A distinguished panel of five chose the following buildings as the most significant American projects for the 21st Century:

A distinguished panel of five chose the following buildings as the most significant American projects for the 21st Century. They were published in a September edition of USA Weekend. Expert judges were William Gilchrist, planning director for Birmingham, Ala.; Carol Ross Barney, an architect who is currently designing the new Oklahoma City federal campus; Marilyn Taylor, chair/partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP; Thomas Ventulett, architect, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates; and Sarah Susanka, architect and author of The Not So Big House. The winning projects:

  • Rose Center, New York City
    Polshek Partnership Architects
    www.polshek.com

  • Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee, WI
    Santiago Calatrava SA
    www.samark.se
    Kahler Slater Architects
    www.kahlerslater.com

  • O’Connor U.S. Courthouse,
    Phoenix, AZ
    Richard Meier & Partners
    www.richardmeier.com

  • 3com Midwest Headquarters,
    Rolling Meadows, Ill.
    Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
    www.zgf.com

  • Westside Light Rail Corridor,
    Portland,OR
    Valerio Dewalt Train
    www.buildordie.com