BIA Announces 2009 Brick In Architecture Award Winners

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) announced the recipients of its 2009 Brick in Architecture Awards, which honor innovative use of clay brick in eight categories: commercial, educational, health care facilities, houses of worship, multi-family residential, municipal/government, paving and landscape architecture, and single family residential applications. Four renowned architects from around the country independently reviewed and scored each entry.

“The rich quality of responses made it difficult for the judges to pick winners in each category,” said Dick Jennison, president & CEO of BIA. “We received almost 200 entries this year, and in the end, eight outstanding projects were chosen as the best in their field because the jury believed they best demonstrated clay brick’s performance benefits, aesthetic appeal, and versatility.”

The winning projects are listed below. For more information, visit

2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Best-In-Class Winners:

Commercial Category
Project: Westin Alexandria, Alexandria VA
Architect: Cooper Carry, Inc.
Builder: Balfour Beatty Construction
Manufacturer: Taylor Clay Products, Inc.
Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Company
Mason Contractor: United Masonry Incorporated

Educational Category 

Project: Mount Holyoke College Residence Hall, South Hadley MA
Architect: The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Builder: Barr & Barr
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Distributor: Spaulding Brick Company, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Chabot & Burnett Construction Co, Inc.

Health Care Facilities Category
Project: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville MD
Architect: Leo A. Daly
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick and Supply Company
Mason Contractor: Manganaro Mid-Atlantic

Houses of Worship Category  
Project: Julia Thompson Smith Chapel at Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA
Architect: Maurice Jennings Architect
Landscape Architect: CRJA
Builder: Brasfield & Gorrie
Manufacturer: Triangle Brick Company
Distributor: North Georgia Brick Company, Inc.
Mason Contractor: B&M Masonry

Municipal/Government/Civic Category
Project: Fire Station #1 / West Police Precinct, Huntsville AL
Architect:  Matheny Goldmon Architects, AIA, LLC
Manufacturer: Jenkins Brick & Tile Company
Mason Contractor: Southern Masonry Construction, LLC

Multi-Family Residential Category
Project: Butterfield House, Washington DC
Architect: SGA Architects
Builder: Magellan Construction Co.
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Distributor: Capital Brick, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Calvert Masonry

Paving & Landscape Architecture Category 
Project: Pearl Brewery, San Antonio TX
Architect: Lake/Flato Architects
Landscape Architect: Rialto Studio, Inc.
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company, Inc.
Distributor: Acme Brick Company
Mason Contractors: Boothe Brothers Paving Company, Texas Hardscapes

Single Family Residential Category  
Project: Private Residence, Bryn Mawr PA
Architect: John Milner Architects, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc.
Builder: E.B. Mahoney Builders
Manufacturers: Acme Brick Company, Hanson Brick
Distributor: Diener Brick Company
Mason Contractor: Joseph Manero & Sons, Inc.