The 50th Annual PCI Design Awards
For 50 years, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has showcased innovative projects through its Design Awards competition. The world has greatly changed since that first competition in 1963, but one thing has not: precast concrete’s capabilities continue to evolve to meet new challenges and help create aesthetically pleasing, quickly constructed, and cost-effective structures.
Beginning only a few years after PCI’s own formation, the competition has allowed owners, designers, engineers, contractors, and precasters to showcase the creative ways that they use precast concrete to overcome design and construction obstacles. From that first contest of 104 entries, the judges selected one winner—the St. Richard Church in Côte St.-Luc, Montreal, QC, Canada—and eight awards of merit.
In this year's contest, three awards juries selected sixteen building projects and eight bridge projects as winners. That expansion shows that innovative precast concrete concepts are being developed for more types of structures to resolve more challenges all the time.
All of the winning projects, as well as those that received honorable mention are highlighted on this website. Browse the categories above to view full project details and photos of the 2012 PCI Design Award winners.