Facility Design Project of the Year

The Facility Design Project of the Year recognizes the best of the Facility Design Projects of the Month and is selected based the quality of the design and execution and its ability to meet the operator’s goals.

Browse the articles below or click here for a list of past winners.

2014 Facility Design Project of the Year FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, Bloomington, Minn.

Part of the Radisson Blu, FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar sits adjacent to the hotel's ultramodern lobby and just a skyway away from the Mall of America, a 520-store shopping facility that draws 42 million visitors annually. The first hotel directly connected to the Mall of America, the Radisson Blu serves as a refuge for people visiting the mall. The hotel also attracts guests attending meetings and other events that occur on this property.

2013 Facility Design Project of the Year: University of Wisconsin Madison—Union South

Six microrestaurants expose customers to preparation techniques for various cuisines and give staff an opportunity to run their own establishments. As a result, dining services continues to make a significant contribution to the success of this $94.8 million multipurpose facility, earning the highest honor in FE&S' Facility Design Project of the Year competition.

2012 Facility Design Project of the Year, Honorable Mention: Q on the Riverwalk at Hyatt Regency, San Antonio

Our judges were impressed by the innovative design elements, including altering equipment to look more like furniture; attention to detail in developing the cookline; and the creative blend of form and function introduced in this $3.5 million renovation that debuted as Q on the Riverwalk at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio in November 2010.