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2012 Brick in Architecture Award Winning Projects Announced

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently announced winners of the 2012 Brick in Architecture Award. The projects span 28 states and include commercial, educational, health care, houses of worship, municipal/government, paving and landscape architecture, and multifamily and single-family residential. 

“As a versatile building material made in America made from abundant natural resources, there is no substitute for genuine clay brick,” said Gregg Borchelt, P.E., president and CEO of the BIA. “Unlike manufactured masonry products, brick fired from genuine clay offers permanent, through-body color, proven performance and natural beauty that imitation products just can’t match.”

In addition to competitive benefits over other exteriors, brick reportedly offers great freedom to match the architect’s imagination and desires,as well as an essential element of sustainable design.

The 2012 Best in Class winners include:


Atlantic Wharf, Boston, Mass.
Architect: CBT Architects
Builder: John Ordinary& Associates Inc.
Mason Contractor: A. Jandris & Sons Inc.


The Ogden International School of Chicago, Chicago
Architect: Nagle Hartray Architecture
Landscape Architect: Terry Guen Design Associates
Associate Architect: Schroeder Murchie Niemiec Gazda-Auskalnis Architects Ltd.
Builder: Turner Construction Co.
Mason Contractor: Illinois Masonry Corp.

Health Care

VIP Community Services, Men’s Residences, New York, N.Y.
Architect: WASA/Studio A
Landscape Architect: WASA/Studio A
Mason Contractor: Procida Construction

Houses of Worship

DuPage A.M.E. Church, Lisle, Ill.
Architect: Harding Partners
Builder: Moreton Construction
Manufacturer: Hanson Brick
Mason Contractor: J and E Duff


Wylie Civic Complex, Wylie, Texas
Architect: Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, with Architexas
Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry Ltd. 

Paving and Landscape Architecture

Carmel City Center, Carmel, In.
Architect: Pedcor Design Group LLC
Builder: Smock Fansler Corp.
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.
Distributor: Indiana Brick Corp.
Mason Contractor: Smock Fansler Corp.
Developer: Pedcor City Development Co.
Construction Manager: Signature Construction
Structural Engineer: McComas Engineering Inc.
Civil Engineer: Kimbley & Proctor Inc.


Bud Clark Commons, Portland, Ore.
Architect: Holst Architecture
Mason Contractor: J&S Masonry

Residential—Single Family

The Point | NC State University Chancellor’s Residence, Raleigh, N.C.
Architect: North Carolina State University
Landscape Architect: Office of the University Architect
Associate Architect: Weinstein Friedlein Architects
Builder: Rufty Homes
Manufacturer: Triangle Brick Co.
Mason Contractor: Capitol City Masonry

For additional information or for a complete list of winners, visit www.gobrick.com.

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