Awards

Over the course of three decades and more than 2,000 projects, Populous has been awarded 250 global design awards for our work in 34 countries, including 34 American Institute of Architects awards, 15 awards from the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities, a Royal Institute of British Architects Building of the Year award and a Royal Australian Institute of Architects International Building of the Year award.

Firm Awards

2014

  • Australia New Zealand and Indian Business Association (ANZIBA), Best Australian Company in India
  • Interior Design, #59 on Design Giants annual listing

2013

  • Fast Company, ten most innovative companies in architecture
  • 8th largest architectural firm, Architectural Record
  • Largest architecture firm for sports design, Building Design + Construction
  • Largest architecture firm for convention center design, Building Design + Construction
  • KC Business, most innovative company
  • Architect Magazine, the Architect 50 for business

2010

  • Fast Company, ten most innovative companies in sports

2009

  • Fast Company, ten most innovative companies in sports
  • AIA Kansas City Firm of the Year

2007

  • BD Architect of the Year Awards, Leisure/sport building architect of the year

Facility Awards

1993 World University Games Stadium

  • Illumination Design Award, Heart of America, 1994

Alltel Stadium

  • Merit Award, American Concrete Institute, Florida Chapter, 1995

Angel Stadium

  • Forbes, Top 5 Luxury Baseball Suites, 2012

Arrowhead Pond

  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1994

Arrowhead Stadium

  • Capstone Award- Architectural Design, Kansas City Business Journal
  • Gold Award- Hospitality, IIDA Mid America Design Awards

Ascot Racecourse

  • 2007 Local Authority Building Control Awards for Best Partnership with Client and Best Fire Engineering Innovation

AutoZone Park

  • Building of the Year Merit Award, Building Design and Construction Magazine, 2002
  • Design Award of Excellence: Memphis Ballpark District, American Institute of Architects, Memphis Chapter, 2004

Aviva Stadium

  • WAF Awards, Highly Commended in the Best New Sporting Facility category, 2010
  • WAF-ONCE 2010 Accessibility Awards, World's Best New Building, 2010
  • IPA Architecture Award - Leisure & Hospitality, Europe & Africa Property Awards 2010 in association with Bloomberg Television, 2010
  • British Expertise international awards in the Sport, Leisure and Tourism category, 2010
  • European EPSE Awards, for the stadium's innovative use of polycarbonate, 2011
  • 3 LAMA Awards (Local Authority Members Association) 2011:
    • 'National Impact'
    • 'Best Civil Engineering Project'
    • 'Best Architect'

Bank of America Stadium

  • Award of Merit for Excellence in Construction, Associated Builders & Contractors, 1996
  • Honor Award, ASLA Illinois Chapter, 1997

Cheney Stadium

  • Renovation of the Year, Ballpark Digest, 2011
  • Renovation of the Year, DBIA, 2011

Comerica Park

  • Award for Excellence, Masonry Institute of Michigan, 2001

Dolphins Stadium

  • Bronze Award, IAKS, 1991
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1998
  • Night Beautiful Award, Florida Power & Light, 1999

Dunn Tire Park

  • Barrier Free Design Award, Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 1988
  • Excellence in Construction Award, New York Build, 1990
  • Excellence in Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, 1988
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1989
  • In the Public Interest Award, Architectural Record Magazine, 1989
  • Project Award, American Concrete Institute, 1989
  • Silver Award, IAKS, 1991

Etihad Stadium

  • Australian Master Builders Award, 2001

FedExField

  • 42nd Annual Craftsmanship Award, Washington Building Congress, 1998
  • Excellence in Engineering Award, IWEA of Washington D.C., 1997
  • Merit Award, American Concrete Institute, National Capital Chapter, 1999

Forsyth Barr Stadium

  • Public Architecture, New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Region, 2011
  • Finalist, Venue of the Year, Stadium Business Awards, 2011

Gaylord Entertainment Center

  • Appreciation Award for Design Sensitive to the Needs of the Disability Community Bronze Award, IAKS, 1999
  • Concert Venue of the Year, CMA/SRO, 1997
  • Concrete Excellence Award, Tennessee Ready Mixed Concrete Association, 1997
  • Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Central States, 1998
  • Design Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 1998
  • Excellence Award of Merit, Consulting Engineers of Tennessee, 1997
  • Gold Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering, New York Association of Consulting Engineers, 1997
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, 1994
  • Venue of the Year, Tennessee Meeting Planners, 1997

Glendale Arena

  • Best New Major Concert Venue in North America, Pollstar Magazine, 2005
  • Excellence in Concrete Award, American Concrete Institute, Arizona Chapter, 2005

Grizzlies Stadium

  • Best of California Award, California Construction Link, 2002

Heinz Field

  • Best Project over $7 Million, Master Builders Association, 2002
  • Grand Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, 2002
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2002

Homestead Spring Training Facility

  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1992

Iowa State University Lied Center

  • Facility of Distinction, NIRSA, 1991

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park

  • Carolopolis Award for Most Outstanding New Building, 1999
  • People's Choice Award, American Institute of Architects, 1999

KFC Yum! Center

  • 2011 Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, AIA Kentucky
  • 2011 Job of the Year, The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc.

