Short-Baseline Neutrino projects recognized for design achievements

The Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Near and Far Detector Buildings were recently recognized for design achievements.

On June 9, the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois recognized both the SBN Near and Far Detector Buildings as the winner of the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award in the Best Industrial/Utility project category. The award recognizes “creative achievement in structural engineering via innovative structural designs and individual contributions that advance the profession.”

And last month, the Chicago Building Congress recognized the SBN Near Detector Building as a finalist for its 2018 Merit Awards, specifically in the category for new construction under $15 million. On May 22, Greg Cook, managing principal of architecture firm Holabird & Root; Steve Dixon, Fermilab engineer and Short-Baseline Neutrino buildings project manager; and David Schmitz, University of Chicago physicist and Short-Baseline Neutrino Detector co-spokesperson attended a ceremony hosted by the Chicago Building Congress and received the finalist plaque.

This is the third award for the SBN buildings after last year’s Association of Licensed Architects Gold Award.

The architectural firm Holabird & Root designed the building, which was completed in 2017. Read more about the ideas behind the design.

  • The Short-Baseline Near Detector building was recently recognized for two architecture awards. Photo: James Steinkamp
    The Short-Baseline Near Detector building was recently recognized for two architecture awards. Photo: James Steinkamp