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DJC announces TopProject 2021 finalists • Daily Journal of Commerce


The Daily Journal of Commerce has named the 106 finalists for the 2021 TopProjects Awards competition recognizing the most outstanding projects completed last year in the Pacific Northwest. Category winners and overall project of the year will be announced in person on Thursday, September 9, the DJC’s first live event since the pandemic.

Now in its 24th year, TopProjects has become the region’s premier built environment awards competition. This year’s class includes projects covering 17 different categories. It highlights the exceptional work done in a truly unprecedented year, ultimately providing our region with the essential buildings and infrastructure we rely on.

“Once I read the powerful nominations, it reinforced my feeling that TopProjects is the right event to pick up the pace of live events,” said DJC editor Nick Bjork. “Thanks to supply chain disruptions, workplace safety protocols, and project schedule hurdles, the construction industry has come together and done some of the most remarkable work I’ve ever had. seen in my 12 years with the organization. “

Bjork added that there will be an option to attend the event in person or virtually via a live broadcast. The team is working with two event calendars in case the COVID-19 pandemic forces a switch to a fully virtual format. As always, he added, DJC will look to the CDC, state and local councils for event security protocols.

The 106 projects will now move on to the evaluation phase, where ten industry leaders will determine the top three projects in each category, the TopProjects Project of the Year and several small prizes for outstanding work. Participants will also have the opportunity to make the TopProjects People’s Choice award selection through real-time voting.

The event will take place Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232) in the Oregon Ballroom. In-person tickets will start at $ 125 with a virtual viewing option of $ 50. Food and drinks will be provided to participants in person. Sponsorships for the event will start at $ 1,795. For event information or questions, contact Sarah Zens, [email protected] or (414) 225-1803.

To register for the event or view more detailed event information, please visit: DJCOregon.com/top-projects/

Below is a list of DJC TopProjects 2021 finalists. The DJC reclassifies projects based on submissions received. If you think your project is misclassified, please contact Nick Bjork at [email protected]


  • Brietung building; Submitted by Ink Built Architecture and Development
  • the cedar grove; Submitted by LMC construction
  • Municipalities of the market district; Submitted by Chambers Construction
  • Marla’s mansion; submitted by Charter Construction
  • Renovation of the Medallion and Williams Plaza D / B apartments; Submitted by Walsh Construction Co
  • Red Canyon; submitted by R&H Construction
  • Red Rock Creek Commons; Submitted by LMC Construction
  • Renaissance municipalities; Submitted by Walsh Construction Co.
  • Songbird; Submitted by BRIDGE Housing Corporation
  • The apartments in the fields; Submitted by Otak, Inc.


  • AllCare PACE Center; submitted by Ausland Group and CIDA Inc.
  • Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Elks Children’s Eye Clinic; Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • One Community Health Hood River; submitted by Scott | Edwards Architecture
  • Outside the East Clinic; Submitted by Walsh Construction Co
  • Intensive Care Unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center; Submitted by JRJ Architectes
  • Pacific Samaritan Communities Hospital; Submitted by The Neenan Company
  • Surgical Steelhead; Submitted by Mackenzie
  • The Vancouver Clinic – Columbia Palisades; Submitted by Andersen Construction
  • University of Washington Medical – Harborview Medical Center 8EH Pediatric Burn Unit; Submitted by Ankrom Moisan

HOSPITALITY (hotel, restaurant, etc.):

  • Abbott Claim Winery; Submitted by Andrew Scott Construction & Soderstron Architects
  • HEART; Submitted by BnK Construction
  • Corvallis Museum; Submitted by Gerding Builders
  • Domaine Serene wine fair; Submitted by GBD Architects
  • Hilton Garden Inn; Submitted by Deacon Construction, LLC
  • Eugene’s Kendall Subaru; Submitted by Chambers Construction
  • Col de Lolo; submitted by Woodblock Architecture and I&E Construction
  • Sahale Lodge; Submitted by Bremik Construction, Inc.
  • SaltLine Hotel; Submitted by Deacon Construction, LLC
  • Snow Peak North American Headquarters; Submitted by BnK Construction & Skylab Architecture


  • CalPlant MDF manufacturing plant; Submitted by Industrial Projects Consulting, LLC
  • SenSys fiber; Submitted by Robert Evans Co
  • Project Gutenberg; Submitted by McKinstry Co., LLC
  • Shakespeare Project – Columbia Distribution; Submitted by Perlo Construction
  • Prologis PDX 23; Submitted by Sierra Construction


  • Replacement of the 8th Street Bridge; Submitted by DOWL
  • Astoria waterfront bridge replacements; Submitted by DOWL
  • Gideon Street Crossing Project; Submitted by Stacy and Witbeck
  • I-105 connections to the Willamette River; Submitted by Wildish
  • I-405: Freemont connection bridge to US26 WB connection bridge; Submitted by Wildish
  • Parking structure of the Ilani Casino complex; Submitted by Swinerton


  • 5 MLK; Submitted by The Green Cities Company
  • Koz 151 N. Killingsworth; Submitted by Deacon Construction, LLC
  • The canyons; submitted by R&H Construction


  • 230 ash; Submitted by GBD Architects
  • Alta Peak Apartments; Submitted by Pavilion Construction
  • Chloe on Madison; Submitted by Ankrom Moisan
  • HarbourSky Apartments; Submitted by Leeb Architectes
  • Kado NO; Submitted by GBD Architects
  • Nishioka building; Submitted by Seabold Construction
  • Mixed-use buildings NW23 and NWGS; submitted by R&H Construction
  • The craftsman; Submitted by LMC Construction
  • The lofts of the ascent; Submitted by Seabold Construction
  • Timberridge Place Apartment Houses; Submitted by I&E Construction, Inc.

