The Buildings Awards

June 28, 2006
Buildings celebrates excellence in projects and products

During an awards luncheon celebrating Buildings magazine’s 100th anniversary in Chicago during NeoCon® World's Trade Fair 2006, professionals from the commercial buildings industry gathered for the unveiling of Buildings magazine’s project awards (listed below). From the bustle of downtown New York to the majestic beauty of the open spaces of Colorado, our winners are united by their imagination and risk-taking - showing you how to improve, create, enliven, and transform a facility through new construction, modernization, and interior design. Make sure you check out the October 2006 issue of Buildings, which will feature the winners mentioned below in addition to 20 other projects showcased as part of the Project Innovations program. (The October 2006 issue will also present the winners from Buildings’ 11th annual Product Innovations awards.

Project Innovations
New Construction Awards
Grand Prize: 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY, submitted by Tishman Construction Corp.

Citations of Excellence: The New Library at Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, submitted by Lee Kennedy Co. Inc.; Julius Blum office building, Lincoln County, NC, submitted by Talbot & Associates; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office HQ, Alexandria, VA, submitted by Syska Hennessy Group Inc.

New Construction (Large Projects) Awards
Grand Prize: Terminal D, D/FW Intl. Airport, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, submitted by HNTB Architecture, HKS, and Corgan.

Citation of Excellence: Jamaica Station, Queens, NY, submitted by Tishman Construction Corp.

Modernization Awards
Grand Prize: Hunter-Tannersville Central School District, Hunter, NY, submitted by Bovis Lend Lease Inc.

Citations of Excellence: John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, submitted by Lee Kennedy Co. Inc.; Park South Lofts, New York, NY, submitted by Penelope Kim Designs LLC and American Development Group.

Buildings Interiors® Design Awards
Grand Prize: St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, CO, submitted by Earl Swensson Associates Inc.

Citations of Excellence: Life Sciences Center, Columbia, MO, submitted by Anshen + Allen; Potomac Overlook YMCA, Ft. Washington, MD, submitted by GTM Architects; The State Room, Boston, MA, submitted by Margulies & Associates.

Product Innovations
At this same awards luncheon in Chicago during NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair 2006, Buildings also announced its 11th annual Product Innovations awards (listed below). From lounge chairs to ceiling systems, our winners (all exhibitors at NeoCon) present you with products that offer answers to your most daunting facilities-related dilemmas. Watch for the October 2006 issue of Buildings, which will feature the winners mentioned below in addition to those recognized in Buildings’ Project Innovations program.

Computer Solutions
Grand Prize:
The Trolley by Nova Solutions Inc.
Citations of Excellence: CPU 600 by Humanscale; EVO by Innovative Office Products Inc.

Workplace Productivity Solutions
Grand Prize: Relate by Allsteel Inc.
Citations of Excellence: My Studio Environments by Herman Miller Inc.; Morley by Keilhauer.

Energy Efficiency Solutions
Grand Prize: Leaf by Herman Miller Inc.

Environmental Solutions
Grand Prize: Capistrano Lounge Chair by JANUS et Cie.
Citations of Excellence: ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring by Dodge Regupol Inc./ECOsurfaces; Xorel Embossed by Carnegie.

Workplace Aesthetics Solutions
Grand Prize: TechZone Ceiling Systems by Armstrong Ceiling Systems.
Citations of Excellence: Silver Collection by ABET LAMINATI; Street & Sport by Carnegie.

Safety and Accessibility Solutions
Grand Prize: NeXtep by Neutral Posture.
Citations of Excellence: Groupwork Fliptop by Turnstone; Ribbed Tread Inserts by Flexco.

Product Performance Solutions
Grand Prize: Comfort Program by Forbo Linoleum Inc.
Citations of Excellence: Antron Brilliance Carpet Fiber by Antron Carpet Fiber/INVISTA; norament cara by nora Rubber Flooring.

Workplace Flexibility Solutions
Grand Prize: WIRED by Montel Inc.
Citations of Excellence: Tablett by Keilhauer; Design Studio by Lees Carpets.

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