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Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien earned an honor award in the Education: K-12 category at the 2010 Masonry Institute of Washington Excellence Awards in Masonry Design. The building, designed by TCF Architecture, opened in 2008.

2010 Excellence in Masonry Design team

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More than 20 projects were honored at the 2010 Masonry Institute of Washington Excellence Awards in Masonry Design for outstanding work in masonry building design and construction. Projects were submitted by architects and mason contractors from around the state.

March 19, 2010
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Award categories included commercial, residential, educational, institutional, restoration, weatherproofing and unique use. Honor awards were given to the top winners in each category, and merit awards were given to the runners-up.

The MIW also honored the city of Gig Harbor with the Community Recognition Award, given to communities that use masonry extensively in construction.

The judges were Dave Huotari, ALSC Architects; Bob Findlay, retired professor of architecture, Iowa State University; Eric Anderson, Design Northwest Architects; and Greg Flinders, American Institute of Architects Portland chapter.

The Masonry Institute of Washington was established in 1972 to promote masonry construction throughout Western Washington. It also serves as an education provider and technical resource for building industry professionals.

2010 Excellence in Masonry Design Awards
Commercial: Government
Honor award: Burien Library and City Hall

Commercial: Government
Merit award: Mount Rainier Visitor Center

Commercial: Office
Honor award: Ninth and Jefferson Building
Commercial: Office
Merit award: Tacoma Goodwill Work Opportunity Center

Commercial: Retail
Honor award: Westfield Southcenter

Commercial: Retail
Merit award: Costco at Harbor Hill

Community recognition award
Gig Harbor

Education: Continuing education
Honor award: Centralia College Science Building

Education: Continuing education
Merit award: Laura Angst Hall

Education: K-12
Honor award: Cedarhurst Elementary

Education: K-12
Merit award: Midway Elementary

Honor award: Sound Transit Link light rail Mount Baker and Beacon Hill stations

Merit award: MultiCare Medical Center Central Utility Plant

Residential: Multifamily
Honor award: George F. Russell Jr. Hall

Residential: Multifamily
Merit award: Harvard & Highland

Residential: Single family
Honor award: Yeslek residence

Residential: Single family
Merit award: Three Tree Point residence

Honor award: Savery Hall

Merit award: Monterey Hotel

Unique use
Honor award: Nettly Wood inglenook and picnic pavilion

Unique use
Merit award: Regal Cinemas at Thornton Place

Honor award: The Bravern Signature Residences


Alliance Flooring Services (www.allianceflooring.com)

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local #1 Washington (www.bac1wa.com)

Keystone Masonry (www.keystonemasonry.biz)

Lovsted Worthington Insurance (www.lovstedworthington.com)

Masonry Institute of Washington (www.masonryinstitute.com)

Northwest Concrete Masonry Association (www.nwcma.org)

R & D Masonry (www.rdmasonry.com)

Shugart Bates (www.shugartbates.com)

Star Rentals (www.starrentals.com)

The Henson Company, Inc. (www.thehensoncompany.com)

Wards' Masonry, Inc. (www.wardsmasonry.com)

Washington State Conference of Mason Contractors (www.masonconf.com)

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