A luxury multi-family community, major league baseball stadium, and world-famous causeway highlight the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Insitutute’s 2021 PCI Design Awards which were announced recently. Judges awarded 26 projects and 12 honorable mentions for design excellence in building and transportation categories.


“Once again, the precast concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and impressive projects,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Each year, the PCI Design Awards program demonstrates that precast concrete is not only a practical solution to many construction challenges, but also a head-turning aesthetic solution.”


The PCI Design Awards have showcased and recognized the creative and innovative use of precast concrete for the past 58 years. A panel of industry experts that includes engineers , architects, and precast concrete producers 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.


Several projects are also honored with special awards. These are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainable design, technology, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These awards include the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award, the Sustainable Design Award, and the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award.


All winning projects will be showcased and honored at the 2021 PCI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an event on May 21. They also will be highlighted in PCI publications, including PCI Journal, Ascent, and ASPIRE magazines. Visit pci.org for details and photos of all winning and honorable mention projects.


2021 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Specials


Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award and

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award

Juno Winter Park

Winter Park, Fla.



Sustainable Design Award

County Administration South – Building 16

Santa Ana, Calif.

Willis Construction Inc.


All-Precast Concrete Solution Award

Escondido Village Graduate Residences

Palo Alto, Calif.

Clark Pacific


Special Awards Jury:

Marvin Hartsfield, Hartsfield & Associates

Kyle Knop, HGA Architecture

Robert Konoske, retired 46-year industry veteran


2021 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Buildings


Data Center

DC Blox

Birmingham, Ala.

Gate Precast Company


Government and Public

FDNY Firehouse Rescue #2

Brooklyn, N.Y.

High Concrete Group



Texas Health Frisco - New Bed Tower

Frisco, Texas

Gate Precast Company


Higher Education/University

Boston College Recreation Center

Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Unistress Corp.


Hotels and Motels

The Peyton House and Ocean House, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Gate Precast Company


Mixed Use

One South First

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Gate Precast Company


Multi-Family (co-winners)

Clybourn 1200

Chicago, Ill.

ATMI Precast


Escondido Village Graduate Residences

Palo Alto, Calif.

Clark Pacific


Office Building

Peabody Plaza

Nashville, Tenn.

Gate Precast Company


All-Precast Concrete Parking Structure

Penn State Hershey Medical Center Parking Garage

Hershey, Pa.

High Concrete Group


Façade Only Parking Structure

University of Alabama Parking Deck

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Gate Precast Company


 Hybrid Parking Structure

Assembly Row Block 6 Parking Garage

Somerville, Mass.

Unistress Corp.



St. George Catholic Church

Baton Rouge, La.

Gate Precast Company



Nordstrom NYC Flagship

New York, N.Y.

Gate Precast Company


School K-12

Smithfield Middle School, Gymnasium Addition

North Richland Hills, Texas

Coreslad Structure (OKLA) Inc.


Stadium and Arena

Globe Life Field, Home of the Texas Rangers

Arlington, Texas

Enterprise Precast Concrete

Gate Precast Company



Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Los Angeles, Calif.

Willis Construction Inc.


Custom Solution

Churchill Downs Colonnade and Infield Gate

Louisville, Ky.

Gate Precast Company


Buildings Jury

Tim Cullen, Blue Ridge Design Inc.

Monty Overstreet, FDG Inc.

Cheryl Rishcoff, TRC Worldwide Engineering Inc.


2021 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Transportation


Main Span up to 75 feet

Replacement of Old Easton Road Bridge Over Pine Run

Plumstead Township, Pa.

Northeast Prestressed Products LLC


Main Span from 76-149 feet

CR 661/Blackhall Road Over Rum Creek

Henry County, Ga.

Standard Concrete Products


Main Span More than 150 feet

Rockingham I-91 Bridges 24N and 24S – IM 091-1(66)

Rockingham, Vt.

J.P. Carrara & Sons


Rehabillitated Bridge

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Safety Bay Improvements

New Orleans, La.

Gulf Coast Prestress Partners, LTD


Non-Highway Bridge

Sound Transit E360 Guideway Bridge

Bellevue, Wash.

Concrete Technology Corporation


Special Solution

Port of Corpus Christi North Bank Cargo Dock 16

Corpus Christi, Texas

Heldenfels Enterprises Inc.


Transportation Jury

Reggie Holt, FHWA

Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State DOT

Glenn Myers, Atkins