December 2012 Table of Contents

Easy maneuvering on jobsites Easy maneuvering on jobsites

The Landscape Tie Dolly features a v-shaped bed and a wide 39-in. wheel base for easy maneuvering on heavy and cumbersome loads around the jobsite. Read more

Energy-efficient CMUs Energy-efficient CMUs

Comfort Block is a 16-in.-thick concrete block wall system with multiple insulated channels that enhances insulation, fire resistance, and soundproofing properties. Read more

High-performance protection eyewear High-performance protection eyewear

Uvex Pheos safety eyewear combines streamlined styling with technologically advanced materials to deliver high-performance protection. Read more

Apply uniform mortar lines Apply uniform mortar lines

The non-corrosive metal tool features an inlet in the handle which connects to a mortar supply hose. Read more

Wainscot stone panel system Wainscot stone panel system

The URESTONE Professional Faux Stone Series includes large 4 x 8-ft. panels that are realistic in appearance, durable, lightweight, provide energy savings and are easy to install. Read more

Cal-Trans Southern Regional Laboratory

The California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) decided to use masonry as the core and shell of the Southern Regional Laboratory facility, as it's the most suitable material for the program and area of the building. Read more

2012 Masonry Construction Project of the Year Entries 2012 Masonry Construction Project of the Year Entries

Check out this year's entries! The winners will be announced soon. Read more


Single family private residence sited along a steep hillside in Kentucky, overlooking downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River valley. The 4800 SF modern home is formally subdivided in "wings" of space focusing on critical site views and organized by the public, private, and utilitarian functions of the owners. Read more

West Wood High School West Wood High School

The design team of this 340,000 sq. ft. high school chose the EnduraMax Read more

Jim Hogan - Waterford Stone Project Jim Hogan - Waterford Stone Project

There were multiple factors that encouraged our customer to select Waterford Stone for this project. The product offers a natural appearance, design flexibility, as well as significant cost savings. Many local builders have selected Waterford Stone for their projects after seeing this home. Read more

Virtua Replacement Hospital - West Bedtower Virtua Replacement Hospital - West Bedtower

New hospital building using conventional CMU interior wall construction, exterior decorative ground face veneer and the first thin calcium silicate stone pressure equalized open rainscreen facade. Read more

Tivoli Village at Queensridge Tivoli Village at Queensridge

Tivoli Village is a mixed use commercial, retail, and residential development in Summerlin, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. The center features a unique mix of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants. The design concept was to achieve the look and feel of an Italian Renaissance Village. Read more

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts was completed November of 2012. The exterior of the 160,000SF facility was comprised of Indiana limestone, architectural precast, granite, and CMU; the stone compilation ranged from 10lbs-7 tons. The major aesthetic masonry was Indiana limestone; the secondary was architectural precast and granite. Read more

The End of the Road The End of the Road

The addition to and renovation of this 1930's brick residence at the end of a public road in Bethesda, MD was completed for a newspaper editor, a journalist, and their two daughters. While primarily serving as the owners' private home, the new residence also needed to accommodate guests during large public receptions. Read more

Texas A&M San Antonio Multi Purpose Building Texas A&M San Antonio Multi Purpose Building

A combination of brick and sandstone was used on the exterior of the first facility to be built on the Texas A & M San Antonio Campus. The arcades are supported with true masonry arches. Special shape brick was used throughout the column window surround and paraphet pediments. Not seen in today's modern projects in the use of the jack Brick arches installed over the window openings. Read more

Surfside Residence Surfside Residence

This is a single family residence located 150 ft. from the Atlantic Ocean in Bridgehampton, NY. The house was designed to look like it is sitting on a stone plinth which protects the house from the Ocean. The stone seamlessly from the exterior to interior of the house to connect it to it's surrounding site. Read more

Stoneridge Stoneridge

The project is a remodel and addition of an existing 1-story residence located along the scenic Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles and is uniquely perched on a hilltop site overlooking the San Fernando Valley. The program called for luxurious entertainment spaces, but with a contemporary design uncommon for Los Angeles estates of of comparable scale. Read more

