2022 AIA Illinois Honor Awards

A Celebration of Better Illinois Communities by Design

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The AIA Illinois Honor Awards recognize people and projects epitomizing the contributions of the architecture profession, the transformative power of design, and the dedication of individuals to service and excellence. All award winners have positively impacted citizens throughout the state of Illinois by helping create communities in which people are drawn to live and work, and to live healthier and happier. 

2022 AWARD CATEGORIES
DESIGN AWARDS
THE CAPITOL AWARD - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

The highest state honor given for a transformational project - one designed for the human experience that works towards cultural transformation.

FOR EXCELLENCE IN MASTER PLANNING - Illinois Capitol Master Plan

For master planning or implementation of a master plan

FOR GREATEST IMPACT - Navy Pier Flyover

For new design or renovation of an individual building
- Award for Project Construction Value $5M and above

FOR GREATEST IMPACT - North Lawndale Employment Network

For new design or renovation of an individual building

- Award for Project Construction Value Below $5M

FOR EXCELLENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION - CTA Quincy Station Restoration + Renovation

For historic preservation, restoration or adaptive reuse of a building.
- Award for Project Construction Value $5M and above

FOR EXCELLENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION - Chicago Cultural Center Grand Army of the Republic Rooms Restoration

For historic preservation, restoration or adaptive reuse of a building.

- Award for Project Construction Value $5M and above

FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTERIORS - Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion

For innovation in architecture and unique design ideas
- Award for Project 5,000 SF and above

FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Instructional Facility

-Award for Project 5,000 SF and above

FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS - Yannell PHIUS+ Residence

-Award for Project under 5,000 SF

MEMBER SERVICE AWARDS
GOLD MEDAL AWARD - Larry Livergood, FAIA

The highest honor for outstanding lifetime service by an AIA member

JOHN WELLBORN ROOT AWARD - Calli Verkamp, AIA

For Illinois emerging professional architects licensed under 10 years

NATHAN CLIFFORD RICKER AWARD - Chip von Weise, AIA 

For Illinois architecture educators

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER AWARD - Gary W. Anderson, AIA

For Illinois architects involved in humanitarian, social impact or community endeavors

ALAN MADISON AWARD - Tiara Hughes, Assoc. AIA

For Illinois minority architects or architectural interns who demonstrate leadership and who promote diversity within the profession