Awards

Millennium Park, members of its Board of Directors, designers, architects, engineers and staff have all been recognized and honored by a variety of professional organizations since its inception in 2004. A comprehensive list is shown below.

2017

Name Organization
Ten-Year Award, Crown Fountain American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
Best Continued Use, Lurie Garden Friends of Downtown (Chicago, IL)

2015

Name Organization
Advocate of the Arts Award: Mayor Daley and John Bryan Grant Park Music Festival
Urban Open Space Finalist Urban Land Institute

 

2014

Name Organization
Advocate of the Arts Award: Frank Gehry Grant Park Music Festival

 

2013

Name Organization
Advocate of the Arts Award: Donna LaPietra Grant Park Music Festival

 

2009

Name Organization
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Silver Medal Rudy Bruner Foundation
Gold Award for Excellence: Lurie Garden Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture

 

2008

Name Organization
Professional Award of Excellence, GGN: Lurie Garden American Society of Landscape Architects
Extraordinary Welding Award-Cloud Gate American Welding Society

 

2006

Name Organization
Excellence in Urban Design American Institute of Architects
Divine Detail Honor Award: Crown Fountain Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Distinguished Buildings: Citation of Merit; Crown Fountain Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Outstanding Civil Engineering Award Illinois Section of the American Civil Engineers
Honorable Mention: Exelon Pavilions North ASHRAE Technology Awards
Regional and Urban Design Honor Award American Institute of Architects
Technology Award Honorable Mention American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

 

2005

Name Organization
Engineering Excellence Award: Structural Systems American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois
Barrier-Free America Award: Edward K. Uhlir Paralyzed Veterans of America
Award of Recognition Chicago Association of Realtors
Chicago Innovation Award Honoree Chicago Sun Times
International Economic Development Partnership Award International Economic Development Council
Prix d’Excellence Award, Leisure Category International Real Estate Federation FIABCI
Prix d’Excellence Award International Real Estate Federation FIABCI
Construction & Transportation of the Year Award March of Dimes Annual Awards
Intensive Industrial/Commercial Award of Excellence Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Project of the Year: Structures More than $10 million Illinois Chapter of the American Public Works Association
Award of Excellence in Public/Private Partnership Mayor’s Business Council
Excellence Award: Crown Fountain International Lighting Design
Award of Honor GGN: Lurie Garden Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture
Project of the Year Hispanic American Construction Industry Association
Engineering Excellence Award: Eminent Conceptor Illinois Chapter of the American Civil Engineering Council
Shapers of the New Chicago Award: John Bryan The American Academy of Arts and Sciences
LEED Silver Certification: North Exelon Pavilions United States Green Building Council-Leadership in Energy Efficiency Design
Award for Excellence: The Americas Urban Land Institute
Global Award for Excellence Urban Land Institute

 

2004

Name Organization
Patron of the Year: Millennium Park-John Bryan, Mayor Daley, Crown Family, Harris Family, Pritzker Family Chicago Architecture Foundation
Environmental Vision Award Keep Chicago Beautiful
Chicagoan of the Year Award: John H. Bryan Chicago Tribune
Special Service Award: Edward K. Uhlir, Society of American Registered Architects
Illumination Design Award: Crown Fountain Illuminating Engineering Society, Chicago
Chicagoans of the Year Award: John H. Bryan Chicago Magazine
Public Recognition American Society Landscape Architects – IL Chapter
Excellence in Engineering American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Construction & Transportation of the Year Award March of Dimes Annual Awards
Project of the Year, Landscaping: Crown Fountain Midwest Construction Magazine
Award of Merit (Cultural) Midwest Construction Magazine
Owner and Developer of the Year PBC Midwest Construction Magazine
Silver Medal: Bike Station, Association of Licensed Architects
Distinguished Building Award For Green Architecture Society of American Registered Architects
Special Service Award-Edward Uhlir Society of American Registered Architects
Most Outstanding Spectacle, Millennium Park Gala Special Events Magazine
Public Recognition Award: Edward Uhlir Northeast Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Best Public Space Design Award Wallpaper* Magazine
Grand Award American Council of Civil Engineering Companies
Patron Award: Mayor Richard M. Daley Cooper Hewitt Design
Best Public Space Travel and Leisure Magazine Design Awards
Best New City Addition Saint Louis Post-Dispatch