2011 Brick in Architecture Awards honor excellence in style and sustainability
Winners include Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze across all building sectors
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.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, UCLAArchitect: 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 PavilionArchitect: TRO Jung|Brannen
Distributor: Acme Brick Co.
Mason Contractor: EMP Quality Masonry
Houses of Worship – Tampa, Fla.
Sykes Chapel Center for Faith and ValuesArchitect: 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 24Architect: Williams Design Build
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Distributor: Illinois Brick Co.
Mason Contractor: Masonry Company Inc.
Paving & Landscape Architecture – Pittsburgh, Pa.
PNC Triangle ParkLandscape Architect: LaQuatra Bonci Associates
Builder: PJ Dick Inc.
Manufacturer: Whitacre-Greer Co.
Mason Contractor: Cost Construction
Residential – Multi-Family – Silver Spring, Md.
The VeridianArchitect: 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 HouseArchitect: 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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