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21st Annual Excellence in Masonry  Architectural Awards

The 21st Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards program honored its award winning buildings during a special awards banquet held Friday, September 21, 2012, 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:
Gilbert
Architect:
Cannon Design, St. Louis, Missouri
Structural Engineering Firm:
Cannon Design, St. Louis, Missouri
General Contractor:
DPR Construction, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block/Trenwyth,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix

The awarded projects are selected by an out of state panel of jurors. This year’s panel is from Dallas, Texas. Dennis W. Stacey, FAIA, with Stacy Architectural Studio, PLLC, 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 Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in Gilbert. The architectural & structural engineering firm for this project was Cannon Design, St. Louis, Missouri. The general contractor was DPR Construction 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:
 
 
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Location:
Phoenix
Architect:
HKS, Inc., Dallas, TX
Structural Engineering Firm:
HKS, Inc., Dallas, TX
General Contractor:
Kitchell, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block/Trenwyth,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix
Stone Supplier:
Southland Stone, North Hollywood, CA
 
 
Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Location:
Phoenix
Architects:
Dick & Fritsche Design Group, Phoenix
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver, CO
Structural Engineering Firm:
Caruso Turley Scott Structural Engineers, Tempe
General Contractor:
Haydon Building Corp, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
M. A. G. Construction, Inc., Gilbert
Architectural Precast Supplier:
Architectural Precast Designs, Phoenix
 
 
Phoenix Fire Station No. 59
Location:
Phoenix
Architect:
LEA-Architects, LLC, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Struktur Studio, LLC, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Tempe
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Avila Masonry, Glendale
 
 
Arbol de la Vida
Location:
Tucson
Architect:
NAC Architecture, Denver, CO
Structural Engineering Firm:
Holben, Martin & White Consulting Structural Engineers, Tucson
General Contractor:
CORE Construction, Inc., Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Phoenix Brick Yard, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sun Valley Masonry, Inc., Phoenix
Architectural Precast Supplier:
Oberfield Precast, Phoenix
Stone Supplier:
Western Porphyry, Santa Fe, NM
 
 
Merit Awards - Non-Residential:
 
 
ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
Location:
Tempe
Architects:
HDR Architecture Inc., Phoenix
Ehrlich Architects - Design Architect, Culver City, CA
Structural Engineering Firm:
Caruso Turley Scott Structural Engineers, Tempe
General Contractor:
Sundt Construction, Inc., Tempe
Major Masonry Supplier:
Western Block Co., Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Rhino Masonry, Inc., Mesa
 
 
Citation Awards - Non-Residential:
 
 
Tolleson Fire Station and Administration Building
Location:
Tolleson
Architect:
LEA-Architects, LLC, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Struktur Studio, LLC, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Tempe
Major Masonry Suppliers:
Phoenix Brick Yard, Phoenix
Superlite Block,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Huff & Sons Construction, Inc., Scottsdale
 
 
Ak-Chin Water Reclamation Facility
Location:
Maricopa
Architect:
Carollo Engineers, Walnut Creek, CA
Structural Engineering Firm:
Carollo Engineers, Walnut Creek, CA
General Contractor:
MGC Contractors, Inc., Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Western Block Co., Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
DESERTSUN MASONRY LLC, Gilbert
 
 
Ak-Chin Fire Station #561
Location:
Maricopa
Architect:
Arrington Watkins Architects, Phoenix
Structural Engineering Firm:
Paragon Structural Design, Phoenix
General Contractor:
Summit Builders, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Master Block, El Mirage
Masonry Contractor:
Fyffe Masonry & Plastering, Inc., Glendale
Architectural Precast Supplier:
Architectural Precast Designs, Phoenix
 
 
Merit Awards - Residential:
 
 
Copper Sky Residence
Location:
Phoenix
Architect:
Swaback Partners pllc, Scottsdale
Structural Engineering Firm:
Genesis Structural Engineers, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
Linthicum Corporation, Phoenix
Major Masonry Supplier:
Superlite Block,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sutter Masonry, El Mirage
Stone Supplier:
Anasazi Stone, Scottsdale
 
 
Craftsmanship Award
 
 
Desert Arrow
Location:
Scottsdale
Architect:
Swaback Partners pllc, Scottsdale
Structural Engineering Firm:
Genesis Structural Engineers, Scottsdale
General Contractor:
Kitchell, Phoenix
Major Masonry Suppliers:
Superlite Block,
an Oldcastle® company, Phoenix
Masonry Contractor:
Sutter Masonry, El Mirage
Architectural Precast Supplier:
Architectural Precast Designs, Phoenix
Stone Supplier:
Picasso Tile & Design, Phoenix
 
 

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 54 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.




 

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