An upgrade of the mechanical and HVAC systems in a patient tower at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center was named the Project of the Year during the Daily Journal of Commerce's 2014 TopProjects event, held Thursday at the Oregon Convention Center.
Now in its 19th year, TopProjects in 2014 recognized the most outstanding public and private buildings, renovations, and infrastructure and transportation projects completed in Oregon and Southwest Washington last year.
More than 85 projects, with a total construction value of more than $1.1 billion, qualified as finalists. The Project of the Year as well as outstanding projects in five building categories were selected from the pool of finalists by a panel of 10 industry professionals.
The Providence St. Vincent M Floor Upgrade was tapped by judges for the Project of the Year title in large part because the project team successfully replaced mechanical and HVAC systems in a 10-story patient tower while hospital operations continued.
Sixteen other projects also were recognized during the event.
One Community Health was named the winner in the private buildings category, with ArtHouse and The Prescott Apartments claiming second and third place, respectively.
The Columbia Building took the top honor in the public buildings category. Second and third place, respectively, went to the University of Oregon Allen Hall School of Journalism and Communication and Forest Grove High School. UO\'s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex received honorable mention.
The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building was selected as the winner in the renovation category, while the Port of Newport International Terminal placed second and the Eastside Exchange placed third.
Taking the top honor in infrastructure was the Bull Run Dam 2 Tower Improvement - North Tower project. The Bonneville Dam Erosion Repairs project claimed second place, and the Kandoll Farms Phase II wetland restoration was third.
The Willamette River Bridge, part of a bridge bundle for the Oregon Department of Transportation, was first in transportation. Also in that category, the Weaver Road Extension project placed second and the Interstate 5 Southwest Iowa Street Viaduct project placed third.
All of the winning projects were profiled in the DJC TopProjects magazine, which is being mailed to DJC subscribers. Photos of the event will appear in the Monday, May 19 issue of the DJC newspaper.
2014 PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Providence St. Vincent M Floor Upgrade
First place: One Community Health
Second place: ArtHouse
Third place: The Prescott Apartments
Finalists: Alma Gardens Senior Housing, Bend Neurological Associates, Cascades Academy of Central Oregon, Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center, Elite Care at Sylvan Park, Evergreen Chapel, Front Street Project, Great Western Malting Material Handling, Karuna House, Kehillah Housing, Nathan Good Vineyard Estate, New Seasons Market - N. Williams Ave., Oregon State University Beaver Store, Reed College Performing Arts Building, The Emery, The Hollywood , The Union Apartments, The Village at Sunriver, Tillamook Medical Office Clinic, Valley Credit Union, Walmart Store #5899
First place: Columbia Building
Second place: University of Oregon Allen Hall School of Journalism & Communications
Third place: Forest Grove High School
Honorable Mention: University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex
Finalists: Coos Bay Area Hospital Expansion, Fern Ridge Service Center, Henrietta Lacks Health & Bioscience High School, Port of Tillamook Bay Near Space Building, Portland Emergency Coordination Center, Southern Oregon University Residence and Dining Halls, Treasure Valley Community College Science Center, Western Oregon University DeVolder Family Science Building
First place: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
Second place: Port of Newport International Terminal
Third Place: Eastside Exchange
Finalists: 705 NW Davis Condos, 1000 Wall Renovation, Axiom Electronics, Cascade Energy Headquarters, Chuck's Produce & Street Market, Clark Memorial Library, Galleria Core and Shell - Portland City Target, Gray Building Renovation, Green Zebra Grocery, Hamilton & Loyalty Renovation, K & L Gates, Kaiser Gateway Medical Office, Legacy Health Mt Hood Medical Center: Operating Room No. 5 Remodel, Marysville K-8 School, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, Park Tower, 1200 Building & Lexington Apartments, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Providence Willamette Falls Inpatient Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit, Redmond High School remodel, Salem Hospital - IP Rehab, Salesforce.com Office Tenant Improvement Phase One, SELCO Community Credit Union, The 400 Building, The Salvation Army - S.A.F.E.S. at Fairbridge, Union Way
First place: Bull Run Dam 2 Tower improvement - North Tower
Second Place: Bonneville Dam Erosion repairs
Third Place: Kandoll Farms Phase II wetland restoration
Finalists: 17th Street Dock Reconstruction, BNSF/Vancouver Waterfront Access Project, Cottonwood Canyon State Park, East Lents Floodplain Restoration, Netarts Oceanside Sanitary District WWTP Improvements, The Dalles Station Service Upgrade, Will Crandall Reservoir and Pump Station
First place: Bundle 220, Interstate 5: Willamette River Bridge
Second place: Weaver Road Extension
Third Place: Interstate 5, Southwest Iowa Street Viaduct
Finalists: 88th Street (Highway 99 to St. Johns Road), Cornelius Pass Road/Johnson School Road, Interstate 5 Del Rio Road/Winchester Interchange, Interstate 84: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Interstate 205, Northeast 137th/138th Avenue Improvements, OR 217: Active Traffic Management, US 101 Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation