The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announced the winning projects in the 2019 PCI Design Awards program. This year, a panel of judges awarded 17 projects and six honorable mentions across North America for excellence in design in transportation and building categories.

Now in its 56th year, the PCI Design Awards showcase the creative and innovate uses of precast and prestressed concrete in a wide variety of structures. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use high-performance precast, prestressed concrete to achieve sustainable, more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and quickly-constructed projects.

“As an industry, precast concrete manufacturers have a long history of delivering high-quality, resilient, and beautiful building and infrastructure systems to the marketplace that enhance end users’ lives,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “The PCI Design Awards are one way we recognize the best of the best in structural and architectural design and building innovation.”

A panel of industry experts that includes precast concrete producers, engineers, and architects judges all nominees. The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; and resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection, and life safety and health.

PCI also selects several projects for special awards that are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainable design, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These awards include the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, The All-Precast Concrete Solution Award, and the Sustainable Design Award.

“We are proud of the time and rigor the judges put into judging the projects submitted for our Design Awards program,” Risser added. “The teams that delivered the winning projects should be extremely proud of their accomplishments, their contributions to the precast concrete industry, and, most importantly, to the communities in which their projects reside and affect the lives of the end-users.”

All winning projects will be showcased and honored at the PCI Convention in Louisville, Ky., on March 1, and will be published in PCI publications, including PCI Journal, Ascent, and Aspire magazines. Details and photos of all winning and honorable mention projects are available at the PCI website at

2019 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Special
All Precast Concrete Solution Award
Nassau County Police, 8th Precinct
Bethpage, New York

Sustainable Design Award
Parking Structure 5, California State Univ.
Sacramento, California

Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award
Glenstone Museum “The Pavilions”
Potomac, Maryland

Special Awards Jury
John Circenis, Gensler
Monty Overstreet, FDG
Michael Koch, HGA

2019 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Buildings

Government and Public
Museum of Fine Arts, Glassell School of Art
Houston, Texas

Healthcare and Medical
Cook Children’s Medical Center, South Tower
Fort Worth, Texas

Higher Education/University
Florida International Univ. Student Academic Center
Miami, Florida

Multi Family
Nelson Mandela Apartments
Chicago, Illinois

Mixed Use
Pinnacle National Development Center
Kansas City, Kansas

Parking Structure (All Precast Concrete)
Univ. of Mississippi North Parking Structure
Oxford, Mississippi

St. John’s Chapel and Mausoleum
Columbia, South Dakota

Schools, K-12
Highland Park High School
Highland Park, Illinois

Stadiums and Arenas
Texas A&M Kyle Field
College Station, Texas

Custom Solutions
Northwestern Univ. Ryan Fieldhouse &
Walter Athletics Center Wave Wall
Evanston, Illinois

Buildings Jury:
Marty Huie, Jacobs Engineering Group
Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group
Roksana Taghizadeh, EnCon Design

2019 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Transportation

Main Span, 76-149 feet
Interstate 15 Brigham Road
St. George, Utah

Main Span, more than 150 feet
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes
Marietta, Georgia

Non-Highway Bridge
Mid Coast Corridor Retaining Walls
San Diego, California

Special Solution
New NY Bridge Project (Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge)
Tarrytown and South Nyack, New York

Transportation Jury:
Reggie Holt, FHWA
Bill DuVall, Georgia DOT
J.P. Binard, Precast Systems Engineering