Argonne Energy Sciences Building wins Chicago Building Congress Award

(June 23, 2014) - The new Energy Sciences Building at Argonne National Laboratory, designed by HDR, won the Merit Award for New Construction – Suburbs at the Chicago Building Congress awards. HDR's team of Warren Hendrickson, Clare Swanson, Jim Lyman, Greg Sloniger, Krysia Lynch, Marty Sterr, Tom Lee, and Joe Cliggott were in attendance for award ceremony in May at the Sheraton Hotel.

Opening in March of 2014, the 158,000-square-foot Energy Sciences Building signals the transformation of Argonne's campus to an interdisciplinary and sustainable campus, with its north entrance façade becoming a new face for science. Clad in glass curtain wall and bronze-colored metal panels, the building is designed to be transparent, revealing activity inside, while complementing the red brick buildings on campus. A "sky-gate" at the end of the building anchors the pedestrian path that will link campus.

The Chicago Building Congress Merit Awards have been celebrating the building industry since 1956 by singling out the outstanding projects in greater Chicagoland. Awards are presented in nine different categories to projects built in the greater Chicago area in the past three years.