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Recognition

Throughout the firm's 24 year history, Pickard Chilton has received global recognition for its unwavering commitment to design excellence, high-performance buildings, and a culture of mentorship. We are forward-thinkers united in our pursuit of innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients, communities, and planet. For us, delivering an exceptional building for each client is not enough, as there are many other constituents impacted. Ultimately, our goal for each project is to meet and exceed expectations across the triple bottom line of social, economic, and environmental value.

Firm Awards

Emerging Architects Award

AIA Connecticut

2019
2016
2009
Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

AIA New England

2019
2018

Oklahoma Book Award Gold Medal

Innovator of the Year

Business New Haven Magazine

2012
IDP Outstanding Firm Award 2009-2012

American Institute of Architects

2009
Finalist, Vision Award

Constructech Magazine

2007

Personal Awards

New England Top Young Professional Award

ENR

2020
Drawing Award – Watercolor Honor Award

AIA Connecticut

2016
Drawing Award – Process Drawing

AIA Connecticut

2014
Distinguished Alumni Award

ISU Alumni Association, Iowa State University

2010
2010
Christian Petersen Design Award

Iowa State University College of Design

2007
2007
Drawing Award (two awards)

AIA Connecticut

2002
Design Achievement Award

Iowa State University College of Design

1995
1989

Project Awards

2+U

Green Good Design Award
Chicago Athenaeum, European Centre for Architecture
2021

Akamai Headquarters

Green Good Design Award
Chicago Athenaeum, European Centre for Architecture
2021

ATCO Commercial Centre

Merit Award
American Architecture Awards
2019

Northwestern Mutual Headquarters

Honor Award
American Architecture Awards
2019
Commercial High-Rise Architecture Award
Americas Property Award
2018
Project of the Year
Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards
2018
Mayor's Design Award
City of Milwaukee
2018

609 Main

Out-of-State Honor Award
CTGBC
2019
Commercial High-Rise Architecture Award
Americas Property Award
2018
Award of Honor-Exterior (to Illume)
Denver Lighting Brilliance Award
2017
Pinnacle Award of Excellence – Commercial Interior
Marble Institute of America, Building Stone Institute
2017
ICE Award
ABC Houston Excellence In Construction
2017
Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year
Houston Business Journal
2014

Canal Place

Impact Award
Richmond Real Estate Group
2019

River Point

Commercial High-Rise Architecture Award
Americas Property Award
2018
Merit Award, ​Out-of-State
Connecticut Green Building Council
2018
Winner, Merit Award
Chicago Building Congress
2017
Best Project over $150 Million
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
2017
Finalist, Global Awards for Excellence
Urban Land Institute
2017
Development of the Year, Finalist
NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence
2016

Devon Energy Center

Merit Award
AIA Connecticut
2018
Global Award for Excellence
Urban Land Institute
2015
Green Good Design Award
Chicago Athenaeum, European Centre for Architecture
2014
Honorable Mention Award
AIA New England
2014
Award of Excellence, Good Design is Good Business
Architectural Record
2013
Finalist, Façade of the Year Award
WAN
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
High Rise Architecture Award
Americas Property Awards
2012

Uber Sky Tower

Unbuilt Award
AIA Connecticut
2018
Good Design Award
The Chicago Athenaeum Musuem of Architecture and Design
2018
Best of Design Award, Unbuilt - Commercial and Mixed Use​
The Architect's Newspaper
2018

Eighth Avenue Place

Earth Award (Office Category)
TransCanada BOMA
2018
Nominee, Best Tall Building Americas
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2012
Urban Design Award
Calgary Downtown Business Association
2012
Finalist
American Architecture Awards
2012
Office Architecture Award
Americas Property Awards
2012

1144 Fifteenth

Top Ten Skyscrapers
Emporis
2018

BOK Park Plaza

Mayor's Award for Outstanding Development (to Bank of Oklahoma)
Mayor of Oklahoma City
2018

Eaton House

Honor Award
AIA QUAD Design Award
2017
Honor Award, Architecture: the Encompassing Art
AIA Connecticut
2016
International Architecture Award
European Centre for Architecture, Chicago Athenaeum
2016
Pinnacle Award of Merit
Marble Institute of America
2015
Design Award
AIA Connecticut
2015
Honorary Mention for Architectural Design
AIA Europe Awards
2015

