Awards

Goettsch Partners emphasizes design excellence in all of our work. The firm and our projects have been consistently recognized for achievements with design and other industry awards, including AIA design awards at all levels—national, regional and local. A selection of awards in recent years is featured below.

Firm
  • 2017
    Architect of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
  • 2015
    Architect/Architecture Firm of the Year
    Climate Control Middle East
  • 2013
    Firm of the Year Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Chicagoans of the Year
    Chicago Tribune
  • 2011
    Architectural Firm of the Year
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
  • Green Visionary Award
    Chicago ACE Mentor Program
  • 2005
    Architect of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
2017
  • Building Team Platinum Award
    Building Design & Construction Magazine
    Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
    ENR Midwest Magazine
    Commercial Development of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
    Finalist, Merit Award for New Construction Chicago Over $55 Million
    Chicago Building Congress
  • National Winner, Commercial Project of the Year
    MEED Quality Awards for Projects
  • Historic Redevelopment of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
    Best Renovation
    Friends of Downtown
    Finalist, Merit Award for Rehab Construction
    Chicago Building Congress
  • Award of Merit
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • International Architecture Award
    The Chicago Athenaeum
    Best Project, Green Projects
    ENR Midwest Magazine
    Build to Suit Project of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
    National Award of Merit, Office Buildings
    Design-Build Institute of America
    Building Team Silver Award
    Building Design & Construction Magazine
    Finalist, Excellence in Design (Architecture)
    Design-Build Institute of America
    Finalist, Merit Award for New Construction Suburbs
    Chicago Building Congress
2016
  • Office Development of the Year
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
    Jurors’ Favorite/Most Innovative Structure
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Commercial Project of the Year
    Middle East Architect Awards
  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Adaptive Use
    Landmarks Illinois
    Best Renovation/Retrofit Project
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
    Gold Award, Mixed-Use Architecture
    Chicago Design Awards
  • Best Project - $50 Million to $150 Million
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • Award of Merit
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
2015
  • 10-Year Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Best Tall Building Finalist, Middle East & Africa
    Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
    Tower Project of the Year
    Construction Week Awards
  • Distinguished Building Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
2014
  • Global Award for Excellence
    Urban Land Institute
  • Divine Detail Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, 330 North Wabash Avenue/IBM Building Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse
    City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks
  • Distinguished Building Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Rehabilitation
    Landmarks Illinois
    Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, 400-410 North Michigan Avenue Exterior Rehabilitation
    City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks
    Office Redevelopment of the Year
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
    Finalist, Merit Award for Rehab Construction
    Chicago Building Congress
  • Office Development of the Year
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
2013
  • Best Tall Building Award, Middle East & Africa – Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
    Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
    Outstanding Project of the Year
    Big Project Middle East Awards
    Mixed-Use Development, Abu Dhabi
    The Arabian Property Awards 2013-2014
    Office Development, Abu Dhabi
    The Arabian Property Awards 2013-2014
  • Merit Award for Interior Buildout
    Chicago Building Congress
  • Crombie Taylor Award for Preservation and Restoration
    American Institute of Architects, Illinois Chapter
  • Redevelopment of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
    Real Estate and Building Industries Council Award
    Landmarks Illinois
    Bronze Award, 30th Annual Reconstruction Awards
    Building Design + Construction Magazine
2012
  • Honor Award, Urban Design Constructed, Randolph-Franklin Pocket Park
    American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter
  • Vision Award, Innovation
    ULI Chicago
    Best Project >$150 million US
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • Best Office Project Award of Merit
    ENR Midwest Magazine
    Merit Award for New Construction Suburbs
    Chicago Building Congress
    Award of Merit
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • Interior Architecture Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Honoree, Best of Year Awards, Office: Large: Corporate
    Interior Design Magazine
  • Finalist, Merit Award for Rehab Construction
    Chicago Building Congress
  • National Honor Award for Interior Architecture
    American Institute of Architects
2011
  • Commendable Achievement
    AL Light & Architecture Design Awards
    Lumen Award of Merit
    New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
  • Distinguished Building Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Building Team Platinum Award
    Building Design & Construction Magazine
    Merit Award for New Construction Chicago
    Chicago Building Congress
  • Build-to-Suit Project of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
    Office Development of the Year
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
  • Interior Architecture Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Finalist, Merit Award for Interior Buildout
    Chicago Building Congress
2010
  • Finalist, Merit Award for New Construction Chicago
    Chicago Building Congress
  • Best of the Best, Office
    Engineering News-Record Magazine
    Best Overall / Judges Award, Design
    Midwest Construction Magazine
    Best Overall / Judges Award, Construction
    Midwest Construction Magazine
    Project of the Year, Office
    Midwest Construction Magazine
    Development of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
2009
  • Divine Detail Honor Award, 111 South Wacker Parking Ramp
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Patron of the Year, Honorable Mention
    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Downtown Office Development of the Year
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
    Project of the Year, Office
    Midwest Construction Magazine
  • Interior Architecture Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Chicago 2016 Olympic Master Plan
    Urban Design Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Park Monroe
    Office Redevelopment of the Year, 55/65 East Monroe
    NAIOP Chicago Chapter
  • Interior Architecture Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
2008
  • Mies van der Rohe Honor Award for Innovation
    American Institute of Architects, Illinois Chapter
2007
2006
  • Chicago Innovation Award
    Distinguished Building Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Mies van der Rohe Award for Innovation
    American Institute of Architects, Illinois Chapter
    Excellence in Design Award, Commercial
    Environmental Design + Construction Magazine
    Building Team of the Year, Silver Award
    Building Design & Construction Magazine
    GreenWorks Market Transformation Award, Green Buildings
    City of Chicago
    Finalist, Merit Award for New Construction Chicago
    Chicago Building Congress
    Best New Building
    Friends of Downtown
    Best Large Structure Award
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
    Award of Excellence, Corporate
    International Association of Lighting Designers
    Lumen Award of Merit
    New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
    Most Innovative Curtain Wall Application
    Crystal Achievement Awards
  • Interior Architecture Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
    Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence
    City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks
  • Interior Architecture Award
    American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Regenstein Center for African Apes
    Gold Award, Brick in Architecture
    Brick Industry Association
  • Patron of the Year
    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Merit Award for New Construction Chicago
    Chicago Building Congress
    Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement, Museum Exhibit
    Themed Entertainment Association
    Award of Merit, Medium Structure
    Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
    Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award
    Illinois Engineering Council
    Illumination Design Award
    New England Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
2005
  • Development of the Year
    Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
    Downtown Office Development of the Year
    National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Chicago Chapter
    Project of the Year, Overall
    Midwest Construction Magazine
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Regenstein Center for African Apes
    Building Team of the Year, Silver Award
    Building Design & Construction Magazine
    Merit Award for New Construction Chicago
    Chicago Building Congress
  • Patron of the Year
    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Honor Award
    American Society of Landscape Architects, Illinois Chapter
    Outstanding Project Award
    National Council of Structural Engineers Association
  • Award of Merit, Cultural
    Midwest Construction Magazine