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2011 Paving Landscaping Awards

Firm Name: LaQuatra Bonci Associates Builder Name: PJ Dick Incorporated Brick Manufacturer Name: Whitacre-Greer Brick Distributor Name: Pittsburgh Structural Clay Products

The Brick Industry Association has recognized four landscape architect firms with Brick in Architecture awards for 2011. Award recipients, and their categories, include:

Best in Class
The firm LaQuatra Bonci Associates was honored for its work on PNC Triangle Park in Pittsburgh.

As the first new high-rise building in downtown Pittsburgh in 20 years, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. erected a 752,000 square foot, 23-story Gold LEED-certified building. This building includes office space, an upscale hotel, a luxury condominium, a restaurant, retail, and a parking garage and has become the signature green building of the company that has the most LEED-certified properties of any company in the world. Situated at its prominent front corner is a new public park designed by LaQuatra Bonci Associates.

The park provides ample seating and shade and sound-dampening from drought-resistant shade and woodland plantings that require little water. This passive setting serves not only as a public amenity but as an extension of the company's corporate campus. Tracing the spine of the park and segmenting its formal and informal traits is its custom shade structure and seating that both welcome visitors and draw the eye to the entrance of the building.

Firm Name: ZGF Architects LLP Builder Name: Stacy and Witbeck / Kiewit Construction Group, Inc. Brick Manufacturer Name: Pacific Clay Products, Inc.

Gold Winner
The Portland Mall Revitalization in Portland, Ore., by ZGF Architects, LLP earned a gold award.

The Portland Mall, as conceived by the team of SOM/Halprin in 1976, was an ambitious urban improvement designed to address dwindling investment, a desire to re-define Portland's civic form, to reduce congestion and to become the region's transit nexus.
The Portland Mall Revitalization Project provided: 58 renovated or re-built downtown blocks and intersections; enhanced sidewalks with renovated
or new amenities including 45 new transit shelters; new and existing public art; a continuous travel lane for autos and bikes; and limited parking and loading zones for businesses.

With a project value of $220 million, it is Portland's largest public works project.

Firm Name: Hauber Fowler & Associates, LLC Builder Name: A.D. Davis Construction Brick Distributor: Oldcastle Coastal - Jacksonville, Fla.

Silver Winner
Hauber Fowler and Associates, LLC was honored with a silver award for the Plaza
at Kenan Hall/Flager College in St. Augustine, Fla.

Flagler College is a private college located in the heart of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States. At the center of campus is the main classroom building, Kenan Hall. The college reviewed the student activity and pedestrian traffic patterns and made the decision to create a centrally located gathering space, adjacent to Kenan Hall, where students could enjoy the year-round beautiful Northeast Florida weather.

Firm Name: LaQuatra Bonci Associates ( Builder Name: ValleyCrest Landscape Development Firm Name: ColeJenest and Stone (Associate Landscape Architect) Brick Manufacturer Name: Pine Hall Brick

Bronze Winner
The design of Pack Square Park in Ashville, N.C. earned the firm LaQuatra Bonci Associates a bronze award from the BIA.

The renaissance of Park Square was driven by community leaders and residents to transform their neglected center of downtown into a destination park, one that would improve the quality of the public open space for daily users and provide venues to celebrate Asheville's great legacy of community based festivals and events. Through an intensive visioning process, the park became vernacular to the city and region - seamlessly integrating art, diverse use, and landscape.

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