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The Block 44 office building in Seattle's South Lake Union received an award for commercial exteriors from the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau. The contractor was Anning-Johnson and the designer was ZGF Architects.

NWCB honors outstanding ceiling and wall projects

The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau handed out 19 awards for outstanding wall and ceiling projects at the association's annual convention and trade show on April 16 in Rancho Mirage, California.

April 17, 2015
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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 and renovations/restorations. Seven awards were given to projects in Washington, five in Oregon, five in British Columbia and two in Alaska.

Multiple award winners included Anning-Johnson, Performance Contracting and Bradshaw & Associates.

Projects were judged on design, jobsite innovation and/or conditions, quality of workmanship, use of materials and overall effect.

The judges were retired architects John Greiner and Ray Ernst, 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 the Associated Wall and Ceiling Contractors of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

2015 Outstanding Project of the Year Awards
Exterior Commercial
Block 44

Interior Commercial
Pokeman tenant improvements
Firstline Systems

The Container Store
Performance Contracting

Light-gauge steel framing
Microsoft buildings 16 and 17
Performance Contracting

Suspended ceiling
UW Sound Transit Link light rail station
Performance Contracting

Exterior residential
Magnolia residence
Joseph J. Jefferson & Son

Interior residential
Premiere on Pine

Exterior Commercial
Public Utility Commission Building
Billings & Cronn Co.

Interior Commercial
Collaborative Life Sciences Building
Performance Contracting

PGE Rose City Printing building
The Harver Co.

Suspended ceiling
Madras Performing Arts Center
Performance Contracting

Exterior residential
The Andy student housing
Western Partitions

Commercial interior
The Glenn Massay Theater
Bradshaw & Associates

Fort Wainwright buildings 3415 and 3417
Bradshaw & Associates

British Columbia
Exterior commercial
Carleton Lodge
Mainland Exterior Stucco Restorations

Interior commercial
Songhees Wellness Centre
Gordon 'N' Gordon Interiors

Light-gauge steel framing
Vancouver International Airport A-B Connector
Gallagher Bros. Contractors

Suspended ceiling
BlueShore Financial
Benton & Overbury

Interior residential
The Remy
Showtime Contracting

2015 NWCB Awards team

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