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 firstname.lastname@example.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.