Awards

HBRA has been recognized for excellence in design by professional organizations across the country and in all categories of building. In addition to the seven National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, the firm has received over twenty American Institute of Architects Chicago and other local Chapter Distinguished Building and Honor Awards; many technical awards including: lighting design, use of masonry in architectural detailing, and corporate campus design. In 1989, the firm received the Louis Sullivan Award for Architecture, and in 1994 the Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter.

HBRA has received the following awards:

  • Palladio Award for Residential Work, 2019
  • Lake Shore Drive Residence
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award of Areté, 2018
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Lake Shore Drive Residence
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Renovation and Adaptive Reuse, 2018
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Lake Shore Drive Residence
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Institutional or Commercial Architecture, 2018
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame, Indiana
  • AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award, 2018
  • Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Cast Stone Institute Excellence Award, Architect’s Choice, 2018
  • Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Tucker Design Awards Excellence in the use of Natural Stone, 2018
  • Building Stone Institute
  • Lincoln Park House
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Residential Architect Design Awards, Citation, 2017
  • Custom Home More than 3,000 Square Feet
  • Architect Magazine
  • Lincoln Park House
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • BAC Craft Award for Best Brick Project, 2017
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman
  • Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame, Indiana
  • AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award, 2017
  • Citation of Merit
  • Lincoln Park House
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award, 2016
  • Special Recognition for Heritage Conservation
  • Charles Deering Library West Entry Renovation, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Tucker Design Awards Excellence in the use of Natural Stone, 2016
  • Building Stone Institute
  • Charles Deering Library West Entry Renovation, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Palladio Award for Commercial / Institutional Work, 2016
  • Charles Deering Library West Entry Restoration, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Unbuilt Work, 2015
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • New U.S. Courthouse and Repairs / Alterations to the John A. Campbell U.S. Courthouse
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • AIA Chicago Design Excellence – Ten Year Award, 2015
  • Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • The 2014 Crittall Prize – First Place, 2014
  • Bass Library, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • AIA Connecticut Merit Award, 2014
  • Built Design – Institutional / Educational
  • Bass Library, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • AIA Connecticut Merit Award, 2014
  • Architecture: The Encompassing Art
  • Bass Library, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • AIA Chicago Divine Detail Award, 2014
  • Deering Library, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Architecture, 2014
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Preservation & Restoration, 2014
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Science Hill Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Classroom Renovation, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Unbuilt Work, 2014
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Graduate Student Housing Development, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tucker Design Awards Excellence in the use of Natural Stone, 2014
  • Building Stone Institute
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Tucker Design Awards Excellence in the use of Natural Stone, 2014
  • Building Stone Institute
  • Bass Library, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture-Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation, 2014
  • Society of College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • Deering Library, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • City of Evanston Historic Preservation and Design Award, 2014
  • Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration
  • Deering Library, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Architecture, 2013
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Bass Library, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Preservation & Restoration, 2013
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Deering Library, Northwestern University
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Acanthus Award in the Category of Unbuilt Work, 2013
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Midwest Chapter
  • Longtown Development
  • Dalian, China
  • Thomas H. Beeby, FAIA, Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate, 2013
  • for lifetime contributions to traditional, Classical and sustainable architecture and urbanism in the modern world.
  • Presented through the University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Arthur Ross Award in the Category of Architecture, 2012
  • The Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
  • New York, New York
  • Palladio Award for Commercial, Institutional, and Public Work, 2012
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Mason Contractors Association of America, 2012
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Interiors Design Award, AIA Chicago, 2009
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Citation in Architecture, GSA Design Awards, 2008
  • Port of Entry
  • Raymond, Montana
  • Golden Trowel Award, New England Masonry Council, Regional Level, 2008
  • Bass Library, Yale University
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 2007
  • Port of Entry
  • Raymond, Montana
  • National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design for Excellence in Architectural Design, AIA, 2006
  • The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, The Exelon Pavilions
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 2005
  • The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Merit Award Finalist, Chicago Building Congress, 2004
  • The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Best New Cultural Institution Award, Friends of Downtown
  • The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Award of Excellence, Congress for the New Urbanism, Charter Awards, 2003
  • Quartier am Tacheles, Mixed-Use Building
  • Berlin, Germany
  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum, 2002
  • The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Golden Trowel Award, Texas Masonry Council, Regional Level
  • Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Golden Trowel Award, International Masonry Institute, New England Region
  • Newport Public Library Addition and Renovation
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, Commission on Chicago Landmarks, City of Chicago, 2001
  • The Sexton School (Reuben Salazar Bilingual Education Center)
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture, AIA Central States Region, 1999
  • Farrell Library Renovation / Hale Library Addition, Kansas State University
  • Manhattan, Kansas
  • Winnetka Landmark Commission Preservation Award for New Construction, Village of Winnetka
  • Pinsof Residence
  • Winnetka, Illinois
  • Architecture Merit Award, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc., 1998
  • Performing Arts Center, The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp
  • Ashford / Eastford, Connecticut
  • Public Project Award, Urban Land Institute
  • The Harold Washington Library Center
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Kansas Chapter, 1997
  • Farrell Library Renovation / Hale Library Addition, Kansas State University
  • Manhattan, Kansas
  • Merit Award for Rehab Construction, Chicago Building Congress, 1996
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church Renovation
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • National Honor Award in Urban Design, AIA, 1994
  • Paternoster Square Redevelopment
  • London, England
  • Firm of the Year Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • National Honor Award, AIA, 1993
  • The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp
  • Ashford / Eastford, Connecticut
  • Honor Award, AIA Toledo Chapter
  • Toledo Museum of Art Renovation
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Design Award, AIA Ohio Chapter (with The Collaborative, Inc., associated architects), 1992
  • Toledo Museum of Art Renovation
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • The Arthur Ross Award, Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America
  • The Harold Washington Library Center
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • National Honor Award, AIA, 1991
  • Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Building, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1990
  • Performing Arts Center, The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp
  • Ashford / Eastford, Connecticut
  • Certificate of Merit, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Building, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • National Honor Award, AIA, 1989
  • Wilmette Residence
  • Wilmette, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp
  • Ashford / Eastford, Connecticut
  • Citation in Architectural Design, 36th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, 1989
  • The Harold Washington Library Center
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • The Louis Sullivan Award for Architecture, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, 1989
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • National Honor Award, AIA, 1987
  • Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • Wilmette Residence
  • Wilmette, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1986
  • Door County Vacation House
  • Door County, Wisconsin
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1985
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Elk Grove Village, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • Bannockburn Green Retail Center
  • Bannockburn, Illinois
  • National Honor Award, AIA, 1984
  • North Shore Congregation Israel Addition
  • Glencoe, Illinois
  • Interior Architecture Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1984
  • Scott Apartment
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1983
  • North Shore Congregation Israel Addition
  • Glencoe, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1980
  • Fultz Residence
  • Chesterton, Indiana
  • Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter
  • Tri-State Center, Phase 1
  • Northbrook, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Central Illinois Chapter
  • Champaign Public Library
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • Honor Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1979
  • Beasley Residence
  • Monroe, Wisconsin
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1978
  • The Ralph Doane Observatory at the Adler Planetarium
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1977
  • Hewitt Associates Corporate Headquarters
  • Lincolnshire, Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter, 1976
  • First National Bank of Ripon
  • Ripon, Wisconsin