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Masonry TEAMs Awarded

Winners of the 2011 MCAA TEAM Awards announced

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Contractors, architects, and suppliers are award at the 2011 MCAA TEAM Awards.

Contractors, architects, and suppliers are award at the 2011 MCAA TEAM Awards.
On Monday, January 17, the Mason Contractors Association of America announced the winners of the 2011 MCAA TEAM Awards at the MCAA Convention during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas.

The purpose of the Tribute to Exemplary Achievements in Masonry (TEAM) Awards is to give recognition to quality masonry projects and members of the construction team for outstanding accomplishments in masonry design and construction.

The MCAA would like to congratulate the winners of the 2011 MCAA TEAM Awards.

Education: K-12

Kingwood High School
Kingwood High School
Kingwood High School
Kingwood, TX

Mason Contractor
Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.
Houston, TX

Architect
SBWV Architects, Inc.
Houston, TX

General Contractor
Vaughn Construction
Houston, TX

Suppliers
Architectural Masonry Products
Houston, TX

Headwaters Construction Materials
Alleyton, TX

Siteworks
Houston, TX

Owner
Humble Independent School District
Humble, TX

Photographer
Richard Payne FAIA Architectural Photographer
Houston, TX

Judges' Comments
The Kingwood High School project was an extreme renovation which included both remodeling and new construction. It included 62,000 concrete masonry units inside and a fancy new exterior using utility brick and cast stone trim. There were many access and service issues throughout the existing school, and more degree of difficulty issues involving the 11,000 cast stone pieces, some weighing 300 pounds with both a chamfered and radius edge. The result was a newer, more modern appearance, and increased occupancy space. Well worth the effort.



Education: College/University

Mitchell Physics Building - Texas A&M University
Mitchell Physics Building - Texas A&M University
Mitchell Physics Building - Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Mason Contractor
Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.
Houston, TX

Architect
Michael Graves & Associates, Inc.
New York, NY

General Contractor
Vaughn Construction
Houston, TX

Suppliers
Architectural Masonry Products
Houston, TX

Headwaters Construction Materials
Alleyton, TX

Siteworks
Houston, TX

Acme Brick Company
Bryan, TX

Owner
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Photographer
Richard Payne FAIA Architectural Photographer
Houston, TX

Judges' Comments
This category was heavily subscribed and full of outstanding projects making the judging particularly difficult. The Mitchell Physics Building project at Texas A&M was selected for its use of masonry in achieving its eye catching design. The project included concrete masonry units, brick, cast stone, and architectural precast. Basements are somewhat extraordinary in this locale, so it is a bit of a surprise to find one here using some 55,000 CMUs. Three different brick units were used, including many laid on an ellipse. Setting the architectural precast also involved a significant degree of difficulty due to access, hoisting options, and weight issues.



Landscape, Hardscape

Temiz Project
Temiz Project
Temiz Project
NJ

Mason Contractor
Cipriano Landscape Design
Ramsey, NJ

Architect
Cipriano Landscape Design
Ramsey, NJ

General Contractor
Cipriano Landscape Design
Ramsey, NJ

Suppliers
Braen Supply
Haskell, NJ

Pasvalco
Closter, NJ

Photographer
Cipriano Landscape Design
Ramsey, NJ

Judges' Comments
"It looks like something God might have done!" The judges were easily influenced by the use of several different types of stone set to mimic natural outcroppings, create steps and terraces, and address an eighty foot elevation change up to the main house. Adding the colorful plantings, pools and waterfalls, made it Picture Perfect.



Rehabilitation, Restoration

Savery Hall - University of Washington
Savery Hall - University of Washington
Savery Hall - University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Mason Contractor
Pioneer Masonry Restoration, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Architect
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Seattle, WA

General Contractor
Hoffman Construction
Seattle, WA

Suppliers
Mutual Materials Company
Bellevue, WA

Owner
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Photographer
Anita Simon
Seattle, WA

Judges' Comments
Originally built in 1920, Savery Hall at the University of Washington is a great example of how owners always received their money's worth when they built classic, load bearing masonry buildings. Already ninety years old, the owner now extends the original Savery Hall investment with a major restoration and upgrading that gets it ready for another ninety years. The judges were particularly influenced by the effort spent to save important masonry detailing like grotesques, niches, and ornamental terra cotta. Those latter efforts were particularly tricky.



Industrial, Commercial

Acme Brick Headquarters
Acme Brick Headquarters
Acme Brick Headquarters
Fort Worth, TX

Mason Contractor
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, TX

Architect
Gideon Toal Architects
Fort Worth, TX

General Contractor
Austin Commercial, LP
Dallas, TX

Suppliers
Acme Brick Company
Fort Worth, TX

Owner
Acme Brick Company
Fort Worth, TX

Photographer
Acme Brick Company / Marketing Photographic Services
Fort Worth, TX

Judges' Comments
"No surprise here!" The Acme Brick Headquarters is built using lots, and lots of BRICK. Kudos to the owner and architect for the way they maintained this smart, simple design, and still found ways to showcase what can be done with brick. The project features a myriad of different coursing, patterns, projections, recesses, sawtooths, soldiers and headers. It is no surprise that 'mason contractor' judges would like this one.



