University of Iowa

Awards and Recognition

Organizational Recognition

 

 

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APPA Awards

Facilities Management has won five APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Awards and one APPA Sustainability Award

2018, Effective & Innovative Practices, Fault Detection and Diagnostics

2013, Sustainability, Facilities Management sustainability program

2012, Effective & Innovative Practices, UI Energy Control Center

2010, Effective & Innovative Practices, Energy Hawks

2007, Effective & Innovative Practices, Route 66 Safety Program 

2005, Effective and Innovative Biomass Fuel Project

 

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IAF's Community Enhancement Through Architecture and Design Award

2019, The University of Iowa received the Iowa Architectural Foundation's Community Enhancement Trough Architecture and Design Award for sustained contributions to the quality of life in Iowa through support of architecture and urban designs.

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RealComm's IBCon Digie Award

2019, the University of Iowa was given RealComm's Intelligent Buildings Conference Digie award for the Most Intelligent Building Project on a College Campus.

 

 

 

 

Safety and Risk Reduction

Fire Loss Prevention and Risk Reduction, FM Global

Loss Prevention and Risk Reduction Award, FM Global

Best Practices, Central Association of College and University Business Officers

The Route 66 Safety program wins second place in the  Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) RCB Capital Markets Best Practices Program, 2007

 

Staff Recognition

 

 

Andy Dahl

Named International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) True Professional, 2014

Don Guckert

APPA's Meritorious Service Award, 2014

APPA's Rex Dillow Award for Outstanding Article: Don Guckert and Jeri King co-authors, "Creating a Shared Context for Value-Based Collaboration & Decision Making," 2013

APPA Fellow Award, 2006

 

Joyce Hamilton

Named "Lawn Care Professional of the Year" by the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association, 2012

Jeri King

APPA Fellow Award, 2017

APPA's Meritorious Service Award, 2015

APPA's Rex Dillow Award for Outstanding Article: Don Guckert and Jeri King co-authors, "Creating a Shared Context for Value-Based Collaboration & Decision Making," 2013

 

Rod Lehnertz

Named Press-Citizen, Person of the Year, 2013

Erin Marsh

APPA Unsung Hero Award, 2017

 

Wendy Moorehead

Named "Outstanding Media Partner" by the Iowa Urban Tree Council, 2015

Mike Rhinehart

Named Outstanding Professional by the Iowa Urban Tree Council, 2016

 

 

 

 

Building and Project Recognition

 

 

Art Building West Exterior

Art Building West (ABW)

Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture - New Building, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 

Institute Honor Award for Architecture, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 

Excellence in Architecture, AIA

Top Design Recognition Award, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Beckwith Boathouse

Beckwith Boathouse (BBH)

Environmental & Energy Leadership Award, Green Building category, Corridor Business Journal

 

BLANK HONORS CENTER

Blank Honors Center (BHC)

Citation Award, AIA, Central States Region Design Awards

Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Top 25 campus recreation centers in the country, Best College Reviews website

2011 Facility of Merit, Athletic Business magazine

Dream Design Award Winner, Aquatics International"

Honor Award, Excellence in Design, AIA Iowa Chapter

Innovative Architecture & Design Award, Recreation Management Magazine

Outstanding Sports Facilities Award, NIRSA; Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

 

Carver Hawkeye Arena

Carver-Hawkeye Arena (CHA)

2012 Best Projects Sports/Entertainment Award of Merit, Engineering News Record

25-Year Award, AIA, Iowa Chapter

Sika Sarnafil Sustainable Roofing Performance Award

Oakdale Energy Plant

Combined Heat & Power Plant, Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant (CHP)

National Recognition Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Named one of POWER magazine's top plants

 

Dental Science Building Addition

Dental Science Building Addition (DSB)

Merit Award, Excellence in Design, AIA Iowa Chapter

Merit Award, Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)

Gerdin Athletic Learning Center

Gerdin Athletic Learning Center (GAC)

