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Indy Chamber Announces Finalists for  2014 Monumental Awards

Projects that strengthen, improve the region to be honored

INDIANAPOLIS (August 25, 2014) – The Indy Chamber is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Monumental Awards, to be held on Wednesday, November 5, from 5:00 - 8:30pm at the JW Marriott.

Monumental Awards is an annual evening of recognition for individuals and businesses that contribute to excellence in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, engineering, innovative reuse, and public art throughout the nine-county Indianapolis region.

The Monumental Awards finalists are:

  • Architecture: Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, Marian University Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, and Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center
  • Interior Design: Rehabilitation of 905 North Capitol Avenue, Barnes & Thornburg Lobby, and RATIO Indianapolis Studio Renovation
  • Landscape Architecture: IUPUI South Campus Quad Phase 1, St. John's Catholic Church Courtyard, and Stadium Lofts
  • Construction: Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health Campus, Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, and Stadium Lofts
  • Real Estate Development: Artistry, Irvington Lofts | Franciscan - Irvington Family Medicine, and The Sports Complex at Grand Park
  • Neighborhood Revitalization: Avondale Meadows Health and Wellness Center, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, and Irvington Lofts | Franciscan - Irvington Family Medicine
  • Engineering: Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, and Stadium Lofts
  • Innovative Reuse: Rehabilitation of 905 North Capitol Avenue, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, and Stadium Lofts
  • Public Art: Bright City, Happiness, and Merrill Street Platform

Finalists have been notified and registration for the Monumental Awards reception, dinner, and awards ceremony is now underway.

Nominations were comprised of public and private sector projects completed between June 1, 2011, and June 1, 2014, in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties.

Monumental Awards recognize projects based upon criteria determined by juries assembled by a number of sanctioning organizations: the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, the International Interior Design Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Indiana Construction Roundtable, the Urban Land Institute, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

2014 Category Requirements & Judging Criteria

Architecture

Sanctioning Organization

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Contact: Kevin Downey 

Category Requirements

Architectural submissions must include:

  • A project narrative and site plan
  • Floor plan (for addition entries, please designate new and existing on the plans)
  • Significant interior and exterior elevations (as required)
  • A photo showing the contextual environment of the project is preferred
  • For renovation entries, please include before and after photos
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: All designs must be prepared by a licensed architect in the State of Indiana

Judging Criteria

The AIA recognizes professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to owner’s requirements
  • Relationship to surrounding community
  • Functional layout
  • Aesthetics (form, style, color, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Creative use of materials
  • Integration of building systems
  • Response to project cost issues
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods and treatment of environmental issues



 

Interior Design

Sanctioning Organizations

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Contact: Nicole Kurtz

Category Requirements

 Interior design submissions must include:

  • A project narrative and floor plan
  • Floor plan (for addition entries, please designate new and existing on the plans)
  • Significant interior elevations (as required)
  • A photo showing the contextual environment of the project is preferred
  • For renovation entries, please include before and after photos
  • Renderings or photography that depict project attributes
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: All designs must be prepared by a Registered Interior Designer in the State of Indiana or NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer. Please include RID# or NCIDQ # for verification


Judging Criteria

The ASID and IIDA recognize professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to owner’s requirements
  • Functional layout
  • Aesthetics (form, style, color, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Creative use of materials and/or furnishing
  • Integration of building systems
  • Response to project cost issues
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods and treatment of environmental issues
  • Executing the design concept
  • Supports health, safety, and welfare

Landscape Architecture

Sanctioning Organization

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Contact: Katie Clark

 

Category Requirements

Architectural submissions must include:

  • A project narrative and site plan
  • Floor plan (for addition entries, please designate new and existing on the plans)
  • Significant exterior elevations (as required)
  • A photo showing the contextual environment of the project is preferred
  • For renovation entries, please include before and after photos
  • Site plan
  • Planting plan (if relevant) and any elevations
  • Sections or sketches in 11” x 17” format
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: A registered landscape architect must prepare all landscape architecture designs.

 

Judging Criteria

The ASLA recognizes professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to owner’s requirements
  • Relationship to surrounding community
  • Functional layout
  • Aesthetics (form, style, color, etc.)
  • Problem solving
  • Creative use of materials
  • Integration of building systems
  • Response to project cost issues
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods and treatment of environmental issues

Construction

Sanctioning Organization

Indiana Construction Roundtable (ICR)
Contact: Chris Price

Category Requirements

  • Submissions must illustrate the unique challenges of the project specific to the construction delivery process
    • Such elements could include challenges as to the project location, logistical challenges, complexities introduced by the owner (aggressive timing, diversity requirements, phasing relative to occupancy, unique budget constraints, etc.) and the team’s resolution of these, other schedule challenges, characteristics that introduce unique complexity, safety record (include supportive statistics), innovative problem solving, or design characteristics that add significant complexity. Additional issues presented could include construction requirements attributable to achieving sustainability and the project’s contribution to the surrounding community.
    • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Judging Criteria

ICR recognizes excellence in construction. Projects are judged on merit regardless of size. Projects will be graded heavily for the following attributes in the Construction Category:

  • Unique construction complexity and scope of work
  • Application of unique construction techniques and technology
  • Schedule achievements by the construction delivery team
  • Safety
  • Inclusion of green and sustainability; during construction and complexities of integration
  • Project’s significance to the community
  • Please address quality assurance and diversity in the 500-word narrative

Real Estate Development

Sanctioning Organization

Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Contact: Jennifer Milliken

Introduction

The Urban Land Institute recognizes projects that demonstrate exceptional achievement of best practices in real estate development.  Entries should be consistent with the ULI mission, which includes the responsible use of land and creating and/or sustaining thriving communities.  Nominations are invited from private, public and non-profit sectors.

