Projects of the Year

Project of the Year Award Program Off and Running – Deadline: Dec. 4, 2020

CISCO’S Project of the Year Award is kicking off its 16th year of accepting applications for some of the best construction projects of the past 18 months. (June 2019 – December 2020).

The award gives general contractors, owners, engineers and architects a chance to submit projects in six different categories that include the areas of new construction, renovation/rehabilitation, residential construction and infrastructure.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. To download the application form, click here.  For more information, contact Gary Karafiat, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at 630.472.9411 or via email:

CISCO Board Announces Selections for Top 2019 Construction Projects

CISCO’s Board of Directors recently determined which construction projects were winners in six different categories, which included a 7th (Special Mention) award this year.  Among a total of 24 entries, the top choices were (from top to bottom):

New Construction – Chicago (+ $20 m): McDonald’s Global Headquarters; Submitted by James McHugh Construction.

New Construction – Suburbs (+ $20 m): Wheeling Town Center; Submitted by William A. Randolph.

New Construction – City/Suburbs (Under $20 m): Aurora Fire Station #7; Submitted by R.C. Wegman.

Infrastructure: 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge over Lake Shore Drive; Submitted by F.H. Paschen.

Rehabilitation: Old Chicago Post Office – Interior Lobby; Submitted by BEAR Construction.

Residential: One Bennett Park; Submitted by Related Midwest

Special Mention: Old Chicago Post Office – Exterior; Submitted by Masonry Advisory Council.


Winners are selected based on the project’s design, quality of construction, safety record, and impact on the surrounding community.

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