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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Industry Awards 21 Projects Across U.S. for Design Excellence

Parul Dubey on January 19, 2018 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO, Ill.  – Today, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announced the winners of their annual Design Awards program. This year the program, which is in its 55th year, recognized 21 projects with awards of excellence in design out of more than 100 project entries from producers, engineers, and architects across the U.S.


“Our annual awards program is meant to challenge our industry to continue to push the envelope and to innovate in the design and production of precast concrete systems,” said PCI President Bob Risser. “The variety and quality of the projects our precast concrete producers and their partners in the engineering and architectural communities submitted for consideration this year demonstrate how versatile precast concrete systems are for creating sustainable, cost-effective, and beautiful projects.”

Projects are submitted in a variety of categories, including transportation, buildings, and special categories. They are judged by a panel of industry experts that includes precast concrete producers, engineers, architects, and construction and architectural industry media.


The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection, and life safety and health. (A complete list of this year’s PCI’s building and transportation Design Award winners and members of the jury is included at the end.)


PCI also selects several projects for special awards that are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation project, as well as additional requirements including industry advancement, sustainable design, and designs using all precast concrete. These awards include the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, The All-Precast Concrete Solution Award, and the Sustainable Design Award. (A complete list of PCI’s special category Design Awards winners and members of the jury is included at the end.)


All winning projects will be showcased at the PCI Convention in 2018, as well as included in the PCI Design Awards Winners summary article, which is published in the PCI Journal, ASCENT and Aspire magazines. Together these publications reach more than 60,000 industry stakeholders. Additional details and photos for each of the award-winning projects, as well as honorable mention winners, are available on the PCI website



“It’s very rewarding to see the new ways that designers and producers are leveraging the unique attributes of precast, prestressed concrete each year,” said Risser. “This year was no exception. It’s an honor to recognize all of these projects as being best-in-class representations of what our industry can achieve.”


For more information about the PCI Design Awards program, please contact Amy Stanton, Managing Director of Market Development with PCI at 312-360-3216 or astanton@pci.org.


2018 PCI Design Awards Winning Building Projects:



Government and Public Buildings

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Miami, Florida


Higher Education/University (co-winners)

Capitol Federal Hall

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


University of Chicago Campus

North Residential Commons

Chicago, Illinois



The Study at University City

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Universal Alloy Light Press Plant

Ball Ground, Georgia


Mixed Use

4260 Cortex

St. Louis, Missouri

Office Building

Honor Credit Union Operations Office

Berrien Springs, Michigan


Parking Structures

Alpharetta City Center Parking Deck

Alpharetta, Georgia



Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple

Gilbert, Arizona


Stadiums and Arenas

Commonwealth Stadium Renovation/Expansion

Lexington, Kentucky


Custom Solutions (co-winners)

Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary

Art + Design Wing

Corning, New York


Cleveland Public Square

Cleveland, Ohio



Buildings Design Awards Jury: 

Bill Blanski, design principal, HGA

Beth Broome,managing editor, Architectural Record magazine

Matt Graf, executive vice president, International Concrete Products

Marty Huie, senior projects architect, Jacobs Engineering Group


Main Span up to 75 Feet

The Carriage Pavilion Bridge at Union Station

Kansas City, Missouri


Main Span from 76-149 Feet

Interstate 85 Bridge over Piedmont Road

Atlanta, Georgia


Main Span more than 150 Feet

Non-Highway Bridge

(pedestrian, bicycle, railroad, etc.)

Aerial Guideway for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail

Herndon, Virginia


Special Solution

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge

Salem, Oregon


Chief Joseph Dam Timber Truss Bridge Replacement

Douglas County, Washington





Transportation Design Awards Jury:

Joey Hartmann, director of the Office of Bridges and Structures for the Federal Highway Administration

Mark Hoppe, chief of Bureau of Structures and Geotechnical Services, Kansas Department of Transportation

Finn Hubbard, senior vice president, Fish and Associates.


2018 PCI Design Awards Winning Special Projects:


Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award                    All-Precast Concrete Solution Award (co-winners)

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science                       Roseville City Hall Annex

Miami, Florida                                                                           Roseville, California


Sustainable Design Award                                                      Port of Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal Concrete Pontoons

Keauhou Lane                                                                           Juneau, Alaska

Honolulu, Hawaii


Special Awards Jury:

Marvin Hartsfield, president, Hartsfield & Associates

Sean Nohelty, principal, David M. Schwartz Architects

Moses Vaughan, associate senior architect, WRNS Studio



About PCI

Founded in 1954, 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, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs 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.


To learn more, visit www.pci.org or e-mail Brenda Banks at bbanks@pci.org

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