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2013 BIA Awards Houses of Worship

2013 BIA Awards Houses of Worship

Brick in Architecture Awards for construction with fired clay brick includes two churches

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

Lubbock, Texas

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

Leesburg, Virginia

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


For more information on the BIA, please visit www.gobrick.com.

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