The Brick Industry Association (BIA) awards honor stunning architecture that incorporates fired clay brick. With new categories this year including Renovation/Restoration, the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards span almost half the country in 21 states, including green building practices that have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings.
"Fired clay brick offers unmatched style and substance," says BIA President and CEO Gregg Borchelt, P.E. "It offers the aesthetic flexibility to match the architect's imagination and desires, along with sustainable design, unmatched durability and many benefits from its physical properties."
The 2013 Brick in Architecture Award winners in the House of Worship category include:
Houses of Worship Best in Class
Kent R. Hance Chapel
Architect: McKinney York Architects
Manufacturer: Acme Brick
Mason Contractor: Western Builders
Photographer: Dror Baldinger
Houses of Worship Gold Award
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
Architect: Franck & Lohsen Architects
Landscape Architect: Stantec
Associate Architect: Hord Architects
Builder: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Manufacturer: Bowerston Shale Company
Distributor: Capital Brick & Tile, Inc.
Mason Contractor: United Masonry Incorporated of Virginia
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