2014 Brick in Architecture awards announced

Sundance Square took the title of “Best in Class” at the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards.
Photo courtesy Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has named its ‘best in brick design’ projects, bringing together a diverse list of buildings from across North America. Selected by an independent panel of judges, this year’s edition of the Brick in Architecture Awards featured more than 150 entries.

Fort Worth Texas’ Sundance Square is a new plaza and two mixed-use office building ‘bookends.’ The project features extensive use of clay brick and complementary masonry products including granite and cast stone.
Photo courtesy Craig Kuhner Photography

The Best-in-Class designations went to:
– Commercial: Sundance Square (Fort Worth, Texas)—David M. Schwarz Architect, Bennett Benner Partners, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, the Beck Group, Acme Brick, and DMG Masonry;
– Educational (Higher Education): Tozzer Anthropology Building (Cambridge, Massachusetts)—Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Richard Burck Associates, Consigli Construction, Spaulding Brick Company, and Empire Masonry Corporation;
– Educational (K?12): Back of the Yards Prep College Preparatory High School (Chicago)—STL Architects, Jacobs Ryan Associates, the George Sollitt Construction Co., Taylor Clay Products Co., Metropolitan Architectural Brick, and Mastership Construction Co.;
– Healthcare Facilities: Mercy Health?West Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio)—AECOM, Champlin Architecture, Meisner+Associates/Land Vision, Turner Construction Company, and High Concrete Group;
– Municipal/Government: Shelbyville Fire Station #2 (Shelbyville, Indiana)—Axis Architecture+Interiors, Runnebohm Construction, Pine Hall Brick Company, and Joe Miller Masonry;
– Paving & Landscape Architecture: One Loudoun Plaza (Ashburn, Virginia)—Eisen Group, EE Reed Construction, Pine Hall Brick Co., Capital Brick & Tile, and B&R Construction;
– Renovation/Restoration: Thurston Wine House (Paradise Valley, Arizona)—Jones Studio and Randy Gregory Masonry;
– Residential–Multi-family: Millennium Place (Boston, Massachusetts)—Handel Architects, Richard Burck Associates, Taylor Clay Products Company, Brick Tech Architectural, and Suffolk Construction; and
– Residential–Single Family: Indigo House (Port Colborne, Ontario)—Cindy Rendely Architexture, Thames Valley Brick and Tile, and Cecchini Masonry.

“Fired clay brick offers the aesthetic flexibility to match the architect’s imagination and desires, along with sustainable design, unsurpassed durability and many benefits from its physical properties,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA president.

The transformation of Harvard University’s 1971 Tozzer Library, which pairs standard brick veneer construction with the existing building’s foundation, campus infrastructure connections, and steel and concrete structure, was awarded by the Brick Industry Association (BIA).
Image courtesy Kennedy & Violich Architecture

For a complete list of winners, visit www.gobrick.com/Events-Education/Brick-in-Architecture-Awards.

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