Stanhope Commons Stanhope Commons

Stanhope Commons Project is a 10 story high rise, constructed for student housing in Raleigh, NC. Read more

St. Albans Residence St. Albans Residence

All brick and carved stone trimmed house. Has numerous walkways, terraces and verandas. There are (6) masonry chimneys loaded with detail. The house also has numerous projected brick diamond bond patterns. This house also won the MCAA Team Award for 2012. Read more

Skyline Ridge Skyline Ridge

The Skyline Ridge Dev. is a large res. comm. with 90 luxury condos. The original site was very hilly with no space for the building structures. The solution was a series of 17 large Allan Block retaining walls with a max. grade change of 70ft., built to form a construction plateau allowing the condos to overlook the Manhattan skyline. Read more

Sipprelle Field House Sipprelle Field House

Situated on an idyllic campus in rural Delaware, the new LEED Gold Certified Sipprelle Field House at St. Andrew's School was designed to blend seamlessly onto the historic campus while incorporating contemporary elements using innovative building techniques. Read more

Saint Joseph's University Villiger Hall Saint Joseph's University Villiger Hall

St. Joseph's University, located in Philadelphia, has grown rapidly since acquiring additional campus acreage in 2001. Their need for student housing to accommodate their growing student population was apparent. This 6-story residence hall is 116,500 SF with space for 415 occupants, including lounges, study rooms and fitness center. Read more

Reagan Place Reagan Place

This project is a new office building for a major real estate development firm in Dallas, Texas. The building was added as part of a repurposed use of the original county hospital for Dallas County, Texas. The original buildings, which are now used for offices, are approximately 100 years old and are of masonry design. Read more

PS 113 Queens PS 113 Queens

The PS 113 Queens project is a two story 59,000 SF addition and alteration to the existing 45,000 SF landmark eligible brick school. Read more

Provo Peaks Elementary School Provo Peaks Elementary School

Provo Peaks Elementary is an outstanding example of blending modern masonry techniques with 1930s style. Designed to duplicate the feel of Provo's downtown, this school's beautiful exterior is exclusively masonry. Existing terracotta from the old Farrer building served as inspiration and model for the intricate precast designs found throughout. Read more

Private Residence Private Residence

A Sustainable and Responsible Residence. Read more

Prefab Prototype Residence Prefab Prototype Residence

The Prefab Prototype Residence is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of a new prefab company. The home showcases the potential and flexibility of the innovative "semi-custom" modular system, designed to challenge preconceptions of prefabricated housing by incorporating site-built elements into the design with the factory-built elements. Read more

Paul Elizondo Tower Paul Elizondo Tower

This down town office building consist of eleven levels. A Texas Flame finish granite was used at the first level. Smooth and Split Face Pecos Red sand stone was the chosen cladding material up to the third level. From the third level to the top level Arriscraft Smooth and Split Face was used. The hand arved slate seal was carved out of eight. Read more

Paso Robles Residence Paso Robles Residence

From floorplan to detail, this home responds to the extreme climate of its desert-like locale, to the social dynamic of extended family, and to the indoor-outdoor continuity of rural life. Anchoring masonry walls organize activity around the passage of the sun, choreographing quotidian rhythms of life on the land. Read more

Orange Branch Library Orange Branch Library

The design of this 33,000sf branch library was conceived to reflect a sense of place and strong local identity for community members to connect with and embrace as their own. Read more

Ocean Beach Comfort Station Ocean Beach Comfort Station

This iconic structure provides public restrooms, showers and drinking fountains for visitors and the community of Ocean Beach. With a striking combination of glazed CMU and CIP Concrete surmounted by a floating metal roof, this is a fun little project that clearly reflects the values and character community. Read more

