Wight & Company
  • Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Building 201, CannonDesign
  • Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Inpatient Pavilion, GRAEF
  • ​110 North Wacker Drive, Thornton Tomasetti
  • ​St. Regis Chicago, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Circa, Cary Kopczynski & Company
  • Robotic Construction - The Glass Vault, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • 1040 W. Fulton, IMEG Corp