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BIA Announces Best in Class Winners of 2015 Brick in Architecture Awards

Nine Best in Class winners lead the 2015 Brick in Architecture Awards, eclipsing formidable competition with more than 115 entries. The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) premier awards honor outstanding, innovative and sustainable architecture that incorporates clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.

BIA’s photo gallery features the 46 winning projects from 21 states in all categories: Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

"Fired clay brick is an abundant natural resource that offers architects the aesthetic flexibility to inspire stellar and sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA president and CEO.

The 2015 Best in Class Winners include:


Maryland House
Aberdeen, Maryland
Architect: Ayers Saint Gross
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Distributor: L&L Supply, A Division of Glen-Gery Brick
Mason Contractor: Campitelli Masonry Inc.


El Camino College Math, Business and Allied Health
Torrance, California
Architect: LPA
Builder: Taisei Corporation
Mason Contractor: Silverline Construction


Choate Rosemary Hall, Lanphier Center for Mathematics and Computer Science
Wallingford, Connecticut
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Landscape Architect: Ryan Associates
Builder: Newfield Construction
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Mason Contractor: F. Monarca Masonry


Mayo Clinic Health Facility- Cannon Falls MN
Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Architect: BWBR
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Mason Contractor: J & K Masonry
Additional Credits: Boldt Construction (Contractor); Ericksen Road and Associates (Structural Engineer); Dunham Associates (MEP Engineers); SRF Consulting (Civil and Landscape Engineers)


Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Westerville, Ohio
Architect: David B. Meleca Architects LLC
Builder: Corna Kokosing
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Mason Contractor: International Masonry Inc.


Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Architect: Mecanoo Architecten and Sasaki Associates Inc.
Builder: Shawmut Design and Construction
Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Company
Distributor: Spaulding Brick Company Inc.
Mason Contractor: Grande Masonry, LLC


Converse College Johnson Plaza
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Architect: SeamonWhiteside
Landscape Architect: SeamonWhiteside
Builder: Roebuck Wholesale Nursery and Landscaping
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company Inc.
Mason Contractor: Roebuck Wholesale Nursery and Landscaping


Creston Avenue Residence
Bronx, New York
Architect: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC
Landscape Architect: Terrain-NYC
Builder: Sisca Northeast
Mason Contractor: BTF Construction LLC


Naylor Court Stables Townhomes
Washington, District of Columbia
Architect: GPS Designs
Builder: Opal LLC
Manufacturer: General Shale, Inc.
Mason Contractor: M V & Son Masonry

A full list of winners including Gold, Silver and Bronze is available here.

The 2015 judges include Jake Bailey, Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds; Scott Burnett, Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds; Brian Farling, Jones Studio Inc.; Gregory Hoss, David M. Schwartz Architects; Steven Imrich, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.; Orenthal F. Jeffries, Altamanu, Inc.; Mic Johnson, Architecture Field Office; David Kuhlman, Jaeger Nickola Kuhlman Architects; Deborah Moelis, Handel Architects; Federico Olivera Sala, SK+I Architecture; Chris Taylor, The Eisen Group and Jose Luis Perez-Griffo Viqueira, STL Architects Inc.

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