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.

We are pleased to announce the  Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Program for 2018, the thirty-ninth annual awards event conducted by the association. 

The winners are announced at the Annual Awards Banquet each year.  

Awards are given in the categories listed below.  

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

S.K.Y. Restaurant; The Structural Group

Winner: Lavicka Award  - Small Firm/Small Project






Paragon Theater Conversion, Forefront Structural Engineers, Inc.

Winner: Best Renovation/Retrofit Project




CTF Tianjin, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Winner: Award of Merit










Wolf Point East Tower, The Walsh Group

Winner: Award of Merit









The Yard at Shakespeare Theater, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Winner: Best Project - $10 Million to $50 Million





Manulife Place +15 Pedestrian Bridge, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Winner: Award of Merit






Ryan/Walter Athletic Facility, Northwestern University, WSP

Winner: Best Project - > $150 Million





Wiikiaami, Pierce Engineers

Winner: Best Neighboring State Project 











Washington Wabash Elevated Train Station, EXP US Services, Inc.

Winner: Award of Merit






Salesforce Tower, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Winner: Jurors' Favorite/Most Innovative Structure













Kellogg Global Hub, Northwestern University, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Winner: Award of Merit






Chicago's Shakespeare Theater Movable Towers, Klein and Hoffman, Inc.

Winner: Best Project - up to $10 Million 





Short Baseline Neutrino Near & Far Detector Buildings, Holabird & Root, LLC

Winner: Best Industrial/Utility Project





New Trier High School Addition, Wight & Company

Winner: Award of Merit

Wilson CTA Station, HNTB Corporation

Winner: Award of Merit






I-55 & Lake Shore Drive Interchange, AECOM

Winner: Best Project - $50 Million to $150 Million




403 N Wabash, James McHugh Construction Co.

Winner: Award of Merit












St. Anthony Parkway Bridge, Parsons

Winner: Best Bridge/Transportation Project