Category Requirements:

  • Submissions must include a narrative outlining the scope of the project and how the project characteristics meet the judging criteria.
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines.

Judging Criteria

Awards may be presented to projects that are exceptional in one or more of the following areas, with preference given to projects that meet multiple criteria:

  • Resourceful and responsible use of land.
  • Preservation or enhancement of environmental or cultural resources.
  • Entrepreneurship or creativity in team organization and management
  • Demonstrated economic/financial success.  Nonprofit and public projects are exempt from the financial viability requirement; however community reaction is also taken into consideration.
  • Innovative design and planning features.
  • Filling of a special societal or market need.
  • Creative solutions to unusual or difficult obstacles to development, including financial.
  • Contribution to the quality of the community’s built environment. 

Neighborhood Revitalization

Sanctioning Organization:

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Contact: Bill Taft

Entry Requirements

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) recognizes projects in central Indiana that enrich the community and set a good example for subsequent development.

Submissions must include a narrative outlining the scope of the project and how it impacts community development and how the project characteristics meet the judging criteria.

All other requirements as noted in the entry instructions.

Judging Criteria

The Neighborhood Revitalization Award honors the following revitalization contributions to neighborhoods in central Indiana:

  • Investment in the community
  • Innovation, design and site planning
  • Overall development including architectural, landscape architectural, construction and interior design
  • Significance and impact to surrounding community.
  • Participation of the Community in the project
  • Incorporation of sustainable design techniques, material selection or conservation methods.

Engineering

Sanctioning Organization

American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC Indiana)
Contacts: Beth Bauer and Colleen Merkel

Category Requirements

  • Engineering submissions must include a narrative outlining the scope of the project and shall include project location, design challenges, unique and special features, complex characteristics, creative use of materials, innovative solutions, and project’s contribution to the surrounding community.
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Note: All engineering designs must be prepared by a registered professional engineer

Judging Criteria

ACEC Indiana recognizes professional achievement in one or more of the following aspects of design:

  • Responsiveness to Owner’s requirements
  • Relationship to surrounding community (social considerations)
  • Technical value/Complexity
  • Innovation (creative use of materials, originality, etc.)
  • Integration of engineering systems
  • Response to project cost issues (economic considerations)

Innovative Reuse

Sanctioning Organization

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Contact: Bill Taft

Category Requirements

Submissions should include:

  • Project location and development team (please clarify team roles)
  • Narrative stating how project characteristics meet the judging criteria
  • Exterior photos of building before and after project
  • The following are optional:
    • Project development budget (essential to demonstrate innovative financing – must include budget to be receive credit for this optional criteria)
    • Simple floor plans before and after project
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Judging Criteria

LISC recognizes projects in the region that have creatively transformed a vacant or underutilized building(s) into a community asset that models:

  • bold design
  • historic sensitivity
  • environmental responsibility
  • innovative financing
  • significant neighborhood impact

Public Art

Sanctioning Organization

Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA)
Contact: Nancy Lee

Category Requirements

  • Projects completed between June 2011 and June 2014 are eligible for submission.
  • An overview of the selection process (how and why the artist or design team was selected)
  • The names of all the partners (this is unique to our category as we do not want this to be a blind adjudication and would like to credit the applicant as well as the businesses, individuals, and organizations who worked to complete the project)
  • The overall budget for the project.
  • All other requirements as noted in the Entry Guidelines

Additional Eligibility Requirements

According to Monumental Award’s eligibility section, projects may include both public and private sector facilities. However, for a project to be eligible in this category it must be accessible to the general public. Please review the following definitions to ensure that your project qualifies:

  • A public art project is defined as a project created by or with an artist in a public space.
  • A public space is defined as a site that experiences a high level of pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic and is easily visible and/or accessible. A project may be created for an interior site but should be accessible to the public during normal building operating hours without the need to obtain a special permit, pass, or ticket. Exterior projects should be publicly accessible 24 hours a day or, if in a park setting, should be accessible during the normal hours of that park’s operation.

Judging Criteria

The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association seeks to recognize notable public art projects that demonstrate the outstanding professional achievement of artists and other creative professionals. Our goal is to highlight how the quality of life in our region can benefit from the increased involvement of creative professionals in the planning of our region’s public spaces.

The selection criterion in this category includes:

  • Aesthetic and conceptual rigor
  • Site-specific and/or community-specific approach
  • Positive impact on the site and/or surrounding community
  • Success in addressing issues of public safety and maintenance

Organizational Assistance

Sanctioning Organization

Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
Contacts: Megan Scott, Karen Loftus and Lynn Busby