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November 21, 2007 9:58 AM CST

Arizona Masonry Guild Announces Architectural Award Winners

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The 16th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards program honored its award winning buildings during a special awards banquet held Friday, October 26, 2007, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. The program honored 11 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 Denver, Colorado. Joseph J. Poli, Humphries Poli Architects, P.C. 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) is University of Arizona Roy P. Drachman Hall, located in Tucson.

University of Arizona - Roy P. Drachman Hall

University of Arizona - Roy P. Drachman Hall
Tucson, AZ

Architectural Firm: SmithGroup, Phoenix, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Holben, Martin & White Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc., Tucson, AZ
General Contractor: was Gilbane Building Company, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Phoenix Brick Yard, Phoenix, AZ; Young Block Company, Tucson, AZ; Trenwyth Industries, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix/Tucson, AZ

Other winners include:


Honor Awards
Allen Residence

Allen Residence
Phoenix, AZ

Architectural Firm: Knoell & Quidort Architects, Phoenix, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Bakkum-Noelke Consulting Structural Engineers, Phoenix, AZ
General Contractor: GM Hunt Builders, Inc. Cave Creek, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Apache Stone, Phoenix and Superlite Block, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Randy Gregory Masonry, Inc. Phoenix, AZ


The Golf Club Scottsdale

The Golf Club Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ

Architectural Firm: Zehren & Associates, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
Structural Engineering Firm: Van Sande Structural Consultants, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
General Contractor: Madison Couturier Custom Homes, Scottsdale, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Anasazi Stone Company, Scottsdale, AZ; Clay Mine Adobe, Inc., Tucson, AZ; Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, Inc., Phoenix; Superlite Block, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Clement Enterprises, Inc., Cave Creek, AZ


University of Arizona - College of Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Architectural Firm: SmithGroup, Phoenix, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Paragon Structural Design, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
General Contractor: DPR Construction, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix and Trenwyth Industries, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix, AZ


Chaparral Water Treatment Facility

Chaparral Water Treatment Facility
Scottsdale, AZ

Architectural Firm: Swaback Partners, pllc, Scottsdale, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Black & Veatch, Phoenix, AZ
General Contractor: Archer Western Contractors, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: AZ Block 2000, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Rhino Masonry, Inc., Mesa, AZ


Merit Awards
4551 Modern Rentals

4551 Modern Rentals
Tucson, AZ

Architectural Firm: Repp Design + Construction, Tucson, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., Tempe, AZ
General Contractor: Repp Design + Construction, Tucson, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Young Block Company, Tucson, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Custom Masonry Unlimited, Inc., Tucson, AZ


Chinle Sports Complex

Chinle Sports Complex
Chinle, AZ

Architectural Firm: Green & Green, Inc., Cave Creek, AZ
Architectural Design Consultant: HOK Sport, Kansas City, MO
Structural Engineering Firm: GFG Structural Engineers, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
General Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc., Litchfield Park, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix and Trenwyth Industries, Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: G&G Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ


Cesar Chavez Library

Cesar Chavez Library
Phoenix, AZ

Architectural Firm: Line and Space, LLC, Tucson, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., Tempe, AZ
General Contractor: Linthicum, Scottsdale, AZ
Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry, Inc., El Mirage, AZ


Citation Awards
Spangler Residence

Spangler Residence
Village of Oak Creek, AZ

Architectural Firm: Knoell & Quidort Architects, Phoenix, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Phoenix, AZ
General Contractor: DeTar Construction, Inc., Cottonwood, AZ
Masonry Supplier: Yavapai Block Company, Prescott, AZ
Masonry Contractor: Millenium Masonry, Clarkdale, AZ


The Kauffeld Residence

The Kauffeld Residence
Tucson, AZ

Architectural Firm: Cadstar Design, Tucson, AZ
Structural Engineering Firm: Schneider & Associates Structural Engineers, Tucson, AZ
General Contractor: Living Spaces LLC, Tucson, AZ
Masonry Supplier: Young Block Company, Tucson, AZ
Masonry Contractor: The Runde Company LLC, Tucson, AZ


Pine Canyon Clubhouse

Pine Canyon Clubhouse
Flagstaff, AZ

Architectural Firm: MAI design group, Englewood, CO
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Leffler Consulting Structural Engineering, Broomfield, CO
General Contractor: Wespac Construction, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Masonry Suppliers: Block-Lite Company, Flagstaff, AZ; Telluride Stone Company, Telluride, CO
Masonry Contractors: Maverick Masonry, Glendale, AZ; Palo Cristi Stone Company, Scottsdale, AZ

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 49 years of service to both the masonry industry and Arizonans.

The Guild and its members have 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 educational seminars for the professional community and 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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