The Woodwork Institute has honored Dennis Reeves, Inc., and Boulder Associates Architects with its Ralph B. McClure Craftsmanship Award and Bernard B. Barber, Jr., Award for Excellence for their work on the Sansum Clinic Foothill Medical Office Building in Santa Barbara.

The McClure Craftsmanship Award honors exceptional craftsmanship and/or installation of architectural millwork by a Woodwork Institute member.

The Barber Award for Excellence honors design professionals for projects in which the interior or exterior architectural millwork is a predominant feature.

The same project was submitted and chosen the winner for both awards this year.

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In selecting the Sansum Clinic project for these awards, the judges offered the following comments:

  • “The variety of interior millwork looks well executed on all areas.”
  • “Overall, size, scope, complexity, and execution were superior.”
  • “Very large project in a pretty short time frame. Was a lot of variety of different types of work. Lots of different materials.”
  • “Millwork was incorporated extensively throughout the project with a great variety of products. A millwork show piece for the architect and fabricator. Functional, practical, beautiful.”

According to Boulder Associates, the project consisted of approximately 48,000 square feet of medical office and 12,000 square feet of ambulatory surgery center tenant improvement constructed within two new “shell” buildings on a single medical office campus developed and built by a local real estate developer.

Sansum Clinic negotiated a long-term 30-year lease for the entire project site from the developer/owner. The project budget was set at $13.7 million with a 14-month construction duration.

Dennis Reeves, Inc., supplied customized casework and countertops for clinical departments as well as an on-site commercial retail cafe to accommodate both staff and patients. The millwork packages, dependent on clinic, incorporated plastic laminate, 1/2-inch-thick solid surface, and stainless steel countertops.

The majority of the casework utilized wood grained plastic laminate cabinet panels with integral colored 3 mil edge banding. Material choices included products from Wilsonart, Formica, Avonite, Caesarstone, and Mockett hardware.

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To enter the McClure or Barber awards for 2016, submit an application by April 30, 2016.

For more details and to download an application to enter the Ralph B. McClure Craftsmanship Award, click here.

For more details and to download an application to enter the Bernard B. Barber Jr. Award for Excellence, click here.