CNL Science Collaboration Building Exterior

CNL's Mass Timber "New Builds," Kiewit Luminarium Honored in Architizer A+ Awards

Two HDR projects have been recognized in the 2024 Architizer A+ Awards — the largest architecture awards program in the world, reaching an audience of over 400 million. 

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories "New Builds"

Popular Choice Winner, Architecture +Wood

CNL Science Collaboration Building
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Science Collaboration Centre

As one of the largest Integrated Project Delivery projects in Canada, the CNL New Builds focus on the Entry Precinct and the southern half of the Campus Precinct. Together, they share the common attention to innovative construction techniques and details, to integration within the natural setting, and to advanced mass timber construction — honoring the region’s deep logging history, its economic well-being and its Indigenous territorial roots. 

Architecture +Wood Category in Architizer

Kiewit Luminarium

Special Mention, Architecture +Light

Kiewit Luminarium exterior

With every step, natural and feature lighting invites visitors to explore the Kiewit Luminarium, an innovative community space and learning environment built to inspire lifelong interest and careers in science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics. The delicate balance between light and darkness enhances the visitor experience, allowing each exhibit to shine uniquely — optimizing natural light for certain exhibits and ensuring complete darkness for others. As evening falls, the Luminarium transforms into a vibrant, multisensory environment, perfect for community gatherings and private events, a testament to the transformative power of light. 

Architecture +Light Category in Architizer

Special Mention, Architecture +Facades

Kiewit Luminarium facade

Strategically positioned on Omaha’s revitalized riverfront, the Luminarium’s dynamic façade makes a powerful first impression, embodying the spirit of STEAM through its context-driven materials and performance. The double-skin sawtooth panel envelope, inspired by the metal machine sheds of the Midwest, presents an approachable softness and serves as a dynamic canvas that transforms from a daytime beacon to an illuminated landmark at night. 

Architecture +Facades Category in Architizer