The Brick Industry Association (BIA) awarded the 2021 Brick in Architecture Awards, the global premier design competition featuring clay brick.
The winners include 49 projects out of 138 entries — almost double the amount over the past three years. The Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners include projects in the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico.
“These awards demonstrate clay brick’s infinite design versatility derived from a myriad of available colors that never fade, textures, and installation options. Brick’s natural beauty along with its unmatched durability, fire, and wind-blown debris protection, energy efficiency, and low or no maintenance are some of the qualities that make clay brick the best wall cladding available,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.
The 2021 Best in Class winners include:
Commercial: Farm Credit Services of America – West Building, Omaha, Neb.
Educational (Higher Education): Fitts-Woolard Hall – NCSU, Raleigh, N.C.
Educational (K-12): Thomas J. Waters Elementary School North Annex, Chicago
Historic Renovation: City of Galveston 30th St. Water and Electric Light Station, Galveston, Texas
International: Bangalley House, Sydney, Australia
Paving & Landscaping: Capturing an Artist’s Vision: A Monumental Journey, Des Moines, Iowa
Residential – Multifamily: 40 Bleecker Street, New York, New York
Residential – Single Family: Neighborhood Cottage, Mountain Brook, Ala.
Craftmanship Award: Filigree House – Residential-Single Family Category, Philadelphia, Pa.
The 2021 judges include Jason Cole, LEED AP, BD+C – Ballinger; Robert Mercer, AIA-Chapman Sisson Architects and Robert Ramirez, AIA, NOMA – WRA Architects.