Levitt Arena Expansion

  • Award of Excellence, Associated General Contractors of Kansas, 2005

London Olympic Stadium

  • Nomination RIBA Stirling Prize 2012
  • National RIBA Award 2012
  • Nominated Structural Engineer Award 2012
  • Building Control Award (Regional)
  • Structural Steel Award 2012
  • AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards, Honor Award, 2012

Marlins Park

  • Engineering News Report, Best Project in Sports/Entertainment, 2012
  • Engineering News Report, Best Project Merit Award in Retail/Mixed Use, 2012
  • Tekla North America BIM Awards- Steel Category, Global BIM Awards, 2011
  • Alliance to Save Energy, #1 of America’s Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums, 2012
  • Forbes, Top 5 Luxury Baseball Suites, 2012

Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia

  • Australian Institute of Architects, Regional Commendation for Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Region, 2012
  • Helen Josephson Award for Innovation in Urban Design, Gold Coast Urban Design Awards, 2012
  • Finalist, Stadium Business Awards, 2012
  • Overall Winner for Engineering Merit, Steel Design Awards, 2012
  • Large Projects Award, Steel Design Awards, 2012

Miami University Recreational Sports Facility

  • Design Excellence Award, National Organization of Minority Architects, 1995
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1995

Milton Keynes Stadium

  • Central Region 2008 Built in Quality Awards, Best Access Disability Innovation (runner up)
  • Central Region 2008 Built in Quality Awards, Best Partnership with a Client (winner)

Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium

  • Grand Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, Alabama Chapter, 2004

Nanjing Sports Park

  • IOC/IAKs Award, Gold Medal, 2007

O2 Arena

  • Structural Awards, Award for Arts or Entertainment Structures 2008
  • Structural Steel Design Award for steelwork by integrated team working, 2008
  • National Association of Shopfditters, Runner-up for the VIP Bar, 2008
  • RICS Award, Regeneration category 2008
  • FX magazine award for LED illuminated acrylic rod signage within The O2 arena, it won in the 'technology integration innovation product' category 2007
  • 2007 Regeneration Awards, Best Commercial-led Project of the Year
  • 2007 Regeneration Awards, Challenging Regeneration Project of the Year
  • Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, Best New Concert Venue and Best International Arena
  • 2009 Sign Design Awards, Grand Prix for wayfinding for the O2 Arena
  • 21st annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards International Arena of the Year, 2011

Orange County Convention and Civic Center

  • Honorable Mention, American Society of Landscape Architects, Florida Chapter

Oval Lingotto, Palasport

  • International Architecture Award, 2008
  • IOC/IAKs Award, Gold Medal, 2007
  • IPC/IAKs Award, Distinction, 2007
  • IStructurE Award for Arts, Leisure, Entertainment, Sport Structure, 2006

Pennsylvania State University Lasch Training Facility

  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 2001

Peoria Spring Training Facility

  • Environment Award, Valley Forward, 1994
  • Special Distinction Award, IAKS, 1997

PETCO Park

  • Ballpark of the Year, Baseballparks.com. 2004
  • Project of the Year, American Soc iety of Civil Engineers, San Diego Section, 2005
  • Special Recognition Award, American Concrete Institute, San Diego Chapter, 2005
  • Merit Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, New Mexico Chapter, 2004
  • Merit Award for Unbuilt Architecture, American Institute of Architects, New Mexico Chapter, 2002
  • New Park of the Year, baseballparks.com, 2004

Philip Johnson, Populous (London 2012 Olympic Stadium design team)

  • Stadium Business Awards, Team Player of the Year, 2010

Progressive Field

  • Award for Excellence, Cleveland Engineering Society, 1994
  • Award for Urban Design, Professional Architecture Magazine, 1992
  • Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Central States, 1994
  • Honor Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, 1995
  • Honor Award for Urban Design, American Institute of Architects, 1996
  • Merit Winner, Modern Steel Construction Engineering Association, 1995

