Awards

Firm Awards

  • IDP Outstanding Firm Award 2009-2012, American Institute of Architects, 2009
  • Emerging Architects Award 2009, AIA Connecticut
  • Finalist, Vision Award, Constructech Magazine, 2007
  • Innovator of the Year, Business New Haven Magazine, 2012
  • Oklahoma Book Award Gold Medal for Devon: Story of a Civic Landmark, 2014

Personal Awards

  • Drawing Award – Process Drawing, AIA Connecticut (presented to Anthony Markese), 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, ISU Alumni Association, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (presented to each Jon Pickard and William Chilton) 2010
  • Christian Petersen Design Award, Iowa State University College of Design (presented to each Jon Pickard and William Chilton) 2007
  • Design Achievement Award, Iowa State University College of Design (presented individually to Jon Pickard in 1989 and William Chilton in 1995)
  • Drawing Award (two awards), AIA Connecticut (presented to Jon Pickard), 2002

Project Awards

  • 300 North LaSalle Chicago, Illinois

    • The Outstanding Building of the Year Earth Award, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Chicago 2014  
    • Honor Award, AIA Connecticut 2012
    • Citation, AIA New England, 2012
    • Broker Transaction of the Year - Office Investment, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Chicago), 2011
    • Award for Excellence: The Americas, Urban Land Institute, 2011
    • Award of Excellence, Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Awards, 2011
    • Office Development of the Year Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Chicago), 2010
    • Green Development of the Year Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Chicago), 2010
    • Green Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture, 2010
    • Best New Office Building, Friends of Downtown (Chicago), 2010
    • Merit Award Finalist, Chicago Building Congress, 2010
    • Development of the Year, Crain’s Commercial Real Estate Awards, 2010
    • Developer of the Year (for Hines), Crain’s Commercial Real Estate Awards, 2010
    • Finalist, Business Centres, MIPIM Awards, 2010
    • Patron of the Year Award (for Kirkland & Ellis), Chicago Architecture Foundation, 2009
    • Architecture Award, Americas, International Property Awards, 2009
    • Best of 2009, Award of Merit, Midwest Construction Magazine, 2009
    • Best Tall Building Americas, Nominee, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2009
    • Downtown Office Transaction of the Year Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2006
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  • 609 Main at Texas Houston, Texas

    • Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year, Houston Business Journal, 2014
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  • 1180 Peachtree Atlanta, Georgia

    • Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, Top Energy Savers - 25%, Presented by Mayor Kasim Reed, 2013
    • Top 50 Atlanta Landmark, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2012
    • Deals of the Decade - Best Overall, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2010 
    • Architecture Award, Americas, International Property Awards, 2009
    • Community Service Award, The Building of America Network, 2009
    • The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY), Earth Award, BOMA/Southern Region, 2009
    • The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY), Earth Award, BOMA/Atlanta, 2009
    • American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum, 2008
    • Award for Excellence: The Americas, Urban Land Institute, 2007
    • Best Sustainable Tall Building Award, Runner-Up, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2007
    • Best Addition to the Skyline, Creative Loafing Atlanta, 2006
    • Building of the Decade 1996 – 2006, AIA Atlanta
    • Skyscraper Award, Finalist, Emporis, 2006
    • Green Development Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2006
    • Build Georgia Award, Associated General Contractors, Georgia Branch, 2006
    • Design Award, Best in Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2005
    • Top Judges’ Award, Southeast Construction, 2005
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Construction Specifications Institute, Atlanta Chapter, 2005
    • Innovative Glass Designers Award, Glass Magazine, 2004
    • Economic Development Award for “Excellence in Business”, Development Authority of Fulton County Georgia, 2003
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  • 4600 South Syracuse Denver, Colorado

    • Best New High-Rise, Best of Denver Westword, 2000    
    • Development of the Year Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 1999    
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  • 24th at Camelback I Phoenix, Arizona

    • Development of the Year Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2001
    • Best of NAIOP, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2000
    • Excellence in Energy Performance, Energy Star Label, 2002, 2005
    • Clean Air Award, National Air Filtration Association, 2006
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  • 24th at Camelback II Phoenix, Arizona

