At the Tri-State Masonry Institute's (TMI) 15th Annual Design Excellence Awards, The Esther Marie Hatton Center in Cincinnati, Oh., received a Merit Award. The woman's shelter featured architectural concrete masonry units from County Materials Corporation.
These awards recognize "outstanding examples of masonry construction in the Cincinnati Tri-State Area. The jury for the Design Excellence Awards complimented the shelter as a project that:
represents the best of both providing a much needed, socially-responsible facility for a cliental that deserves a safe and secure residential environment with a very well-conceived and executed architectural statement.