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Northwest Construction Announces Best of 2010 Award Winners


Seattle – September 22 – Northwest Construction, a leading industry magazine published by McGraw-Hill Construction, is pleased to announce the winners of its Best of 2010 Awards. The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the three-state region that includes Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

After carefully scoring each project and engaging in intense discussion, an independent jury comprised of design and construction professionals arrived at 20 winning projects and three honorable mentions in categories such as Best Green Building and Best Transportation Project.

“The jury considered a variety of criteria for each project, from teamwork and safety to innovation and aesthetics,” says Scott Blair, senior editor of Northwest Construction. “This year’s group of 75 entries impressed the judges with their quality and variety.”

The winners will be profiled in detail in the December issue of Northwest Construction and on www.northwest.construction.com. In addition, project teams will be honored during an awards ceremony breakfast at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront on Thursday, December 9. To attend, visit www.construction.com/events/bestof2010/

Top winners in each category will move on to the national Best of the Best 2010 competition. Those winners will be announced later this year in Engineering News-Record and at www.enr.com.

Best of 2010 Awards (in alphabetical order):

4.0 MG Sunset Reservoir No. 2 and 2,200 GPM Booster Pump Station (Sherwood, OR), Civil/Public Works. Submitted by Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc.

ANC South Terminal Seismic and Security Retrofit Phase 2 (Anchorage), Renovation/Restoration. Submitted by PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Battelle Biological Sciences & Computational Sciences Facilities (Richland, WA), Research. Submitted by KMD Architects

The Bravern Signature Residences - Towers 3 and 4 (Bellevue), Residential/Hospitality. Submitted by PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Hamilton International Middle School (Seattle), K-12 Education. Submitted by Graham Contracting, Ltd.

Holgate Square (Seattle), Specialty Contracting. Submitted by CHG Building Systems, Inc.

Hood Canal Bridge Retrofit and East Half Replacement (Port Gamble, WA), Transportation. Submitted by Kiewit-General, a Joint Venture

Mercy Corps International Headquarters (Portland), Green Building. Submitted by Walsh Construction Co.

Microsoft Bravern TI (Bellevue), Interior Design/T.I. Submitted by Howard S. Wright Constructors, LP

MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department & Cancer Center Expansion (Tacoma), Health Care (tie). Submitted by GBJ Architecture, p.c.

Best of 2010 Awards (continued):

Navy P305 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters & P305A Parking Garage (Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, WA), Government/Public. Submitted by Absher Construction Co.

Neiman Marcus at the Bravern (Bellevue), Retail. Submitted by Swinerton Builders Bellevue

Pelton Round Butte Selective Water Withdrawal Project (Madras, OR), Engineering Design. Submitted by CH2M HILL

Portland State University Academic & Student Recreation Center (Portland), Higher Education. Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.
Providence Office Park II (Portland), Office, Submitted by JE Dunn Construction Co.

Seattle Municipal Tower Façade Access Equipment Replacement (Seattle), Small Project. Submitted by Andersen Construction

University of Oregon John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes (Eugene), Architectural Design. Submitted by ZGF Architects LLP

University of Oregon PK Park (Eugene), Sports/Recreation. Submitted by Lease Crutcher Lewis

VA Community Living Center at American Lake Medical Center (Tacoma), Health Care (tie). Submitted by PCL Construction Services, Inc.

VersaCold (Tacoma), Industrial. Submitted by Fisher & Sons, Inc.

Honorable Mention

Chehalem Cultural Center (Newberg, OR), Honorable Mention: Cultural. Submitted by Scott | Edwards Architecture

Otto Petersen Elementary School (Scappoose, OR), Honorable Mention: K-12 Education. Submitted by P&C Construction

Port of Portland Headquarters and Long-Term Parking Garage (Portland), Honorable Mention: Architectural Design. Submitted by ZGF Architects LLP

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