    • The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Earth Award, BOMA Phoenix, 2014
    • The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY) (250,000 - 499,999 sf), BOMA Phoenix, 2011
    • Best of NAIOP, Speculative Office Development of the Year, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Arizona), 2011
    • Best of NAIOP, Transaction of the Year, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Arizona), 2011
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  • BG Group Place Houston, Texas

    • TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 2016
    • Development of Distinction Award, Urban Land Institute Houston, 2014
    • Green Good Design Award, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, 2012
    • American Architecture Award, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, 2012
    • Finalist, Best Tall Building Americas, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2012
    • Landmark Award - Office Category, Houston Business Journal, 2012
    • Special Citation for Excellence in Architecture, AIA New England, 2011
    • Architecture Award, Americas Property Awards, 2011
    • Excellence In Construction, Finalist, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, 2011
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  • Boathouse Chicago, Illinois

    • Award, Unbuilt Architecture, Boston Society of Architects, 2012
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  • California Green Irvine, California

    • Innovation in Green Community Planning Award (presented to City of Irvine), American Planning Association (Orange County Chapter), 2009
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  • CalPERS Headquarters Complex Sacramento, California

    • Architecture Award, Americas, International Property Awards, 2010
    • Green Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture, 2010
    • Beyond Green Award, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, 2009
    • Award of Honor, Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards, 2007 
    • Workplace Excellence Leader Award, Sacramento Area Human Resource Association, 2007
    • Green Honor Award, AIA Central Valley, 2006
    • Pollution Prevention Award, Sacramento County, 2006
    • Environmental Recognition Award, Sacramento Environmental Commission, 2006
    • Best Overall Award, Flex Your Power, 2006
    • Institutional/Industrial Award, CEMEX Building Awards, 2006
    • Waste Reduction Award, California Integrated Waste Management Board, 2004
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  • ConocoPhillips West Campus Houston, Texas

    • Design Award, AIA Connecticut, 2011
    • Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter, 2010
    • APEX Award, The Associated General Contractors, Houston Chapter, 2008
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  • Devon Energy Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    • Global Award for Excellence, Urban Land Institute, 2015
    • Honorable Mention Award, AIA New England, 2014
    • Green Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture, 2014
    • Bronze Award, Public-Private Partnership of the Year, Excellence in Economic Development Awards, International Economic Development Council, 2013
    • Award of Design Excellence, International Interior Design Awards, Texas/Oklahoma Chapter, 2013
    • Finalist, WAN Façade of the Year Award, 2013
    • Finalist (Office/Large/Corporate), Best of 2013, Interior Design Magazine
    • Best Development, Second Place, Commercial Property Executive Distinguished Achievement Awards, 2013
    • National Finalist, Best Tall Building Americas, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2013
    • Phoenix Award, Region 6, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2013
    • Environmental Award, Region 6, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2013
    • Award of Excellence, Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Awards, 2013 
    • Gold Medal, Security Innovation Awards, 2013
    • High Rise Architecture Award, Americas Property Awards, 2012
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  • Eaton Center Beachwood, Ohio

    • Merit Award, ASLA Colorado Design Awards, 2014
    • Global Design Award (for Eaton Experience), Society for Experiential Graphic Design, 2014
    • Office Architecture Award, Five Stars, Americas Property Awards, 2014
    • Office Interior Regional Award, Americas Property Awards, 2014
    • Illumination Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society, 2014
    • Gold Award - Ceilings, Construction Excellence Awards, Ceilings and Interior Systems Construction Association (to CertainTeed), 2014
    • Award of Excellence, Cleveland Engineering Society, 2014
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  • Eaton House Dublin, Ireland

    • International Architecture Award, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum, 2016
    • Pinnacle Award of Merit, Marble Institute of America, 2015
    • Design Award, AIA Connecticut, 2015
    • Honorary Mention for Architectural Design, (Inaugural) AIA Europe Awards, 2015
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  • Eighth Avenue Place Calgary, Alberta

    • Office Architecture Award, Americas Property Awards, 2012
    • Finalist, American Architecture Awards, 2012
    • Nominee, Best Tall Building Americas, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2012
    • Urban Design Award, Calgary Downtown Business Association, 2012
    • Award of Merit: Building Engineering, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, 2012
    • Winner, Top Projects - Commercial, Alberta Construction Magazine, 2011
    • Finalist, Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, 2011
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  • Emory University Hospital Midtown Atlanta, Georgia

