The University of Illinois at Chicago Engineering Innovation Building was one of two Dewberry projects recognized in the distinguished buildings over $5-million category. The firm provided project management, programming, concept development, architectural, interiors, furniture, and technology design services for the 57,500-square-foot building. It houses three engineering departments and features the only high-bay structural testing lab of its kind in the area. The building recently earned LEED® Gold certification.

The Broadview Public Library Renovation and Addition was also recognized in the distinguished buildings over $5-million category. The firm created a design that maximizes space and improves access to all parts of the building. The existing 16,000-square-foot facility was renovated to convert under-used lower level space into public meeting rooms, study areas, and collaborative technology spaces. An additional 5,500-square-feet were designed to open the floor plan and make each space more accessible.

Bradley University’s Business and Engineering Convergence Center in Peoria, Illinois, was recognized with the 2021 Outstanding Design – Specialized Facility award from American School & University. The 270,000-square-foot facility is intended to cross-train students in the industries of business and engineering. The design features a central atrium, which is lined with labs, stock ticker, coffee shop, and group collaboration rooms.