The BIC won one of the three grand prize ABBY (America’s Best Buildings of the Year) Awards and was featured on the October 2012 cover of Buildings magazine for innovative renovations and modernization.
Buildings magazine goes out to over 73,000 facilities across the nation and its’ readers look for the latest ideas on building efficiency and design in the publication.
For the BIC to win an ABBY that means that it has shown outstanding criteria in architecture and readers want to know about the building.
The ABBY Awards are announced monthly and showcase three grand prizewinners and eight merit winners out of thousands and thousands of submissions that highlight great works of architecture.
In the October issue, Buildings magazine had the BIC, Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building in Colorado recognized as grand prizewinners and out of those three the BIC ranked number one, placing it’s image on the front cover.
The BIC was renovated in 2009 because the old building structure did not fit the needs of campus lifestyle.
The renovation was taken out of the funds from the 2002 capital referendum and was completed the summer of 2012.
The building was designed and submitted to the magazine by Loebl Schlossman and Hackl, with construction completed by M.A. Mortenson Company and KJWW.
The ABBY award entails a plaque, press releases, logos, templates and E-new exposure along with earning distinction.
The BIC has served as a place for students to recognize as a “front door” to a home-like environment with Starbucks, lounging furniture and offices for student’s needs that are centralized in one area.
To read the whole October issue of Buildings magazine, click here: http://digitaledition.buildings.com/2012/October_2012/