WPI brought home three industry awards at this years Annual NW Wall and Ceiling Industries Convention and Trade Show in Tucson. The awards are presented each year by the NW Wall and Ceiling Bureau for the best commercial and residential projects in Oregon and Washington. WPI had another strong showing this year bringing in two awards in the State of Oregon and one award in the State of Washington.
The iconic Fair Haired Dumbbell project in Portland was awarded Oregon Outstanding Exterior Commercial Building of the Year. Recognized for its cartoon-like shape dumbbell shape and its bright multicolored paint job, this project is truly one of a kind. WPI installed the Dryvit Outsulation Plus MD system on canted elevations that sloped outward one foot for every twenty feet of vertical rise. There were no grooves on the elevations other than the floorline expansion joints, which meant WPI’s plasterers had to complete each floor’s elevation without any breaking points. The final result of WPI’s craftsmanship was a perfect canvas for the beautiful hand painted murals that make this project so visibly striking.
WPI was also awarded the Oregon Suspended Ceiling Outstanding Project of the Year Award for Mountainside High School. This project located in Beaverton High School is the largest high school in the state, and the vast amount of different types of suspended ceilings throughout that presented many challenges. One of the most unique ceiling systems installed extensively throughout the school were the GypSorb perforated drywall ceilings, a product that requires perfect alignment between panels to ensure a cohesive finish. Working together, WPI’s skilled tradesmen were able to expertly complete this project flawlessly, helping give the Beaverton community a gorgeous new school that they will cherish for years to come.
Last but not least, WPI was awarded the Washington Suspended Ceiling Outstanding Project of the Year Award for the Westlake Center Food Court in downtown Seattle. WPI installed a variety of wood and metal ceilings throughout the build-out. The ceilings incorporated a variety of colors, textures, and materials at multiple planes that made for a complex installation. When all was said and done, the finished product was a beautifully constructed suspended acoustical-ceiling system that will catch the eye of everyone who sets foot in the Westlake Center.
Congratulations to all of the outstanding projects recognized across Oregon and Washington this year, and a special thanks to all of the WPI employees who hardwork, expertise, and commitment to excellence that helps bring such success and recognition to our company.
To read in more detail about all the outstanding projects this year click here to see the DJC Featurette on the 2018 NWCB Outstanding Projects.