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The Mercer Court Apartments at the University of Washington won an award for residential interiors from the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau. The contractor was Northwest Partitions and the designer was Ankrom Moisan Architects.

NWCB honors outstanding ceiling and wall projects

The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau on May 1 handed out 20 awards for outstanding wall and ceiling projects at the association's 64th annual convention and trade show in Huntington Beach, Calif.

May 2, 2014
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Awards were given for commercial and residential projects, for both interior and exterior finishes. They also were given for light-gauge steel framing, acoustical suspended ceilings, historical preservation and renovations/restorations. Nine awards were given to projects in Washington, six in Oregon and five in British Columbia.

Three projects at the University of Washington were winners, including Husky Stadium, Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Mercer Court Apartments.

Western Partitions and Performance Contracting were multiple winners, each taking home five awards. Projects were judged on design, jobsite innovation and/or conditions, quality of workmanship, use of materials and overall effect.

The judges were retired architect John Greiner, NWCB technical consultant Terry Kastner, former NWCB executive director and industry expert Bob Drury, NWCB executive director Mark Eisenmann, and John Killin, executive director of Associated Wall and Ceiling Contractors of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

2014 NWCB Awards team

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2014 Outstanding Project of the Year Awards
Exterior Commercial
UW Husky Stadium renovation
Western Partitions

Interior Commercial
Valley View Middle School
Western Partitions

Natural Resources Building envelope repair
Western Partitions

Madison Elementary School
Miller & Sons

Historical Preservation
King Street Station rehabilitation (phase 2B)
Performance Contracting

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Seattle Children's Hospital (phase one expansion)
Performance Contracting

Suspended Ceiling
UW Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Performance Contracting

Exterior Residential
Medina residence
Phampena Inc.

Interior Residential
UW Mercer Court Apartments
Northwest Partitions

Exterior Commercial
Port of Morrow SAGE Center
Generation Plastering

Interior Commercial
DWFritz (phase two)

Target Galleria
Performance Contracting

AGC Center
Western Partitions

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Collaborative Life Sciences Building
Western Partitions

Suspending Ceiling -- Portland
Performance Contracting

British Columbia
Exterior Commercial
High Street Mall
Master Stucco

Interior Commercial
Thompson Rivers University
Tru-Wal Interiors (2013)

Bell Media Radio and Sales
Raicor Contracting

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Uptown Shopping Centre
Dryco Systems

Suspended Ceiling
Hard Rock Casino
Peninsula Wall and Ceiling


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