2016 PCI Design Awards

    The $18 million Boeing North Bridge, Renton, Wash., received the Special Solution award in the Transportation category. The use of precast concrete cut six weeks from the project schedule and accommodated environmental accessibility issues.
    The 1200 Intrepid office building in Philadelphia won the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement and Best Office Building awards. An interlocking structural system embedded within the panels eliminates the need for traditional precast concrete spandrel panels. Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj

    In January, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recognized 26 projects from throughout North America in its 54th annual PCI Design Awards. Honors included best-in-class awards for use of precast/prestressed concrete in transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all-precast concrete construction. According to PCI, 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.

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


    • Justice and correctional building: Santa Clara Family Justice Center, San Jose, Calif.
    • Government and public: Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, Miss.
    • Health care/medical: Mercy Health – West Hospital, Cincinnati
    • Higher education/university: UCSF Mission Hall Global Health Sciences Building, San Francisco
    • Schools (K-12): Summit Country Day School Addition, Cincinnati
    • International buildings structure (co-winners): Dior Miami Façade, Miami; and Italian Pavilion for Milan Expo, Milan, Italy
    • Multi-family: terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, Chicago
    • Office building: 1200 Intrepid, Philadelphia
    • Mixed use: Development at 5th & Race Street, Cincinnati
    • Parking structure (façade only): Faena Park, Miami Beach, Fla.
    • Parking structure (all precast): Park at South Market District, New Orleans
    • Retirement/assisted living: The Burnham at Woodlawn Park, Chicago
    • Religious: LDS Temple, Fort Collins, Colo.
    • Custom solutions (co-winners): DUMBO Townhouses, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Knight Plaza, Miami


    • 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.
    • Bridge rehabilitation: Repairs to Skilton Road Bridge, Watertown, Conn.
    • Special solution: Boeing North Bridge, Renton, Wash.
    • Non-highway bridge (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


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

    Information provided by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (www.pci.org). Additional details and photos of the winning projects, as well as honorable mention winners, are available at www.pci.org/About_PCI/Awards/2016_Design_Awards/2016_Design_Award_Winners.