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  • The Seaton Computing Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

      The Seaton Computing Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
    Photos courtesy AIA

  • The Student Resource Center facade renewal at College of DuPage.

      The Student Resource Center facade renewal at College of DuPage.

  • The Hanover Park Police Department headquarters.

      The Hanover Park Police Department headquarters.

  • The Seager Park Interpretive Center in Naperville.

      The Seager Park Interpretive Center in Naperville.

  • The new Teen Place inside the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg.

      The new Teen Place inside the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg.

 
Submitted by the American Institute of Architects, Northeast Illinois chapter

The Hanover Park Police Department, Schaumburg Township Library District and the College of DuPage were among the honorees when the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter handed out its Excellence in Design and Merit in Design awards on Oct. 10.

In all, 10 projects out of 59 entries submitted from across the region received awards. In addition, 11 AIA members were honored for 50+ years as members.

The association's biennial "Celebrate Architecture" event was held at the Elmhurst Art Museum, home of Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House.

The 10 projects recognized were:

• Schaumburg Township District Library Teen Place, Dewberry Architects: Merit in Architecture for Interior Architecture.

• Hanover Park Police Headquarters, Dewberry Architects: Excellence in Architecture for Distinguished Building over $3 million.

• Student Resource Center Facade Renewal, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Wight & Company: Merit in Architecture for Distinguished Building under $3 million.

• Seaton Computing Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Wight & Company: Merit in Architecture for Distinguished Building over $3 million.

• Clarendon Hills Carbon Footprint Project, Robin Randall: Merit in Design for Art and Design/Community Engagement.

• SEIU Health Care Headquarters, Chicago, Wight & Company: Excellence in Architecture for Interior Architecture.

• Skokie police station, SRBL Architects (now FGM Architects Inc.): Merit in Architecture for Preservation/Adaptive Reuse.

• Livingston County Courthouse interior renovation, Pontiac, Dewberry Architects: Merit in Architecture for Preservation/Adaptive Reuse.

• Seager Park Interpretive Center, Naperville, Wight & Company: Merit in Architecture for Distinguished Building under $3 million.

• Salvation Army College for Officer Training Playground, Chicago, Harding Partners: Excellence in Architecture for Distinguished Building under $3 million.

To view the winning projects, visit the website www.aianei.org.

The jury was composed of jury chair Peter Brown, AIA, principal of Peter Brown Architects; Douglas Moss, AIA, partner of Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture; Greg Papay, FAIA, partner of Lake l Flato; Monica Oller, RA, principal of Oller & Pejic Architecture; and Jim Prendergast, FAIA, partner of Goettsch Partners.

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