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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Annual Design Awards for Buildings

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Feb 1, 2019 11:33:27 AM

PCI recognizes groundbreaking work by owners, designers, builders, and precast concrete system manufactures across the country.

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute today announced the winning projects in the 2019 PCI Design Awards program. This year, a panel of judges awarded 17 projects and six honorable mentions across North America for excellence in design in transportation and building categories.

2019 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Buildings
(Awards for Transportation and Honorable Mentions will be included in future newsletters)

Museum of Fine Arts 560

Government and Public
Museum of Fine Arts, Glassell School of Art
Houston, Texas
Photo credit: Photography at Richard Barnes/2018

Cook Childrens Medical Center 560

Healthcare and Medical
Cook Children’s Medical Center, South Tower
Fort Worth, Texas
Photo credit: Steve Hall, Hall of Hall + Merrick

FIU Student Center 560

Higher Education/University
Florida International Univ. Student Academic Center
Miami, Florida
Photo credit: Gate Precast Company

Nelson Mandela Apartments  560

Multi Family
Nelson Mandela Apartments
Chicago, Illinois
Photo credit: Balloggphoto.com

Pinnacle Natl Development Ctr 560

Mixed Use
Pinnacle National Development Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Photo credit: Jacia Phillips Photography and Enterprise Precast Concrete

UofMiss North Parking 560

Parking Structure (All Precast Concrete)
Univ. of Mississippi North Parking Structure
Oxford, Mississippi 
Photo credit: Carl Walker, a division of WGI

St. John's Chapel 560

St. John’s Chapel and Mausoleum
Columbia, South Dakota
Photo credit: Gage Brothers 

Highland Park HS 560

Schools, K-12
Highland Park High School
Highland Park, Illinois
Photo credit: James Steinkamp Photography

Kyle Field Football Stadium 560 

Stadiums and Arenas
Texas A&M Kyle Field
College Station, Texas
Photo credit: Christy Radecic Photography

NU Ryan Fieldhouse 560 

Custom Solutions
Northwestern Univ. Ryan Fieldhouse & Walter Athletics Center Wave Wall
Evanston, Illinois
Photo credit: Utility Concrete Products LLC


Buildings Jury:
Marty Huie, Jacobs Engineering Group
Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group
Roksana Taghizadeh, EnCon Design


Now in its 56th year, the PCI Design Awards showcase the creative and innovate uses of precast and prestressed concrete in a wide variety of structures.

The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use high-performance precast, prestressed concrete to achieve sustainable, more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and quickly-constructed projects.

“As an industry, precast concrete manufacturers have a long history of delivering high-quality, resilient, and beautiful building and infrastructure systems to the marketplace that enhance end users’ lives,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “The PCI Design Awards are one way we recognize the best of the best in structural and architectural design and building innovation.”

A panel of industry experts that includes precast concrete producers, engineers, and architects judges all nominees. The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; and resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection, and life safety and health.

PCI also selects several projects for special awards that are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainable design, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These awards include the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, The All-Precast Concrete Solution Award, and the Sustainable Design Award. Page 2 of 2

“We are proud of the time and rigor the judges put into judging the projects submitted for our Design Awards program,” Risser added. “The teams that delivered the winning projects should be extremely proud of their accomplishments, their contributions to the precast concrete industry, and, most importantly, to the communities in which their projects reside and affect the lives of the end-users.”

All winning projects will be showcased and honored at the PCI Convention in Louisville, Ky., on March 1, and will be published in PCI publications, including PCI Journal, Ascent, and Aspire magazines. Details and photos of all winning and honorable mention projects are available at the PCI website at pci.org.

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About PCI

Founded in 1954, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the body of knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast 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 email Tom Bagsarian at tbagsarian@pci.org.

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