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Arizona Masonry Guild Announces 2008 Architectural Award Winners

Projects honored for outstanding masonry design

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The 17th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards program honored its award winning buildings during a special awards banquet held Friday, October 17, 2008, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. The program honored 15 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 Amarillo, Texas. Jim C. Doche, WD Architects 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 a Private Residence located in Phoenix.

Private Residence

Private Residence
Phoenix, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Jones Studio, Phoenix, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: JT Engineering, Phoenix, Ariz.
General Contractor: Reliance Build, Inc., Chandler, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Maldonado-Olson Masonry, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

Other winners include:

Honor Awards


Portland Place, Phase I

Portland Place, Phase I
Phoenix, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: DAVIS, Tempe, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: The Weitz Company, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Rhino Masonry, Mesa, Ariz.

Mountain Redux Residence

Mountain Redux Residence
Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Swaback Partners, PLLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: Chess Pacific, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Hochstetler Masonry, Inc., Boerne, Texas

Peoria Community and Development Services Building

Peoria Community and Development Services Building
Peoria, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Dick & Fritsche Design Group, Phoenix, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: Haydon Building Corp., Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: MAG Construction, Gilbert, Ariz.

Banner Gateway Medical Center

Banner Gateway Medical Center
Gilbert, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: NBBJ Architecture, Seattle, Wash.
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Tempe, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block/Trenwyth, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix, Ariz.

Merit Awards


Lost Canyon Private Residence

Lost Canyon Private Residence
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Allen + Philp Architects, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
General Contractor: Linthicum, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Anasazi Stone, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Master Block, Inc., El Mirage, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry, El Mirage, Ariz.

Downtown Glendale Parking Structure

Downtown Glendale Parking Structure
Glendale, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Dick & Fritsche Design Group, Phoenix, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Tempe, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Interstate Brick, Utah; Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix

Raintree Phase III & IV

Raintree Phase III & IV
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: PHArchitecture, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: Summit Builders Construction Company, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Phoenix Brick Yard, Phoenix, Ariz.; Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Brothers Masonry Corporation, Phoenix, Ariz.

Cooper Crossing

Cooper Crossing
Chandler, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: PHArchitecture, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Rock and Stone Manufacturing, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

Institute of Religion at Arizona State University

Institute of Religion at Arizona State University
Tempe, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Architekton, Tempe, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: BDA Engineers, Ltd., Scottsdale, Ariz.
General Contractor: Layton Construction, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Interstate Brick, Utah; Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, Phoenix, Ariz.; Southwest Architectural Castings, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Maverick Masonry, Glendale, Ariz.

Midwestern University – Medical Office Building

Midwestern University – Medical Office Building
Glendale, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: DWL Architects + Planners, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Phoenix, Ariz.
General Contractor: Chanen Construction Company, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Interstate Brick, Utah; Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, Phoenix, Ariz.; Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix, Ariz.

Citation Awards


Denbrock Residence

Denbrock Residence
Tucson, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Kevin B. Howard Architects, Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: Schneider & Associates Structural Engineering, Tucson, Ariz.
General Contractor: Tara-Sun Dev. Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Young Block Company, Tucson, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: The Runde Co., LLC, Tucson, Ariz.

Franklin Police & Fire High School

Franklin Police & Fire High School
Phoenix, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: Hunt & Caraway Architects, Ltd., Glendale, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: Slaysman Engineering, Phoenix, Ariz.
General Contractor: Sun Eagle Corporation, Chandler, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Arizona Repair Masons, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

Papago Gateway Center

Papago Gateway Center
Tempe, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: SmithGroup, Phoenix, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
General Contractor: Okland Construction, Tempe, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix, Ariz.; Superlite Block/Trenwyth, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix, Ariz.

Peoria Jomax Fire Station No. 197

Peoria Jomax Fire Station No. 197
Peoria, Ariz.

Architectural Firm: LEA-Architects, LLC, Phoenix, Ariz.
Structural Engineering Firm: TLCP Structural, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
General Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc., Glendale, Ariz.
Masonry Suppliers: Diversified Builder Supply, Chandler, Ariz.; Superlite Block, Phoenix, Ariz.
Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises, Phoenix, Ariz.

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 50 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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