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Old July 12th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #1
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2009 Brick In Architecture Awards - Award winners and entries

Here are a few award winners and entries that I found interesting from the 2009 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards (http://www.gobrick.com/html/awardwinner.html).

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Project Name: Fire Station #1 / West Police Precinct

Brick Manufacturer: Jenkins Brick Company

Architect: Matheny Goldmon Architects, AIA, LLC

Photographer: Matheny Goldmon Architects, AIA, LLC

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Awards Won: Best in Class

Project Description: The New Public Safety Facility, combines Fire Station #1 and the West Police Precinct, the first in Huntsville with firefighting and police departments in a central facility.
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Project Name: Butterfield House

Brick Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation www.glengerybrick.com

Brick Distributor: Capital Brick www.capitalbrickdc.com

Architect: SGA Architects www.sgacos.com

Photographer: Donna H Chiarelli Photography www.dhcstudio.com

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Awards Won: Best in Class

Project Description: This project needed to combine historical elegance unique to Capitol Hill with modern amenities. It is a 28 unit, 50,000 square ft. condominium building located in Capitol Hill Historic District. The project also has underground parking for 21 cars, a roof garden, and other state of the art technology.
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Project Name: Private Residence

Brick Manufacturer: Richtex/ Hanson Brick & Tile
Denver Brick Company/ Acme Brick www.denverbrick.com

Brick Distributor: Diener Brick www.dienerbrick.com/

Architect: John Milner Architects, Inc. johnmilnerarchitects.com

Landscape Architect: Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc. jonathanalderson.com

Builder: E.B. Mahoney Builders

Photographer: Don Pearse Photographers, Inc. Tom Crane Photography, Inc.

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Awards Won: Best in Class

Project Description: Inspired by 19th century French design, this 6000 square foot single family residence was constructed in 2005 and further expanded in the Winter of 2008-2009. Hidden from the street and neighboring properties, the approach onto the grounds is through a grand, ornate brick & iron entrance gate down a long meandering drive. The building itself is nestled at the end of the drive in an existing valley of mature trees, a narrow stream, and small connecting ponds. Access into the house is gained through a low brick walled garden consisting of water features, native flowering plants and a flanking loggia. The exterior of the residence is constructed of several types of hand molded red brick that feature dark mortar, decorative brick diaper patterns, brick door and window surrounds, terracotta accents and terracotta tile roofing. Great care & design was used to emphasize the historic use of brick and its decorative capabilities and to complement the site's evolving seasonal colors. Conducive to the client’s requirements, the interior plan is intimate in scale and open in circulation with highly detailed millwork & finishes. Antique French stone mantles surround Roman brick fireboxes & hearths laid in decorative angled patterns.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: The residence was designed to coexist with, and utilize, the existing unique landscape topography. The home's placement in the landscape minimized site disturbance and maximized natural light and ventilation. Energy efficient windows and insulation were used to minimize energy consumption. Renewable materials were maximized in the building's construction- in particular- brick and terra cotta. Local materials and craftsmen were also utilized.
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Project Name: The Whitman

Brick Manufacturer: I-XL Industries, Ltd. www.ixlbrick.com

Brick Distributor: Randy Keck, Belair Road Supply www.belairroadsupply.com

Architect: Esocoff & Associates Architects www.esocoff.com

Landscape Architect: Clinton & Associates www.clinton-la.com

Builder: Faison Enterprises www.faison.com

Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie www.maxwellmackenzie.com

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Awards Won: Bronze

Project Description: A thoughtfully designed building can express modern ideas while respecting cultural traditions and methods. This 185-unit, 240,000 SF multifamily residential building is located between the high-rise central business district and a smaller-scale historic neighborhood of 19th-century townhouses. The project has a six-story street frontage and after a 40’ setback rises to a total height of eleven stories. The design features a wide variety of unit types, including two-story townhouse units with private terraces. A roof garden offers an unobstructed vista of the city beyond.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: Our practice has long known that one of best ways an architect can be sustainable is to make well-crafted buildings that endure-- physically, fiscally, and aesthetically. If a building is designed in such a way as to feel timeless and enduring, then decades from now it will continue to have currency and add value to the streetscape and the city at large. We see this long-term amortization of a building’s embodied energy as one of the most crucial factors dictating a project’s success as a green building. This is only one of many sustainable practices used in the design of the project, and brick construction is instrumental in these goals. By combining brick with multiple layers of insulation, the exterior envelope carries a highly efficient R-20 rating, and its dense thermal mass helps to mitigate temperature extremes by absorbing and then gradually re-releasing thermal gain. The residential units are heated and cooled with individually-controlled hydronic heat pumps feeding off a central cooling tower, a system that yields efficiency gains of up to 60% over conventional air-to-air thru-wall units.
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Project Name: Sen. Richard C. and Dr. Annette N. Shelby Center for Engineering Technology

Brick Manufacturer: Hanson, for Stretchers
contact name: Jeff Broome
Sioux City Brick & Tile, for headers
contact name: David Justice

Architect: HOK

Landscape Architect: HOK

Builder: Hoar Program Management

Photographer: Jonathan Hillyer Photography, Inc.

