Mori Hosseini Student Union Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Dayton Beach, Fla.
Brad Feinknopf Mori Hosseini Student Union Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Dayton Beach, Fla.

Each year, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recognizes projects utilizing structural steel to showcase the material's potential for the organization's Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Awards. This year, the organization selected nine winning structures among entries submitted in five categories. A panel of six design and construction industry professionals identified a National winner and Merit winner in four categories based on total project costs; a fifth category is for non-building structures.

“These projects are tributes to the creativity of the designers and the skills of the constructors who collaborated to make them reality,” said AISC president Charles Carter in a press release from the organization. “Steel shines and soars on their talents and we celebrate the accomplishments these projects represent.”

The nine winners of the 2020 IDEAS² Awards are:

Less than $15 Million

Hinterland in Green Bay, Wis.
Rafael Gamo Hinterland in Green Bay, Wis.

National award: Hinterland, in Green Bay, Wis.Steel fabricator, detailer, erector, and general contractor: Schuh Construction
Architect: Rossetti

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.
Hoachlander Davis Photography Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.

Merit award: Marvin Gaye Recreation Center, in Washington, D.C.Steel fabricator and erector (main structure): Boldmark Steel Industry
Architect: IStudio Architects

$15 Million to $75 Million

Mori Hosseini Student Union Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Dayton Beach, Fla.
Brad Feinknopf Mori Hosseini Student Union Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Dayton Beach, Fla.

National award: Mori Hosseini Student Union - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach, Fla.Steel fabricators: Steel, LLC, Greiner Industries, and Fabco Metal Products
Steel detailer: McGill Engineering
Steel bender/roller: Greiner Industries
Steel erector: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co.
Architect: Ikon.5 Architects

Canyon View High School in Waddell, Ariz.
Bill Timmerman Canyon View High School in Waddell, Ariz.

Merit award: Canyon View High School, in Waddell, Ariz.Steel fabricators: Skyline Steel and OLT Fabrication & Manufacturing
Steel detailer and erector: Schuff Steel Management Co.
Architect and structural engineer: DLR Group

$75 Million to $200 Million
AISC did not identify a winner in this category for 2020.

Greater than $200 Million

Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles
Len Joseph Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles

National award: Wilshire Grand Center, in Los AngelesSteel fabricator, detailer, and erector: Schuff Steel Co.
Architect: AC Martin

Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness Campus, Viscous Wall Dampers in San Francisco
Degenkolb Engineers Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness Campus, Viscous Wall Dampers in San Francisco

Merit award: Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness Campus, Viscous Wall Dampers, in San FranciscoSteel fabricator and erector: The Herrick Corp.
Steel detailer and bender/roller: PDC Asia Pacific
Architect: SmithGroup

Sculptures/Art Installations/Non-Building Structures:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Modernization in Atlanta
Matt Breidenthal, HOK Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Modernization in Atlanta

National award: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Modernization, in AtlantaSteel fabricator and detailer: Beck Steel
Bender/roller: Bendco
Steel erector: Derr & Isbell Construction
Architect: HOK

Belmont Gateway Canopy-Chicago Transit Authority
Ross Barney Architects Belmont Gateway Canopy-Chicago Transit Authority

Merit award: Belmont Gateway Canopy - Chicago Transit Authority, in ChicagoSteel fabricator and detailer: King Fabrication
Steel erector/general contractor: The Walsh Group
Steel casting supplier: Cast ConneX Corp.
Architect: Ross Barney Architects

Little Charlotte Office Monumental Stair in Charlotte
Tim Buchman Little Charlotte Office Monumental Stair in Charlotte

Merit award: Little Charlotte Office Monumental Stair, in Charlotte, N.C.Steel fabricator, detailer, and erector: C.M. Steel
Project ownership, architect, and structural engineer: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting