Welcome to MasonryforLife.com.
AMG mission statement, board of directors, directors and staff.
Register to join the Arizona Masonry Guild.
AMG member list with company names,  addresses,  contact information and link to website.
Information on careers in masonry and where to begin.
Detailed information on masonry products and alternative masonry products & systems.
Links to the websites of state, regional and national masonry organizations.
Masonry information specifically for consumers.
Building with masonry offers a number of benefits for the homeowner including protection, low maintenance living, savings and value.
Masonry homes are energy efficient...learn how to evaluate the efficiency of various building material options.
Answers to questions regarding cost, home builders, insulation, R-value, pest resistance and sound-proofing qualities.
A List of Arizona Home Builders that Specialize in Masonry Design & Construction
The tools needed for masonry projects and how to use them.
Three terrific projects you can do to add to the beauty of your home.
Discover masonry within your community.
AMG and Habitat for Humanity team up to build earth friendly homes for families in need.
Winning projects of competitions that showcase the beauty and quality of masonry construction.
Building methods and materials that are ecologically responsible.
AMG meetings, seminar and conferences and community events regarding masonry.
Masonry industry news.
A publication designed to keep AMG members informed and up to date.
A monthly publication from Israel Torres, director of the  Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
Masonry projects in Arizona that are featured in High Profiles Arizona, a cover-to-cover development business news publication.
Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards & Masonry: It Makes a Village Winners.
News on  masonry events.
AMG phone numbers, email address, mailing address and location.
Award Winning Projects



20th Annual Excellence in Masonry  Architectural Awards

The 20th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards program honored its award winning buildings during a special awards banquet held Friday, October 21, 2011, at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. The program honored 11 projects for outstanding masonry design, workmanship and creativity with the use of brick, block, or stone.


Location:
Mesa
Architect:
SmithGroup, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Paragon Structural Design, Phoenix
General Contractor:
McGough Companies Southwest, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block/Trenwyth, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix

The awarded projects are selected by an out of state panel of jurors. This year's panel was from Reno, Nevada. Max Hershenow with H+K Architects was the Jury Chairman and participated in the awards presentation on Friday night. An award is presented to the project owner, architectural firm, the structural engineering firm, general contractor, masonry supplier and masonry contractor for each winning project.


This year’s Gold Trowel winner (the top honor) was Health-Wellness Building at Mesa Community College, located in Mesa. The architectural firm for this project was SmithGroup in Phoenix. The structural engineering firm was Paragon Structural Design in Phoenix. The general contractor was McGough Companies Southwest in Phoenix. The masonry supplier was Superlite Block/Trenwyth in Phoenix. The masonry contractor was Sun Valley Masonry in Phoenix.

Other winners include:

Honor Awards - Non-Residential:
Chandler City Hall
Location:
Chandler
Architect:
SmithGroup, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Caruso Turley Scott, Tempe
General Contractor:
Sundt Construction, Tempe
Major Masonry Suppliers:
Arizona Tile, Tempe
Superlite Block, Phoenix
Masonry Contractors:
Brothers Masonry Corporation, Phoenix
Diversified Builder Supply, Gilbert
 
 
Merit Awards - Non-Residential:
 
 
Casa Grande Public Safety Facility
Location:
Casa Grande
Architect:
Architekton, Tempe
Structural Engineering Firm:
Struktur Studio, LLC, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
CORE Construction, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix
 
 
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
Location:
San Tan Valley
Architect:
SmithGroup, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Paragon Structural Design, Phoenix
General Contractor:
McCarthy Building Companies, Tempe
Major Masonry Suppliers:
Oberfield Precast, Phoenix
Superlite Block/Trenwyth, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Rhino Masonry, Inc., Mesa
 
 
Bridget Hall Chandler-Gilbert Community College – Williams Campus
Location:
Mesa
Architect:
will bruder + PARTNERS LTD, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
rudrow + berry, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
Sundt Construction, Tempe
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Canyon State Masonry, El Mirage
 
 
Citation Awards - Non-Residential:
 
 
DC Ranch Lot 13
Location:
Scottsdale
Architect:
Cawley Architects, Inc., Phoenix
Architectural Design Support:
Dale Gardon Design, Scottsdale
Structural Engineering Firm:
Caruso Turley Scott, Tempe
General Contractor:
LGE Design Build, Phoenix
Major Masonry Suppliers:
Architectural Precast Designs, Phoenix
Quality Block Company, Inc., Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Fyffe Masonry & Plastering, Inc., Glendale
 
 
The Parlor
Location:
Phoenix
Architect:
Pathangay Architects, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Schneider & Associates Structural Engineers, Phoenix
General Contractor:
Shony Construction & Development, Chandler
Major Masonry Supplier:
Quality Block Company, Inc., Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Stoll Masonry, Inc., Chandler
 
 
The Saguaro Building at Mesa Community College - Red Mountain Campus
Location:
Mesa
Architect:
SmithGroup, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Paragon Structural Design, Phoenix
General Contractor:
Johnson Carlier, Tempe
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block/Trenwyth, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Hochstetler Masonry, Boerne, TX
 
 
Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 1
Location:
Paradise Valley
Architect:
LEA-Architects, LLC, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
BDA Engineers, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
TSG Constructors, LLC, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
G & G Enterprises, Glendale
 
 
Citation Awards - Residential:
 
 
Milagrosa Place
Location:
Tucson
Architect:
Bill Taylor Associates Inc., Tucson
Structural Engineering Firm:
Gravity Works, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
Just Build LLC, Tucson
Major Masonry Supplier:
Young Block/Trenwyth, Tucson
Masonry Contractor:
DAR Tile, Tucson
 
 
Craftsmanship Award
 
 
Chandler Fire Department Administration Building
Location:
Chandler
Architect:
Perlman Architects of Arizona, Scottsdale
Structural Engineering Firm:
TLCP Structural, Inc., Phoenix
General Contractor:
Layton Construction, Phoenix
Major Masonry Suppliers:
Superlite Block, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
M.A.G. Construction, Inc., Gilbert
 
 

The Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards program is sponsored by the Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. Established in 1958, the non-profit organization is celebrating 53 years of service to both the masonry industry and Arizonans.

The Guild and its members have played a significant role in economic development, new product and construction standards, enhanced safety policies and increased energy efficiency of masonry products. It has also been on the forefront of developing and implementing statewide educational seminars for the professional community and programs with Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. can be reached at 602.265.5999 or online at , www.MasonryforLife.com.




 

Go to Habitat for Humanity
Habitat
Go to Breen Build
Green Build
 
Return to the Main Member Page
For Contractors, Suppliers, Architects and AMG Members
Return to the Main Consumer Page
Return to the Main Consumer & Homeowner Page


“ To improve the quality of life for all people through the creation and development of timeless and environmentally friendly masonry structures.”