    • Healthcare Design Award, The Center for Healthcare Design, 2005
    • Large Scale Project of the Year, Urban Land Institute Atlanta, 2003
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  • ER One Washington, DC

    • Juror Commendation, Unbuilt Project, AIA Dallas, 2007
    • Award of Excellence for Healthcare Facilities Design, Modern Healthcare and the American Institute of Architects, 2005
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  • Ernst & Young at 55 Allen Plaza Atlanta, Georgia

    • Development of Excellence Award (with W Atlanta Downtown), Urban Land Institute (Atlanta Chapter) , 2009
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  • ExxonMobil Energy Center Houston, Texas

    • Honorable Mention, SEAA Steel Erection Projects of the Year Winner, 2013
    • Wildlife at Work Certification, Wildlife Habitat Council, 2015
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  • Iskandar Investment Headquarters Nusajaya, Malaysia

    • Design Award: Unbuilt, AIA Connecticut, 2011
    • American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture, 2010
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  • The Office Building of the Future Seattle, Washington

    • Award, Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Design Awards 2014
    • Honor Award, AIA Connecticut , 2013
    • Winner, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Office Building of the Future Competition, 2012
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  • Orville L. Freeman Building St. Paul, Minnesota

    • Honorable Mention, AIA Connecticut , 2007
    • The Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting, International Illumination Design Awards, Illuminating Engineering Society, Twin Cities Chapter, 2007
    • Supporting Energy Efficiency, Xcel Energy, 2003
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  • The Pinnacle Atlanta, Georgia

    • The Office Building of the Year Award  (TOBY *250,000 – 500,000 SF Category), Regional Award BOMA, 2003
    • The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY), Earth Award, BOMA/Atlanta, 2003
    • Honorable Mention, Building with Most Distinctive Look, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 1999
    • Best in Atlanta Real Estate Award, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 1998
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  • The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Nashville, Tennessee

    • Award for Merit, American Society of Landscape Architects, Tennessee Chapter, 2012
    • Design Citation, AIA Middle Tennessee, 2011
    • Award of Excellence, Mid-Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, 2011
    • Excellence in Development Award, Urban Land Institute, Nashville Chapter, 2010 
    • Office Development of the Year, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Tennessee Chapter, 2010
    • Best New Office Building, Nashville Scene, 2009
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  • River Point Chicago, Illinois

    • Award for Excellence - Broker Transaction of the Year - Downtown Office, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Chicago Chapter, 2008
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  • US EPA HQ Arlington, Virginia

    • Award of Excellence for Commercial Design, Architectural Precast Association, 2010
    • Federal Energy Saver Showcase Award, US Department of Energy, 2007 
    • Closing the Circle Award, White House, 2007
    • Award of Excellence: Best Building High Rise - 8 Stories and above, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2007
    • Finalist , Green Development Award, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2007
    • Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Award, Charlottesville Waldorf Foundation, 2007
    • Finalist , Excellence In Design Award, Commercial Category, ED + C Magazine, 2007
    • Craftsmanship Award, Washington Building Congress, 2007
    • Best Building, Environmentally Responsible – Green Construction: Award of Merit, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2006
    • Award of Excellence: Sustainable Construction, Associated General Contractors, 2006
    • Green ABBIES Award, Arlington Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce, 2005
    • Best Real Estate Deal of 2004, Washington Business Journal, 2005
    • Lease Project of the Year Award, General Services Administration, 2004 
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  • W Atlanta-Downtown and The Residences Atlanta, Georgia

    • Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award (ADDEA), Central Atlanta Progress and Atlanta Magazine, 2009
    • Development of Excellence Award (with 55 Allen Plaza), Urban Land Institute (Atlanta Chapter), 2009
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  • Wachovia Park Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    • Downtown Winston-Salem Excellence Award, The Downtown Winston-Salem Association, 1999        
    • Exterior Landscape Award, The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, 1999        
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  • Wells Fargo Des Moines, Iowa

    • Architecture Award, Americas, International Property Awards, 2010
    • Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA New England, 2010
    • Honor Award, AIA Connecticut, 2008
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