Roosevelt’s new LEED-Gold certified Wabash Building (1st row, far right in photo below) was recognized for its inventiveness, quality and commitment to community and land use by the Urban Land Institute of Chicago, which selected it on Wednesday as the 2013 Vision Award winner in the Project Category. Vision Awards are determined by the innovative characteristics contributing to the success of the facility, not the size of the project or its budget.
The Wabash Building was selected from among 11 finalists in its category. Nominees were selected by a Nomination Review Committee and final winners were chosen by a jury of peers in the industry. In addition to reviewing written materials, the jury conducted site visits and interviews. The 1,000-member Urban Land Institute of Chicago provides expertise and guidance on land use and development issues to local communities through comprehensive technical assistance services and infrastructure initiatives.
Meanwhile, Roosevelt’s new athletic facility in downtown Chicago, the Goodman Center on the SE corner of Congress and Wabash, has just achieved a LEED-Silver rating from the US Green Building Council. Together, these buildings represent a significant contribution to the greening of Chicago Loop’s long legacy of innovative architecture.