Minnesota Senate Building

National Award of Merit (Federal/<wbr>State/<wbr>County/<wbr>Municipal category)
DBIA
2017
Top Project of 2016
Finance & Commerce Newspaper (Minneapolis)
2017
Design-Build Excellence Award (Government Building category)
DBIA
2017

Amegy Bank Headquarters

Winner, Landmark Awards: Headquarters Move
Houston Business Journal
2017
Finalist, Landmark Awards: Office
Houston Business Journal
2017

Eaton Center

Honor Award
AIA QUAD Design Award
2017
Office Interior Regional Award
Americas Property Awards
2014
Office Architecture Award, Five Stars
Americas Property Awards
2014
Global Design Award (for Eaton Experience)
Society for Experiential Graphic Design
2014
Merit Award
ASLA Colorado Design Awards
2014
Award of Excellence
Cleveland Engineering Society
2014

BHP Headquarters

Finalist
ABC Houston Excellence In Construction
2016

BG Group Place

TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award
BOMA
2016
Development of Distinction Award
Urban Land Institute
2014
Green Good Design Award
European Centre for Architecture, Chicago Athenaeum
2012
American Architecture Award
European Centre for Architecture, Chicago Athenaeum
2012
Finalist, Best Tall Building Americas
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2012
Landmark Award - Office Category
Houston Business Journal
2012
Architecture Award
Americas Property Awards
2011
Special Citation for Excellence in Architecture
AIA New England
2011

300 North LaSalle

The Outstanding Building of the Year Earth Award
Building Owners and Managers Association
2014
Honor Award
AIA Connecticut
2012
Award of Excellence, Good Design is Good Business
Architectural Record
2011
Award for Excellence: The Americas
Urban Land Institute
2011
Development of the Year
Crain’s Commercial Real Estate Awards
2010
Best New Office Building
Friends of Downtown
2010
Green Good Design Award
Chicago Athenaeum, European Centre for Architecture
2010
Green Development of the Year Award
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2010
Office Development of the Year Award
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2010
Best Tall Building Americas, Nominee
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2009

The Office Building of the Future

Unbuilt Design Award
Boston Society of Architects
2014
Honor Award
AIA Connecticut
2013
Winner, Office Building of the Future Competition
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2012

24th at Camelback II

The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Earth Award
BOMA
2014
Best of NAIOP, Speculative Office Development of the Year
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2011
The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY) (250,000 - 499,999 sf)
BOMA
2011
Best of NAIOP, Transaction of the Year
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2011

1180 Peachtree

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
The Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY), Earth Award
BOMA
2009
Architecture Award, Americas
International Property Awards
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
Building of the Decade 1996 – 2006
AIA Atlanta
2006
Skyscraper Award, Finalist
Emporis
2006
Green Development Award
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2006
Design Award, Best in Atlanta Real Estate
Atlanta Business Chronicle
2005
Innovative Glass Designers Award
Glass Magazine
2004

Boathouse

Award, Unbuilt Architecture
Boston Society of Architects
2012

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Award for Merit
American Society of Landscape Architects
2012
Design Citation
AIA Middle Tennessee
2011
Excellence in Development Award
Urban Land Institute
2010
Office Development of the Year
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2010
Best New Office Building
Nashville Scene
2009

ConocoPhillips West Campus

Design Award
AIA Connecticut
2011
Honor Award
American Society of Landscape Architects
2010
APEX Award
The Associated General Contractors
2008

Iskandar Investment Headquarters

Design Award: Unbuilt
AIA Connecticut
2011
American Architecture Award
Chicago Athenaeum, European Centre for Architecture
2010

CalPERS Headquarters Complex

Green Good Design Award
Chicago Athenaeum, European Centre for Architecture
2010
Architecture Award, Americas
International Property Awards
2010
Beyond Green Award
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
2009
Award of Honor
Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards
2007
Environmental Recognition Award
Sacramento Environmental Commission
2006
Green Honor Award
AIA Central Valley
2006
Waste Reduction Award
California Integrated Waste Management Board
2004

Wells Fargo

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

W Atlanta-Downtown and The Residences

Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award (ADDEA)
Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Magazine
2009
Development of Excellence Award
Urban Land Institute (Atlanta Chapter)
2009

California Green

Innovation in Green Community Planning Award (presented to City of Irvine)
American Planning Association
2009

Orville L. Freeman Building

Honorable Mention
AIA Connecticut
2007
The Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting, International Illumination Design Awards
Illuminating Engineering Society
2007
Supporting Energy Efficiency
Xcel Energy
2003

