Eighteen construction projects have been selected for Business Journal’s 10th annual Top Projects in the North Bay awards.
The editorial staff chose these projects from close to 50 nominations from across the North Bay.
The winning endeavors stretched across the construction spectrum, from cavernous distribution warehouses in Solano and Napa counties to logistics of traffic-stopping work on one of the Bay Area’s busiest spans. The jobs brought together ingenuity in adaptive reuse of a high-rise downtown telephone switch building as high-end offices, a former wine warehouse as a multisport entertainment venues and a shuttered hospital as a homeless youth center.
The projects will be recognized at an awards gala in Petaluma on Dec. 17. Here are the top projects for 2015, by category:
Education–K-12: Napa Valley Unified School District Technology Center, Napa
Entertainment: The Epicenter sports and entertainment complex, Santa Rosa
Event Space: Richard’s Grove & Pavilion, Russian River Valley
Higher Education: College of Marin Academic Center, Kentfield
Higher Education–Historic Renovation: Dominican University Meadowlands Hall renovation, San Rafael
Hospital: Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, Ukiah
Hospitality: Hampton Inn & Suites, Napa
Infrastructure: Old Redwood Highway over-crossing and Highway 101
Infrastructure: Golden Gate Bridge movable median barrier
Industrial–Napa County: Greenwood Commerce Center, Napa
Industrial–Solano County: Pacific Cycle distribution warehouse, Vacaville
Multifamily: Stonebridge Apartments, St. Helena
Nonprofit: Social Advocates for Youth Dream Center, Santa Rosa
Office: Museum on the Square, Santa Rosa
Retail: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Santa Rosa
Senior Living Community: West Grove at Spring Lake Village, Santa Rosa
Winery: Mending Wall Winery, St. Helena
Special Award: Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
The awards event is set for 4–6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Petaluma hotel, 745 Baywood Dr. Preregister by visiting NorthBayBusinessJournal.com/TopProjects15reg by Dec. 14. Tickets cost $65 each.