OFFICE – Renovation / Major expansion:

  • Headquarters of I&E construction; submitted by Woodblock Architecture and I&E Construction
  • JK Gill Building; Submitted by Urban Renaissance Group
  • Premier Equipment; Submitted by Lorentz Bruun Construction
  • Reece Security; Submitted by CIDA Inc. & Yorke & Curtis
  • Slabtown manufactures PDXs; Submitted by GBD Architects
  • The reconstruction of the Portland building; submitted by Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company
  • The Quinn; Submitted by Robertson & Olson Construction, Inc.
  • Renovation of the Wells Fargo Center and Exchange Block; Submitted by Turner

OFFICE – New construction:

  • Renovation of the Wells Fargo Center and Exchange Block; Submitted by Turner
  • Tag; Submitted by Mackenzie
  • Canvas; Submitted by GBD Architects
  • District office; Submitted by Andersen Construction
  • Rockwood Downtown Innovation Center (Building A); Submitted by LMC Construction & YBA Architects PC
  • Meyer Memorial Trust head office; Submitted by Walsh Construction Co
  • The Vanport Building; Submitted by Andersen Construction


  • Brookwood Elementary School; submitted by the DLR Group
  • Eastside Elementary School; Submitted by Chambers Construction
  • Kalama Primary School; Submitted by Emerick Construction Company
  • Kellogg Middle School; submitted by Oh planning + design, architecture
  • Meadow Ridge Elementary School; Submitted by Soderstrom Architects & Todd Construction
  • Addition and renovation of Milwaukie High School; submitted by CBRE | Heery & Skanska Building USA Inc.
  • Addition and renovation of Sam Barlow High School; Submitted by Opsis Architecture
  • Santiam Canyon Jr./Sr. School District High school; Submitted by Modern Building Systems
  • Sherwood High School; Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Little Birds, a Fireplace at Chapman Elementary School; submitted by CBRE | Heery


  • Green gateway; Submitted by GreenWorks
  • Portland International Airport, Balancing Terminal Hall E extension; Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Expansion of the Seaside Civic & Convention Center; Submitted by O’Brien and Company
  • Wingspan Event and Conference Center at Westside Commons; Submitted by Swinerton
  • Woodmont Natural Park; Submitted by Mackenzie


  • Beaverton Public Safety Center; Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Salem City Police Station; Submitted by JE Dunn Construction
  • Deschutes County Stabilization Center; Submitted by Pinnacle Architecture

LEISURE (gymnasiums, fields, etc.)

  • Eugene Civic Park & ​​Kidsport Field House; Submitted by Chambers Construction
  • Hidden Creek Community Center; Submitted by Opsis Architecture & Swinton
  • The Rotary Youth Center in Morrison; Submitted by Joseph Hughes Construction


  • Oregon State University Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building; Submitted by Andersen Construction
  • Oregon State University Marine Studies Initiative Building Submitted by KPFF
  • the replacement of the Peavy Hall at Oregon State University; Submitted by Andersen Construction
  • Oregon Portland Community College (OMIC) Manufacturing Innovation Center; Submitted by Mortenson
  • Umpqua Hall Health and Science Building; Submitted by Opsis Architecture


  • Aegis Overlake; Submitted by Ankrom Moisan
  • Ya Po Ah Terrace; Submitted by Walsh Construction Co.


  • Redevelopment of the head office; Submitted by Deacon Construction, LLC
  • Headquarters of the metropolitan group; Submitted by Scott | Edwards Architecture
  • Hall of the Moda tower; Submitted by Ankrom Moisan
  • PacificSource Health Care Plans Headquarters; Submitted by Swinerton
  • Pence Construction Headquarters; submitted by TVA Architects


  • Brown Road Improvements NE, Salem, OR; Submitted by Harper Houf Peterson Righellis
  • Improvements to the intersection between Elwert Road and Krueger Road; Submitted by Kerr Contractors Oregon LLC
  • Mill Plain Blvd (104th Ave at Chkalov Dr) | Vancouver, WA; Submitted by Harper Houf Peterson Righellis
  • Improvements at the intersection of NE Lake Road and NE Everett Street (SR 500); Submitted by PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.
  • West Burnside Security Improvements, Portland, Oregon; Submitted by Harper Houf Peterson Righellis
  • WSDOT I-5 SB Interstate Bridge Traffic Management Project to NE 78TH; Submitted by Mill Plain Electric Inc.