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LERA Wins ACEC 2022 Engineering Excellence Award

LERA Consulting Structural Engineers is honored to receive the Platinum 2022 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering (ACEC) for the best Structural Systems under Category C, for the design of the Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago.


The structural system for this unique project is a series of stacked concrete boxes. Similar to how folding cardboard into a box allows it to hold more weight than if it were flat, the Forum's concrete structure is an efficient form for achieving the 40 ft. cantilevers and 65 ft. clear spans that capture amazing views of Chicago. None of the structural elements are working excessively hard individually, but rather work together in harmony to achieve something special.


LERA would like to thank ACEC and congratulation all of those involved in making this project a success.



Left side: Sami Matar, P.E., Associate Partner; Elias Matar, P.E., Partner; Giannatonio Bongiorno, Project Designer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Right side: Michael Hopper P.E., Associate Partner; Carrie Villani, Director of Marketing; Aakash Badjatya, P.E., Senior Associate

Giannatonio Bongiorno, Project Designer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro & Michael Hopper P.E., Associate Partner, LERA

The David Rubenstein Forum project team accepted the EEA award.

LERA presentation panel for the event.


 

Additional LERA Projects Awarded at ACEC 2022 EEA


LERA is honored to be a part of two additional EEA Awarded projects: London Cross Pavilion, a complimentary building for Richard Serra's monumental art in Bedford Hills, NY and Tammany Hall, an adaptive Reuse of a New York Landmark in New York, NY.


Category B: Building/Technology Systems

Dagher Engineering, PLLC for London Cross Pavilion: A complimentary building for Richard Serra's monumental art - Bedford Hills, NY



Category B: Building/Technology Systems

Dagher Engineering, PLLC for Tammany Hall - Adaptive Reuse of a New York Landmark - New York, NY



ACEC NY Chair, Rick Zottola, P.E., S.E., Partner at LERA was master of ceremony for the awards.

“It is more important now than ever to recognize these accomplishments,” said Rick Zottola, Chair of ACEC New York. “These projects are the result of years of innovation, creativity and vision on the part of talented engineers across New York. The dedication of these talented professionals must be celebrated.” - Rick Zottola, P.E., S.E., Partner at LERA

LERA was a proud Sponsor of the event.

 


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