Retail: Boudin SF Restaurant and Bakery, Santa RosaResidential: Buck Residence/Cazadero Lodge House, CazaderoGreen: Cinemark Theatre at South Napa Century Center, NapaNonprofit - Office: CPI’s Parent Education Center, Santa RosaWinery - Napa: Cuvaison Estate Wines, Carneros - Wine Tasting Room and Barrel Building, NapaShopping Center: East Washington Place, PetalumaHotel: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Renovation, Boyes Hot SpringsHospitality: Graton Resort & Casino, Rohnert ParkWinery - Sonoma: Hamel Family Winery, SonomaMultifamily: Logan Place Apartments, PetalumaHigher Education: Mendocino College Lake Center, LakeportPublic: Person Senior Wing at the Finley Community Center Complex, Santa RosaK--12 Education: Piner High School Geospatial Science Center, Santa RosaMedical: St. Joseph Herman Family Pavilion, Napa; Santa Rosa Memorial Trauma Center expansionMixed-use: The Barlow, SebastopolIndustrial: Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa RosaEntertainment: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts renovation and solar carports, Santa Rosa

With the simple criteria that they be projects available for occupancy in 2013, nominations were solicited from architects, contractors, commercial real estate and other professionals from around the North Bay.

From their nominations, the 17 winners were selected by the Business Journal editorial staff for recognition.

This year’s list of honorees represents a who’s who of building projects in the North Bay from a broad array of sectors, including tens of millions invested by St. Joseph Health in projects in Santa Rosa and Napa, The Barlow project in Sebastopol, the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Graton Resort & Casino, a senior center in Santa Rosa, two outstanding education projects and two wineries.

Together these projects represent the pioneering spirit of those willing to take risks and to invest in the future of the North Bay. And we think it’s absolutely critical that we tell our readership and the public about those organizations that are continuing to invest in our communities.

The 17 recipients in 2013 join a total of more than 90 exceptional projects the Business Journal has recognized over the eight years of this competition.

We congratulate them and hope you enjoy reading about them.---Brad Bollinger, Publisher