Raymond James Stadium

  • Special Award for Accessibility, Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities, 1998
  • Outstanding Masonry Project, Masonry Contractors Association of Florida, 1998

Reebok Stadium

  • Building Award, British Construction Industry, 1998
  • Civic Trust Award, 1998

Rimrock Auto Arena

  • Engineering News Report, Best Project Award in Sports & Entertainment

Round Rock High School Football Stadium

  • Award of Excellence, Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Texas Chapter, 2003

San Diego State University, Tony Gwynn Stadium

  • Orchid Award, San Diego's Orchids & Onions, 1997

Scharbauer Sports Complex

  • Baseball Field of the Year, Sports Turf Managers Association, 2004
  • Best New Ballpark of the Year, BaseballParks.com, 2002

Suncorp Stadium

  • Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards, Commendation for Public Buildings, 2005
  • Australian Institute of Architects State Public Buildings, Cultural Building Award, Queensland, 2005
  • Australian Institute of Architects Regional Award, Commendation, 2004
  • Australian Institute of Architects State Award, Commendation, 2004
  • Blue Scope Steel State Award, 2004
  • Engineers Australia Queensland Awards, Building Section award, 2003

Target Field

  • Ballpark of the Year award from Ballpark Digest, 2010
  • Facility of the Year, Sports Business Journal, 2011
  • Forbes, Top 5 Luxury Baseball Suites, 2012
  • Alliance to Save Energy, #2 of America’s Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums, 2012

Tulane University Wilson Athletic Center

  • Award of Excellence, Associated Builders & Contractors, Pelican (Louisiana) Chapter, 1990

United Center

  • Award for Engineering Excellence, New York Association of Consulting Engineers, 1995

U.S. Cellular Field

  • Award of Merit, Concrete Industry Board, 1991
  • Special Recognition, Precast Concrete Institute, 1993

University of Kansas Memorial Stadium Improvements

  • Citation Award, American Institute of Architects, Kansas Chapter, 2002

University of Rhode Island Ryan Center

  • Honor Award, Associated General Contractors of America, Rhode Island Chapter, 2004

Wembley Stadium

  • Winner - Best Live Music Venue, Vodafone Live Music Awards, 2007 RIBA London Awards, RIBA, 2008
  • Winner - Best Fire Engineering Innovation, LDSA Regional Built in Quality Awards, 2008
  • Winner - Best Commercial Project, LDSA Regional Built in Quality Awards, 2008
  • Winner - Best Structural Innovation, LDSA Regional Built in Quality Awards, 2008 RIBA National Awards, RIBA, 2008
  • Winner - Supreme Award, LABC National Built in Quality Awards, 2008
  • Winner - Best Commercial Project, LABC National Built in Quality Awards, 2008
  • Runner Up - Best Fire Engineering Project, LABC National Built in Quality Awards, 2008
  • Runner Up - Best Structural Project, LABC National Built in Quality Awards, 2008

Air Canada Centre

  • Concert Facility of the Year, Canadian Music Industry, 2004

Anaheim Convention Center Phase I & II

  • Judges' Award, American Institute of Architects, 2001

ANZ Stadium

  • Gold Award, IOC/IAKS, 2003
  • Australian Steel Award, BHP, 2000
  • Finalist, World Architecture Awards, 2000
  • Bradfield Award for Engineering Excellence, British Construction Industry, 1999
  • Energy Efficient Award, National Master Builders Association, 1999
  • Exemplary Sports & Leisure Facility, IAKS, 1999
  • Sporting Facility over AUD$50 Million Award, National Master Builders Association, 1999

Arsenal Stadium North Stand

  • Commendation, Structural Steel Design, 1994
  • Commendation, UK Sports Stadia, 1994
  • Geoffrey Gribble Memorial Conservation Award, 1994

AT&T Park

  • Facility of the Year, Sports Business Journal 2008
  • Ballpark of the Year, Baseballparks.com. 2000
  • Alliance to Save Energy, #4 of America’s Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums, 2012

Amsoil Arena

  • Top Stadium Experience, Stadium Journey, 2013

Benfica Stadium, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Silver Award, International Association for Sports & Leisure Facilities (IAKS), 2005
  • Runner Up Building Exchange Award ( BEX) 2005

BritOval – the OCS Stand

  • Best use of Architectural Design in a Regeneration Scheme, BEX 2006

Busch Stadium

  • Alliance to Save Energy, #7 of America’s Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums, 2012

