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Brick in Architecture Awards 2020
5 + 3 Oct 2020
Brick in Architecture Awards 2020 Winners
BIA Opens Entries for 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards
New Craftsmanship Award, Entries due Nov. 30
RESTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2020 — The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened entries for the 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards—launching a new overall Craftsmanship Award honoring exceptionally artful installation.
Photos of selected contemporary US brick buildings:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Expansion – Chicago, Illinois
Best in Class Winner, Educational-K-12 Category
Architect: Wheeler Kearns Architects
Brick Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
photographer : Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers
MLK Plaza – Bronx, New York
Architect: Magnusson Architecture & Planning P.C.
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Manufacturer: The Endicott Clay Products Company
Brick Distributor: Belden Tri-State Building Materials
photo : David Sundberg/Esto
Entries are due by Nov. 30, with 50% less required items for faster submissions. As the USA’s leading architectural design competition featuring fired-clay brick, all submissions must use clay brick as the project’s primary building material.
“There’s no limit to brick’s unmatched design freedom and its integral role in sustainable design,” said BIA President Ray Leonhard.
Entrants must be either an architect or designer employed by an architectural, design-build or landscaping design firm. Judged by peers, winners will be announced in January.
The new Craftsmanship Award recognizes an individual mason or a team of masons who skillfully install brick in an artful/unique way, including uniformity of mortar joint sizes; head joint alignment; installation difficulty (quoins, arches, corbels, et al); overall range of colors (blending the cube of brick), et al.
Per the competition rules, eligible projects include any work of architecture completed since January 1, 2015 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 these.
Entries must be submitted online in one or more of these categories:
2. Education – K-12
3. Education – Colleges & Universities (Higher Education) *
4. Residential – Single Family
5. Residential – Multi-Family
6. Paving & Landscape Projects
7. Historic Renovation**
8. International (If project is located outside of the U.S., Canada or a U.S. Territory, it must be entered in this category)
* Includes residence halls & academic/administrative buildings
**This does not need to meet the 50% or more new brick requirement but must have 50% or more brick renovated on the project.
Hanley Wood will host the winners insert on their website for 12 months, and all submitted projects will be posted to BIA’s online Photo Gallery
Questions: Tricia Mauer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1934, BIA is the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction representing the nation’s distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products.
Brick in Architecture Awards 2020 information received from BIA
Previously on e-architect:
Brick Awards 2019 Shortlist
2019 Brick Awards Shortlist News
The Old Printworks, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects:
photo courtesy of Brick Awards / architects
London Architecture Design – chronological list
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