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November 7, 2005 8:00 AM CST

Arizona Masonry Guild Announces Architectural Award Winners

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The 14th Annual Excellence In Masonry Architectural Awards program honored its award winning buildings during a special awards banquet held Friday, October 28, 2005, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. The program honored 13 projects for outstanding masonry design, workmanship and creativity with the use of brick, block, or stone.

The awarded projects are selected by an out of state panel of jurors. This year's panel was from New Mexico. Terrance Brown, FAIA, with ASCG, Inc., was the Jury Chairman and participated in the awards presentation on Friday night. An award is presented to the architectural firm, the structural engineering firm, general contractor, masonry supplier and masonry contractor for each winning project.

This year's Gold Trowel winner (the top honor) was The Kiva Club.

The architectural firm for this project was H & S International LLC in Scottsdale. The structural engineering firm was also H & S International LLC. The general contractor was Wespac Construction, Inc. in Phoenix. The masonry supplier was Apache Stone in Phoenix and Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. The masonry contractor was Palo Cristi Custom Stone, Scottsdale and Hochstetler Masonry, Inc., Peoria.

Other winners include:

Honor Awards


City of Glendale Public Safety Facility, Glendale, designed by DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. & PSA Dewberry. Structural engineering firm: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Phoenix. General contractor: Norquay Construction, Phoenix. Masonry supplier: Interstate Brick, West Jordan, Utah. Masonry contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix.


Mountain Vista Club, Peoria, designed by H & S International LLC, Scottsdale. Structural engineering firm: H & S International LLC, Scottsdale. General contractor: Wespac Construction, Inc., Phoenix. Masonry supplier: Apache Stone, Phoenix and Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: Hochstetler Masonry, Inc., Peoria.


Tsinnaabaas Ha'bittiin (Wagon Trail) Elementary School, Tuba City, designed by SSPW Architects, Scottsdale. Structural engineering firm: E. M. Plummer Consulting Engineers, Scottsdale. General contractor: Okland Construction Company Inc., Tempe. Masonry supplier: Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: Maverick Masonry, Glendale.

Merit Awards


Marana Municipal Complex, Marana, designed by Durrant Architects, Tucson. Structural engineering firm: Holben, Martin & White, Tucson. General contractor: D.L. Withers Construction, LC, Phoenix. Masonry supplier: Anasazi Stone Company, Scottsdale and AZ Block 2000, Tucson. Masonry contractor: Foley Tile and Masonry, Tucson and Stockett Tile & Granite Company, Scottsdale.


Diamondback Plumbing Services, Phoenix, designed by SEAD Architectural + Construction, LLC, Phoenix. Structural engineering firm: J.T. Engineering, Inc., Phoenix. General contractor: SEAD Architecture + Construction, LLC, Phoenix. Masonry supplier: Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: G & G Enterprises, Phoenix.


The Plaza Lofts at Kierland Commons, Phoenix, designed by Nelsen Architects, Scottsdale. Structural engineering firm: Paul-Koehler Engineering, Scottsdale. General contractor: McCarthy Building Company, Tempe. Masonry supplier: Western Block Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: Rock & Stone Mfg., Inc.


Boulder Creek High School, Anthem, designed by DLR Group, Phoenix. Structural engineering firm: DLR Group, Phoenix. General contractor: W.E. O'Neil Construction Co. of Arizona, Phoenix. Program Manager: Abacus Project Management, Inc. Masonry supplier: Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix.

Citation Awards


Flagstaff Pulliam Airport Operations Facility, Flagstaff, designed by LEA - Architects, LLC, Phoenix. Structural engineering firm: TLCP Structural Inc., Phoenix. General contractor: Agate, Inc., Scottsdale. Masonry supplier: Block-Lite, Inc., Flagstaff. Masonry contractor: Maverick Masonry, Glendale.


Chandler Fire Training Facility Expansion, Chandler, designed by Perlman Architects of Arizona, Inc., Scottsdale. Structural engineering firm: TLCP Structural, Inc., Phoenix. General contractor: Sun Eagle Corporation, Chandler. Masonry supplier: Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix.


The Biodesign Institute (Building A), Tempe, designed by Gould Evans + Lord Aeck Sargent, Phoenix. Structural engineering firm: Paragon Structural Design, Inc., Phoenix. General contractor: A Joint Venture of Sundt Construction, Inc., Tempe and DPR Construction, Inc., Phoenix. Masonry supplier: Phoenix Brick Yard, Phoenix and Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix.


Yuma Readiness and Community Center, Yuma, designed by LEA - Architects, LLC, Phoenix. Structural engineering firm: TLCP Structural, Inc., Phoenix. General contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction Co., Phoenix. Masonry supplier: Phoenix Brick Yard, Phoenix and Superlite Block, an Oldcastle® Company, Phoenix. Masonry contractor: TAC, Yuma.


Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, Sierra Vista, designed by Scott Rumel Architect, Tucson. Structural engineering firm: Holben, Martin & White, Tucson. General contractor: Lloyd Construction Company, Inc., Tucson. Masonry supplier: Young Block Company, Tucson. Masonry contractor: Haxton Masonry, Yuma.

The Annual Excellence In Masonry Architectural Awards program is sponsored by the Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. Established in 1958, the non-profit organization is celebrating 47 years of service to both the masonry industry and Arizonans.

The Guild has played a significant role in economic development, new product and construction standards, enhanced safety policies and increased energy efficiency of masonry products. It has also been on the forefront of developing and implementing statewide consumer education campaigns and scholarship programs with Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. can be reached at 602/265-5999 in Phoenix, toll-free at 888/511-5999 or at the web site, www.MasonryforLife.com.


About the Author

Deb Lasch is the Assistant Director for the Arizona Masonry Guild. Since 1958, the Arizona Masonry Guild has promoted the quality use of masonry materials, workmanship, designs and codes for the residential and commercial construction markets.

 

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