The 2009 Project of the Year winner was the Milwaukee (Wis.) City Hall Restoration project.
The 2009 Project of the Year winner was the Milwaukee (Wis.) City Hall Restoration project.

Masonry construction represents some of today's most beautiful, enduring, and skillfully crafted structures. Each year, Masonry Construction magazine's Project of the Year competition honors and publicizes examples of these outstanding projects, and the masons who create them. The awards recognize top quality design and execution, and projects that inspire continued excellence in the field of masonry construction.

We encourage masons, designers, and owners to enter their best masonry projects completed in the past two years. See the 11 different categories listed below. Judges will review all entries and select the winners for 2010. (There may not be a winner in every category, depending on the number and quality of entries in each.)

One top project from all of the entries, regardless of category, will receive the Project of the Year title.


Please consider the following when selecting your entries:

  • Projects must make significant use of masonry (brick, concrete block, stone, glass block, or structural glazed tile). The building doesn't have to be entirely masonry, but masonry must be prominent.
  • This is not a beauty contest. Although aesthetics are a consideration, the contest focuses on the mason's involvement in innovative design, construction, or placement of materials; cost-saving methods; and environmentally sensitive solutions.
  • There are no geographical restrictions on the project's location. Jobs can be anywhere in the world.
  • Projects must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2008.

  • Entering

    Review your company's best projects from the past two years and match them with the market categories below. Do you see a winner in your portfolio? If so, go to for detailed instructions and entry forms.

    For each project, required information includes:

  • A detailed description, up to 500 words, including how masonry was used and what made the job unique
  • Between three and 10 high-quality, high-resolution photos
  • A list of project participants, including owner, masonry contractor, architect, general contractor, and masonry material suppliers
  • Product specification sheet, with products used and suppliers
  • Photo release form

  • Market Categories:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Fireplaces
  • High-rise buildings
  • Historic restoration
  • Industrial buildings
  • Institutional buildings
  • Landscaping
  • Multifamily housing
  • Municipal buildings
  • Repair & rehabilitation
  • Residential buildings
  • We must receive all entries by Oct. 1, 2010. For more information, visit or contact Shelby Mitchell, Managing Editor, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, at or 773-824-2496. All winning projects will appear in the November/December issue and on our