BIA Opens Entries for 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened entries for its 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards through April 30. BIA’s annual design competition honors innovative and sustainable architecture in 10 categories that incorporate clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material. Entries will be conducted entirely online and winners will be announced in June. Projects will be judged by a jury of peers.
“The annual Brick in Architecture Awards showcase the best clay brick projects in the country,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA president and CEO. “Architects demonstrate fired clay brick’s aesthetic flexibility, and as a material made from abundant natural resources, it’’s a perfect strategy in sustainable design.”
Architectural and design firms may enter their best projects completed since January 1, 2011, in which new clay brick products comprise the predominant (over 50%) exterior building or paving material. These include face or hollow brick, building brick, thin brick, paving brick, glazed brick, structural glazed facing tile, new clay brick products in special shapes, and/or a combination thereof.
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