For the 17th consecutive year, the Tilt-Up Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, Iowa, is announcing the recipients of the 2008 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. The projects, reviewed by a panel of 13 judges, represent a combination of TCA membership categories, educational institutions, publishing, and industry management. Although submittals were judged on aesthetic expression, schedule, size, originality, finishes, and special conditions, this year's judges also placed an increased emphasis on the characteristics of the projects that would attract and hold the interest of architects and building owners. To qualify for consideration, projects must be submitted by a TCA member.

Projects were aligned into categories and subcategories including Manufacturing/Industrial, Corporate Headquarters Complex, Warehouse/Distribution (Small Business/Distribution, Speculative), Retail (Lifestyle centers—Walking Malls, Single Occupant, and “Big Box”), Office (One-Two Story, Three Stories and Higher, and Technology Centers), Spiritual Buildings, Educational (K-12 and Higher Education), Institutional (Detention/Correction, Low-Rise, Parking Garage, and Service Facilities such as Hospitals and Care Centers), Commercial (Hotels, Golf Clubs, Recreation, Theaters, etc.), Housing, Special Projects, and Innovative Application Techniques.

This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 41 award recipients of the 100 entries submitted and selected three projects from across all categories to receive the exclusive title, Excellence in Achievement.

Winners

Henry Medical Center: Parking Deck

Saint Louis University Walk

Ave Maria University Oratory

In addition to the top three projects, 38 other projects were selected for 2008 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. For more information on all of the award winners, go to http://www.tilt-up.org/awards/.