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Awards Won: Bronze

Project Description: The first phase of this project will house cutting-edge research, instructional and administrative facilities for one of the nation’s top 20 engineering programs, which has offered courses since 1872. It represents the largest single integrated construction program ever undertaken in the history of the college, and serves as the cornerstone of the college's strategic plan to achieve the most advanced environment in which to teach and conduct research. Designed to advance technology development in a variety of disciplines, this new 185,000 SF facility includes a central pavilion with two L-shaped wings wrapped around a central courtyard and houses student study galleries, the offices of the dean, seven teaching labs, a student study lounge, five research labs (including an Aerospace simulation lab), four wireless labs, multiple instructional classrooms and a 150 seat “smart” auditorium.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: Two story arcade shelters, the open public areas shaded from direct sun throughout the day, and the use of a concrete structural frame and brick on block wall construction both contribute to a thermal mass strategy to mitigate heating and cooling as seasonally required.
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Project Name: Long and Foster Headquarters Building

Brick Manufacturer: Redland Brick Cushwa www.redlandbrick.com
Redland Brick Rocky Ridge www.redlandbrick.com

Brick Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick www.pvbrick.com

Architect: Beery Rio www.beeryrio.com

Photographer: Spielmann Studios www.spielmannstudio.com
Sisson Studios

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Project Description: The new corporate headquarters is located in a urban area along highly traveled roads. It is a 287,000 square foot five story class A office building with a 450,000 square foot multi level parking garage adjacent connected by a pedestrian bridge. The site is 39 acres currently zoned for over 1.6 million square feet of office with a mix of hotels and supporting restaurant and retail.
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roject Name: Livingston County Justice Center

Brick Manufacturer: SIOUX CITY www.siouxcitybrick.com
GLEN-GERY www.glengerybrick.com

Brick Distributor: LEE BRICK & BLOCK www.leebrickandblock.com

Architect: JRA ARCHITECTS WWW.JRARCHITECTS.COM

Builder: B. H. GREEN & SON WWW.BHGREEN.NET

Photographer: JRA ARCHITECTS WWW.JRARCHITECTS.COM

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Project Description: The justice center provides a new home to the many court and state functions previously housed in the adjacent 1846 courthouse and other nearby buildings. The new facility incorporates several subtle detailing references to the historic, load bearing masonry court building, but uses these references to highlight a more complex composition fit for this state of the art facility. The two story justice center features three courtrooms, their associated jury, prisoner handling, and judicial chamber spaces, court related state agency offices, and the circuit court clerk's office. The building materials - brick, limestone, load bearing concrete masonry and precast concrete floor deck - were all selected to provide the community with a structure that should far exceed the original building's 160 year operational lifespan.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: Admitting daylight into the courtrooms and public spaces was a primary concern. By carefully articulating punched openings in the masonry walls, the interior is bathed in light, often allowing interior fixtures to be left off. The project features a ground source geothermal heat pump mechanical system, which utilizes a constant ground temperature to maximize the system's efficiency to heat and cool the building. The insulated thermal mass of the concrete masonry structure reduces the transfer of heat in and out of the building, further reducing energy consumption. Most importantly, however, is the use of structural materials that will not degrade over time or need to be replaced after a pre-determined lifespan. While the masonry could be disassembled in the future, it is expected to stand in place for centuries, reinforcing the value of its permanence for this new civic landmark.
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Project Name: Roswell Place Condominiums

Brick Manufacturer: General Shale Brick www.generalshale.com

Architect: Studio Fusion PA www.studiofusionpa.com

Builder: Matthews Construction Co., Inc. www.matthewsconstruction.com

Photographer: Studio Fusion PA www.studiofusionpa.com

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Project Description: Roswell Place is an upscale condominium complex of 15 luxury flats in the exclusive Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C. Homes range in sizes of 2,800 to 4,400 square feet and are fully customized, featuring 10-foot ceilings, gathering rooms, generous-size dens, formal dining rooms, detailed moldings, vented-gas fireplaces and solid-panel doors. Each of the 15 unit floor plans are uniquely designed. Private exterior terraces are equipped for grilling, dining and entertaining. The first-level secured parking garage has a remote-controlled gate, and secure storage rooms are available for homeowners. With over 70, 000 square feet, this exceptional building is very fitting in both scale and mass to its surrounding environment. The luxurious building features an elaborately designed, tudor brick exterior with a heavy brownstone base. The Federal and Italianate Revival architecture style incorporates such elements as a flat roof, balustrades and loggias on the building’s exterior and wide corridors, two- and three-piece crown molding and simulated divided-light windows on the interior of each residence.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: Although Roswell Place was designed and built in 2003-2004, a time when green building was not as prevalent as it is today, certain characteristics of this project are sustainable. The most important sustainable design feature is the use of brick. Brick is energy efficient and earth friendly throughout its life cycle. The production process for brick uses little energy compared to that for other materials, and there is little or no waste in manufacturing. Brick buildings use less energy because they stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer – and also reduce outside noise. Brick does not expel toxic substances, and upkeep does not require chemicals, paint or coatings. The simulated divided-light windows boast a maintenance-free clad exterior and provide natural lighting within each unit. Earth-friendly elements – including use of hardwood flooring, which is usually the largest surface in a home – can save more than 40 percent in energy bills and increase property value by 25 percent. Kitchens and bathrooms feature granite and ceramic – other sustainable materials. High efficiency, forced-air gas heat digital thermostats are used throughout the building. A modern irrigation system sustains attractive landscaping while conserving energy and water.
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Project Name: Depaul University Science Center

