BIA Honors Inspired Design with 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards

32 Winners Earn the Industry’s Highest Honors

RESTON, Va.--()--The country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick have earned 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards from the Brick Industry Association (BIA).

Judged by a jury of peers, 32 Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 17 states and Canada were awarded in seven categories: Commercial, Educational (Higher Education), Educational (K-12), Healthcare, Municipal/Government, Residential (Multifamily) and Residential (Single Family).

“These winners demonstrate the best of brick’s aesthetic flexibility, and as a material made from abundant natural resources, it’s a perfect strategy in sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

The seven 2016 Best in Class winners include:

Old Parkland Campus – Dallas, TX
Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC
Builder: The Beck Group
Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry
Photographer: Casey Dunn

EDUCATIONAL (Higher Education)
Prairie View A&M Agriculture and Business – Prairie View, TX
Architect: Overland Partners
Builder: Linbeck Construction Corp.
Manufacturer: Acme Brick Company
Distributor: Upchurch Kimbrough Company
Mason Contractor: Camarata Masonry Systems
Photographer: Richard Payne FAIA

Intermediate School 230Q Annex – Queens, NY
Architect: John Ciardullo Associates, P.C.
Builder: Citnalta Construction Corp.
Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Redland Brick Inc.
Distributor: Belden Tri-State Building Materials
Mason Contractor: Eurotech Construction
Photographer: Anna-Marie Kellen

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth – Fort Worth, TX
Architect: Page Southerland Page, Inc.
Builder: Hill & Wilkinson
Distributor: Acme Brick Company
Mason Contractor: ROC Construction, Inc.
Photographer: Peter Calvin

Millwood Fire Station – Millwood, NY
Architect: Ohlhausen DuBois Architects
Landscape Architect: IQ Landscape Architects, PC
Builder: Calgi Construction
Mason Contractor: Bella Management Group
Photographer: Mark DuBois

46-09 Eleventh St. – Long Island City, NY
Architect: GF55 Partners
Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Company
Mason Contractor: MC&O Contracting
Photographer: Timothy Hutto

New Georgian Revival Home – Greenwich, CT
Architect: Charles Hilton Architects
Landscape Architect: Highland Design Gardens
Builder: Hobbs, Inc.
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Mason Contractor: Nick and Gino Vona, LLC
Photographer: Robert Benson Photography
Photographer: Nicholas Rotondi Photography

The complete list of winners, a brief video trailer, and a photo gallery of all winning projects are available on BIA’s website.

This year’s judges include Steve Berg, BWBR; Fiske Crowell, Sasaki Associates; Kristin Hawkins, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; David Meleca, David B. Meleca Architects, LLC; Clint Rigsby, SeamonWhiteside and Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC.

Founded in 1934, BIA at is the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction representing the nation’s distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products. Twitter: @BrickIndustry YouTube: Telephone: 703-620-0010.


Lorelei Harloe, 703-362-2774


Lorelei Harloe, 703-362-2774