Beloit College Powerhouse Wins Two International Design Awards

The Powerhouse at Beloit College has been awarded two prestigious design awards: Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Award in the Spaces and Places category and Italian publication The Plan’s Award 2021 in the Renovation category.

Ten years ago, Beloit College President Scott Bierman had an idea to transform the decommissioned Blackhawk Generating Station on the Rock River into a new student center connecting the College with the broader community.

“We are honored that the Beloit Powerhouse has been recognized by both Fast Company and The Plan for its state-of-the-art design,” said Scott Bierman, Beloit College president. “We take pride in our bold innovations, and the Powerhouse exemplifies true integration of this strength. We would not have been able to complete this project without Studio Gang’s valiant vision and partnership.

Architectural Record — "Beloit College Powerhouse by Studio Gang"

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