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November 2, 2016
Cary Kopczynski & Co. of Bellevue was the structural engineer on three projects that won 2016 honors awards from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
Two Seattle apartments towers — the 25-story Viktoria and the 42-story Premiere on Pine — won in the residential category. Hollywood 959, a creative office campus in Hollywood, California, won in the commercial category.
The program recognizes innovative reinforced concrete structures across North America. For all 18 winners and project teams, go to http://tiny.cc/xonfgy/.
Cary Kopczynski & Co. has offices in Bellevue, San Francisco and Chicago.
Viktoria was recognized for maximizing usable square footage on a tight footprint with a unique structural design that eliminated all interior columns.
Premiere on Pine used 15,000-pounds-per-square-inch concrete — the highest strength ever specified on a West Coast residential tower, CKC said. Combined with high-strength reinforcing steel, this resulted in smaller columns and core walls, and helped maximize open space.
CKC said Hollywood 959 brings a unique feature to the greater Los Angeles office market: a concrete structural frame. CKC specified cast-in-place concrete for flexibility, economy and availability. A wide-shallow beam system was used to reduce the number of interior columns and to maintain a 13-foot floor-to-floor height.