Clark Projects Take Home Four Build America Awards

March 21, 2018

Clark is honored to have four project teams recognized during the Associated General Contractors of America’s 2018 Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards at the AGC Convention in New Orleans. The Build America awards honor the nation's most impressive construction projects which demonstrated state-of-the-art advancement, innovation, and excellent project management, client service, community relations, and safety practices.

The Ventura County Medical Center is a Winner in the Design-Build Building category. Envisioned, designed, and constructed as a place of recovery and hope, the County of Ventura developed this project to bring state-of the-art healthcare advancements to upgrade and replace functions previously housed in seismically endangered buildings that date back as early as 1915. The replacement wing and its various aspects serve to augment the existing healthcare framework, improve patient health, welcome the community, and aid the effectiveness of the staff who work in the facility. Not only did the design-build team deliver these goals, but they did so while building in the middle of an existing, fully-functional and operating hospital.

150 North Riverside is a Merit Winner in the New Building over $100 million category. Built on a desirable but long-vacant parcel of land in downtown Chicago, 150 North Riverside has been hailed as one of the most spectacular engineering feats in the city’s history.  150 North Riverside is a 54-story office tower offering 1.2 million square feet of leasable space cantilevering off a concrete core enclosed in a curtainwall façade. The tower occupies only 25 percent of its two-acre site, turning the remaining site into scenic public space.

Clark Construction worked with architect Goettsch Partners and engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates to surmount restrictive site access, minimal foundation space, public safety concerns, and active city infrastructure.

The Spark at Washington State University is a Merit Winner in the New Building $10-99 million category. The new digital classroom building serves as an academic innovation hub and a revolutionary teaching and learning space. Located on the Pullman campus in southeast Washington state, the Spark creates an environment that energizes and connects students and faculty.

Clark partnered with WSU and ZGF Architects to complete this $43 million design-build project on time and under budget, even with numerous technological enhancements and additions. The 83,000 square-foot, high-performance academic building boasts a 250-seat innovative circular learning hall, faculty innovation studio, hoteling office space, media studio with 3D printers, café, student development studio, and event space.

I-15/I-215 Devore Interchange Improvements is a Merit Winner in the Design-Build Civil Category. The project reconfigured the Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 (I-15/I-215) Interchange, one of the worst grade-related bottlenecks in the United States. Atkinson Construction delivered this $208 million contract six months ahead of schedule and under budget. The team provided cost-effective solutions and expanded the initial project scope, without increasing the budget, to eliminate congestion and improve safety in the region.

The project team redesigned the I-15/I-215 Devore Interchange to restore continuity of I-215 to I-15, adding two general purpose and two auxiliary lanes to I-15’s existing three-lanes passing through the Devore Interchange. One of the additional lanes continues through the interchange, while the other serves as a truck by-pass lane. The team also widened ten bridges and rebuilt seven.