LafargeHolcim Foundation Rewarding Excellence in Sustainable Construction
Awards
Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017
North America

Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 North America

The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 winners for North America have been announced in Chicago, USA.

The prize-winning projects and their teams show how the leading edge of sustainable design means reaching far beyond “common sense”. Their approaches use proven instruments that are cleverly applied to improve the quality of life. So the world builds better.

Winners

Gold | USD 100,000 | Detroit, USA

Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan
Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan
Bottom-up neighborhood planning
Main Author
Constance C. Bodurow - studio[Ci], Detroit, USA
Further Author(s)
David Cross - It Starts at Home (IS@H), Detroit, USA; Darrel West - Detroit, USA; Will Bright - It Starts at Home (IS@H), Detroit, USA; Donald Carpenter - Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute, Southfield, USA; Mark Hagerty - Michigan Solar Solutions, Commerce, USA; Nathaniel Autrey - DTE Energy, Detroit, USA; Mark Drotar - Detroit, USA; Meaghan Markiewicz - Detroit, USA; Drew Bradford - Detroit, USA; Paige Spagnuolo - Detroit, USA; Ruiyi Liu - Detroit, USA; Amin Toghiani - Detroit, USA; Yochen Pan - Detroit, USA; Tim Miller - Detroit, USA; Yu Zhu - Detroit, USA; Brandi Patterson - Detroit, USA; Cory Benjamin - Detroit, USA; Drew Mittig - Detroit, USA; Fares Ahmed - Detroit, USA; Lina Alosachie - Detroit, USA; Karl Seidman - Detroit, USA; Leigh Carroll - Detroit, USA; Grant Williams - Detroit, USA; Sam Jung - Detroit, USA; Kelly Blynn - Detroit, USA; David Musselman - Detroit, USA Read more »

Silver | USD 50,000 | Vancouver, Canada

Stacked in Canada
Stacked in Canada
Modular midrise housing
Main Author
Cynthia Wilson - LWPAC + Intelligent City, Vancouver, Canada; Oliver Lang - LWPAC + Intelligent City, Vancouver, Canada
Further Author(s)
Martina Caniglia - LWPAC + Intelligent City, Vancouver, Canada; Ryan Gillespie - LWPAC + Intelligent City, Vancouver, Canada; Thomas Bocahut - LWPAC, Vancouver, Canada; Jenny Lee - LWPAC, Vancouver, Canada; Mingyue Zhang - LWPAC, Vancouver, Canada Read more »

Bronze | USD 30,000 | Boston, USA

Global Flora in Massachusetts
Global Flora in Massachusetts
Net-zero greenhouse for Wellesley College
Main Author
Sheila Kennedy - Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston, USA; Frano Violich - Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston, USA
Further Author(s)
John Swift - Buro Happold, Boston, USA; Pratik Raval - Transsolar, New York City, USA; Suzan Tillotson - Tillotson Design, New York City, USA; Kevin Callery - Jensen Hughes, New York City, USA; David Conway - Nitsch Engineering, New York City, USA; James Vermuelens - Vermeulens, New York City, USA; Thomas Amoroso - Andropogon, Philadelphia, USA; David Small; Scott Kelly - ReVision, Philadelphia, USA Read more »

Acknowledgement prizes

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | New York City, USA

Cricket Shelter in New York
Cricket Shelter in New York
Modular edible insect farm
Main Author
Mitchell Joachim - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA
Further Author(s)
Maria Aiolova - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Melanie Fessel - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Vivian Kuan - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Felipe Molina - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Matthew Tarpley - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Jiachen Xu - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Mathew Mitchell - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Wilson Francis Slagle - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Weiqiao Lin - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Madeline Laberge - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; John Andrew Mikesh - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Molly Ritmiller - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Liana Grobstein - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Michael Chambers - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Lissette Olivares - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Cheto Castellano - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Shandor Hassan - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Christian Hamrick - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Ivan Fuentealba - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Sung Moon - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Kamila Varela - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Yucel Guven - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Chloe Byrne - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Miguel Lantigua-Inoa - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA; Alex Colard - Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, USA Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Culver City, CA, USA

