Brick in Architecture Awards Honor Creativity with Clay

19 Winners include Five Best in Class Projects

RESTON, Va.--()--The 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards honor 19 winners for outstanding design that incorporates clay brick.

Judged by a jury of independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) preeminent design competition awarded five Best in Class, five Gold, five Silver and four Bronze awards from 88 total entries.

“Fired-clay brick offers unlimited aesthetic flexibility, and is an integral part of any sustainable, low maintenance building strategy,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

The Best in Class winners (brief video) include:

Fort Mill Welcome Center – Fort Mill, SC
Three brick colors reflect inherently local clay pottery from the Catawba Indian tribes
Architect: Liollio Architecture
Landscape Architect: Warren Pruitt
Builder: JM Cope
Manufacturer: Meridian Brick
Mason Contractor: CB Masonry

Education (Higher Education)
Dr. Nettie Stevens Science Center
Westfield State University – Westfield, MA
A brick blend matches the original mid-century buildings with required low maintenance
Architect: CambridgeSeven
Landscape Architect: Shadley Associates
Builder: Walsh Brothers
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Distributor: Spaulding Brick Company, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Cantarella & Son, Inc.

Educational (K-12)
Robert J. Richardson Middle School - Chicago, IL
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple accent brick panels pop against white brick walls
Architect: STR Partners LLC
Landscape Architect: Jacobs/Ryan Associates
Builder: K.R. Miller Contractors
Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Mason Contractor: ALL Masonry Construction Company, Inc.

Paving & Landscaping
University of the District of Columbia Student Center – Washington, D.C.
Modern design uses linear brick for its fine texture, recycled content and sustainability/care
Architect: Cannon Design in Collaboration with Marshall Moya Design
Landscape Architect: Lee and Associates, Inc.
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Co.
Distributor: Capital Brick & Tile, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Imperial Stone Paving

Residential – Multifamily
The Hine Project – Washington, D.C.
Meets historical requirements in Victorian neighborhood; black, brown, gray and red brick
Architect: Weinstein Studio/Esocoff & Associates and Gensler
Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Company
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Manufacturer: Carolina Ceramics Brick Co.
Manufacturer: Meridian Brick
Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Co.
Mason Contractor: Diverse Masonry

This year’s judges include Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP - Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS; John W. Bryant, AIA, LEED AP - Sweet Sparkman Architects; Ralph Cunningham, FAIA - Cunningham | Quill Architect PLLC; P. Justin Detwiler - John Milner Architects, Inc.; Charles Rose, FAIA - Charles Rose Architects Inc. and Gee-ghid Tse, AIA, LEED AP - Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.

Best in Class winners will receive national recognition through a special Brick in Architecture insert in the December 2018 issue of Architect magazine. BIA’s website includes a complete photo gallery.

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. Website:,Telephone: 703-620-0010.


Brick Industry Association
Lorelei Harloe, 703-362-2774

Release Summary

The 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards honor outstanding design incorporating clay brick.


Brick Industry Association
Lorelei Harloe, 703-362-2774