July 1, 2013 | John Berendzen | Travel, Uncategorized

SLU CGC finalist for Keystone Award

We received news last week from McCarthy that the St. Louis University, Center for Global Citizen project has been named a finalist for the AGC Keystone awards!  This is a great honor for McCarthy and the whole team.  A few years back, when I was president elect/president of the St. Louis Chapter AIA, I had the opportunity to be on the jury (twice) and I know first hand how tough the competition can be.

The interesting thing about the Keystone award is that unlike AIA awards, it is not based upon project aesthetics – the awards are given based upon the challenge presented to the project team and the creativity and craft applied to solving that problem.  The project at the CGC had more than it’s share of challenges – from working within a historic, 1920’s era building that’s essentially one large space to meeting the program within a restrictive budget and schedule.

Below are some recent photos of the completed project.

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