Elemental Construction in California
Elemental Construction in California
UCLA Warner Graduate Art Studio renovation and addition
Main Author
Sharon Johnston - Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles, USA; Mark Lee - Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles, USA
Further Author(s)
Nicholas Hofstede - Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles, USA; Lindsay Erickson - Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles, USA; David Gray; Tori McKenna; Kevin O’Connell; Ishwar Dhungana - KPFF, Los Angeles, USA; Guy Smith - Horton Lees Brogden, Los Angeles, USA; Amy Hackney - Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Los Angeles, USA; Chris Sterparn - Capital Projects Group, Los Angeles, USA; John Carter - C Plus C Consulting, Los Angeles, USA; Cassidy Green - GAIA, Los Angeles, USA; Walker Donahue - Jensen Hughes, Los Angeles, USA; Sean Hira - ME Engineers, Culver City, USA; Hayden McKay - Horton Lees Brogden, New York City, USA; Reto Geiser - MG&CO, Houston, USA; Thomas McCorkell - Van Deusen & Associates, Pasadena, USA; Jim Good - Veneklasen, Santa Monica, USA; Pamela Burton - Pamela Burton & Company, Santa Monica, USA Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Portland, OR, USA

Ingrained Framework in Oregon
Ingrained Framework in Oregon
All-timber high-rise load-bearing structure
Main Author
Thomas F. Robinson - LEVER Architecture, Portland, USA; Anyeley Hallova - project^, Portland, USA Read more »

Acknowledgement prize | USD 20,000 | Conway, AR, USA

Reconciled Landscape in Arkansas
Reconciled Landscape in Arkansas
Urban watershed framework plan
Main Author
Stephen Luoni - University of Arkansas, Community Design Center, Fayetteville, USA
Further Author(s)
Jonathan Martinez - University of Arkansas, Community Design Center, Fayetteville, USA; Kay Curry - University of Arkansas, Community Design Center, Fayetteville, USA; Allison Lee Thurmond Quinlan - Flintlock Architecture & Landscape, Fayetteville, USA; Cory Amos - Modus Studio, Fayetteville, USA; Eric Cummings - University of Arkansas, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering; Matthew Hoffman - Miller Boskus Lack Architects, Fayetteville, USA; Marty Matlock - University of Arkansas, Office for Sustainability; David Jimenez - CDR Studio Architects, New York City, USA; Jeffrey E. Huber - Florida Atlantic University, Wilton Manors, USA; Jay Williams - Tuscon, USA; Jessica Ann Hester - Verdant Studio, Rogers, USA; James McCarty - Beaver Water District, Lowell, USA; Robert Quinten McElvain - Camas, USA; Scott Grummer - City of Conway, Conway, USA; Francisco Mejias Villatoro - Alicante, Spain; Tanzil Shafique - Dhaka, Bangladesh Read more »

"Next Generation" prizes

"Next Generation" 1st prize | USD 25,000 | Cherry Valley, CA, USA

Cooling Roof in California
Cooling Roof in California
Prototype for an evaporative roof for radiant cooling
Main Author
Georgina Baronian - Princeton University, Princeton, USA Read more »

"Next Generation" 2nd prize | USD 20,000 | Vancouver, Canada

Relational Urbanism in Canada
Relational Urbanism in Canada
Protocol for agent-based neighborhood transformation
Main Author
Jason Heinrich - University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada Read more »

"Next Generation" 3rd prize | USD 15,000 | Markham, Ontario, Canada

Synanthropic Suburbia in Canada
Synanthropic Suburbia in Canada
Retrofitting residential neighborhoods
Main Author
Sarah Gunawan - University of Waterloo, School of Architecture, Waterloo, Canada Read more »

"Next Generation" 4th prize | USD 10,000 | Boston, USA

Airflow Carving in Massachusetts
Airflow Carving in Massachusetts
Climate control experiments for enhanced comfort levels
Main Author
Peteris Lazovskis - Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Read more »

Recognition

Building Better Recognition | Los Angeles, USA

Zero net energy school building in California
Zero net energy school building in California
Main Author
Gloria Lee - Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, USA; Nathan Swift - Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, USA
Further Author(s)
Peter Simmonds - IBE Consulting Engineers, Sherman Oaks, USA; Steve Ratchye - Thornton Tomasetti Inc., San Francisco, USA; Tom Waldron - Butler Manufacturing Company, Santa Ana, USA Read more »
 
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Stacked: Silver 2017 North America
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Global Flora: Bronze 2017 North America
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