The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois held its annual awards dinner at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago June 9.

The Structural Group won the Lavicka Award for small projects for the SKY Restaurant in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The award cited the innovative structural system used in the renovation of the space. 

Forefront Structural Engineers Inc. won best renovation/retrofit for its Paragon Theater conversion.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill won an award of merit for its CTF Tianjin Tower in Tianjin, China, and another in the bridges category for the Manulife Place +15 Pedestrian Bridge.

EXP US won an award of merit for its Washington-Wabash CTA Station in Chicago.

The Walsh Group won an award of merit for Wolf Point East Tower in Chicago.

Thornton Tomasetti Inc. won the best project in the $10 million-$50 million category for The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, a project profiled last summer in ENR Midwest. Thornton Tomasetti also won an award of merit for the Kellogg Global Hub at Northwestern University.

WSP USA took home the best project award greater than $150 million for the Ryan/Walter Athletic Facility on the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Ill.

Pierce Engineers’ tree-like Wiikiaami sculpture in Columbus, Ind., won best neighboring state project.

The Jurors' Favorite/Most Innovative Structure award went to Magnusson Klemencic Associates for the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.

The best project up to $10 million went to Klein and Hoffman Inc. for the movable seating towers in the aforementioned Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.

The Short Baseline Neutrino Near & Far Detector Buildings designed by Holabird & Root LLC won the best industrial/utility project.