The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened its call for entries for the 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards, an architectural design competition featuring clay brick.
BIA’s annual awards honor sustainable architecture in 10 categories that incorporate clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.
Entries must be submitted online by April 30. Projects will be judged by a jury of peers, and the winners will be announced in June.
“Winning a 2016 Best of Class Brick in Architecture Award for IS 230Q was a great marketing tool for our firm,” says Alyson Dunn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, John Ciardullo P.C. “The recognition of our project gave us national exposure and showcased our architectural design vocabulary to prospective clients.”
Joy Graham, marketing director for GF55 Partners, says that her firm prides itself in using simple materials in creative ways.
“The Brick in Architecture Awards competition helps to highlight our firm’s ability to use brick, a natural material, to elevate our design vision,” said Graham.
Architectural and design firms may enter projects completed since January 1, 2012, in which new clay brick products comprise the predominant exterior building or paving material (over 50 percent), including: 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 of any of these units and more.
Entries must be submitted online in one or more of these categories:
- Education – K-12
- Education – Colleges & Universities (Higher Education)
- Health Care Facilities
- Houses of Worship
- Residential – Single Family
- Residential – Multi-Family
- Paving & Landscape Projects
- Renovation (Additions)/Restoration (Restoring)
Best in Class winners will receive national recognition through a Brick in Architecture insert in the December 2017 issue of “Architect” magazine. Other winners will be included in the insert, Brick News Online and a press release, and all entrants will be featured in BIA’s online Photo Gallery.