New Golden Eagles High School New Golden Eagles High School

This high school replacement incorporates burnished CMU as its main focal points, on the exterior as well as the interior, along with split-face CMU and brick. About half of the walls are load bearing masonry. This project has a unique design impacting the beauty and durability of masonry materials, with old world craftsmanship. Read more

Music and Science Building, Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building, Hood River Middle School

The LEED Platinum HRMS Music and Science Building project includes a new building housing music facilities, an environmental sciences lab and greenhouse. The new building is a Net Zero showcase of sustainable strategies that includes visible systems and metering that are used as an environmental teaching tool for students. Read more

Missouri State University Foster Recreation Center Missouri State University Foster Recreation Center

The Missouri State University Foster Recreation Center offers a place for the entire campus community to work out, play and learn about healthy living and is the central campus hub for promoting and supporting healthy living. Read more

Mission Trail Baptist Hospital Mission Trail Baptist Hospital

Utility size brick was used throughout this multi level project. The main entrance high feature wall consisted of Hadrian Limestone with a hone finish. Hadrian Limestone was also used at stair towers and rear entrance. Read more

Mid-North Residence Mid-North Residence

This adaptive reuse of a commercial property as a single family residence features two connected masonry structures - a three-story barn dating from the 1870s and a 1.5 story commercial structure from 1913. The historic brick buildings were preserved and partially reconstructed to become the exterior shell for a contemporary home. Read more

Middle Street Intermodal Transit Center Middle Street Intermodal Transit Center

The project is one of 4 projects on a 10 acre site in the heart of Honolulu. This project is a Bus Transit Center that is on a platform 800 sf in length, where buses are dropping off and picking up at 7 different positions, and where buses are arriving every 10 minutes. There are 5 cmu buildings on the platform that are using dark burnished cmu. Read more

Marine Corps Reserve Training Center (MCRTC) Marine Corps Reserve Training Center (MCRTC)

Design-Build new construction 26,910 SF Marine Reserve Training Center with classrooms; drill hall; weapons cage; restrooms/lockers; conference, and admin. support areas. Read more

Lenfest Hall Lenfest Hall

The Curtis Institute of Music's Lenfest Hall provides state-of-the-art facilities for music education, orchestral rehearsal, dining and social activities, and student residences. The building is nestled into one of Philadelphia's most historic blocks and incorporates two 19th century townhouse facades. The project is LEED Gold certified. Read more

Killeen Police Headquarters, Killeen, Texas Killeen Police Headquarters, Killeen, Texas

The new 81,000 SF LEED Gold Police Headquarters represents a sustainable, inviting, and contextual yet modern civic building design that has instilled a new sense of pride for the city and their police force. Read more

Kappa Sigma Lodge Kappa Sigma Lodge

Study Hall, Dining Hall, and commercial kitchen for the University of Texas Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Read more

Hewanorra House Hewanorra House

This is an original project which truly represents and reflects the significant and prominent use of architectural masonry products without the dependence of skill craftsmanship, and the time consuming labor associated with the traditional mold practice. Read more

Guest Residence Guest Residence

This modern interpretation of a craftsman styled home was the inspiration for the contemporary and eclectic landscape design. Read more

Gibraltar Gibraltar

The project is a renovated property where masonry was used extensively on site for a new garage, pool, decks, retaining walls, and veneer. The masonry was central in meeting the sustainable goals. Beyond aesthetics the CMU was selected for its recycled content, integral finish, ability to withstand earthquakes and wildfires. Read more

Franklin Monroe K-12 School Franklin Monroe K-12 School

The primary design goal was to produce one of the most energy efficient schools in the State of Ohio with sustainable building materials. The advantages of using masonry were threefold: longevity, durability, and sustainability. Read more

Franklin & Marshall New College House Franklin & Marshall New College House

The Witmer Group entered into an agreement with Wohlsen/Turner, a joint venture team, to perform the masonry work on the Franklin & Marshall New College House project located in Lancaster, PA. This project allowed the University to accommodate an additional 188 students. Read more

