BD+C Platinum Winner Emory University Student Center

As the year begins to wind down, awards and recognitions begin to roll in. Building Design + Construction just announced the winners of their 22nd annual Building Team Awards program, which celebrates excellence in team collaboration and design/construction solutions. Among the 12 winners are one platinum award, five gold awards, three silver awards, two bronze awards, and one honorable mention. While it was not a judged element, it is interesting to see the use of metal in the design and construction of each project.

This year’s sole Platinum honoree goes to LEED Platinum Emory University Student Center, where students were uniquely and intimately involved in the design. Echoing the comments of many of the judges, Anthony Grumbine, AIA, Principal, Harrison Design (and a BD+C “40 Under 40” honoree) saluted Emory and the project team for their “excellent involvement of students,” the high level of sustainable design, and the delicate preservation of Alumni Memorial Union Center.

The other winners include:


Gold winner Chase Center’s façade consists of a rainscreen enclosure of 5,500 aluminum panels whose installation allowed for only 1/8-inch tolerance. Photo Credit: Jason O’Rear/Chase Center


Silver winner Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University used more than 4.2 million lbs of structural steel and 57,000 sf of glass.



Birmingham’s Firehouse Shelter opened in February. In addition to living spaces, the shelter has medical exam rooms, a restful courtyard, a chapel, a classroom/training area, and case management offices where social workers can consult privately with residents. Photo Credit: Edward Badham / EB Visual Productions

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