For over 40 years, the Masonry Advisory Council has hosted the Excellence in Masonry Awards, recognizing architectural design excellence and the talent behind making those design concepts a reality. Some of the greatest architects in Chicago, from both large and small firms, have competed for and have been honored with these awards. After a hiatus, the event is being reinstated to recognize and celebrate today’s modern designers.

Become part of the tradition by submitting your projects to Excellence in Masonry 2018. For more information on how your firm can be recognized and to enter projects, visit

Entries are due February 15, 2018. An awards reception will be held at the Chicago History Museum on April 21, 2018.