Entries open on February 10 for the Brick Industry Association's   (BIA) Brick in Architecture Awards.   Celebrating its 25th year, BIA's annual honors spotlight outstanding,   innovative and sustainable architecture that incorporates clay brick products   as the predominant exterior building or paving material. Entries are   conducted entirely online, and are due by April 30, 2014. To enter and for   details, go to: www.gobrick.com/architectureawards             “The   Brick in Architecture Awards are the Oscars of the clay brick industry,"   said Ray Leonhard, BIA president & CEO. "Made from abundant natural   resources, fired clay brick offers aesthetic flexibility to match the   architect’s imagination and desires, and is a main element in sustainable   design,” he said.
Architectural   and design firms from around the country can enter their best material to be   judged by a jury of their peers.
As   the largest and most prestigious juried competition of its kind, entries can   be submitted online in one or more of the   below categories:

-Commercial (Under $10 Million)   -Commercial (Over $10 Million)   -Education – K-12   -Education – Colleges & Universities (Higher Education)*   -Health Care Facilities   -Municipal / Government   -Houses of Worship   -Residential – Single Family   -Residential – Multi-Family   -Renovation (Additions)** / Restoration (Restoring)   -Paving & Landscape Projects

 *Includes residence halls &   academic/administrative buildings   **Additions must use at least 50 percent new clay brick   products on the building. Restoration construction must include at least 50%   clay brick products, which can either be new or salvaged.

          Judged   by a jury of peers, the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards spanned almost half   the country in 21 states, including green building practices that have earned   Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings: www.gobrick.com/Photo-Gallery/2013-Brick-in-Architecture-Awards/2013-Brick-in-Architecture-Awards-Winners                For more   information contact Tricia Mauer at tmauer@bia.org


Founded in 1934, the Brick Industry Association   (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. Web site: www.gobrick.com /703-620-0010.