Brick in Architecture Awards Celebrate Clay Brick Design

The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards honor 35 winners in 19 states for design that incorporates clay brick.

Judged by independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) design competition generated 91 entries this year with Best in Class, Gold Silver and Bronze winners in eight categories.

“The winners demonstrate the aesthetic flexibility of brick, and its role in any building strategy,” says Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

The eight Best in Class winners:

  • Commercial
    Apple Store, Williamsburg – Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corp.
    Distributor: Consolidated Brick & Building Supply Inc.
    Mason Contractor: Structure Tech New York Inc.
    Photographer 1: Peter Aaron
    Photographer 2: Nic Lehoux

  • Educational (Higher Education)
    Kent State University College of Architectural & Environmental Design – Kent, Ohio
    Architect: Weiss/Manfredi
    Associate Architect: Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc.
    Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.
    Distributor: W.L. Tucker Supply Co.
    Mason Contractor: Foti Contracting
    Photographer: Jim Maguire Photography

  • Educational (K-12)
    Fruitville Elementary School Classroom Building Addition – Sarasota, Fla.
    Architect: Sweet Sparkman Architects
    Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Co.
    Mason Contractor: Ron Kendall Masonry Inc.
    Photographer 1: William Speer Photography
    Photographer 2: Ryan Gamma Photography

  • Renovations (Additions) / Restoration (Restoring)
    Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House – Washington, D.C.
    Architect: Cunningham | Quill Architects
    Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
    Manufacturer: Redland Brick Inc.
    Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick & Supply
    Builder: Whiting Turner Contracting Co.
    Mason Contractor: Baltimore Masonry Inc.
    Photographer: Robert Creamer

  • Municipal/Government
    John W. Olver Transit Center, Net-Zero Energy Building – Greenfield, Mass.
    Architect: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
    Landscape Architect: GroundView LLC
    Builder: Fontaine Brothers Inc.
    Distributor: Spaulding Brick Company Inc.
    Mason Contractor: Fontaine Brothers Inc.
    Photographer 1: John Linden
    Photographer 2: Peter Vanderwarker

  • Residential – Multifamily
    The Aston – Washington, D.C.
    Architect: Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS
    Manufacturer 1: Triangle Brick Co.
    Manufacturer 2: Carolina Ceramics Brick Co.
    Builder: Habte Sequar
    Mason Contractor: Oak Tree Building Group
    Photographer: Maxwell Mackenzie

  • Residential – Single Family
    Kinsley – Oxford, Md.
    Architect: John Milner Architects Inc.
    Manufacturer: Redland Brick Inc.
    Builder: Heim Corp.
    Mason Contractor: Spry Masonry
    Photographer: Don Pearse Photographers Inc.

  • Paving & Landscaping
    VIA 57 West – New York
    Landscape Architect: Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
    Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Co.
    Distributor: Consolidated Brick & Building Supply Inc.
    Mason Contractor: Prestige Stone & Pavers Corp.
    Photographer 1: Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
    Photographer 2: Alex Fradkin

This year’s judges were winners in last year’s competition: John Ciardullo, AIA – John Ciardullo, P.C.; James Lancaster, AIA – Overland Partners; Lee Ledbetter, AIA – Lee Ledbetter & Associates; Donovan Nelson, AIA – HGA Architects and Engineers and David Newcomb, AIA – Charles Hilton Architects.

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