An independent jury selected 22 winners of ENR’s 2012 'Best Projects' competition in the Northwest region, our annual program recognizing the region's best achievements in design and construction.

The winners were recognized for excellence in 15 categories, including Civil Works/Infrastructure, Cultural/Worship, Government/Public Building, Green, Health Care, Higher Education/Research, Industrial/Manufacturing, Interiors, K-12, Renovation/Restoration, Residential/Hospitality, Retail/Mixed-Use, Small Project, Specialty Contracting, Sports/Entertainment and Transportation.

The projects will be featured in a special Northwest edition of ENR in December. Projects will also be honored during a joint awards ceremony with ENR California, Dec. 6, 2012, in San Francisco, Calif. In addition to honoring the firms who submitted the projects, all key team members will be recognized for their efforts.

The jury focused on those projects that overcame significant challenges; adopted innovative approaches; executed exceptional design and craftsmanship; and maintained safe sites. Jurors were allowed to award one Project of the Year per category and multiple Awards of Merit. The jurors, who represent architects, engineers and general contractors, are all active members of the local building community. They abstained from voting on any projects with which they are affiliated or have a conflict of interest. 

All category winners advance to the national judging of ENR’s Best Projects competition. National award winners will be announced later this year and featured in a future edition of ENR.

In addition to the category winners, an overall Best Project in the Northwest region was also selected and will be announced in the December special edition of ENR magazine.
Below are this year's category winners. Congrats to the winning teams!
Best Civil Works/Infrastructure Project
Best Project: Brightwater Treatment Plant, Woodinville, Wash. — Submitted by CH2M HILL and Brown and Caldwell 

Award of Merit: Clackamas County Service District No. 1/Tri-City Service District Capacity Management Program Tri-City Plant Expansion, Oregon City, Ore. — Submitted by MWH Global

Best Cultural/Worship Project
Best Project: Maryhill Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation Project, Goldendale, Wash. — Submitted by Schommer & Sons, Inc.

Best Government/Public Building Project
Best Project: Goose Creek Correctional Center, Wasilla, Ak. — Submitted by Neeser Construction, Inc.

Award of Merit: Consolidated Rental Car Facility, Seatac, Wash. — Submitted by
Turner Construction

Best Health Care Project
Best Project: Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Portland, Ore. — Submitted by ZGF Architects

Award of Merit: University of Washington Medical Center Expansion, Seattle – Submitted by Skanska USA

Best Higher Education/Research Project
Best Project: University of Washington Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building, Seattle – Submitted by ZGF Architects 

Award of Merit: Oregon State University Linus Pauling Science Center, Corvallis, Ore. – Submitted by Andersen Construction

Best Industrial/Manufacturing Project
Best Project: City of Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center, Tacoma, Wash. – Submitted by JE Dunn Construction Company

Best Interior Design/Tenant Improvement Project
Best Project: K&L Gates Tenant Improvement Project, Seattle – Submitted by Turner Construction Company

Best K-12 Education Project
Best Project: Ridgeview High School, Redmond, Ore. – Submitted by Skanska USA

Best Renovation/Restoration Project
Best Project: Pike Place Market Renovation, Seattle – Submitted by Turner Construction Company

Award of Merit: SIERR Building at McKinstry Station, Spokane, Wash. – Submitted by McKinstry

Best Residential/Hospitality Project
Award of Merit:Skybox Apartments, Eugene, Ore. – Submitted by ZGF Architects

Best Retail/Mixed-Use Development Project
Award of Merit: Fred Meyer, Burlingame, Portland, Ore. – Submitted by MulvannyG2 Architecture and Abbott Construction Inc.


Best Safety Project

Best Project: Central Washington Hospital Patient Tower, Submitted by HDR Architecture 

Award of Merit: Oregon State University, Student Success Center, Submitted by Howard S. Wright

Award of Merit: New Outpatient Specialty Clinic at VA Medical Center - Vancouver, Submitted by Kevcon Inc.

Best Small Project
Best Project: New Outpatient Specialty Clinic at VA Medical Center Vancouver, Vancouver, Wash. – Submitted by Kevcon, Inc.

Best Specialty Contracting Project
Best Project: WSU Martin Stadium Renovation, Pullman, Wash. – Submitted by NCM

Award of Merit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters, Seattle, Wash. – Submitted by Enclos Group 

Best Sports/Entertainment Project
Award of Merit: Indian Head Casino, Warm Springs, Ore. – Submitted by WORTHGROUP Architects

Best Transportation Project
Best Project: I-5/SR-16 Westbound Nalley Valley Interchange, Tacoma, Wash. – Submitted by Guy F. Atkinson Construction 

Award of Merit: Portland Streetcar Loop, Portland – Submitted by Stacy and Witbeck