Chicago — Twenty-six awards were presented to projects from throughout North America at the 54th 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 construction.

The PCI Design Awards recognize design excellence and construction quality using precast/prestressed concrete. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use precast/prestressed concrete construction to achieve sustainable, cost-effective, resilient and aesthetically versatile projects.

“The innovation of design, speed of construction and the functionality of precast/prestressed concrete are just a few of the qualities that made this year’s PCI Design Awards an outstanding competition,” said PCI President, Bob Risser.

The award-winning projects are listed below. Additional details and photos for each of these projects, as well as honorable mention winners, are available at

2016 PCI Design Award Winners – Buildings

  • Justice and Correctional: Santa Clara Family Justice Center, San Jose, Calif.
  • Healthcare/Medical: Mercy Health – West Hospital, Cincinnati
  • Government and Public Building: Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, Miss.
  • Higher Education/University: UCSF Mission Hall Global Health Sciences Building, San Francisco
  • International Buildings Structure (co-winners): Dior Miami Façade, Miami; and Italy Pavilion for Milan Expo, Milan, Italy
  • Mixed Use: Development at 5th & Race Street, Cincinnati
  • Multi-Family: Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, Chicago
  • Office Building: 1200 Intrepid, Philadelphia
  • Parking Structure (façade only): Faena Park, Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Parking Structure (all precast): Park at South Market District, New Orleans
  • Religious: LDS Temple, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Retirement/Assisted Living: The Burnham at Woodlawn Park, Chicago
  • Schools (K-12): Summit Country Day School Addition, Cincinnati
  • Custom Solutions (co-winners): DUMBO Townhouses, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Knight Plaza, Miami

2016 PCI Design Award Winners – Transportation

  • Main Span from 76-149 Feet: SH-55 Over North Fork Payette River, Cascade, Idaho
  • Main Span more than 150 Feet: US 17-92 Over SR 436 Flyover, Orlando, Fla.
  • Rehabilitation Bridge: Repairs to Skilton Road Bridge, Watertown, Conn.
  • Special Solution: Boeing North Bridge, Renton, Wash.
  • Non-Highway Bridge International Transportation Structure (pedestrian, bicycle, railroad, etc.): West Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge, Lincoln, Neb.
  • International Transportation Structure: Construction of 100 Meter Single Span Batu 6 UHPC Bridge, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia

2016 PCI Design Award Winners – Special

  • Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement: 1200 Intrepid, Philadelphia
  • All Precast Concrete Construction: The Burnham at Woodlawn Park, Chicago
  • All Precast Concrete Construction: Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, Chicago
  • Sustainable Design: City of Cincinnati District 3 Police Headquarters, Cincinnati

Three judging juries selected the 2016 winning projects for buildings, bridges/transportation projects, and the special awards for Sustainable Design, All-Precast Solution, and the Harry H. Edwards Award for Industry Advancement.

Judges on the buildings jury were Sara Johnson, Associate Editor, Design News at ARCHITECT; Charles D. Jones, Principal, One to One Design; Julia Louie, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Manager, HDR Architecture, Inc.; and Michael Zensen, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Associate Vice President, CannonDesign.

Judges on the special awards jury were Lucien LaGrange, AIA, Principal, Lucien Lagrange Architects; Norman Lach, Professor, Southern Illinois University; and Samuel Óghale Oboh, FRAIC, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Kasian.

Judges on the transportation jury were Dr. Shri Bhide, SE, PE, Director, Product Management, Bentley Systems, Inc.; Dr. Joey Hartmann, PhD, PE, Director of the Office of Bridges and Structures, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and Kevin Western, State Bridge Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation.