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Richard Ivey Building gains an international reputation for design

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  • Aug 15, 2016
Richard Ivey Building gains an international reputation for design

Update: The Richard Ivey Building was listed among the best in today’s architecture in the 2016 International Architecture Awards. It was 43rd on a list of 132 top building and urban planning projects from 43 countries. Read the full press release.

The architectural world is taking notice.

The Richard Ivey Building recently received the International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The International Architectural Awards are among the most prestigious building awards that honour new and cutting-edge design. This annual program began in 2004 and promotes international architecture and design to a public audience across the world. 

Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Ivey Building took home the first-place prize from a record number of applicants – hundreds of submissions were received from across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America.

The three-storey, 270,000 square-foot Richard Ivey Building, opened in September 2013, also has Gold Level certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It has also won two top awards at the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Celebration of Excellence Awards.

In September, the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies will open a special exhibition of all awarded buildings at their annual symposium in Istanbul, Turkey.