Three projects have recently been recognized for their excellence by receiving industry awards.
Design-Build Institute Upper Midwest Region
The Station on Washington and the Saint Thomas Academy Student Activities Center have both won Design-Build Institute Upper Midwest Region (DBIA-UMR) awards. The Station on Washington won an Excellence Award in the commercial building category and the Saint Thomas Academy project won an Excellence Award in the educational facility category. Overall, the projects placed second and third respectively in point totals, narrowly missing the Best Project award.
“We are excited to accept the DBIA Excellence Award on behalf of the project team. It was a truly integrated group, with an Opus entity as the “Owner” of the project. We are pleased that DBIA recognized the value contained within the Opus delivery system,” said Tom Becker, senior project manager for Opus Design Build. “I’d like to thank all project participants for their contributions to this challenging, rewarding and successful project!”
The DBIA-UMR awards recognize projects that successfully demonstrate the application of design-build principles, including interdisciplinary collaboration in the early stages of the project and acceptance of single-entity risk. All projects submitted for the award must have been completed on time and on budget, and they should exemplify the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation and problem solving.
“Saint Thomas Academy was such a great partner,” said Scott Shifflett, project manager for Opus Design Build. “They really bought into the design-build process and are seeing the benefits with their award-winning building. It is always great to see the recognition of the team’s hard work!”
NAIOP Colorado Awards of Excellence
The TriZetto Worldwide Headquarters project, which won the 2013 Office Development of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate Expo last fall, has also won the 2013 Office Development of the Year award from NAIOP Colorado.
The NAIOP Colorado awards judged the projects based on architecture, financial feasibility, enhancement to community or neighborhood, innovative techniques and sustainability and contribution to the real estate industry and the general community.
With all the complexity of these award-winning projects, we’ll be profiling each project separately in the coming days.