Welcome to the 2020 Best in Precast Concrete Awards. These awards demonstrate the structural versatility and architectural possibilities achievable with precast concrete. We have 14 awards that cover, energy efficiency, structural resiliency and of course aesthetic versatility.

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Best Health Care ArchitecturalWilliam P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Third Tower AdditionDescription The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Third Tower Expansion is a 12 floor, 667,000 square foot expansion to an existing hospital building located at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The building features an innovative W-shaped architecture inspired by resort-style layouts. Designed…

Seven Oaks Parking Structure

Best Parking Innovative UseSeven Oaks Parking StructureDescription The Seven Oaks Parking Structure design team led by GDA Architects, LLC for the new Seven Oaks Commercial Office Buildings West of downtown Austin on Bee Cave Road faced challenges with steep topography, limestone stratum. This laid just one to four feet below the surface. This required a…

The Realm at Castle Hills

Best Mixed Use ProjectThe Realm at Castle HillsDescription This 250,000 square foot, nine-story building, The Realm at Castle Hills, was designed to serve as one of the centerpieces of a 324-acre mixed-use development. The facility includes office space, restaurants, community amenities and serves as the backdrop for a large green space with a fountain for…

TAMU College of Dentistry

Best University BuildingTAMU College of DentistryDescription The College of Dentistry building for Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Dallas is a nine story, 304,000 sf healthy education facility. The building is clad in architectural precast, limestone, metal panels, and glass. There are 269 pieces of architectural precast concrete on the building providing over 31,444…

SHI Garza Ranch

Best Commercial UseSHI Garza Ranch Office & Parking GarageDescription The SHI Office at Garza Ranch is a four level, 250,000 sf office building primarily clad with precast and curtain wall. The building plan is laid out with two wings and a central lobby connecting the two which also provides convenient access to the parking garage…

Cavender Jaguar Land Rover

Best Multi Use ParkingCavender Jaguar Land Rover Dealership and Service Center Parking GarageDescription The Cavender Jaguar/Land Rover Dealership and Service Center Parking Garage is a 5-story multi-bay precast concrete structure encompassing 162,800 square feet of new vehicle parking and a vehicle service area. Unlike traditional parking layouts, the vehicles are parked end-to-end 3, sometimes 4…

Comal River Bridge on San Antonio Street

Best Bridge InnovationSan Antonio Street at Comal River BridgeDescription Originally built in 1923, The Comal River Bridge needed significant safety improvements to keep the bridge operational. The existing arch spans and girder spans supported a roadway with two lanes only 10-feet-wide. It lacked shoulders and only had narrow 4-foot sidewalks posing safety risks for pedestrians…

Smithfield Middle School Gymnasium

Best School/Educational Building K-12Smithfield Middle School – Gymnasium AdditionDescription Smithfield Middle School will be getting a storm shelter in the form of a new gymnasium thanks to a bond package passed in 2018. Primarily, using precast concrete accommodated the budget. Second, it afforded minimal site disruption while the existing school was occupied. Lastly, it reduced…