Project Innovations Awards 2009: Welcome the Winners

Oct. 1, 2009

Buildings’ annual Project Innovations awards celebrate operational excellence in North American buildings.

This year’s program judged buildings in four categories:

  • Green Facilities
  • Interior Design
  • Modernization
  • New Construction

Across these categories, the 2009 project entries included examples of office, retail, higher education, healthcare, public, and hospitality buildings.

The judges for the 2009 program were:

Michael D. Delev
General Manager
Charlotte, NC
  Julianne F. Laue
Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate
DLR Group
  Andrew J. McGonigle
Project Manager
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
  Stephanie J. Warren
Senior Director of Facilities Management
Kindred Healthcare
Louisville, KY

The following articles are a showcase of inventive and efficient facilities that include the Grand Prize winners, Citations of Excellence, and Finalists. Product suppliers for each winner appear on a separate listing page.

Grand Prize Winners

Green Facilities   World’s Greenest Office High-Rise
This corporate office and trading facility isn’t just world-class – it’s the first tower in the world designed and built with LEED Platinum in mind
One Bryant Park, New York City
Interior Design   Restoring a Landmark
A historic Chicago hotel remains the longest continuously operating hotel in North America while restored to its original grandeur
Palmer House, Chicago
Modernization   New Blood
The adaptive reuse of an abandoned warehouse reinvigorates a transfusion center
New York Blood Center, New York City
New Construction   Towering Accomplishment
Silicon Valley’s largest green project offers high-class amenities
Jay Paul Moffett Towers, Sunnyvale, CA
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Citations of Excellence

Modernization   Chiller Upgrade Yields Cool Savings
With failing and inefficient cooling towers, and historical operating practices, this hotel engineered, specified, and selected three new cooling towers
Orlando World Center Marriott
Green Facilities   St. Louis Conversion Captures LEED Gold
The Power House meets Cannon Design’s desire for a new way of working
Power House, St. Louis
New Construction   Expanding Housing Options in an Emerging Area
Modern architectural details establish Moana Pacific as a dominant structure in Honolulu’s up-and-coming Kakaako Special Design District
Moana Pacific, Honolulu
Modernization   Good Aesthetics Make Good Neighbors
The Harlem River Bridge Shop Facility incorporates two buildings – an additional shop and administration office space to house growing shop needs
Harlem River Bridge Shop Facility, New York City
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Green Facilities   The Heart of Collaborative Care
A new cardiovascular center provides a healing environment for patients
Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Modernization   Restoration & Consolidation
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration completed Building 1 as part of one of the biggest government construction projects currently underway in the country
FDA Building 1, Silver Spring, MD
Interior Design   A Tropical Paradise
The modernized Gansevoort South Hotel in Miami Beach uses its tropical location as inspiration for its design
Gansevoort South Hotel, Miami Beach
Green Facilities   Merging Past and Present
HON’s intensive headquarters renovation reveals the building’s striking heritage
The HON Company, Muscatine, IA
New Construction   A Research Edge
A medical college creates a sharp centerpiece for its expanding research campus
Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine, New York City
Interior Design   Classrooms of the Future
PSU Dickinson School of Law’s technologically advanced classrooms set a precedent within law schools for the use of technology in teaching classes
PSU Dickinson School of Law, State College, PA
New Construction   A Welcome Addition
Facilities combine the contemporary needs of a medical facility and youth staff members with the mystique of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Health Lodge and Silver Sage Staff Activity Center, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
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