The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois recently announced the 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award winners during its annual banquet on June 5. The event was held at Murphy Auditorium in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.

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The award winning projects and individuals include:

Most Innovative Structure: Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Jurors’ Favorite: The Ledge at Skydeck, located at Willis Tower, Chicago, Halcrow Yolles

Best Large Structure: Aqua, Chicago, Ill., Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Best Medium Structure: United Arab Emirates Pavilion, Shanghai, China, Halvorson and Partners

Best Small Structure: The Burnham Pavilions, Chicago, Rockey Structures

Awards of Merit: Hinsdale Modern, Private Residence, Hinsdale, Ill., Robert L. Miller Associates; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Patient Care Tower, Park Ridge, Ill., OWP/P | Cannon Design; Elysian Hotel & Private Residence, Chicago, Halvorson and Partners

Meritorious Publication Award: Wind-Induced Curtain Wall Damage and Moment Resisting Frame Performance: The Emergency Response, Stabilization, Analysis, Testing and Retrofit of a 36-Story Urban High-Rise

John Parmer Award: John E. Barrett

SEAOI Service Award: David Gustafson

Outstanding Young Engineer: Eric Fenske

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