BIA Honors Inspired Design with 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards

Words: Bronzella Cleveland
Old Parkland Campus, Dallas, Texas. Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC. Photographer: Casey Dunn.
Old Parkland Campus, Dallas, Texas. Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC. Builder: The Beck Group. Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry. Photographer: Casey Dunn.

The country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick have earned 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards from the Brick Industry Association (BIA).

Judged by a jury of peers, 32 Best in Class, Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in 17 states and Canada were awarded in seven categories: Commercial, Educational (Higher Education), Educational (K-12), Healthcare, Municipal/Government, Residential (Multifamily), and Residential (Single Family).

“These winners demonstrate the best of brick’s aesthetic flexibility, and as a material made from abundant natural resources, it’s a perfect strategy in sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

The seven 2016 Best in Class winners include:

Old Parkland Campus – Dallas, TX
Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC
Builder: The Beck Group
Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry
Photographer: Casey Dunn

EDUCATIONAL (Higher Education)
Prairie View A&M Agriculture and Business – Prairie View, TX
Architect: Overland Partners
Builder: Linbeck Construction Corp.
Manufacturer: Acme Brick Company
Distributor: Upchurch Kimbrough Company
Mason Contractor: Camarata Masonry Systems
Photographer: Richard Payne FAIA

Intermediate School 230Q Annex – Queens, NY
Architect: John Ciardullo Associates, P.C.
Builder: Citnalta Construction Corp.
Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Redland Brick Inc.
Distributor: Belden Tri-State Building Materials
Mason Contractor: Eurotech Construction
Photographer: Anna-Marie Kellen

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth – Fort Worth, TX
Architect: Page Southerland Page, Inc.
Builder: Hill & Wilkinson
Distributor: Acme Brick Company
Mason Contractor: ROC Construction, Inc.
Photographer: Peter Calvin

Millwood Fire Station – Millwood, NY
Architect: Ohlhausen DuBois Architects
Landscape Architect: IQ Landscape Architects, PC
Builder: Calgi Construction
Mason Contractor: Bella Management Group
Photographer: Mark DuBois

46-09 Eleventh St. – Long Island City, NY
Architect: GF55 Partners
Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Company
Mason Contractor: MC&O Contracting
Photographer: Timothy Hutto

New Georgian Revival Home – Greenwich, CT
Architect: Charles Hilton Architects
Landscape Architect: Highland Design Gardens
Builder: Hobbs, Inc.
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Mason Contractor: Nick and Gino Vona, LLC
Photographer: Robert Benson Photography
Photographer: Nicholas Rotondi Photography

The complete list of winners, a brief video trailer, and a photo gallery of all winning projects are available on BIA’s website.

This year’s judges include Steve Berg, BWBR; Fiske Crowell, Sasaki Associates; Kristin Hawkins, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; David Meleca, David B. Meleca Architects, LLC; Clint Rigsby, SeamonWhiteside and Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC.

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