Project name: Saieh Hall for Economics
Project location: Chicago
Firm name: Ann Beha Architects
Jury comments: Preservation, adaptive reuse, and a new addition combine to rejuvenate an historic seminary building. It’s a thoroughly successful project on all scales, from the craft of detail to the masterful management of moving parts. All is accomplished with a light touch, subtly reworking spaces for 21st-century learning and collaboration without sacrificing character.
Client: University of Chicago Facilities Services
Consultants: Gensler; Turner Construction; Thornton Tomasetti; dbHMS; OLIN; Terra Engineering; Schuler Shook; Kirkegaard; Shen Milsom & Wilke; Burnham / The Code Group; Building Conservation Associates; Construction Cost Systems; dbox