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Award Winning Projects



Masonry: 'It Makes a Village'

Arizona Masonry Guild Announces Winners at the
Sixth Annual
“Masonry: It Makes A Village”

The sixth annual design/build competition, "Masonry: It Makes A Village" was held Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 in Phoenix at GateWay Community College. This timed event pitted teams of Arizona architects and mason contractors against each other to produce the most creative and original "village" structures with the use of brick, block, natural and manufactured stone, glass block and architectural precast.
1st Place, Craftsmanship Award and Most Philosophical: "Tri-Thedral"
Architect:
Mason:

2nd Place and Best Interpretation of "Masonry: It Makes a Village": "Village Aqueduct"
Architect:
Mason:
The competition was designed to showcase the beauty and quality of masonry construction by providing an opportunity for Arizona architects and mason contractors to work side by side with each other on both the design and construction phases of the project. A total of eight teams competed in this year's event.

The winning projects were judged by industry experts and were chosen for creativity of design and use of materials, teamwork, craftsmanship and overall quality.






T
he jury panel consisted of: Dave Gober, Sun Valley Masonry, Phoenix, AZ; Roy Hickman, Masonry Consultant & Master Mason, Roy Hickman Consulting, Tucson, AZ; Mike Meskimen, President, Thunderbird Masonry, Phoenix, AZ; and Jim Rogers, Director, Evaluations and Certification Services, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.

T
he concept for “Masonry: It Makes A Village” was developed eight years ago in Washington State by the Masonry Institute of Washington.

3rd Place Tie and Best Overall Concept:
"P.O.D. (Public Outdoor Destination)"
Architect:
Mason:

3rd Place Tie, People's Choice Award and Best Masonry Sculpture: "Eco-point"
Architect:
Mason:
The Arizona Masonry Guild sponsors this local event. Since 1958, the Guild has 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 campaigns for the professional community and programs with Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

T
he Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. can be reached at 602/265-5999 in Phoenix, toll-free at 888/511-5999.

For more winners and their photos, click here.

 


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