Industry Awards

For many years, McCormick Place has been recognized for it’s excellence in the convention business. We are proud to have been honored both locally and nationally by the following organizations.

YearAward Presented ToAward Given ByType of Award
2018SAVOR..Chicago 2018 Regional Food Recovery Challenge Award Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2018Wintrust ArenaAmerican Architectural Awards: Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The Europeans Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban StudiesAmerican Architectural Award
2017McCormick PlaceIllinois Meetings and Events MagazineBest Conference or Resort Venue
2016McCormick PlaceIllinois Meetings and Events MagazineBest Conference or Resort Venue
2016Savor…Chicago McCormick Place Food Service ProviderIllinois Restaurant Association"Sara Rowe ProStart Company of the Year Award"
ProStart is a nationwide high school program that unites the classroom and industry to help students get a taste of success in an industry that is hungry for talent and vital to the meetings and convention industry.
2015Savor…Chicago McCormick Place Food Service ProviderEnvironmental Protection AgencyRecognition of Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts
2014McCormick PlaceIllinois Meetings and Events Magazine"Best Conference Center" for the "Best of Illinois Meetings+ Events"
2013McCormick PlaceIllinois Meetings and Events Magazine"Best of" Editor's Pick in the category of "Green Meetings"
2011McCormick PlaceTSEA Windy City ChapterCertificate of Appreciation
2010McCormick PlacePCMAStrategic Partnership
2010McCormick PlaceMeetingsNet 2010Association Meetings Inner Circle Award
2009McCormick PlaceTrade Show Exhibitors AssociationFavorite Convention Center
2008McCormick Place
West Hall Building
American Council of Engineering CompaniesIllinois Chapter Engineering Excellence Awards:
Honor Award for Structural Systems and the Eminent Conceptor Award
2007MPEAPublicity Club of ChicagoGolden Trumpet (Excellence in Community Relations)
2006McCormick PlaceIllinois Meetings and Events MagazineBest Convention Center and Exhibition Space
2005McCormick PlaceAssociation Meetings MagazineInner Circle Award
2004McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazinePlanners Choice Award
2004Mc3D & McCormick PlaceIllinois Engineering CouncilMcCormick Place Expansion
2003McCormick PlaceExpo MagazineSupplier of the Year - Best Convention Center
2003McCormick PlaceSuccessful Meetings MagazineConvention Service Manager Award - Donna Caputo
2003McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazineExcellence in Convention Facilities
2002Arie Crown TheaterAssociation of Licensed ArchitectsSuperior Achievement and Professional Design Excellence
2001McCormick PlaceAssociation MeetingsInner Circle Award
2001MPEAAmerican Institute of ArchitectsAward for Architecture - South Building
2001McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazineExcellence in Convention Facilities
2000McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazineOne of the top 10 convention centers for association meetings.
2000McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazinePlanners Choice Award
1999Arie Crown TheaterAmerican Institute of ArchitectsAward for the renovation of the interior of the theatre.
1999McCormick PlaceAssociation Meetings MagazineInner Circle Award
1999McCormick PlaceFacilities & Destination MagazinePrime Site Award
1999McCormick PlaceNational Black ExpoThe Decade Award
1998MPEAConsulting Engineers Council of IllinoisSpecial Achievement Award - McCormick Place Expansion
1998McCormick PlaceProfessional Convention Managers AssociationFunction Space Verification
1998McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazineExcellence in Convention Facilities
1998MPEAArthur AndersonBest Practices Award
1997MPEAAmerican Institute of Architects - GeorgiaSouth Building Expansion
1997MPEAAmerican Institute of Architects - ChicagoInterior Architecture Award
1997McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazineExcellence in Convention Facilities
1997MPEAStructural Engineers Association of IllinoisMcCormick Place Expansion
1997McCormick PlaceFriends of DowntownBest New Development - McCormick Place South
1997McCormick PlaceAmerican Society of Association ExecutivesBenefactor
1997MPEAChicago Building CongressMerit Award - New Construction
1996-97McCormick PlaceCenter for Exhibition Industry ResearchIndustry Leader Patron Level
1996-97McCormick PlaceProfessional Convention Managers AssociationFunction Space Verification
1996Mc3D &
McCormick Place
Chicago Sun TimesDesign to Build To Suit Team of Year - South Building.
1994McCormick PlaceMeeting News MagazineExcellence in Convention Facilities