LMN Architects recently received the 2017 National AIA Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design for the Cleveland Civic Core Complex. Designed by LMN Architects in partnership with landscape architects GGN and the design-build team of URS, Robert P. Madison, and Turner Construction, the $465M million project was developed by Merchandise Mart Properties for Cuyahoga County.
The project includes the 767,000-square-foot renovation and expansion of the Cleveland Convention Center, the 600,000-square-foot Burnham Mall (a civic space which rests atop the Convention Center), and the 235,000-square-foot Global Center for Health Innovation. The Cleveland Civic Core is one of five urban design and planning projects from around the globe to be recognized by the program this year. The program recognizes the best work in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development, and is widely acknowledged as one of the industry's most prestigious award programs.
"We are honored by this recognition. Helping to positively shape urban landscapes and foster civic vitality is at the heart of what we aspire to as architects," commented Rafael Vinoly-Menendez, AIA, Partner at LMN. "We share this honor with all of those who contributed to realizing this work."
Completed in 2013, the Cleveland Civic Core restores and reinvigorates historic Burnham Mall, the celebrated 1903 civic plaza designed by architect and planner Daniel Burnham. The new work, which builds upon the original vision while reimagining it for the 21st Century, weaves together two public assembly facilities and a reconceived civic space to catalyze a dramatic revitalization of downtown Cleveland.