Twenty-four projects from throughout North America were recognized in the 50th Annual Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards Competition. The awards program 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. Eighteen buildings and six transportation projects were recognized in this year’s competition.
The PCI Design Awards recognize design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use precast/prestressed concrete components to achieve sustainable, more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and quickly constructed projects.
“Designers are pushing the envelope in their use of precast concrete to meet specific project demands,” said Debra Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP, an associate with Schmidt Associates Inc. in Indianapolis and a member of the Buildings Jury. “Several of the projects took an honest approach to precast concrete, yet seamlessly integrated it with other materials. The jury was impressed with the versatility of precast concrete.”