PCI Awards

The Orchard:

2022 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award Recipient

At the recent 2022 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Committee Days luncheon, LAPPCO was awarded the Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award, recognizing PCI-certified plants for excellence in manufacturing and craftsmanship. Focusing on issues such as forming, finishing, quality, and overcoming production obstacles, this award was the culmination of hard work by everyone involved, from estimating & production, to erection and engineering. LAPPCO is honored to be recognized by the committee for this project and we look forward to future challenges.

About the Project:

Highland Park High School:

Best K-12 School Building

The leaders of Highland Park High School outside of Chicago, IL knew they needed to replace the aging gymnasium and pool building, but the school had a limited budget and tight schedule. The sensible solution was to chose LAPPCO and Precast Concrete to get the job done.
Michael Dolter from Perkins+Will stated that LAPPCO and Precast Concrete “simplified the construction process, allowing construction to meet the delivery goals and the project budget.” Both buildings were erected over the winter in a matter of weeks, ensuring minimal disruption for the operating campus.

About the Project:

Client List

“Love Nature has an amazing team of hard working professionals. It has been a pleasure to meet them.”

Emily Davis

PCI Award Winning Projects


Canal Center: The Northern Trust Company

Architectural precast creatively enhances this office building facade with texture and color. Durable, low-maintenance, and cost-effective, the 1,212 panels provide a visually pleasing exterior covering 133,000 sq ft.
oakbrook point

Oak Brook Pointe

Situated near McDonald’s HQ in Oak Brook, this 5-story office building boasts modern architecture with unique precast selections for color, form, and texture. Featuring a mix of finishes and forms, including irregular-faced block, ribbed and smooth spandrel panels, and a white acid-etched cornice, the 375 precast panels cover 46,000 sq ft.

University of Chicago Hospitals Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

The Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, a non-bed hospital, offers specialized diagnostic and treatment programs. With a structural steel skeleton and 1018 acid-etched precast concrete panels, the 515,000 sq ft building features wall panels, column covers, and spandrels. The surrounding landscaping includes over 200 acid-etched precast concrete panels for coping, seat walls, and miscellaneous pieces.

Highland Park High School District 113

Highland Park High School, established in 1886, chose cost-effective precast concrete for its latest addition, seamlessly blending limestone-like panels with existing brick, showcasing an effective enhancement for older buildings.

Teen Living Program Center

This three-story center seamlessly integrates housing, education, counseling, health care, and life skills training within a warm and durable precast concrete and glass envelope.