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Brick in Architecture Awards 2021

August 17, 2021

BIA Opens Entries for 2021 Brick in Architecture Awards

Entries due by Nov. 1

Reston, Va., August 16, 2021 — The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened entries for the international 2021 Brick in Architecture Awards, the premier architectural design competition featuring fired-clay brick.

St. Vincent Mixed-Use Building – Austin, Texas
2021 Brick in Architecture Awards
photo : Louis Curtis

Entries are due by Nov. 1, with 50% fewer required materials for faster submission. 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.

“The BIA Awards celebrate brick architectural design, a historic and timeless material with infinite possibilities,” said Gavri Slasky, AIA, LEED AP, associate, Stephen B. Jacobs Group P.C., New York, New York.

Per the competition rules, eligible projects include any work of architecture completed since January 1, 2016 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.

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Expansion – Chicago, Illinois:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Expansion – Chicago, Illinois
photographer : Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers

“The BIA Awards are an excellent opportunity to showcase the craftsmanship of our masons in realizing our designs in brick,” said Carey Jackson Yance, LEED AP, RA, principal, CANNOdesign, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Debuting last year, an overall Craftsmanship Award will honor exceptionally artful installation by an individual mason or a team of masons.

“The versatility, timeless artisanship, and high-performance quality of brick blend to provide a rich and honest medium of expression that is an integral part of our practice, evident in our two Best in Class awards, the Taft Freshman Academy of 2020 and the Back of the Yards High School of 2014,” said Luis Collado and Jose Luis de la Fuente, principals, STL Architects, Chicago, Illinois.

MLK Plaza – Bronx, New York:
MLK Plaza Bronx, New York City, NY, USA brick building
photo : David Sundberg/Esto

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.

United States Land Port of Entry, New Mexico, USA
Design: Richter Architects
United States Land Port of Entry, Columbus, New Mexico
photo courtesy of BIA
United States Land Port of Entry, New Mexico

Curtin University Midland Campus, Perth, Western Australia
Design: Silver Thomas Hanley Architecture / Lyons Architecture
Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
photo : Dion Robeson
Curtin University Midland Campus

“It celebrates a beautiful craft,” said David Richter, FAIA, principal, Richter Architects, Corpus Christi, Texas.

“Sourcing the brick for our award-winning Inglewood Residence was an immense undertaking, but one of the highlights of this projects,” said Mark Odom, Founding Principal, Mark Odom Studio, Austin, Texas. “We were honored to be awarded for these efforts.”

BIA and Zonda will co-brand an email featuring the winning projects to more than 40,000 architects and designers. All submitted projects will be posted to BIA’s online Photo Gallery.

Judged by peers, the 2021 winners will be announced in January.

Questions: Tricia Mauer: tmauer@bia.org.

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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. http://www.gobrick.com /  703-620-0010.

Brick in Architecture Awards 2021 information received from BIA

Previously on e-architect:

2020 Brick in Architecture Awards

BIA 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards

St. Vincent Mixed-Use Building, Austin, Texas, USA:
St. Vincent Building Austin, Texas, USA
photograph : Louis Curtis
2020 Brick in Architecture Awards

Brick Awards 2019

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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