The National Capital Region building industry came together on June 3rd to personally recognize the area’s outstanding craftsmen during the 66th annual WBC Craftsmanship Awards banquet. More than 14,000 men and women have been individually honored over the past 66 years for their work on 3,500+ Craftsmanship Award winning entries.

To kick off the evening, two new WBC Craftsman Hall of Fame inductees were honored. Each year up to 5 craftsmen may be nominated by the Craftsmanship Awards Committee to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Established in 2008, the Hall of Fame currently has 46 exceptional members. The 2022 Hall of Fame inductees were:

This year 198 nominations were received in ten trade categories from sitework to finishes. Each entry was evaluated in March by a team made up of individuals with a wide range of industry experience. The judges represented a broad cross-section of the construction industry, including architects, interior designers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction consultants, and engineers. All evaluations were compiled, results tallied, and 62 winning entries were identified based upon the judge’s scoring.

Following selection of the award winners, a separate group of Star Awards judges representing different industry perspectives and disciplines evaluated the Star nominees. Star Award winning craftsmen encompass the key characteristics of all Craftsmanship Award winners and exhibit the highest level of focus on excellence. This year, nine remarkable entries were selected as Star Award nominees for demonstrating the highest level of quality and exceeding the awards criteria. From these, the Star Award winners for Visual Excellence, Technical Excellence and Excellence in the Face of Adversity were selected.

The Star Award for Excellence in the Face of Adversity was presented to Carlos Amaya, Francisco Pineda Calix, Edgar Carreto-Ramos, Hector Lopez Perez, Jacinto Torres and Jose Varella with Boatman and Magnani for Ceramic Tile and Terrazzo at National Air and Space Museum Revitalization project.

The Star Award for Technical Excellence was awarded to the team of Eric Hitch, Mike Kern, Ha Le, Javon Posey, Chris Schiro and Joe Steinhice with Singleton Electric Company for Special Systems at Noman M. Cole PCP – MCC and DC Replacement project.

Finally, the Star Award for Visual Excellence was presented to David Holt with Wilkie-Sanderson for Architectrual Millwork at the Capital One Block C Performing Arts Center project.

Event pictures and videos are now available online.  Click here for the pictures.


Hall of Fame Inductees Video

Star Awards Nominees Video 1

Project: Capital One Block C Performing Arts Center
Woods & Plastics:  Architectural Millwork
The Star Awards for Visual Excellence

Project: Hangar 21 Joint Base Andrews
Electrical: Power Generation, Distribution & Switchgear

Project: National Air and Space Museum Revitalization
Masonry: Exterior Stone

Star Awards Nominees Video 2

Project: Noman M. Cole PCP – MCC and DC Replacement
Electrical: Special Systems
The Star Awards For Technical Excellence

Project:  Reston Gateway
Special Construction: Rainscreen

Project:  1919 Penn
Woods & Plastics:  Architectural Millwork

Star Awards Nominees Video 3

Project: National Air and Space Museum Renovations
Finishes: Ceramic Tile & Terrazo
The Star Award for Excellence in the Face of Adversity

Project:  Jefferson Memorial Roof & Portico Restoration
Masonry: Exterior Stone

Project:  Signal House
Woods & Plastics:  Architectural Millwork

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