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Brick in Architecture Awards 2020

29 Nov 2020

2020 Brick in Architecture Awards

BIA Extends Deadline for 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards

Entries Now Due Dec. 7, New Faster Submissions

RESTON, Va., Nov. 2020 — The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has extended its deadline for the 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards. Entries are now due by Dec. 7, with 50% fewer required items for faster submissions.

St. Vincent Mixed-Use Building – Austin, Texas
St. Vincent Mixed-Use Building Austin, Texas
photo : Louis Curtis

This year launches a new, overall Craftsmanship Award honoring exceptionally artful installation. As the nation’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.

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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:

St. Vincent Mixed-Use Building – Austin, Texas
Best in Class Winner, Commercial Category
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
Brick Manufacturer: Acme Brick Company
St. Vincent Building Austin, Texas, USA
photograph : Louis Curtis

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
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Expansion – Chicago, Illinois
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
MLK Plaza Bronx, New York City, NY, USA brick building
photo : David Sundberg/Esto

Entries are due by Nov. 30. 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.

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:

1. Commercial

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: tmauer@bia.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 Interlock, London by Bureau de Change Architects:
The Interlock, London by Bureau de Change Architects
photograph courtesy of Brick Awards / architects

Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects:
Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects
photo courtesy of Brick Awards / architects

The Old Printworks, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects:
The Old Printworks, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects
photo courtesy of Brick Awards / architects

Ten Oaks Zero-Carbon house in the Chilterns:
Ten Oaks Zero-Carbon house in the Chilterns
photo courtesy of Brick Awards / architects

The Old Bakery in Deptford, by Lipton Plant Architects:
The Old Bakery in Deptford, by Lipton Plant Architects
photo courtesy of Brick Awards / architects

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