Best of Downtown Awards 2017

On October 11, 2017, Friends of Downtown was proud to hold our annual awards and fundraising event to honor individuals and organizations responsible for improving the livability and beauty of downtown Chicago. Well over 100 members and guests attended the evening to honor our 2017 awardees, and all enjoyed a lively evening of award presentations and dinner.

Our guest of honor and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Philip Enquist of SOM. During the festive evening at the Cliff Dwellers Club, the following awards were presented:

Best Revival - Union Station, Chicago
Best Public Improvement - Washington-Wabash "L" Station
Best Adaptive Reuse - London House
Best New Building - Exhibit on Superior
Best Continued Use - Lurie Garden
Coolest Thing - Floating Gardens by Urban Rivers
Best Plan - Great Rivers Chicago
Mary Ward Wolkonsky Lifetime Achievement Award - Philip Enquist