The Coliseum

  • Special Recognition, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2000
  • Honor Award, New York Association of Consulting Engineers, 2000

Coors Field

  • Award of Honor, American Institute of Architects, Denver Chapter, 1995
  • Bronze Award, IAKS, 1999
  • Grand Award, Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, 1995
  • National Winner, Modern Steel Construction Engineering

Coca-Cola Park

  • Ballpark of the Year, Ballpark Digest 2008

CONSOL Energy Center

  • SEAKM Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Structural Engineers Association, 2010
  • New Concert Venue of the Year Award, Pollstar Magazine, 2011

Eden Park Extension

  • Tourism & Leisure Property Award, 2000

Emirates Stadium

  • Highly Commended – Best use of Architectural Design, BEX 2007
  • The Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence, London Planning Awards 2006
  • Best Mixed Use Regeneration Awards, Regeneration Awards 2006
  • Project of the Year Award, Building magazine 2007
  • Best Major Project Award, British Construction Industry Awards, 2007
  • 'Award for Sports Structures' at the 2007 IStructE Structural Awards

First American Bank Park

  • Ballpark of the Year, Baseballparks.com, 2002

Ford Center

  • Engineering News Report, Best Project in Sport/Entertainment, 2012

Galpharm Stadium

  • Building of the Year, Royal Institute of British Architects, 1995
  • Commendation, White Rose Award for Architecture, 1995
  • European Prize for Architecture of Sports Facilities, 1997
  • European Sports Building of the Year, IAKS, 1998

George R. Moscone Convention Center

  • Award of Honor, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter
  • Edwin F. Guth Memorial Lighting Design Award, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Great American Ball Park

  • Merit Award for Site Planning and Urban Design, American Society of Landscape Architecture, Prairie Gateway Chapter, 2003
  • Monsters of Design Merit Award for Environmental Signage and Wayfinding, Society for Environmental Graphic Designers, 2002

Harbor Park

  • Award of Excellence, Concrete Institute, Virginia Chapter, 1993
  • First Honor Award for Excellence in Development Design, Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate, 1997
  • Incorporated Agency Award, Independence Center, 1994

Hohokam Stadium

  • Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence, Valley Forward Association, 1997
  • Orchid Award, American Institute of Architects, Central Arizona Chapter, 1997

Hong Kong Stadium

  • Award for Excellence, Lightweight Structures Association of Australia, 1997
  • Gold Award, IAKS, 1997
  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Central States, 1994
  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, 1994
  • Honor Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, 1995
  • Obata Prize, 1995

Indiana Convention Center

  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, 1994
  • Monumental Award, American Institute of Architects, Indiana Chapter, 1994

Isotopes Park

  • Best Renovation over $5 Million, Best of 2003 Southwest Contractor, 2003
  • Grand Conceptor Award, ACEC, New Mexico, 2004
  • Grand Winner, Associated General Contractors of America, New Mexico Chapter, 2004
  • Outstanding Steel, Best of 2003 Southwest Contractor, 2003
  • Presidents Award, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, New Mexico Chapter, 2003

John O'Donnell Stadium Renovation

  • Award Citation, Preservation Society of Cook County

Kempton Grandstand

  • Spelthorne Design Award, 1997

Sporting Park

  • Concrete Construction Awards, Kansas Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, 2012
  • Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, SEAKM, 2011
  • Community Award, StadiumBusiness Awards, 2012
  • Edward Tanner Award, KC Magazine, 2012
  • Impact Award for Client Interface, Kansas City Business Journal, 2011
  • Ingram’s: Best Sports Event to Entertain Clients, 2011
  • Building and Roofing Awards overall winner, Metal Construction News, 2011
  • Project of the Year, Kansas City Commercial Real Estate, 2011
  • Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play, Midwest Living magazine, 2012
  • Venue of the Year, StadiumBusiness Awards, 2012

MCG Redevelopment

  • National Commendation for Public Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects National Awards 2008

M&T Bank Stadium

  • Craftsmanship Award, Building Congress and Exchange of Baltimore, 1998

Millennium Stadium

  • "Gibby" Award, Wales Regional Award for Civil Engineering
  • Award for the Millennium, Corus Construction, 2000
  • Award for Use of Colour, Colourcoat Building
  • Celebrating Construction Achievement Award, Department for Environment Transport, 2000

Minute Maid Park

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, 2001
  • Honor in Brick Award, Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston, 2001
  • National Finalist, American Council of Engineering Companies, 2001
  • National Honor Award, ASCE, 2001
  • National Honor Award, Brownfield Sites, Urban Land Institute
  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Project, ASCE, Texas, 2000
  • President's Award, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, 2000
  • Real Estate Development of the Year, 1999