ER One

Juror Commendation, Unbuilt Project
AIA Dallas
2007
Award of Excellence for Healthcare Facilities Design
Modern Healthcare, American Institute of Architects
2005

US EPA Headquarters

Craftsmanship Award
Washington Building Congress
2007
Federal Energy Saver Showcase Award
US Department of Energy
2007
Finalist, Green Development Award
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2007
Closing the Circle Award
White House
2007
Best Building, Environmentally Responsible – Green Construction: Award of Merit
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2006
Award of Excellence: Sustainable Construction
Associated General Contractors
2006
Best Real Estate Deal of 2004
Washington Business Journal
2005
Lease Project of the Year Award
General Services Administration
2004

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Award of Excellence, Higher Education
Texas Construction
2006
Healthcare Design Award
The Center for Healthcare Design
2005
Large Scale Project of the Year
Urban Land Institute
2003

24th at Camelback I

Clean Air Award
National Air Filtration Association
2006
Excellence in Energy Performance
Energy Star Label
2005
Excellence in Energy Performance
Energy Star Label
2002
Development of the Year Award
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2001
Best of NAIOP
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
2000

The Pinnacle

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

4600 South Syracuse

Best New High-Rise
Best of Denver Westword
2000
Development of the Year Award
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
1999

Wachovia Park

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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Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies

Boston Society of Architects
Boston, Massachusetts
17 May 2019 - 27 September 2019

Avant-Garde Architecture

The Chicago Athenaeum, The European Centre for Architecture
Chicago, Illinois, Athens, Greece, Milan, Italy, Lisbon, Portugal, Berlin, Germany
Summer 2016 through 2017

New Chicago Architecture

The Chicago Athenaeum
Chicago, Illinois
Spring 2016

Unbuilt Awards Forum

ArchitectureBoston Expo
Boston, Massachusetts
20 November 2013
ABX Design Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts
28 – 30 October 2013

100 Years of Building: School of Architecture Centennial Celebration

School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 October 2013

Designing Relationships

Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut
23 September – 8 October 2013
College of Design, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 September – 21 October 2012
College of Design, Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
12 March - 7 April 2013
School of Architecture, Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
7 January – 8 February 2013

The City and the World: Projects from the 2012 American Architecture Awards

Istanbul Design Biennial
Istanbul, Turkey
5 November – 12 December 2012

AIA New England Design Award Winners Exhibit

Build Boston 2011 Convention
Boston, Massachusetts
16 - 18 November 2011
Build Boston 2010 Convention
Boston, Massachusetts
17–19 November 2010

9th São Paulo International Architecture Biennial

OCA - Parque do Ibirapuera
São Paulo, Brazil
2 November - 4 December 2011

"Sounding Up There" Art Installation

1180 Peachtree Lobby
Atlanta, Georgia
6 - 10 June 2011

The Green Good Design 2010 Exhibition

Conference on the Environment, Contemporary Space Athens
Hamburg, Germany, Athens, Greece
April - June 2011

New England Architects Exhibit

Build Boston 2010 Convention
Boston, Massachusetts
17–19 November 2010

LEED to Living Buildings

IDID VI, Integrated Design/Integrated Development Conference at Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
16 - 17 April 2010

MIPIM Awards Finalists

Palais des Festivals de Cannes
Cannes, France
16 - 19 March 2010

30 and Beyond: College of Design Alumni Exhibition

Gallery 181, College of Design, Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
3 August 2009 – 26 September 2009

American Institute of Architects 2009 National Convention

EPA Energy Star Gallery
San Francisco, California
30 April – 2 May 2009

New World Architecture: Projects from the 2008 International & American Architecture Awards

The Municipality of Florence, SESV Santa Verdiana
Florence, Italy
4 November 2008 -18 November 2008

Towards the First World: A Celebration of the Mega Development Projects in the Makkah Region

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
October 11 2008 - January 3 2009

Le Montréal Du Futur

Grande-Place at Complexe Desjardins
Montreal, Quebec
March 25 to 31, 2008

Hines / 50 Years / 50 Selected Works

Architecture Center Houston
Houston, Texas
13 December 2007 – 29 February 2008

Build Boston: New England Architects Exhibit

Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, Massachusetts
13 November 2007 – 15 November 2007

Skyscraper! Achievement and Impact (permanent exhibition)

Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, New Jersey
July 2007
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