October 20, 2023

Mass timber library, architect’s office, among ENR’s projects of the year

Engineering News Record (ENR) Northwest recently announced the winners of its 2023 Best Projects competition. Winners were selected by an independent group of AEC experts which reviewed 26 projects from across Washington, Oregon and Alaska submitted for the awards competition.

Of those 26 entries, 12 were selected for Best Project awards and five for Awards of Merit. A total of 13 projects in Washington were honored.

The Washington winners are:

Best Cultural/Worship project: La Conner Swinomish Library, La Conner.

Submitted and designed by BuildingWork, built by Tiger Construction.

Best Energy/Industrial project, Excellence in Sustainability: Award of Merit: Microsoft Thermal Energy Center, Redmond.

Submitted and built by GLY Construction, designed by NBBJ.

Best Government/Public Building, Best Excellence in Safety: Joint Regional Correctional Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Submitted and built by The Walsh Group, designed by DLR Group.

Award of Merit – Higher Education/Research project: University of Washington Tacoma Milgard Hall, Tacoma.

Submitted and built by Andersen Construction, designed by Architecture Research Office.

Best Highway/Bridge: The West Seattle Corridor Bridge Rehabilitation and Strengthening (WSCBRS) Project, Seattle.

Submitted and designed by WSP USA, built by Kraemer North America.

Award of Merit – Highway/Bridge: Union Street Pedestrian Bridge Waterfront Access Project, Seattle.

Submitted and built by The Walsh Group, designed by Schemata Workshop.

Best K-12 Education: Mountain View High School Replacement, Vancouver.

Submitted and built by Skanska USA Building, designed by LSW Architects.

Best Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Gensler Seattle’s Office Redesign, Seattle.

Submitted and designed by Gensler, built by Dovetail General Contractors.

Best Renovation/Restoration: US Bank Center, Seattle.

Submitted and built by KHS&S and Andersen Construction, designed by SkB Architects.

Award of Merit – Renovation/Restoration: Hatback Bar & Grille, Seattle.

Submitted and built by Andersen Construction, designed by SHKS Architects.

Best Residential/Hospitality: Ovation Apartment Towers, Seattle.

Submitted and built by JTM Construction, designed by Perkins&Will.

Award of Merit – Residential/Hospitality: The Accolade, Seattle.

Submitted and built by Exxel Pacific, Inc., designed by Weber Thompson.

Best Water/Environment, Award of Merit – Excellence in Safety: I-5 & SR 11, Padden Creek Fish Passage Design Build Project, Bellingham.

Submitted and built by Granite Construction Co., designed by KPFF.

The winners will be celebrated and presented with their awards at ENR Northwest’s Northwest Best Projects awards luncheon, taking place Dec. 15 in Seattle at the Grand Hyatt hotel. In addition to selecting category winners, judges have also chosen three finalists for consideration as ENR Northwest’s 2023 Project of the Year. The finalists will be announced in November and the winner of the 2023 Project of the Year revealed at the December luncheon.

The full list of 2023 Best Projects winners is at https://tinyurl.com/ENR2023winners.

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