Excellence in Interior Design, Education Category, Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), 2019

 

 

Grant Field Turf

Grant Field, Hawkeye Field Hockey (GF)

Unique Paving Application Award, Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa

Hancher Auditorium

Hancher Auditorium (HA)

American Architectural Award, Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, 2018

Masters Award of Exemplary Construction, Master Builders of Iowa (MBI), 2017

Performing Spaces Award, World Architecture News (WAN), 2017

Award of Excellence, IALD International Lighting Design Awards, 2017

 

Hansen Footbal Performance Center

Hansen Football Performance Center (HFPC)
Indoor Practice Facility (IPF)

Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award, Commercial New Construction Program, MidAmerican Energy, 2015 (66% annual kBTU savings)

2013 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award, AIA Iowa Chapter

Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex - Indoor Turf Addition

Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC)

Indoor Turf Addition project, Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award, Commercial New Construction Program, MidAmerican Energy, 2015 (57% annual kBTU savings)

Indoor Turf Addition project, Grand Place Award (1st Place in Category), Buildings and Systems Category, 2015.

Facility of the Year Award, Iowa Tennis Association (ITA)

Missouri Valley Facility of the Year Award, United States Tennis Association (USTA)

Design Merit Award, Excellence in Design, AIA  Iowa Chapter 

Recreation Paving Award, Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa

 

Information Technology Facility

Information Technology Facility (ITF)

Excellence in Engineering, First Place, AASHRAE

Kinnick Stadium

Kinnick Stadium Renovation (KS)

Outstanding Design for Renovation and Modernization, American School & University

Architectural Design Grand Award Winner, Masonry Institute of Iowa

Grand Place Award, Buildings & Systems Category, American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa (ACEC) for score and video board replacement

 

Outside Main Library

Main Library Learning Commons (LIB)

Masters Award, Master Builders of Iowa (MBI)

Melrose Avenue Surface Project

First Place Award in the Transportation Category, American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa (ACEC)

 

Oakdale Energy Plant

Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant (OPP)

2013 Engineering Excellence Awards, Grand Place Award (first place in category), Energy Production Category, ACEC/Iowa Engineering Excellence Awards

National Recognition Award for Engineering Excellence, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

2012 Top Gas-Fired Power Plant, POWER magazine

Old Capitol

Old Capitol Fire Restoration Project (OC)

Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Restoration and Preservation, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Excellence in Architecture, AIA

 

Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall

Petersen Residence Hall (P)

Outstanding Design Award: Residence Halls, American School & University, 2016

Postal Road Reconstruction Project

2013 Special Recognition Award - Park and Institutional Roads, Iowa Concrete Paving Association

 

UI Power Plant

Power Plant (PP)

Install Back-up Power & Auxiliaries project, Grand Place Award (1st in Category), Energy Production Category of the 2015 ACEC/Iowa Engineering Excellence Awards

Stuit Hall

Stuit Hall Renovation (STH)

Historic Preservation Award, Friends of Historic Preservation, Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission, Johnson County Historic Preservation Commission

 

Visual arts building

Visual Arts Building (VAB)

Nine Best New University Buildings Around the World, Architectural Digest, 2018

Best Project, Engineering News Record (ENR) Midwest, 2017

Excellence in Energy Efficient Design, AIA Iowa, 2017

AIA New York, Honor Award, 2017 Chicago Athenaeum

American Architecture Prize, 2017

Architect's Newspaper Building of the Year, Midwest, 2016

Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year Award Winner - Education, United States, 2016

25 "Masterpieces" by Wired magazine

Excellence in Concrete Award - Concrete

Commercial/Industrial Buildings (>5,000 CY) Category, 2016

New Voxman Music Building

Voxman Music Building (VOX)

Excellence in Energy Efficient Design, AIA Iowa, 2017

 

West Campus Chilled Water Plant (CWP2)

Grand Place Award, Buildings and Systems Category, 2008 Engineering Excellence Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa

Honor Award, Excellence in Design, AIA Iowa Chapter

West Campus Transportation Center

West Campus Transportation Center (WCTC)

Honor Award of Excellence in the Sustainable Awards Program, AIA

Award of Merit, Awards of Excellence, International Parking Institute

 

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LEED Accredited Buildings

The University of Iowa is committed to sustainable building design and maintenence. Click below to see a complete list of buildings with LEED certifications.

