RESTON, Va. – The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has honored the best in brick design across North America. Selected by an independent panel of judges, the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards spiked this year with more than 150 entries. Established in 1989, the 40 winners in this 25th anniversary year span 22 states and Canada.

"Fired clay brick offers the aesthetic flexibility to match the architect's imagination and desires, along with sustainable design, unsurpassed durability and many benefits from its physical properties," said Ray Leonhard, BIA's president and CEO.  

Honors were awarded in four categories: Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze. The 2014 Best in Class winners include:


Sundance Square
Fort Worth, Texas
Architect:  David M. Schwarz Architect                                                         
Associate Architect:  Bennett Benner Partners
Landscape Architect:  Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.
Builder:  The Beck Group
Manufacturer:  Acme Brick
Mason Contractor:  DMG Masonry
Photographer:  Hedrich Blessing Photographers
Photographer:  Craig Kuhner Photography
Photographer:  Brian Luenser Photography

Tozzer Anthropology Building
Cambridge, Massachusetts                             
Architect:  Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Landscape Architect:  Richard Burck Associates
Builder:  Consigli Construction
Distributor:  Spaulding Brick Company, Inc.
Mason Contractor:  Empire Masonry Corporation
Photographer:  John Horner Photography
Photographer:  Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Back of the Yards Prep College Preparatory High School
Chicago, Illinois                           
Architect:  STL Architects, Inc.
Landscape Architect:  Jacobs Ryan Associates
Builder:  The George Sollitt Construction Co.
Manufacturer:  Taylor Clay Products Company
Distributor: Metropolitan Architectural Brick, Inc.
Mason Contractor:  Mastership Construction Co.
Photographer:  Ignacio Espigares Enriquez

Mercy Health – West Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio                   
Architect:  AECOM
Associate Architect:  Champlin Architecture
Landscape Architect:  Meisner + Associates / Land Vision
Builder:  Turner Construction Company
Mason Contractor:  High Concrete Group, LLC
Photographer:  Dave Burk / Hedrich Blessing Photographers

Shelbyville Fire Station #2
Shelbyville, Indiana
Architect:  Axis Architecture + Interiors
Builder:  Runnebohm Construction
Manufacturer:  Pine Hall Brick Company, Inc.
Mason Contractor:  Joe Miller Masonry
Photographer:  Susan Fleck Photography

One Loudoun Plaza
Ashburn, Virginia
Architect:   The Eisen Group
Landscape Architect:  The Eisen Group
Builder:   EE Reed Construction L.P.
Manufacturer:  Pine Hall Brick Company, Inc.
Distributor:  Capital Brick & Tile, Inc.
Mason Contractor:  B & R Construction Inc.
Photographer:  The Eisen Group

Thurston Wine House
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Architect:  Jones Studio Inc.
Mason Contractor:  Randy Gregory Masonry, Inc.
Photographer:  Ed Taube

Millennium Place
Boston, Massachusetts
Architect:   Handel Architects
Landscape Architect:  Richard Burck Associates
Manufacturer:  Taylor Clay Products Company
Distributor:  Brick Tech Architectural
Mason Contractor:  Suffolk Construction
Photographer:  Prudente Photography

Indigo House
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Architect:   Cindy Rendely Architexture
Distributor:  Thames Valley Brick and Tile
Mason Contractor:   Cecchini Masonry, Ltd.
Photographer:  Tom Arban

The 2014 judges include Beth Greenberg, Dattner Architects; Evan Gunn, The Clark Enersen Partners; Charles Hilton, Charles Hilton Architects; Imran Kifayat, The Preston Partnership; Marlan Laurenzi, Franck + Lohsen Architects; Jeffrey Lee, Clark Nexen / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee; Dominic LoGalbo, Harding Partners; Jon Moore, Moore2Design, LLC; Hamid Noughani, Assemblage Architects; Paul Urbanek, Smith GroupJJR; Tim Wise, American Structurepoint and Al York, McKinney York Architects. 

All of the winners will be featured in the December issue of Brick in Architecture, which will be an insert in Architect Magazine.