2014 Vision Award winners announced
Architects, communities, school districts, and universities recognized
By Tim O’Toole
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) awarded the 2014 MCAA Vision Awards during the 2014 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Milwaukee.
The Vision Awards celebrate school districts, universities, communities, and architects who have demonstrated outstanding use of masonry in their projects and incorporate masonry in their campuses, communities, and buildings.
The MCAA would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 MCAA Vision Awards.
Architect Vision Award
Tevebaugh AssociatesWilmington, Del.
Tevebaugh Associates has demonstrated outstanding use of masonry design in buildings throughout the years. The firm’s higher education projects are recognized for their longevity, durability, and timeless qualities. Tevebaugh Associates understands that thoughtful material selection contributes to the high performance of buildings. By designing with masonry, the firm creates timeless architectural structures that become landmarks in the community and on campus.
Pat ConwayMt. Horeb, Wisc.
Mr. Conway is a registered architect in Wisconsin, co-Director of IMI’s national masonry technical team, IMI’s Director of Architectural Education, member of ASTM E-06 Committee, faculty member of IMI’s Contractor College and provider of Craftworker upgrade courses. In addition to his daily activities working with clients to use masonry successfully, Mr. Conway is a frequent national presenter and author on numerous masonry subjects, and is the contact person for the nationally recognized program, Masonry Studio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture.
Community Vision Award
City of Brookfield, WisconsinBrookfield, Wisc.
The City of Brookfield Wisconsin is a truly beautiful community. The city should be applauded for its extensive and impressive use of masonry.
School District Vision Award
Franklin Public SchoolsFranklin, Wisc.
When choosing their materials, Franklin Public Schools select masonry for the exterior and interior walls, including their most recent project, Franklin High School. No doubt this is due to the lifecycle factors for these buildings.
University Vision Award
A visitor to the Marquette University would have a difficult time finding a building on campus not built of masonry. From Johnston Hall, the oldest academic building at Marquette, to the newest buildings, the School of Dentistry and Sensenbrenner Hall, the University has done a wonderful job of incorporating masonry throughout its campus.
Visit www.masoncontractors.org/team for more information about MCAA's TEAM Awards and the MCAA Vision Awards.
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.