The Distinguished Building Award honors the design and execution of recent building projects. Projects are eligible if they were designed by a registered architect in the Chicago metropolitan area and completed between Jan 1, 2002 and May 1, 2005.
The Divine Detail Award essentially honors architectural ingenuity. A jury seeks the results of a firm's fundamental architectural theory or design concept in their use of a particular material, detail or building technology. Execution must express the idea as a whole. Similar to other awards, only projects completed between January 2003 and May 2005, were eligible.
More than 20 years ago the Interior Architecture Award was established to promote interior architecture as a unique profession by honoring phenomenal projects. Interior architecture, for award purposes, is defined as the space within a building envelope, including lighting, finishes and furnishing designs. The jury studied a range of projects completed between Jan. 1, 2003 and May 1, 2005.