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  • Utah office building wins Pacific Southwest TOBY Award

    Once again, Utah has proven itself a leader in the TOBY Competition! This year, six Utah buildings entered the Regional Competition for The Office Building of the Year award.

    The following buildings that competed in the Regional Competition were:

    Earth Category
    Mr. Rob Corcoran
    Big-D Construction
    404 West 400 South

    100,000 - 249,999 sf Category
    Mr. Justin Farnsworth
    CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
    136 East South Temple

    250,000 - 499,999 sf Category
    Ms. Pam Mahoney
    CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
    257 Tower

    Suburban Office Park - Low Rise Category
    Mr. Terrell Sparks
    RiverPark Management & Development
    RiverPark Office Park

    Suburban Office Park - Mid Rise Category
    Ms. Lorrie Ostlind
    Hines GS Properties
    Cottonwood Corporate Center

    Historical Category
    Ms. Shake' Agaronyan
    Kearns Building

    A variety of areas are examined during competition, including the building's operations and maintenance, energy conservation, environmental, emergency preparedness and tenant relations.

    Competition was extremely fierce this year. Our region had a record number of participants; 37 buildings in 14 categories entered from across Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.

    While we made a valiant showing at Region with our six buildings, all we consider a tribute to the property management community who work hard to showcase their properties; it was The Kearns Building, managed by Shake' Agaronyan who won the Historical Category and will advance to compete at the BOMA International Competition held June 27-29 in Long Beach, Calif.

    Now is the time to get started on the 2011 TOBY's. If you are considering entering your building or want more information, please contact Renee Schmid, Dave Robertson or Dave Shepard.

  • Waldorf Astoria Park City

    (Park Record) Hilton Worldwide today announced that Dakota Mountain Lodge & Golden Door Spa has changed its name to Waldorf Astoria Park City. The re-branding of the hotel in the mountain town of Park City, Utah, will take place over the next 60 days. It is only the third property to share the Waldorf Astoria name after the original in New York and Orlando.

  • Christine Robinson

    (Park Record) Prudential Utah Real Estate recently announced Christine Robinson was promoted to Senior Vice President and Park City Area General Manager. Robinson is responsible for management of the eight Prudential Utah Real Estate offices in Park City and the Heber Valley. She is also Principal Broker for the entire operation, including the seven offices along the Wasatch Front and Ogden Valley. The announcement came just days after Chin MacQuoid Fleming Harris was recognized at the national Prudential Sales Convention for achieving the No. 2 sales team for volume sold.

  • James M. Williams

    James M. Williams of AE URBIA and J.M. Williams and Associates, Salt Lake City, Utah based firms, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award for his creative and ingenious use of Tilt-Up concrete. He is a licensed architect, structural engineer, civil engineer, professional engineer and LEED AP. Williams is highly respected in the design community and is one of only a few who are both an architect and an engineer. Although he has numerous noteworthy projects, one of his most recognized is the Clyde Companies Corporate Office Building which transformed conventional Tilt-Up concrete into a refreshing modern class “A” office building with timeless qualities.

    According to Williams, “The Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award is my most cherished award to date. This industry only recognizes one architect internationally each year and this year I was fortunate to receive this great honor. I have a talented staff and everyone knows that the construction of any building takes teamwork. It is nice to be recognized for our contributions to the built environment and Tilt-Up construction. We strive to combine both form and function with materials and methodologies and find creative solutions to improving the quality of life.”

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has announced the recipients of four professional achievement awards presented at TCA’s annual meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 4, in conjunction with the World of Concrete.

    The award recipients for 2010, selected by the Association's Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership and recommendation by the TCA’s Awards Committee, are:

    • Bob Foley, President of The Foley Group for the Peter Courtois Memorial Award
    • Textured Coatings of America for the Robert Aiken Innovation Award
    • Steve Miers of Tilt-Up, Inc. for the Murray Parker Memorial Award
    • James M. Williams/AE URBIA for the Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award
    • Johnson Structural Group for the David L. Kelly Engineering Award

    Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award
    The TCA’s Distinguished Architect Award is named in honor of Irving J. Gill. Early in the history of concrete construction, Gill—a prominent architect in Southern California—designed and constructed a house in Hollywood employing Aiken’s method for Tilt-Up in 1912. This led Gill to purchase the patent rights of the bankrupt Aiken Reinforced Concrete Company forming his own Concrete Building and Investment Company. Without the architectural mindset of Gill, the industry may very well have taken a much slower time to rise to its current dominance. His crowning Tilt-Up achievement remains as one of the great early examples of modern concrete, the La Jolla Women’s Club. Past recipients include RMW architecture, Intergroup Architects, Kovert Hawkins Architects, The Haskell Company, Powers Brown Architecture and Kenneth R. Carlson, Architect – P.A.

  • Envision Engineering

    The Intermountain Electrical Association of Utah awarded Envision Engineering for the Best Institutional Project for the 55,000-square-foot U of U Carolyn Irish Tanner Humanities Building. The American Institute of Architects gave the project the Honor Award earlier this year. The facility was built with high efficiency lighting design methods and HVAC integration into the occupancy detection controls.

  • Jared Britton

    Envision Engineering hired Jared Britton as senior lighting engineer. Britton has almost a decade of experience, is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in architectural engineering and holds a lighting certification and an advanced certification in AGI32.

  • Brandon Hill

    Brandon Hill was named chief operating officer for SIRQ Construction. The appointment comes after an increased project load for the commercial construction company. Hill joined SIRQ in 2005.

  • Rob Moore

    Rob Moore, president and COO of Big-D Construction in Salt Lake City, was named chairman for 2010 of the Associated General Contractors of Utah. Moore has been a principal of Big-D since 1976. He was named president in 1998.

  • Mountain Express Mortgage welcomes new staff

    (Park Record) Mountain Express Mortgage, a residential mortgage banker based in Park City, recently announced the addition of Brady Hartzog, Senior Loan Officer; Kim Dainton, Senior Loan Officer; Tina Coombs, Loan Officer; and Christopher Hartzog, Loan Assistant. Mountain Express Mortgage in a press release said it is delighted to welcome them as the newest "MegaStars" to the Park City office, said Ron Field, Branch Manager of MegaStar Financials Park City Branch.

  • Keller Williams Real Estate

    (Park Record) Keller Williams Park City Real Estate recently made a combined donation of $5,000 to four local organizations. The donation was equally disbursed to The Peoples Health Clinic, Peace House, Park City Education Foundation and a Parley's Park Elementary School Employee in Need. The four groups were chosen from a list of organizations nominated by agents and staff from Keller Williams. Nancy Tallman was the 2009 chairperson of KW Cares Park City, the fund raising arm of Keller Williams. Additional contributions to this fund, and request for donations, can be made to Hong McDonald, the 2010 chairperson.

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