CHICAGO, January 28, 2020 – A state-of-the-art television studio, a memorial to civil rights, and a museum for a national landmark are among the winning projects in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2020 PCI Design Awards program. Judges awarded 25 projects and five honorable mentions for design excellence in building and transportation categories.
The PCI Design Awards, now in its 57th year, showcase the creative and innovative use of precast and prestressed concrete in a variety of applications. “Once again, the precast, prestressed concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and impressive projects,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Each year, the PCI Design Awards program demonstrates that precast, prestressed concrete is not only a practical solution to many construction challenges, but also a head-turning aesthetic solution.”
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, technology, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These awards include the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, The All-Precast Concrete Solution Award, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and the Sustainable Design Award.
All winning projects will be showcased and honored at the 2020 PCI Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, with an event on March 6, and will be published in PCI publications, including PCI Journal, Ascent, and ASPIRE magazines. Visit pci.org for details and photos of all winning and honorable mention projects.
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2020 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Specials
Sustainable Design Award (co-winners): Statue of Liberty Museum and Statue of Liberty Secondary Screening Facility New York City, New York High Concrete Group and Marc Basnight Bridge/Replacement of Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Dare County, North Carolina Coastal Precast Systems
Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award (co-winners): Performing Arts Center at Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois Enterprise Precast Concrete and Mount Sinai Medical Center Skolnick Surgical Tower Miami Beach, Florida Gate Precast Company
All-Precast Concrete Solution Award: St. Armands Parking Garage Sarasota, Florida Coreslab Structures (TAMPA)
Building Information Modeling (BIM): Award Tower of Voices – Flight 93 National Memorial Stoystown, Pennsylvania PennStress, a division of MacInnis Group
Special Awards Jury: Kyle Knop, HGA Architecture Cheryl Rishcoff, TRC Worldwide Engineering Inc. Roksana Taghizadeh, EnCon Design LLC
2020 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Buildings
Government and Public Advanced Learning Library: Wichita Public Library Wichita, Kansas Enterprise Precast Concrete
Healthcare/Medical (co-winners): Marshfield Clinic Health System Hospital and Cancer Center Eau Claire, Wisconsin Gage Brothers and Mount Sinai Medical Center Skolnick Surgical Tower Miami Beach, Florida Gate Precast Company
Higher Education/University: University of Minnesota Pioneer Hall Minneapolis, Minnesota Wells Concrete
High Tech and Laboratory: KFOR News Studio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Coreslab Structures (OKLA)
Hotels and Motels: Hotel Indigo Madison, Wisconsin Spancrete
Multi-Family: 1323 Morse Avenue Chicago, Illinois Spancrete
Office Building: Millwright Building Minneapolis, Minnesota Gage Brothers
All-Precast Parking Structure: St. Armands Parking Garage Sarasota, Florida Coreslab Structures (TAMPA)
Façade Only Parking Structure: Dickies Arena Parking Garage Fort Worth, Texas Gate Precast Company
Religious: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple Tucson, Arizona Gate Precast Company
Retail: Whole Foods Market Lexington, Kentucky Gate Precast Company
Stadiums and Arenas: SunTrust Park Atlanta, Georgia Gate Precast Company Metromont (structural components producer)
Custom Solutions: Witness Walls Nashville, Tennessee Gate Precast Company
Buildings Jury: Jason Krohn, S.K. Ghosh Associates LLC Lesley Sneed, Missouri University of Science and Technology Timothy Taylor, Gensler
2020 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Transportation
Main Span from 76-149 feet: Wekiva Parkway #204 Systems Interchange Orange County, Florida Dura-Stress Inc.
Main Span more than 150 feet: Marc Basnight Bridge/Replacement of Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Dare County, North Carolina Coastal Precast Systems
Non-Highway Bridge: Villanova University Pedestrian Bridge Villanova, Pennsylvania High Concrete Group, LLC Northeast Prestressed Products, LLC
International Transportation Structure: Samuel De Champlain Bridge Quebec, Canada BPDL/SSLC
Special Solution: Interstate 78 Bridge Underclearance Project Berks County, Pennsylvania PennStress, a division of MacInnis Group
Transportation Jury: Reggie Holt, Federal Highway Administration Michael LaViolette, HDR James Nelson, Iowa DOT
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 information 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.