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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces 2021 PCI Design Awards winners

A luxury multi-family community, major league baseball stadium, and world-famous causeway highlight the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2021 PCI Design Awards which were announced recently. “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.”

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Call for entries to the ASLA Professional & Student Awards program

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is now accepting submissions for its 2021 Professional and Student Awards Program. “The ASLA Professional & Student Awards recognize the most innovative and impactful work  in the profession,” said Tom Mroz, FASLA, 2021 president of ASLA. “Our professional winners are leaders in the industry. Our student winners represent the best and brightest hope for the future. Each year, we get entries from all around the world. I can’t wait to see the creative projects this year’s Call for Entries brings.” 

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Construction commences on award-winning tower The Wedge

The Wedge, a sustainable new residential tower by Cox Developments in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has commenced construction. The highly sustainable development was designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, with numerous eco-friendly elements like water conservation, active on-site power generation, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, daylighting, and strategic sun control to name a few.  The Wedge will also offer ground-floor commercial space.  The development was designed by San Diego and Vancouver-based AVRP Skyport and is being built by Blackrete Builders Inc.  Construction commenced August 1 2020, and is anticipated to be complete early 2023.

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BIA opens entries for 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened entries for the 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards — launching a new overall Craftsmanship Award honoring exceptionally artful installation. “There’s no limit to brick’s unmatched design freedom and its integral role in sustainable design,” said BIA President Ray Leonhard.

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ASLA announces 2020 Professional and Student Award winners

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) last week announced the 2020 Professional and Student Award winners. Chosen from 567 submissions, this year’s 31 Professional Award winners represent the best of landscape architecture in the General Design, Urban Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Communications, and Research categories.

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Balfour Beatty celebrates completion of JRTC at LaVilla and ABC Project of the Year, Eagle Award recognition

Balfour Beatty has been recognized by The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Florida, First Coast Chapter with its “Project of the Year” and  Eagle Award in the institutional $25 million to $100 million category for the recent completion of Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA), Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla. The multi-modal JRTC at La Villa development project includes a 10,000-square-foot, LEED Silver certified Intercity Bus Terminal (IBT) linked to a five-story, 67,000-square-foot transportation hub via an overhead pedestrian bridge.

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World Architecture Festival goes virtual in December, returning as live event in June 2021

The World Architecture Festival announces the launch of WAFVirtual from 30 November – 4 December 2020, where the worldwide architectural community can engage in a week of live content, special prizes, talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities with peers and our WAF partners. Headline speakers will include Sir Peter Cook, Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang and Ben van Berkel of UNStudio.

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