Minali Singh and Arindam Singh won an award for Whole Building Design.
Minali Singh and Arindam Singh won an award for Whole Building Design.
Awards were presented to entries which showcased brick in sustainable new designs.
Awards were presented to entries which showcased brick in sustainable new designs.

Winning teams from Cyprus, Qatar, Mexico, and the U.S. were recognized for showcasing brick in sustainable new design in Potomac Valley Brick's first Brick-Stainable 2009 sustainable architectural design competition. A total of 95 contestants from 17 nations submitted designs.

Winners were selected in December and honored at a banquet at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in January. The panel of jurors included Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon architecture professor; Garth Rockcastle, dean and professor at the University of Maryland School of Architecture; Kara Johnson, IDEO practice lead and material scientist; and Martin Vachon, AXIM director of marketing.

Entries addressed issues of net-zero energy, material innovation, using brick as a primary thermal material, and the design challenges of creating a diplomatic campus. The jury awarded three winners in the two categories: technical design and whole building design.

However, because no entries completely met all criteria of the competition, no one was selected as the grand prize winner. Instead, the $10,000 grand prize will be rolled over and awarded to the winner of the Brick-Stainable 2010 competition later this year. Winners were flown to Washington, D.C., and each received $2000.

The winners were:

Technical Design

  • Flora Bougiatioto, Maria Eftychi, and Aimilios Michael (Cyprus)
  • Kenfield Griffith (U.S.)
  • Rizal Muslimin (U.S.)
  • Whole Building Design

  • Arindam Bose and Minali Singh (Qatar)
  • Héctor Alejandro Módica de Caso, Lourdes Ivonne Del Rio Suárez (Mexico)
  • Eric Haskins and Gary Vincent (U.S.)
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