Brick and Structural Clay / Resource Management

BIA Award Winners Honored for Best in Brick Design

Awards include green building practices and renovation/restoration.

November 1, 2013

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently honored architecture that incorporates fired clay brick with its 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards. With new categories this year including Renovation/ Restoration, the awards span almost half the country in 21 states, including green building practices that have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings.

“Fired clay brick offers unmatched style and substance,” said Gregg Borchelt, P.E., president and CEO of the BIA. “It offers the aesthetic flexibility to match the architect’s imagination and desires, along with sustainable design, unmatched durability and many benefits from its physical properties.”

Projects were submitted by architectural and design firms around the country, and judged by a jury of their peers, including Allison Anderson, Unabridged Architecture; Phil Casey, CBT Architects; Jack Esterson, WASA/Studio A; Preston Gumberich, Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP; Jeff Knopp, Behnke Associates; Marvin Malecha, College of Design, N.C. State University; Dave Otte, Holst Architecture; Eric Penney, Nagle Hartray Architecture; Bruce Schenk, Mark B. Thompson Associates; Vanessa Schutte, DLR Group; Donald Selander, Pedcor Design Group; and Bruce Wood, Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects.


The 2013 Brick in Architecture Award winners include:


Best in Class



Farm Credit Services of America Corporate Office Building 2, Omaha, Neb.

Architect: The Clark Enersen Partners

Landscape Architect: The Clark Enersen Partners                                

Builder: Sampson Construction

Mason Contractor: D C Masonry Inc.

Photographer: Scholzimages


Educational (Higher Education)

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia                                   

Architect: Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd.

Landscape Architect: Richard Burck Associates Inc.                               

Builder: Hunter Roberts Construction Group

Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.

Manufacturer 2: Glen-Gery Corp.

Distributor: Diener Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Dan LePore and Sons

Photographer: Halkin Architectural Photography


Educational (K-12)

New Settlement Community Campus, Bronx, N.Y.

Architect: Dattner Architects

Landscape Architect: MKW + Associates

Associate Architect: Edelman Sultan Knox Wood / Architects

Builder: Turner Construction Co.

Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Mastercraft Masonry I Inc.

Photographer: David Sundberg   


Health Care

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, Avon, Ind.

Architect: American Structurepoint Inc.

Landscape Architect: Context, LLC

Builder: Skillman Corp.

Distributor: Edgewood Building Supply

Mason Contractor: Purdy Masonry Inc.

Photographer: Susan Fleck Photography

Photographer 2: Tony Frederick Photography

Owner: Hendricks Regional Health and YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

MEP Engineer: Korda Nemeth     


Houses of Worship

Kent R. Hance Chapel, Lubbock, Texas

Architect: McKinney York Architects

Manufacturer: Acme Brick

Mason Contractor: Western Builders

Photographer: Dror Baldinger      



Fountaindale Public Library District, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Architect: Nagle Hartray Architecture

Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architecture Inc.

Builder: Power Construction

Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.

Distributor: Illinois Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Ramcorp

Photographer: Ballogg Photography

Photographer 2: Richard Lanenga Photography (aerial photo)           


Paving & Landscape Architecture

Pierce’s Park, Baltimore

Architect: Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc.

Builder: P. Flanigan & Sons Inc.

Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Co.

Mason Contractor: Priority Construction Corp.

Photographer: Mahan Rykiel       



Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield, Iowa

Architect: INVISION Planning Architecture Interiors

Builder: Lang Construction Group Inc.

Manufacturr: Glen-Gery Corp.

Mason Contractor: Seedorf Masonry      


Residential – Multi-Family

Gables 12 Twenty One, Arlington, Va.

Architect: The Preston Partnership

Builder: Gables Residential

Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corp.

Distributor: Capital Brick & Tile Inc.

Mason Contractor: Diverse Masonry

Photographer: Donna H Chiarelli Studio           


Residential – Single Family

French Normandy Guest House, Greenwich, Conn.

Architect: Charles Hilton Architects

Builder: Home Construction LLC

Mason Contractor: Mauro Fidaleo Construction LLC

Photographer: Nicholas Rotondi Photography

Photographer 2: Woodruff-Brown Photography

Photographer 3: Scott Francis LTD.        





Triangle Brick Co. Corporate Office and Design Center, Durham, N.C.

Architect: Clark Nexsen / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

Builder: Barnhill Contracting Co.

Manufacturer: Triangle Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Whitman Masonry    


Educational (Higher Education)

Molecular Plant Sciences Building, East Lansing, Mich.

Architect: SmithGroupJJR

Landscape Architect: SmithGroupJJR

Builder: The Christman Co.

Mason Contractor: Schiffer Mason Contractors Inc.    


Educational (K-12)

Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, Chicago

Architect: STR Partners

Landscape Architect: Jacobs/Ryan Associates

Builder: FH Paschen

Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corp.

Manufacturer 2: Endicott Clay Products Co.

Distributor: Illinois Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: A.L.L. Masonry Construction Co.     


Houses of Worship

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Leesburg, Va.

Architect: Franck & Lohsen Architects

Landscape Architect: Stantec

Associate Architect: Hord Architects

Builder: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Manufacturer: Bowerston Shale Co.

Distributor: Capital Brick & Tile Inc.

Mason Contractor: United Masonry Inc. of Virginia



Multipurpose Building - WV Army National Guard, Kingwood, W. Va.

Architect: Assemblage Architects

Builder: Rycon Construction

Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Cost Co.

Lon Evans Corrections Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects

Builder: Gilbane

Associate Architect: Bennett Benner Pettit

Manufacturer: Acme Brick

Mason Contractor: Gay & Son Masonry Inc.      


Paving & Landscape Architecture

Sutton Park, Palmetto, Fla.

Architect: Moore2Design LLC

Landscape Architect: Allison-Gause Inc.

Builder: Stellar Development

Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Co. Inc.

Distributor: Ruck Brick/Oldcastle

Mason Contractor: Timo Brothers Paving          



NSO Bell Building, Detroit, Mich.

Architect: Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas Inc.

Landscape Architect: Kenneth Weikal Landscape Architecture

Builder: O’Brien Edwards Construction

Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Co.

Distributor: Brick Tech Architectural

Mason Contractor: RAM Construction Services Inc.    


Residential – Multi-Family

1225 Old Town, Chicago

Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architecture

Builder: Lend Lease

Distributor: Illinois Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Illinois Masonry Corp.

Structural Engineer: Sowlat Structural Engineers

MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates     


Residential – Single Family

Main Street House, New Albany, Miss.

Architect: Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects

Manufacturer: Columbus Brick Co.

Mason Contractor: Steven Willard


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