Entries open for 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards
Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2013
By Tricia Mauer
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened entry submissions for its 2013 Brick In Architecture Awards, with a new Renovation/Restoration category and new category divisions this year. BIA’s annual awards honor architectural excellence and sustainable design nationwide that incorporates clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.
Entries are due by April 30. The 2013 awards competition will be conducted entirely online. Architectural and design firms from around the country can enter their best material to be judged by a jury of their peers.
“As a versatile building material made in America made from abundant natural resources, there is no substitute for genuine clay brick,” says BIA President and CEO Gregg Borchelt, P.E. “In addition to its unmatched durability and many benefits from its physical properties, brick offers aesthetic flexibility to match the architect’s imagination and desires, and is a main element in sustainable design."
As the largest and most prestigious juried competition of its kind, entries can be submitted in one or more of the below categories:
- Commercial (Under $10 Million) – New
- Commercial (Over $10 Million) – New
- Education – K-12
- Education – Colleges & Universities (Higher Education)* – New
- Health Care Facilities
- Houses of Worship
- Residential – Single Family
- Residential – Multi-Family
- Renovation (Additions)**/Restoration (Restoring) – New
- Paving & Landscape Projects
** Additions must use at least 50 percent new clay brick products on the building. Restoration construction must include at least 50% clay brick products, which can either be new or salvaged.
For complete information on eligibility, submission requirements, and judging, visit www.gobrick.com.
About the Author
Tricia Mauer is the Director of Program Operations and Technology at the Brick Industry Association.