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. 

Enter the 2021 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards here.

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners

Lavicka Award


AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Structural Group




Best Project - up to $10 Million

Roselle Road Pedestrian Bridge
Chicago, IL

Ciorba Group



Best Project - $10 Million to $50 Million


University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD

Cannon Design



Best Project - $50 Million to $150 Million


727 W. Madison
Chicago, IL




Best Project - over $150 Million


100 Mount Street
North Sydney, Australia

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP



Best Renovation/Retrofit Project 


Willis Tower Repositioning
Chicago, IL

Thornton Tomasetti, LLC




Best Bridge/Transportation Project

Winona Bridge Rehabilitation and Restoration
Winona, MN

M. Baker International




Best Special Structure - NEW  IN 2020!

Dream Catcher

West Hollywood, CA

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Janet Echelman’s Dream Catcher



Jurors' Favorite/Most Innovative Structure

Chase Center

San Francisco, CA

Magnusson Klemencic Associates




Congratulations to the 2020 Finalists!

  • AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago, The Structural Group
  • The Old Chicago Post Office, WSP USA and WJE
  • Roselle Road Pedestrian Bridge, Ciorba Group, Inc.
  • Dream Catcher, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • CTA Belmont Gateway Canopy, CastConnex
  • One Thousand Museum, DeSimone Consulting Engineers​
  • Columbia College Chicago Student Center, Rockey Structures, LLC​
  • Chase Center, Magnusson Klemencic Associates​
  • Tower 12, Cary Kopczynski & Company​
  • Willis Tower Repositioning, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. ​
  • 727 W Madison, WSP USA
  • Winona Bridge Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Michael Baker International​
  • University of Maryland College Park, Cole Field House Renovation and Reconstruction, CannonDesign
  • Expo 2020 Dubai Al Wasl Trellis, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. ​
  • Richard J. Daley College Pedestrian Bridge, CannonDesign
  • 100 Mount St., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Cloud Buster, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. ​
  • TH 53 Rouchleau Mine Bridge, Parsons