Brick Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation www.glengerybrick.com

Brick Distributor: Brann Clay Products

Architect: Antunovich Associates www.antunovich.com/

Builder: The Meyne Company

Photographer: Tim Schoon Photography

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Project Description: This new facility is part of DePaul’s Campus master plan to improve Academic/Classroom Buildings and student life facilities in Lincoln Park and to expand the size of the student body by 2012. With the opening of the McGowan Biological and Environmental Science Building in 1998, DePaul University improved its capacity to meet the primary goals of its science curricula: assuring the scientific literacy of all of its students, providing laboratory experiences for all undergraduates, and enhancing specialized education for those who intend to make their careers in the sciences. The new facility further enhances DePaul’s ability to provide state-of-the-art facilities for its students in the sciences. The first floor houses one large classroom in a sloped-floor format, along with two smaller sloped-floor classrooms, as well as three flat-floor classrooms and academic office space. The sec¬ond floor will accommodate the Environmental Science Program, as well as expansion space for the Biology Department, administrative offices, and various support spaces. The third floor will house the Chemistry Program, along with associated support areas. The fourth floor has been constructed as “shell and core” only, providing for future expansion of laboratory space. The Penthouse level contains two new greenhouses and accessory uses, as well as mechanical equipment.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: DePaul University has made obtaining LEED Certification (silver or higher) a high priority for the new science facility. All parties associated with the project were cognizant of this commitment, and in whatever manner possible strove to make this certification a reality. Due to the density of high performance systems required in laboratory facilities; such as the rigorous ventilation requirements, precautionary health and safety measures and the operation of scien¬tific equipment, the typical laboratory uses as much as 5 to 10 times more energy and water than an office building of comparable size. Because of these inordinate requirements, DePaul University recognized the benefits of incor¬porating advanced, environmentally preferred, building technologies for this science facility. Some of the LEED benefits designed into the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building include: -Green Roof -High reflectance roofing -Daylight harvesting and occupancy sensors -Heat recovery systems -Construction waste management -Recycled content -Extensive use of regional materials -Certified wood -Interior air quality -Low emitting materials -High efficiency mechanical equipment
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Project Name: The Dickson Gate

Brick Manufacturer: Hanson Brick www.hansonbrick.com

Architect: ADW Architects, p.a. www.adwarchitects.com

Landscape Architect: Site Solutions, p.a. www.sitesolutionspa.com

Photographer: Sean Busher www.seanbusher.com

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Project Description: “Jim Woodward conceived of the need for a new front entrance because the green and white sign marking the arrival to UNC Charlotte—while it served us faithfully for many years—did not do justice to the major research university that had grown up behind it.” Phil Dubois, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte The original sign and drive were sorely, outdated, functionally, and symbolically with visitors often not aware of the entrance to the University, and even after entering they were forced to make a quick decision on where to turn, often causing traffic conflicts on University City Boulevard. The new design, called for the previous entry drive to become strictly a pedestrian entrance. The new entry drive moved south, allowing visitors to enter the campus in a more central location, giving them the proper time to transition gracefully into the campus. Aligning University City Boulevard in a sweeping arc, are eight 20’ high, internally lit, precast concrete, brick and glass pylons. The taller central tower (representing the entire University) with its accompanying 30’ long precast concrete sign, clearly marks the entrance to the Campus.

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: The main pylon uses highly efficient LED lighting. The remaining eight pylons utilize efficient, fluorescent lighting. The brick was manufactured within a 500 mile radius and is a durable product requiring minimal maintenance. The precast concrete was manufactured and processed locally in Charlotte, North Carolina. It too is a permanent material requiring minimal maintenance. All the steel used in the project is recycled.
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Project Name: Gene Pawlikowski

Brick Manufacturer: Vermont Brick Manufacturing, Inc. www.vermontbrick.com
Elgin-Butler Company www.elginbutler.com

Brick Distributor: Trowel Trades Supply, Inc. www.troweltradessupply.com

Architect: Truex Cullins Partners Architects www.truexcullins.com

Photographer: Trowel Trades Supply, Inc.

Competition Entered: 2009 Brick In Architecture Awards Competition

Project Description: Old time New England college in a very severe weather climate in northern Vermont. The architects chose the good old tried and true brick and block cavity wall with rigid insulation in the cavity. All four buildings are lined up in a row for this new dormitory complex. Every thing about the design of these buildings is a tribute to the durability of fired clay masonry backed up by 8" CMU's. Even the interior walls are built with fired clay units, the ultra durable 6T SGFT (Structural Glazed Facing Tile).

Green Building or Sustainable Design Principles used in this Project: Local extracted and fabricated materials. Recyclable materials. Non combustible materials.
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