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November 29, 2004 9:30 AM CST

Masonry Institute of Tennessee - AIA Tennessee Awards


What do you get when you combine Tennessee architects, great food and beautiful state gardens ambiance? You get another successful Awards Night cooperative venture between AIA Tennessee and the Masonry Institute of Tennessee (MIT).

This year's Excellence Award goes to Hefferlin + Kronenberg's private Hunting and Fishing Cabin. The cabin is located in a remote rural area of Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. The 20-year-old development was conceived to protect the natural environment and to capture the beauty of the area.

Stone was a natural choice as a material because it fit in with the mountain retreat design. Tennessee sandstone, installed by fifth-generation, local stonemasons, was used throughout the stonework. The base of the building, exterior retaining walls and a fire pit (all of which were stone) create outdoor spaces to enjoy the surroundings through all seasons. A screened porch, designed as an exterior dining room, also features a stone fireplace.

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Top Award Winner

Hunting and Fishing Lodge
Architect: Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, PLLC
Mason Contractor: Shaffer Stone Masonry Contractors, Inc.

Honor Award - St. John's Episcopal Church
Architect: Williamson Pounders Architects, PC
Mason Contractor: Gary Lorencen, Stonemason

Merit Award - Mount Zion Baptist Church
Architect: Tuck Hinton Architects
Mason Contractor: Mark 1 Masonry

Merit Award - Performing Arts Center & Marie Strange Music Building Renovation
Architect: Tuck Hinton Architects
Mason Contractor JTK Masonry

Element Award - University of Tennessee Black Cultural Center
Architect: Adams Craft Herz Walker, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Jerry Drain Masonry
Masonry Sculptor: Sue Landerman

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