Nationals Park

  • Alliance to Save Energy, #3 of America’s Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums, 2012

O2 Arena, Dublin

  • 2009 BEX Award for Best Use of Architecture and Structural Design

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

  • Craftsmanship Award, Building Congress & Exchange Board of Baltimore, 1998
  • Gold Award, IAKS, 1995
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1994
  • Honor Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, 1994
  • Award of Excellence, Architectural Precast Association, 1994
  • Award of Excellence, Masonry Institute of Maryland, 1993
  • Design Award Certificate of Recognition, National Organization on Disabilities, 1992
  • Honor Award for Urban Design, American Institute of Architects, 1992
  • Merit for Design and Planning, American Society for Landscape Architects, 1992
  • Urban Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter, 1991

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

  • Ballpark of the Year, Ballpark Digest 2012
  • Ballpark of the Year, Baseballparks.com. 2012

Pepsi Center

  • Outstanding Project of the Year, American Concrete Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1999
  • Platinum Award, New York Association of Consulting Engineers, 2000

Philips Arena

  • Engineering Excellence Award, American Consulting Engineers Council, 2000
  • Special Recognition, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2000
  • Honor Award, New York Association of Consulting Engineers, 2000

PNC Park

  • Ballpark of the Year, Baseballparks.com. 2001
  • Commercial Project of the Year, Engineers Society of Western PA, 2002
  • Delicious Design Award, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2002
  • Design Build Award, Master Builders Association, 2002
  • Golden Trowel Award, International Masonry Institute, 2001
  • New Park of the Year, baseballparks.com, 2001
  • People's Choice Award, American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter, 2002

Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George Station

  • 2002 Top Project, New York Construction News, 2002
  • Barrier Free Design Award, Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 2001
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, 2002

San Francisco 49ers Marie P. DeBartolo Training Facility

  • Bronze Award, IAKS, 1991

SBC Park

  • Gold Award, New York Association of Consulting Engineers, 2001
  • New Park of the Year, baseballparks.com, 2001

Scottsdale Spring Training Facility

  • Crescordia Award, Valley Forward Environmental Excellence, 1992
  • Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1992

Soccer City

  • 2010 Overall Award, Leaf Awards
  • 2010 Best 2010 Stadium, SAPOA Excellence Awards
  • 2010 IPA Architecture Award - Leisure & Hospitality, Europe & Africa Property Awards 2010 in association with Bloomberg Television, 2010
  • 2010 ‘World’s Best Sport Building’ award, WAF AWARDS

Skilled Park

  • Best Overall Project Award (R.W. Hawken Award), Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia Queensland Division, 2008
  • Excellence Award, Building & Structures, Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia Queensland Division, 2008
  • Karl Langer Award for Building of the Year (Gold Coast), Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), 2009
  • Structural Design Award, Australian Steel Institute Steel Awards, 2009

Surprise Recreation Complex

  • Outstanding Recreation Facility, Arizona Parks and Recreation Department, 2003

Toyota Center

  • Award of Excellence – Structural, Texas Construction, 2003

Tulane University Reily Recreation Center

  • Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects, Louisiana State Chapter, 1989
  • Facility of Distinction, NIRSA, 1991
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 1989

University of Arkansas Baum Baseball Stadium

  • Best Collegiate Baseball Facility, Baseball America Magazine, 1998

University of Wisconsin Kohl Center

  • Excellence in Architectural Design, State of Wisconsin, 1998

University of Florida O'Connell Center Renovation

  • Energy Conservative Award, Owens-Corning

University of Maryland Byrd Stadium Improvements

  • Craftsmanship Award, Washington Building Congress, 1996

University of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Expansion

  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business Magazine, 2004

Victory Field

  • Best Minor League Ballpark, Baseball America Magazine, 1996
  • Creative Design Award, Indiana Concrete Masonry Association, 1996
  • Monumental Award, American Institute of Architects, Indiana Chapter, 1996
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Ready Mixed Concrete Association, 1996

Westpac Stadium

  • Bronze Award, IOC/IAKS, 2003
  • International Building of the Year, Australian Institute of Architects, 2000
  • Resene Colour Award, New Zealand Institute of Architects, 2000
  • Resene National Building of the Year, New Zealand Institute of Architects, 2000

Wimbledon Centre Court

  • European Structural Steel Design Awards, 2009
  • Stadium Business Awards, Innovation of the Year, 2010