LERA Wins Award of Excellence, Buildings Category for the 2021 Post-Tensioning Institute Awards

LERA Consulting Structural Engineers is proud to announce that the David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago, has been chosen for the Award of Excellence, Buildings Category for the 2021 Post-Tensioning Institute Awards. This award is given to the top project in each category that demonstrates excellence in post-tensioning applications. The PTI Award of Excellence is an honor that serves to recognize the best in our industry. Thank you to the full David Rubenstein Forum team! Congratulations!

David Rubenstein Forum is designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro – Design Architect; Brininstool + Lynch – Associate Architect with LERA Consulting Structural Engineers opened in 2020.

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LERA led the structural design of this new center for intellectual exchange, scholarly collaboration and special events, consisting of a 2-story base and a 10-story tower of stacked “neighborhoods” with a zinc-and-glass exterior. A 285-seat auditorium sits above the base.


The Ground Floor contains a restaurant and a large multipurpose space capable of accommodating groups of up to 600 people. The Top Floor of the tower also features a flat-floor multipurpose space accommodating up to 75 people, and offers stunning views of the campus, the Midway Plaisance, the city skyline and Lake Michigan.


Images above by: Brett Beyer


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