Keller Center – Harris School of Public Policy Selected for 2020 AIA Illinois Top Award for Design

The University of Chicago Keller Center received The AIA Illinois Honor Awards most esteemed award on December 10, during A Celebration of Better Illinois Communities by Design virtual reception. The Keller Center was selected by the jury to receive the Louis Sullivan Award, the top award chosen from all award submissions. However, submissions are not accepted for this award. It is the highest state honor and revered as a transformational project selected from all other categories. The Keller Center is an adaptive renovation project design by Farr Associates.

​To date, Keller Center has received the following additional awards and recognition.

CBC Merit Award

Chicago Building Congress 

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award: Award for Adaptive Use

Landmarks Illinois

2020 COTE Top Ten, Best-Known Industry Award for Sustainable Design

American Institute of Architects, Committee on the Environment (COTE) 

Honor Award, Distinguished Building

American Institute of Architects, Chicago

Honor Award, Interior Architecture

American Institute of Architects, Chicago

Petal Certification, Living Building Challenge V3.0

International Living Future Institute

2019 Vision Award for excellence in environmentally sensitive design and community engagement

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago

A’N Best of Design Awards - Building Renovation - Civic Category

The Architect’s Newspaper

Lighting Award of Excellence

International Lighting Design Awards (IALD)

Reconstruction Silver Award

Building Design+Construction Magazine (BD+C):

LEED Platinum for New Construction

US Green Building Council (USGBC)

2019 Excellence in Engineering Award 

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (IL Chapter)

AIA Small Project Awards

American Institute of Architects, Chicago

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