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Awards & Recognition

We're gratified that our work has been consistently recognized for excellence in program, design, sustainability and materials use.

Excellence in Educational Design

Grand Prize, Learning by Design Magazine

The first brand new elementary school in its district since the 1970s, Wilburton Elementary School was one of LBD's five Grand Prize recipients nationally, recognized for flexibility and adaptability of learning space, and its design emphasis on both facility and site sustainability.

Honoring Community Context

Citation Award, Learning By Design Magazine

Harrison Elementary School was a replacement for a beloved school that had served generations of its community's students. Noted for excellence in educational design, the new school is also infused with design and materials references that evoke community history and character.

Smart Communities Award

Office of the Governor, State of Washington

Meadow Crest Early Learning Center serves a diverse child and family population in Renton, Washington. This replacement project received the Governor's Smart Communities Award for program and design excellence, and its contribution to serving the early learning and supporting program needs of its community.

Sports, Stadiums & Athletic Facilities

Citation Award, American School & University Magazine

This full gymnasium replacement offers a competition gymnasium, weight room, staff offices, public lobby and accompanying program space that supports scholastic and intramural sporting events.

Authentic Use of Materials

Honor Award, Masonry Institute of Washington

The comprehensive rehabilitation of Seattle's historic Hamilton Middle School encompassed the preservation and restoration of the building's historic facade and the construction of an architecturally complementary addition to house the school's gymnasium.

Renovation/Redevelopment of the Year

Commercial Real Estate Development Association

This rehabilitation and expansion of a 1960s municipal parking garage ultimately delivered a visually iconic anchor in downtown Tacoma, Washington that offers parking, street-level retail and two floors of high performance, Class A commercial office space.

Community-Focused Design

Oregon Daily Journal Of Commerce, Top Project

Our Family Residence and Service Hub addition for Bethlehem Inn in Bend, Oregon, was recognized with a third place award in the publication's newly created Homeless Shelter category. It was also recognized separately by the Energy Trust of Oregon for excellence in sustainable design.

High Performance Design

First Place, Energy Trust of Oregon

One of three elementary replacements completed for the Reynolds School District, Troutdale Elementary School was recognized for excellence in sustainable design. Along with its sister elementaries, Fairview and Wilkes, these three schools are the first elementary schools to enroll in Energy Trust of Oregon's Path to Net Zero program.

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Making a difference where we live and work

Building a Better Central Oregon, Central OR Assoc. of Realtors

The BBCO awards recognize new and renovated projects that enhance the community. Our multi-phase renovation of Pilot Butte Middle School in Bend, Oregon was acknowledged with the association's Giant Impact award.

Restoring community pride

Civic Design Award, American Institute of Architects

The rehabilitation and addition to Seattle's historic Garfield High School has been recognized with more than one-half dozen awards for excellence, including first place in the Civic Design category of the AIA, Washington Chapter.

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Committed to sustainable practices

Leader in New Program Award, Downtown On The Go

Our team members are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where we work and live. Our Tacoma team was recognized for our office's collective, measurable commitment to alternative transportation choices and commute reduction efforts.

Architecture for Achievement

Publisher's Commendation, Learning by Design Magazine

Baker Middle School serves a diverse student population and the design for its replacement flexibly supports multiple learning styles and teaching methodologies that enhance scholastic success for every student.

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Excellence in Urban Design

Citation Award, American Institute of Architects

Developed collaboratively with municipal transit and housing authorities, 415 East offers a conceptual design for a mix of market-rate and affordable housing. The project was developed as an anchor for Tacoma's Dome District and a catalyst for future sustainable growth and urban community.

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Service Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Merit Award, American Institute of Architects

Our firm served as the educational architect to IKM Architecture for planning, programming and design for the replacement of Chartiers Valley Middle School in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, and the replacement of Chartiers Valley High School.

Historic School Preservation & Rehabilitation

Outstanding Design, American School & University Magazine

The rehabilitation of Seattle's historic Hamilton Middle School encompassed the complete reorganization of the school's interior. Originally built in 1927, Hamilton now offers flexible, adaptable contemporary learning space, organized into personalized learning communities, for 1,000 middle school students.

Excellence in Educational Planning & Design

Merit Award, Association for Learning Environments

Recognized for its architectural celebration of community history, this elementary school replacement project accommodates 650 students in 80,000 SF of contemporary learning space designed for flexibility and adaptability of space for varied learning programs.

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