Lamar Corporate headquarters in Hudsonville, Mich., has earned national recognition in the 2010 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2), and members of the project team were presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction during a public ceremony at the headquarters building Sept. 10.
Conducted annually by AISC, the IDEAS2 awards recognize outstanding achievements in engineering and architecture on structural steel projects around the country.
Project team members include owner, steel erector, and general contractor Lamar Construction Co., Hudsonville, Mich.; architect Integrated Architecture, Grand Rapids, Mich.; structural engineer sdi, Ann Arbor, Mich.; steel detailer and fabricator Van Dellen Steel, Dutton, Mich.; and consultant Medhi Setareh, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Lamar Corporate headquarters is a national winner in the category of projects Less than $15 Million, making it one of only seven projects around the country to receive the national honor.
Each year, the IDEAS2 awards honor National and Merit award winners in three categories, based on constructed value: projects less than $15 million; projects $15 million to $75 million; and projects greater than $75 million.
Each project is judged on its use of structural steel, with an emphasis on creative solutions to project requirements; design innovation; aesthetic and visual impact of the project; innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel; technical or architectural advances in the use of steel; the use of innovative design and construction methods; and sustainable design.