Government, Institutional

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Houston, TX

Mason Contractor
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, TX

Architect
Ziegler-Cooper Architects
Houston, TX

General Contractor
Linbeck Group
Houston, TX

Suppliers
Evans Limestone
Bedford, IL

Stone Panels, Inc.
Coppell, TX

P. Patterson & Associates
Parker, CO

Owner
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Houston, TX

Photographer
Mark Johnson Photography
Houston, TX

Judges' Comments
The Industrial or Commercial Category was also one of the largest and full of excellent projects. Both the number of projects, and their diversity often made it difficult, if not unfair, to compare one against another. But in the end, one project stood tall based on size, scope and the success of the effort. The aim of the owner and architect was to build a Cathedral that would last and serve for five hundred years. This is where masonry really shines! This is why masonry was used. The owner, the architect, and the contractors were successful. The design's vertical straight lines compliment the modern skyline, but major details like the tall free standing bell tower maintain a strong tie to what a World Class Cathedral ought to look like. And we thought that is certainly what this one looks like...a World Class Cathedral.



Block

Dennis F. Michaelis Academic Building - McLennan Community College
Dennis F. Michaelis Academic Building - McLennan Community College
Dennis F. Michaelis Academic Building - McLennan Community College
Waco, TX

Mason Contractor
Brazos Masonry, Inc.
Waco, TX

Architect
RBDR Architects
Waco, TX

General Contractor
Mazanec Construction Company
Waco, TX

Suppliers
Jewell Concrete Products
Waco, TX

Acme Brick Company
Fort Worth, TX

Hohmann & Barnard
Fort Worth, TX

Owner
McLennan Community College
Waco, TX

Photographer
Norma Jean Photography
Axtell, TX

Judges' Comments
The judges were impressed by the use of 103 unique concrete masonry unit shapes in an effort to give the building the appearance of natural cut-stone. These special shaped CMUs allowed for the column, sill, cap, and accent band detailing in the veneer applications.



LEED

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, TX

Mason Contractor
P and S Masonry, Inc.
Hamilton, TX

Architects
Lake Flato
San Antonio, TX

HKS, Inc.
Dallas, TX

General Contractor
Austin Commerical, L.P.
Austin, TX

Suppliers
Elgin-Butler Brick
Austin, TX

Acme Brick Company
Round Rock, TX

San Jacinto Materials
San Antonio, TX

Fritchman & Associates
Fort Worth, TX

Hohmann & Barnard
Fort Worth, TX

TXI
Dallas, TX

MPI
Austin, TX

Owner
The University of Texas
Austin, TX

Photographer
Trashman Productions
TX

Judges' Comments
The judges felt all of the projects in this category deserved an award for achieving their LEED Certification. The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center got the final nod for its use of masonry to achieve a subtle distinction between the conference and hotel sections of the project.



Residential: Single Family

The Oaks Residence
The Oaks Residence
The Oaks Residence
Dallas, TX

Mason Contractor
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, TX

Architect
Larry E. Boerder Architects
Dallas, TX

General Contractor
Sebastian & Associates
Dallas, TX

Suppliers
Mezger Enterprises
Lampasas, TX

Bybee Stone Company
Bloomington, IN

Photographer
DVDesign Group, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Judges' Comments
There are not too many single family homes that necessitate more than 2,000 stone fabrication tickets. But then, there are not too many single family homes that can match up to the Oaks residence: 29,000 square feet of Classic Italian Palladian Architecture on a six and one half acre site. And the design and use of masonry continues out to the lot lines. There were a number of excellent single family homes in this category, all with distinctive design and use of masonry. But the Oaks residence is VERY special and in a class by itself.



Residential: Multi-Family

Harvard and Highland
Harvard and Highland
Harvard and Highland
Seattle, WA

Mason Contractor
R&D Masonry, Inc.
Marysville, WA

Architect
Studio Meng Strazzara
Seattle, WA

General Contractor
W.G. Clark Construction
Seattle, WA

Suppliers
Mutual Materials Company
Bellevue, WA

Owner
Admiralty Group, LLC.
Seattle, WA

Photographer
R&D Masonry, Inc.
Marysville, WA

Judges' Comments
There was a successful search for CLASS, when the major design goal for the Harvard and Highland multi-family project needed to blend into an upscale, historic neighborhood of homes. Brick and cast stone were used to build five, warm, low rise buildings, nestled in a gated community. The warm red, brown and tan brick blends were dressed with an extensive use of creamy quoins, copings, sills, and jamb details. The judges thought that the Harvard and Highland project has plenty of CLASS.

The MCAA would also like to thank the sponsors of the TEAM Awards:
Visit www.masoncontractors.org/team for more information about MCAA's TEAM Awards and additional information on each project.


About the Author

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.

 

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