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2011 Brick in Architecture Awards honor excellence in style and sustainability

Winners include Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze across all building sectors

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The 2011 Brick in Architecture Awards have honored the highest level of brick design excellence that offers style and sustainability spanning all building sectors. Awarded by the Brick Industry Association (BIA), six of the eight Best in Class winners achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold or Silver certification including the first LEED Gold certified project in Tennessee. Winners’ reasons for choosing brick include its quality, long-term durability, environmental friendliness, aesthetics, low maintenance, increased seismic safety, thermal mass and design flexibility through color, texture, rhythm, human scale, pattern and repetition. Additionally, award-winning projects came from 25 states, which reflects the national reach and stature of this program.

“This year’s winning projects showed a growing trend toward brick as the main element in sustainable design that delivers aesthetic flexibility that matches the architect’s imagination and desires,” said BIA President and CEO Gregg Borchelt, P.E.

Judges include Eugenia Brieva, QPK Design, Syracuse, N.Y.; Bobby Eichholz, Rialto Studio Inc., San Antonia, Texas; Walter Jennings, Maurice Jennings Architect, Fayetteville, Ark.; and Paul Matheny, Matheny Goldmon Architects, AIA, Huntsville, Ala.

Best in Class Award Winners:

Commercial – Helena, Mt.
Montana State Fund, Helena, Mt.

Montana State Fund, Helena, Mt.

Montana State Fund, Helena, Mt.

Architect: Mosaic Architecture, P.C.
Associate Architect: CTA Architects & Engineers
Builder: Dick Anderson Construction
Manufacturer: I-XL Industries Ltd.
Mason Contractor: Gruber Masonry

Educational – Los Angeles, Calif.
Terasaki Life Sciences Building, UCLA
Terasaki Life Sciences Building, UCLA

Terasaki Life Sciences Building, UCLA

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson\
Landscape Architect: Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc.
Associate Architect: Stenfors Associates Architects
Builder: PCL Construction Services Inc.
Mason Contractor: Masonry Concepts Inc.

Health Care – Germantown, Tenn.
Methodist Le Bonheur Women’s and Children’s Pavilion
Methodist Le Bonheur Women’s and Children’s Pavilion

Methodist Le Bonheur Women’s and Children’s Pavilion

Architect: TRO Jung|Brannen
Builder: Flintco
Distributor: Acme Brick Co.
Mason Contractor: EMP Quality Masonry

Houses of Worship – Tampa, Fla.
Sykes Chapel Center for Faith and Values
Sykes Chapel Center for Faith and Values

Sykes Chapel Center for Faith and Values

Architect: tvsdesign
Builder: Peter Brown Construction Inc.
Manufacturer: Hanson Brick
Distributor: Oldcastle Coastal COLOROC
Mason Contractor: Red Brookshire of Florida

Municipal/Government – Wheeling, Ill.
Village of Wheeling, Ill Fire Station 24
Village of Wheeling, Ill Fire Station 24

Village of Wheeling, Ill Fire Station 24

Architect: Williams Design Build
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Distributor: Illinois Brick Co.
Mason Contractor: Masonry Company Inc.

Paving & Landscape Architecture – Pittsburgh, Pa.
PNC Triangle Park
PNC Triangle Park

PNC Triangle Park

Landscape Architect: LaQuatra Bonci Associates
Builder: PJ Dick Inc.
Manufacturer: Whitacre-Greer Co.
Mason Contractor: Cost Construction

Residential – Multi-Family – Silver Spring, Md.
The Veridian
The Veridian

The Veridian

Architect: WDG
Manufacturer: Taylor Clay Products Co.
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Co.
Mason Contractor: United Masonry

Residential – Single Family – Cedartown, Ga.
Pierce/Lee House
Pierce/Lee House

Pierce/Lee House

Architect: Period Architecture
Builder: Period Architecture
Manufacturer: General Shale Brick Inc.
Distributor: North Georgia Brick Co. Inc.
Mason Contractor: Period Architecture

The complete list of winners including the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners is available at www.gobrick.com/2011Awards.


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Lorelei Harloe is the Principal at Ascend Communication, LLC.

 

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