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Two Commercial and Five Institutional Projects Honored with Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Awards of Excellence

Matt Ball on October 13, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 13, 2014 – Two commercial and five institutional projects were named winners in the 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards competition. Twenty-four awards were presented to projects from throughout North America at the 52nd annual PCI Design Awards, which includes best-in-class awards for both transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all-precast concrete.

The PCI Design Awards recognize design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use precast/prestressed concrete components to achieve sustainable, more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and quickly constructed projects. The 2014 awards program also took the structures’ high performance attributes into consideration.

“It was a tough competition,” said Don Powell Jr., principal-in-charge at BOKA Powell architecture firm and one of the building awards judges. “We saw many innovative applications of this technology that resulted in low-cost, high-quality finishes and exceptional quality control.”

The award-winning commercial and institutional projects are listed below. Additional details and photos for each of these projects, as well as the full list of winners and honorable mentions, are available at www.pci.org/2014designawards.

2014 PCI Design Award Winning Commercial Projects:

Best Retail Building

  • La Maison Simons
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Owner: La Maison Simons Inc.
  • Architect: LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design
  • Precast Producer: BPDL Béton Préfabriqué Du Lac
  • Engineer of Record: SDK & Associés Inc.
  • Contractor: Constructions Albert Jean Ltée

 Best Office Building

  • Polsinelli Headquarters & Hotel Sorella
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Owner: Van Trust Real Estate LLC
  • Architect (Office Building): 360 Architecture
  • Architect (Hotel): Gould Evans Architects; DRAW Architect and Urban Design
  • Precaster and Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer: Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc.
  • Engineer of Record (Office Building): Opus A&E
  • Engineer of Record (Hotel): Bob D. Campbell & Associates
  • Contractor: JE Dunn

 2014 PCI Design Award Winning Institutional Projects:

Best Religious Structure

  • Brigham Temple
  • Brigham City, Utah
  • Owner: The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
  • Architect: FFKR Architects
  • Precaster and Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer: Clark Pacific
  • Engineer of Record: ARW Engineers
  • Contractor: Big D Construction Corp.

Best Religious Structure

  • The First Baptist Church of Dallas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Owner: First Baptist Church of Dallas
  • Architect: The Beck Group
  • Precaster: Gate Precast Co.
  • Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer: e.Construct USA LLC
  • Engineer of Record: Brockette Davis Drake
  • Contractor: Manhattan Construction

Best Healthcare/Medical Buildings

  • Sanford Heart Hospital
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Owner: Sanford Health
  • Architect and Engineer of Record: AECOM
  • Precaster: Gage Brothers
  • Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer: e.Construct
  • Contractor: Henry Carlson Co.

 Sustainable Design Award

  • University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Owner: University of Kentucky
  • Architect: GBBN Architects
  • National Healthcare Architect: AECOM-Ellerbe Becket
  • Precaster and Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer: Gate Precast Co
  • Engineer of Record: Affiliated Engineers
  • Contractor: Turner Construction

Best Custom Solution

  • G8WAY Pavilion
  • Washington, D.C
  • Owner: Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
  • Architect: Davis Brody Bond
  • Precaster and Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer: Gate Precast Co.
  • Engineer of Record: Robert Silman Associates
  • Contractor: KADCON Corp.

In addition to commercial and institutional structures, this year’s winners include k-12 and higher education facilities, government/public buildings, parking structures, housing structures, and bridge/transportation structures.

“For 52 years, the PCI Design Awards Program has celebrated projects that push the envelope in designing with precast concrete,” said PCI President James G. Toscas, P.E. “This year’s winning projects exemplify the fusion of high performance precast concrete with outstanding functional and aesthetic design.”

Three panels of judges selected this year’s winning projects. One panel focused on buildings, one focused on bridges/transportation projects, and a third selected the special awards for Sustainability, All-Precast Solution, and the Harry H. Edwards Award for Industry Advancement. Members of the Buildings Jury were Donald R. Powell Jr., AIA, NCARB, RID, principal-in-charge at BOKA Powell LLC; Timothy Taylor, principal at Gensler; N. Jean-Pierre Pelletier, a Montreal architect and first vice president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC); and Bruce Sekanick, AIA, OAA, is principal architect for Phillips|Sekanick Architects Inc.

Members of the Special Awards Jury were Joe Bunkers, vice president of preconstruction at Gage Brothers Concrete Products; Andrew E.N. Osborn, SE, PE, Senior Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE); and David Cook, principal architect at CTLGroup.

Members of the Transportation Jury were Dr. Joey Hartmann, PhD, PE, director of the office of bridges and structures for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Mark Traynowicz, a state bridge engineer for the Nebraska Department of Roads; and Gregg Reese, president of Summit Engineering Group.

For project photos and details, judges’ biographies, and more information about the program, visit www.pci.org/2014designawards. For more information about the PCI Design Awards program, please contact Stephanie Corrigan, Manager of Communications with PCI at 312-428-4945 or scorrigan@pci.org.

The submission site for the 2015 PCI Design Awards will open in January 2015 and submissions will be due in May 2015.

About PCI

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is the technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, and much more.

PCI members include precast concrete manufacturers, companies that provide products and services to the industry, precast concrete erectors, and individual members such as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students. For more information, visit www.pci.org.

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