GreenWorks Receives Three 2011 Top Project Awards

The results are in! The Daily Journal of Commerce announced the 2011 Top Project winners last week with GreenWorks earning 3 project awards in the Public Building category. GreenWorks received First Place Awards for Hood River Middle School and Lane Community College Health and Wellness Center and a Second Place Award for Riverdale Grade School.

First Place – Public Buildings - $1M to $5 Hood River Middle School

The Hood River Middle School science and music addition is a LEED certified project designed as a hands-on learning laboratory, where students interact with the site's resource systems. GreenWorks worked closely with teachers and the school principal to design a site that meets school needs while utilizing a small ecological footprint. GreenWorks' services included schematic design, construction documents, specifications, LEED documentation, bidding assistance and construction administration.

Teammates: Hood River County School District, Opsis Architecture, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co

First Place – Public Buildings - $5.1M to $15M Lane Community College Health & Wellness Center

Lane Community College Health and Wellness Center sets a new standard for classroom space where students experience the benefits of an enhanced learning environment, a deeper understanding of human health and well being, and new inspiration to care for the earth. GreenWorks provided landscape architectural services for the Health and Wellness Center including site planning, hardscape, grading, planting, irrigation, and site furnishings.

Teammates: Lane Community College, SRG Partnership Inc., Balzhizer & Hubbard Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Solarc Architecture & Engineering, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Altermatt Associates, CompView, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, Heery International Inc.

Second Place – Public Buildings - $15.1M to $50M
Riverdale Grade School
 The new Riverdale School facility, campus, and recreation fields encompass the development of a 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art, two-story education facility for grades K-8, including approximately 24 classrooms. The project incorporates sustainable site practices and LEED design. In addition to a new education facility, the project provides improved child safety, bus routing, parking and parent drop-off areas as well as a central courtyard for outdoor play and environmental learning areas.

Teammates: Riverdale School District, Mahlum Architects, Cardno WRG, Bremik Construction, Green Building Services, Hubbard and Associates, Interface Engineering, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Shiels Obletz Johnsen,The Bookin Group


Congrats to each interdisciplinary team for their hard work and deserved recognition. A full list of the winners can be found at