First Presbyterian Church - Tulsa, OK First Presbyterian Church - Tulsa, OK

This is an addition to a Beautiful cut limestone church build in 1925. this added 60,000 SF and used over 44,000 new cut and carved limestone pieces. Read more

City Creek Center City Creek Center

While the economic conditions of these past 5 years have crippled most cities, the timing of City Creek Center has been like manna to the people of Salt Lake City. Read more

The New Federal Building

The New Federal Building in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a two story, 127,000 square foot structure housing Federal Courts, US Bankruptcy Court, US Attorney, US Marshall Service, US Senator, and US Representative. The exterior wall system is comprised of a cast concrete back-up with a limestone veneer consisting of over 10,000 pieces ranging in thickness from 4" to 8" resulting in a total weight of limestone material of 5.3 million pounds. Read more

F-5 Residence F-5 Residence

The design of the house was influenced by the lines and simplicity of the valleys modern period. Materials were left in the pure, raw, and natural form where possible to both expose their method of construction as well as to utilize them for their genuine character and durability. Concrete, concrete masonry units, and wood create the palette. Read more

Edgerton City Hall Edgerton City Hall

A combination of masonry was used to complete this new, classical municipal building located in an old historic downtown. Clay modular bricks were used in a running bond formation, while the accents included a combination of soldier and head coursing. Read more

École Viscount Alexander Building Envelope Retrofit École Viscount Alexander Building Envelope Retrofit

A major $6.5 Mil building envelope retrofit to Ecole Viscount Alexander in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada that increased the expected useful life of this original 1948+, 43,380 sf facility by another 60 years with the contribution and incorporation of masonry in the overall design. Read more

Dominion Towers Dominion Towers

Manganaro MidAtlantic was employed by the JBG Companies to restore the exterior of Dominion Towers, an 8-story red brick apartment complex built in the 1950s and home to around 330 individuals. Manganaro utilized their One Voice, One Team management system for the restoration of the building. Read more

David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts

Designed to an intimate scale, the theater in the David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts serves as a venue that supports the burgeoning arts program at the William Penn?Charter?School. This accessible and state-of-the-art theater permits maximum flexibility for a variety of performance types with a high level of sophistication. Read more

Churchill Recreation Center Addition Churchill Recreation Center Addition

DSGN designed a 4,480 square foot addition for the City of Dallas' Churchill Recreation Center. Sensitivity to the existing site and existing masonry building were paramount to this design The addition provides an enlarged and upgraded workout facility and locker rooms as well as a new multi-purpose meeting room. Read more

Center for Design Research Center for Design Research

The Center for Design Research is a response to the emerging culture and support of sustainability at the University of Kansas. The building provides a facility that aids in the education of the university and community on sustainable strategies, material innovation and building efficiency. Read more

Catalyst Building Catalyst Building

The catalyst building has been in development since 2007. This building is now home to college students and 17000 sq. ft dedicated to retail. Read more

Cal-Trans Southern Regional Laboratory

The California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) decided to use masonry as the core and shell of the Southern Regional Laboratory facility, as it's the most suitable material for the program and area of the building. Read more

Bridgewater Township Municipal Complex Bridgewater Township Municipal Complex

The new 60,000 square foot Complex consolidates all Township administrative, judicial and police functions into one municipal facility. Read more

Benedictine College Ferrell Academic Center Benedictine College Ferrell Academic Center

The Ferrell Academic Center at Benedictine College is a 57,715 SF, 5?story Academic Center including administrative, classrooms and meeting spaces. This $16.2 million project was built with funding entirely from donations. This building is the first new LEED certified education building on a college or university campus in Kansas. Read more

Art Museum Collections Building Art Museum Collections Building

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Alexandria Police Headquarters

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2 Cooper Square 2 Cooper Square

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Masonry Construction's PROJECT of the YEAR AWARDS 2012

Great masonry buildings deserve to be honored, both to recognize quality design and construction and to inspire excellence among others in the profession. Read more

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