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August 10, 2005 3:30 PM CDT

Masonry Institute of Tennessee - AIA Tennessee Awards


Seven breathtaking masonry structures were honored at the AIA Tennessee - Masonry Institute of Tennessee (MIT) awards ceremony on Aug. 9, 2005.

The 2005 Excellence Award went to The Hamilton Townhouses, located in the richly architectural neighborhood of Hillsboro Village in Nashville. Gilbert/McLaughlin Architects designed the structure, and Labor and Materials Inc. completed the masonry work.

The building contains nine town homes, each with three floors. The idea of "row houses" was incorporated in the design process to resemble urban residential districts in New York and Boston. The exterior is predominantly brick, with stacked and running bond patterns to create a higher level of detail. Limestone accents and wood siding complete the palette. Not only were the detail and design honored, but the resemblance to the detail and architecture surrounding the town homes were recognized as well.

For more information on MIT, or to obtain a copy of the awards, please visit

Note: * marks MCAA members.

Excellence Award

The Hamilton Townhouses, Nashville
Mason Contractor: Labor and Materials Inc.
Architect: Gilbert/McLaughlin Architects
Photo by Shane Johnson

Honor Awards

University School of Nashville Library Addition
Mason Contractor: *WASCO Inc.
Architect: Everton Oglesby Architects
Photo by Tom Gatlin Photography

Ensworth High School, Nashville
Mason Contractor: *WASCO Inc.
Architect: Graham Gund Architects and Hastings Architecture Associates LLC
Photo by Esto, Jeff Goldberg

Merit Awards

Roundabout Plaza, Nashville
Mason Contractor: *Jackson Masonry LLC and Gardner G&G
Architect: Hastings Architecture Associates LLC
Photo by Tom Gatlin Photography

Rec Sports Complex, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mason Contractor: *WASCO Inc.
Architect: BarberMcMurry architects and Bullock Smith & Partners Inc.
Photo by Eric Oxendorf and Robert Batey, BarberMcMurry architects

East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mason Contractor: Intrepid Stone Contractors
Architect: BarberMcMurry architects
Photo by BarberMcMurry architects

11th Street Parking, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mason Contractor: JTK Masonry
Architect: BarberMcMurry architects and Lindsay and Maples Architects
Photo by Eric Oxendorf, BarberMcMurry architects

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