2012 Design Award Winners

The Steel Joist Institute is excited to announce the 2012 Design Award winners. Each of the winning companies received a $2,000 scholarship in their company’s name for the school of their choice.


Boeing Dreamliner Assembly Plant
North Charleston, SC
CMC Cary Engineering
Joists produced by CMC Joist
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St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Flemington, NJ
KCBA Architects
Joists produced by Canam Steel Corp.
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East English Village Preparatory Academy
Detroit, MI
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Joists produced by New Millennium Building Systems
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Honorable Mentions

Industrial – Forum, Inc. for the Midland Battery Park facility in Midland, MI. New Millennium Building Systems was the steel joist manufacturer. – View Project

Non-Industrial – Brent Maupin Engineering & Design for the San Francisco de Asis Church in San Francisco, CA. Quincy Joists was the steel joist manufacturer.

Unique – Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects, Inc. for the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH. New Millennium Building Systems was the steel joist manufacturer. – View Project

Judging Criteria

Judging of each entry was evaluated and based on the following criteria:

  • Flexibility – What role did flexibility play in how the steel joists were utilized? Did the project need to allow for an addition later? Were steel joists selected over other structural systems because of flexibility?
  • Speed of construction – How quickly did the construction and erection of the steel joists take place? Was weather a factor?
  • Value – How did the cost of the project compare with the results? Was the overall cost of the project a good value?
  • Aesthetic considerations – Did the use of steel joists enhance the overall appearance of the project?


The 2012 Design Awards’ judges were R. Donald Murphy, G. Wayne Studebaker, P.E., Robert Neumann, and Richard Phaneuf, P.E. – View Bios