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Hobson Place awarded ANEW’s Most Inclusive Jobsite Award

An honor to be recognized for our intentional promotion of workforce diversity.

The team on Seattle’s DESC Hobson Place North and South project was awarded the Most Inclusive Jobsite Award at ANEW’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. ⁠ ANEW is dedicated to improving the access and advancement of women in construction and manufacturing and promotes equity and inclusion in the construction industry for both women and people of color.

At Walsh, we understand that in order to raise the levels of participation and create a paradigm shift in the business industry in the Pacific Northwest, it must be more than just a ‘good faith effort’; it is a critical social responsibility. This award recognized our company's commitment to supporting equity and representation at all levels of project management as well as the diversity of our trade partners, ownership, and design team.  

On the Hobson Place project team:

  • Over half of the project management team was women, BIPOC or LQGBT+, with representation in 6 out of 9 positions.   
  • Diverse trade representation was found through one of the labor foremen, a Weather Resistive Barrier (WRB) Foreman and crew, and most of the Concrete crew
  • Walsh’s project team was matched by a women-dominated design team (Principal, Associate, Lighting Design, Landscape Design), Owner, Owner’s Development Consultant, and Construction Manager.  

Hobson Place became of our best performing projects, largely due to the high level of trust, support, open communication, mentorship, and collaboration that showed up every day.