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The reconstruction of the 1920s Ford McKay and Pacific McKay buildings in South Lake Union earned the top award for modernization and restoration. Judges also honored the project with a design integrity award. BOLA Architecture + Planning was the preservation architect.

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2016 Excellence
in Masonry Awards

The Masonry Institute of Washington celebrated 15 projects Wednesday night at its Excellence in Masonry Design Awards banquet at the Rainier Club in Seattle.

November 10,
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The MIW awards honor outstanding architectural design where masonry products brick, concrete block, stone, tile, terrazzo and marble figure prominently into the overall building design.

The judges were Roman Schlaeger of Design Partners Architects, Chicago; William Taylor of Green Associates, Chicago; Thomas Norman Rajkovich Architect, Evanston, Ill.; and Daniel Albo of the University of Chicago Facilities Services.

The MIW holds its awards program every two years. The association 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.

2016 Excellence in Masonry Design Awards

Honor award: Restorative Correctional Facility

Honor award: Great Floors

Unique design
Honor award: State Route 167 noise wall

Honor award: Information Operations Readiness Center

Merit award: Normandy Fire Station

Higher education
Honor award: LCC Health & Science Building

Merit award: LCC Fitness Center & Myklebust Gymnasium

Honor award: Auburn High School modernization and reconstruction

Honor award: Meridian Center for Health

Mixed use
Honor award: Kerry Park Court

Modernization and restoration
Honor award Design integrity award: Ford McKay and Pacific McKay reconstruction

Merit award: Maple Leaf Gate House

Honor award Truth in materials award: Beaux Arts Village residence

Stone, tile, terrazzo and granite
Honor award: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle exterior renovation

Merit award: Amazon Tower I, Block 14

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