Seattle, Washington – The Belarde Company is a finalist for the Architectural/Artistic category at the 50th annual “Excellence in Concrete Construction” awards to be held on September 27, 2018, by the  Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association.  The project nominated for the award is the Bellevue Downtown Park – Inspiration Playground.  The project owner is the City of Bellevue.

The expansion and redesign of Bellevue’s Downtown Park, known as “Completing the Circle,”  was a long-time vision for civic leaders. Belarde Company installed a variety of different architectural hardscapes throughout the project. In particular were Lithocrete systems and Lithomosaics features that highlight the splash pad play area and a bridge whose planks and sides highlight the Bomanite/Bomacron “Boardwalk” pattern.  In addition to decorative concrete features, the Belarde Company installed several stairs, sidewalks, and smaller plazas on the multi-acre site.

The general contractor for the entire Bellevue Downtown Park was Ohno Construction.   Design Concepts from Denver, Colorado was the architectural firm for the project.  The ready-mix supplier for the project was Cadman.