Sasaki's Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building and Chicago Riverwalk, were selected alongside three other top national urban transformation projects as finalists for the esteemed Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. Promoting innovative thinking about the built environment, the Rudy Bruner Award recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to America’s cities. After visits to the five finalist sites, the Gold Medal award winner will be announced this June.
The Bruce C. Bolling Building is playing a central role in the revitalization of Dudley Square and the larger community of Roxbury in Boston. “The success of the Bolling Building and the revitalization of Dudley Square have always been about capturing the underlying history, legacy and social energy of the site and the community, which are at the root of this transformational project,” said Fiske Crowell, FAIA, LEED AP.
The Marina Plaza room of the Chicago Riverwalk provides views of vibrant life on the water
Likewise, through innovative programming and design, the
widely-acclaimed Riverwalk is reuniting the city of Chicago with the long
underutilized Chicago River. “The Riverwalk
represents an extraordinary commitment from the City of Chicago to provide its
citizens and visitors with a waterfront experience like nowhere else,” said
design principal, Gina Ford, ASLA of
Sasaki. “We are thrilled to see it
acknowledged as one of the best of the nation's urban investments."