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Energy and Environmental Recognition

 

 

Effective & Innovative Award, APPA

Facilities Management has won five APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Awards in areas of energy and environmental practices.

Fault Detection and Diagnostics, 2018

UI Energy Control Center, 2012

Energy Hawks, 2010

Biomass Fuel Project, 2005

Innovation Impact Award, Hawkeye Innovation Expo

2016 Innovation Impact Award, Hawkeye Innovation Expo, Biomass Fuel Project

 

Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award with special recognition in Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy, Facilities Management, 2015

Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for sustainability to Iowa's Public Universities, 2011

Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for the UI Biomass Fuel Project, 2004

Collective Conference Champions Award, EPA

EPA names UI, Big 10 Conference leading green power purchasers, Collective Conference Champions Award, 2013, 2015, 2015

 

 

Excellence in On-Site Green Power Generation and Usage, EPA

EPA Top 30 list of on-site green power generation and usage, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Conifer Reference Garden Designation, American Conifer Society

The American Conifer Society recognized the Dancer's Garden (located outside Halsey Hall) and the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) as Conifer Reference Program Gardens, 2014

 

Engineering Excellence Award, American Council of Engineering Companies

Engineering Excellence Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, 2012

Excellence in Energy Production, American Council of Engineering Companies

Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant, Engineering Excellence Awards, ACEC Grand Place Award (first place in category) in the Energy Production Category, 2013

 

Top Plants, POWER Magazine

Named one of POWER magazine's top plants, 2012

Green Power Partner, EPA

Green Power Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The UI is meeting a green power commitment to the EPA by burning oat hulls in place of coal, generating approximately 10 million kilowatt-hours of green power.

 

Best Practice, National Wildlife Federation

UI Biomass Project and Energy Conservation Campaign named "Best Practice."Featured as best-practice examples to reduce greenhouse gases by the National Wildlife Federation in its recent report “Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus," 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Excellence in Recycling, Iowa Recycling Association

The 2014 Iowa Recycling Association Awards for Excellence in Recycling, “Best Public Education Campaign,” University of Iowa's RecycleMania campaign, 2014

Finalist, RecycleMania

UI Ranks in national RecycleMania competition

Third place in 2015

Second place in 2014

 

Recycling Bin Grant, National Recycling Coalition

Recycling Bin Grant from the National Recycling Coalition (NRC). The Bin Grant program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and will allow the UI to increase recycling efforts both inside and outside campus buildings, 2007

Improving Our Workplace Award

Work Fluorescent Lamp Management Team wins IOWA (Improving Our Workplace Award) for fall 2007. The team developed a process to ensure that universal wastes (bulbs, batteries, and mercury containing equipment) would be handled, tracked and disposed of properly, 2007

 

 

 

 

Silver, STARS Program, AASHE

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Gold Rating, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 2018

Silver, Bike Friendly University, League of American Cyclists

UI recognized with a silver designation as a 2014 Bike Friendly University by the League of American Cyclists. UI is the only school in Iowa recognized among 51 nationwide, 2014

 

Sustainability Award, APPA

APPA's Sustainability Award recognizes the campus facilities management department that has integrated sustainable policies and "green" practices throughout all facets of the organization and embedded them within the educational institution.APPA's 2013 Sustainability Award-Recognizes the campus facilities management department that has integrated sustainable policies and "green" practices throughout all facets of the organization and embedded them within the educational institution, 2013

Finalist, Campus Sustainability Case Study Awards, AASHE

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Campus Sustainability Case Study Awards (for Kent Park harvest), 2013