Announcing 2017 Chicago River Blue Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Chicago River Blue Award winners. We are pleased to announce the City of Chicago, along with Ross Barney Architects, took the top prize, the Blue Ribbon Award for the Chicago Riverwalk.

Friends is pleased to honor the work of other partners who continue to make the Chicago River one of the greatest metropolitan rivers in the world. The winners are:

Blue Ribbon Award

Chicago Riverwalk (Chicago, Illinois)

Award Winner: City of Chicago and Ross Barney Architects

Project team members : City of Chicago, Chicago Department of Transportation, Ross Barney Architects, Sasaki, Collins Engineers, Inc., Jacobs/Ryan Associates, Alfred Benesch & Company, Walsh Construction, Rausch Construction

Silver Ribbon Award

Wolf Point West (Chicago, Illinois)

Award Winner: BIT Wolf Point West Investors LLC

Project team members – bKL Architecture LLC, Epstein (Civil Engineering), Wolff Landscaping, Halvorson and Partners (Structural Engineering)

Green Ribbon Award

Riverline (Chicago, Illinois)

Award Winner: Perkins + Will

Project team members – Perkins + Will, CMK Companies, Lendlease, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, WMA Consulting Engineers, Applied Ecological Services, SpaceCo Inc., CEA C.E. Anderson & Associates, Schuler Shook

Wescott Park Stormwater Storage Facility (Northbrook, Illinois)

Award Winner: Village of Northbrook

Project team members – Village of Northbrook, Baxter & Woodman, Inc., Halloran & Yauch, Inc., Wahaso, V3 Construction Group

Calumet & Southeast Chicago Lakefront Region Wayfinding Concept (Chicago, Illinois and Northwest Indiana)

Award Winner: The Lakota Group

Project team members – The Lakota Group, Calumet Collaborative, Bluestone + Associates, sparc, inc.

Calumet Corridor RainReady Plan (Chicago, Illinois)

Award Winner: The Center for Neighborhood Technology

Project team members –The Center for Neighborhood Technology, Cook County Department of Planning and Development, United States Army Corps of Engineers, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association


You can find more information about each project here.