Winners have been selected from among 91 entries in this year’s Brick in Architecture (BIA) Awards. In total, 35 winners were declared across the contest’s eight categories, ranging in rank from Best in Class to Gold, Silver, or Bronze.
Top-ranking winners in each category are as follows:
- Apple Store, Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson with Structure Tech New York as the masonry contractor (commercial);
- Kent State University College of Architectural and Environmental Design in Ohio, designed by Weiss/Manfredi and Richard L. Bowen + Associates with Foti Contracting as the masonry contractor (higher education);
- Fruitville Elementary School classroom building addition in Sarasota, Florida, designed by Sweet Sparkman Architects with Ron Kendall Masonry as the contractor (K–12 education);
- Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House in Washington, D.C., designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with Whiting Turner Contracting Company as the builder and Baltimore Masonry as the masonry contractor (renovations/restoration);
- John W. Olver Transit Center, a net-zero energy building in Greenfield, Massachusetts, designed by Charles Rose Architects and GroundView LLC, with Fontaine Brothers as the builder and masonry contractor (municipal/government);
- the Aston in Washington, D.C., designed by Bonstra | Haresign Architects with Habte Sequar as the builder and Oak Tree Building Group as the masonry contractor (multifamily residential);
- Kinsley in Oxford, Maryland, designed by John Milner Architects with Heim Corp. as the builder and Spry Masonry as the masonry contractor (single-family residential); and
- VIA 57 West in New York City, designed by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners with Prestige Stone & Pavers Corp. as the masonry contractor (paving and landscaping).
“The winners demonstrate brick’s aesthetic flexibility, and its integral role in any sustainable, low-maintenance, and durable building strategy,” said Ray Leonhard, CEO of BIA.
The competition was judged by architects John Ciardullo, James Lancaster, Lee Ledbetter, Donovan Nelson, and David Newcomb—all of whom were winners of last year’s BIA Awards. The 2018 competition will open in February.