Past Winners

Al Beck Award Winners

2022 Kas Kinkead
2021  Brian Carter 
2019  Philip Riedel, ALEP, AIA, LEED AP
2018 Michael McGavock
2017 Greg Hepp
2016 Shannon McLaughlin, CPSM, LEED AP
2015 Guy J. Overman, AIA
2013 Kelley Tanner
2012 Stephen M Murakami

Past Al Beck Award winners have been: Jim Jennings, Alberta Mehring, Chas Chisom, Steve Young, Gretchen DeDecker, Jack Hutteball, Merle Kirkley, Gary Nelson, Ralph Saxton, Bill Chaput, Jay Peterson, Cheri Hendricks, Debra Fulton, Peter Wall and Edward Peters.

Merle Kirkley Scholarship

2020  Aliyana Forest, Tacoma, WA
Dylan Wei, Bellevue, WA
Mae Robinson, White Salmon, WA
2018 Kirsten Buehler, Monroe, WA
Tanner Abbott, Davenport, WA
2016 Davidson Norris, Walla Walla

Polished Apple Award Winners

The Polished Apple Award provides recognition to the most outstanding project presented each year.

Year Project Location Architect
2023 Clyde Hill Elementary School Clyde Hill, WA Integrus Architecture
2022 Highline High School Burien, WA Bassetti Architects
Merit: The Little School Bellevue, WA Studio Meng Strazzara
People's Choice Award: Salem Woods Elementary School Monroe, WA DLR Group
2021 Blakely Elementary School Bainbridge Island, WA Mithun
Distinction: Webster School Renovation Seattle, WA TCF Architecture
Merit: Kalama Elementary School Kalama, WA BLRB Architects
People's Choice Award: Madrona School Edmonds, WA Mahlum Architects
2020 Lacamas Lake Elementary School Camas, WA Mahlum Architects
Merit: Discovery High School Camas, WA DLR Group
Merit: Lincoln High School Seattle, WA Bassetti Architects
People's Choice Award: Salish Coast Elementary School Port Townsend, WA Integrus Architecture
2019 Pathfinder Kindergarten Center Everett, WA DLR Group
Merit: Sammamish High School Bellevue, WA Integrus Architecture
Merit & People's Choice Award: Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) Health Science Building Burien, WA Hutteball & Oremus Architects
2018 Arlington Elementary School Tacoma, WA Mahlum Architects
Merit: Environmental Learning Center Tacoma, WA McGranahan Architects
2017 Hazel Wolf K-8 E-STEM School Seattle Public Schools NAC Architecture
2016 A.G. Bell Elementary School Lake Washington School District DLR Group
2015 Wilkes Elementary School Bainbridge Island School District Mahlum Architects
2013 Secondary Academy for Success Northshore School District Studio Meng Strazzara
2012 Chief Sealth International High School/Denny International Middle School Seattle Public Schools Bassetti Architects
2011 Marysville Getchell High School Marysville School District DLR Group
2010 Robert Frost Elementary
Lake Washington School District, Kirkland studio Meng Strazzara
2009 Gray Middle School Tacoma Public Schools Mahlum Architects
2008 North Cascades Environmental Learning Center Sedro-Woolley HKP Architects
2007 Paschal Sherman Indian School
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation ALSC Architects
2006 Ben Franklin Elementary School Lake Washington School District, Kirkland Mahlum Architects
2005 Redmond High School
Lake Washington School District, Redmond McGranahan Architects
2004 The Truman Center
Federal Way School District Mahlum Architects
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