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TAP BIM 2005 Award Winners

In May, the Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community selected six projects as winners of the first annual Building Information Model Awards. The projects and their architects were announced at the BIM Awards Luncheon, which took place during TAP’s workshop, “Betting on the Future of Architecture.”

Twenty-two submissions were evaluated based on:

• Achieving quantifiable benefits in cost, schedule, or quality
• Using interoperability between software applications
• Supporting effective team collaboration
• “Moving the ball forward” in terms of process change
• Producing cultural change
• Achieving “return on value,” i.e., value achieved for the project divided by value expended in the effort.

The jury included Jonathan Cohen, FAIA, of VTBS Architects; Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, of Kristine Fallon Associates Inc.; Anthony Rinella, Assoc. AIA, of Anshen & Allen; Jill Rothenberg, Assoc. AIA, of ADD Inc.; and Paul Seletsky, Assoc. AIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

2005 BIM Award Recipients

Beijing National Swimming Centre, Beijing, China

Submitter: Arup, Sydney, Australia
Owner: China State Construction & Engineering Corporation, International
Jury Comments: “Use of BIM integrating design and analysis, demonstrating that simultaneous refinement of both quantitative and aesthetic aspects can be a factor in the next generation of architectural design.”

San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco, CA

Submitter: Morphosis
Owner: U.S. General Service Administration
Jury Comments: “Exhibits all manifestations of what BIM should—and clearly can—accomplish: high design quality, efficient energy use, comfort, and constructability. This project demonstrates that BIM tools can expand, rather than limit, design freedom.”

Willie and Coy Payne Jr. High School, Gilbert, AZ

Submitter: Orcutt/Winslow Partnership, Phoenix, AZ
Owner: Chandler (AZ) United School District #80
Jury Comments: “Demonstrates multidisciplinary coordination benefits without compromising design aesthetics or quality. Informative illustrations showing coordination of design, documentation, and actual construction.”

Honorable Mentions

e-lab, Berkeley, CA

Submitter: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Owner: Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Jury Comments: “Design process using the most sophisticated BIM approach to maximize outcome; an excellent demonstration piece. Had this been a built project, it would have qualified as the state-of-art submittal.”

U.S. General Services Administration BIM Pilot Program

Submitter: U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC
Owner: U.S. General Services Administration, PBS Office of the Chief Architect
Jury Comments: “The first of its kind in the world, this program earns special mention as a significant event in the development of BIM, challenging design, construction, and software providers to improve. Exhibits advantages of BIM on a variety of projects.”

St. Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospitals, London, England

Submitter: HOK International, London
Owner: United Kingdom National Health Service
Jury Comments: “Beautiful and detailed presentation with thoughtful conclusions. This submittal provides an in-depth picture of BIM implementation and information management within the architectural office.”


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