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It Makes a Village 2009

Design-build competition results

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Masonry Institute Inc. held its second Masonry Expo, “It Makes a Village,” at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., April 1 and 2. Participating industries and associations offered a total of 16 seminars that provided technical and best practices information needed to design and build with masonry. The National Concrete Masonry Association, the Brick Industry Association, the MCAA, the Cast Stone Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Concrete Masonry Promotions Council all offered to give seminars in support of this event.

The It Makes a Village contest is a design-build competition. There were 11 teams consisting of architects and masons who collaborated on design, and then built their projects during the two-day event.

“The board of directors, the national associations and our membership showed confidence and courage in these difficult economic times by supporting this effort,” says Masonry Institute Director Joyce Greer. “Many folks put a great deal of their talents and efforts together to make it the best show possible. We all feel it was well worth the efforts.”

The It Makes a Village winners were:

First Place - $2,500


Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Mason Contractor: Masonry Design, Inc.
Architect: Virginia Tech School of Architecture


Second Place - $1,500


Fire Pit & Waterfall

Fire Pit & Waterfall

Mason Contractor: Falls Church Construction
Architect: BeeryRio Architects + Interiors


Third Place - $1,000


Play-A-Round

Play-A-Round

Mason Contractor: Deeben Enterprises
Architect: R. Hunter Hurt, AIA


Skateboard Ramp

Skateboard Ramp

Mason Contractor: United Masonry
Architect: EYP Architecture and Engineering


Park Bench

Park Bench

Mason Contractor: Baltimore Masonry
Architect: Rounds VanDuzer Architects


Four-sided Chimney

Four-sided Chimney

Mason Contractor: Genco Masonry
Architect: Esocoff Architects


Brick Pizza Oven

Brick Pizza Oven

Mason Contractor: Carroll County Career & Technology Center
Architect: School Drafting Dept.


Skate Park

Skate Park

Mason Contractor: C. S. Monroe Technology Center
Architect: Hayes Large Architects


Solar Garden

Solar Garden

Mason Contractor: L.F. Jennings Inc.
Architect: Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects


American Flag

American Flag

Mason Contractor: Center of Applied Technology-North
Architect: School Drafting Dept.


Garden Wall

Garden Wall

Mason Contractor: J.D. Long Masonry
Architect: Main Street Architecture


About the Author

The Masonry Institute of Virginia promotes the use of masonry through education, the exchange of information, recognition of noteworthy masonry projects and supporting the owners, architects, contractors and suppliers. For more information, please visit www.masonryinstitute.us.

 

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