Back to Back Wins for the Chicago Riverwalk

The American Institute of Architects honors the Chicago Riverwalk with two 2018 Institute Honor Awards, one for Architecture and the other for Regional & Urban Design.

The 2018 Institute Honors recognize the best contemporary architecture, urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. Jury members commented:


“This is an exemplary urban intervention; the design and execution are perfect.”
“The impact on the community is transformative”
“Subtle moments of education and insight in the ecology of the river, educating visitors and residents.”
“It is the reinvention of urban life that brings attention back to the water front.”


Congratulations to the City of Chicago, Chicago Department of Transportation, and our collaborators:

Phase I
Prime Consultant, Structural and Civil Engineering: Collins Engineers
Landscape Architect: Jacobs / Ryan Associates

Phase 2 and 3
Prime Consultant, Landscape Architect, Civil Engineer: Sasaki
Associate Landscape Architect: Jacobs / Ryan Associates
Construction Management, Marine and Structural Engineer: Benesch
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing: Delta Engineering Group
Engineer – Civil: Infrastructure Engineering
Engineer – Structural: Rubinos & Mesia Engineers
Lighting Design: Schuler Shook
Water Feature Design: Fluidity
Boating / Waterway: Moffat + Nichol

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