Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2008

These buildings received the highest rankings for occupant satisfaction in CBE's occupant survey.

From more than 120 buildings that implemented the CBE occupant survey during the 2007 calendar year, eight finalists qualified for the awards by meeting an established criteria for occupant satisfaction.

The finalists in the 2008 awards represent a broad diversity of project types, including the renovation of a historic U.S. courthouse, a mixed-use project that with a community center with a grocery store, a new federal building, and a banking retail prototype.

We commend these finalists for their outstanding achievements, and thank those who participated in the awards program.

Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL, Honorable Mention

This project on Chicago’s north side creatively combines a Whole Foods grocery with a non-profit community center that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and integrates a historic facade with new construction.

Architect: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Halvorson Kaye Structural Engineers
MEP Consultant: Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Landscape Consultant: Christy Webber Landscapes
Historic Preservation: Mcguire Igleski & Associates, Inc.
Commissioning Agent: EYP Mission Critical Facilities

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Center on Halstead website >>

Department of Homeland Security, Omaha NE, Honorable Mention

A post-occupancy evaluation of this new LEED-gold federal building confirmed that the building consumes 66% less energy that ASHRAE 90.1, and reduces operating costs by 42% compared to industry baselines.

Architect: Gensler
Landscape Architect: EDAW
Structural/Civil Engineer: Kirkham Michael
Consulting Engineers
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: ME Group Inc.
Fundamental Commissioning Agent: ME Group

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View survey results (pdf) >>
GSA project website>>

Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse, Cleveland OH , Honorable Mention

The rehabilitation of this 1910 courthouse combines historic renovation with sustainable design. The designers enclosed and repurposed the central courtyard as a screening area to meet today’s increased security requirements.

Owner: U.S. General Services Administration
Architect, M/E Engineer: Westlake Reed Leskosky
Construction Manager as Contractor: Dick Corporation
Structural Engineer: Barber & Hoffman, Inc.

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View survey results (pdf) >>
GSA project website >>

Other finalist buildings that met the criteria for the CBE survey results include:

GSA 20.20 Walnut Street Workplace

Kansas City MO

James H. Quillen U. S. Federal Courthouse

Greeneville, TN

PNC Bank Retail Prototype

Multiple locations

Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse

Omaha, NE

Halstead image: Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing
DHS image: Tom Kesser
Metzenbaum image: Kevin Reeves

Livable Buildings Award

Center on Halsted
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Livable Buildings Award

Department of Homeland Security
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Livable Buildings Award

Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse
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