Brick In Architecture Awards

- 2021-

General Shale Receives Most Recognition in History of BIA Awards

The 2021 Brick in Architecture competition results are in and General Shale was recognized not once…but eight times! This is the most recognition General Shale has received in the history of the competition, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious architectural award programs in the United States and the nation’s premiere architectural award featuring clay brick.

General Shale’s presence in the architectural market is growing rapidly, especially with our strategic acquisition of plants across the U.S. equipped to provide the aesthetic detail and specifications sought out by architects and designers. As the new leading brick manufacturer, we believe it is our duty to lead the way in promoting brick as a desirable, solutions-oriented material for both residential and architectural projects.

The following Brick in Architecture awards are a testament to our continued effort to increase General Shale’s wall share, especially in markets where architectural construction is prevalent and there is demand for sustainable, versatile materials. Additionally, they cast a positive light on the industry as a whole by showcasing brick as a staple in modern architecture.

GOLD AWARD WINNERS

CRABAPPLE MARKETPLACE

Category: Commercial

Manufacturer: General Shale Brick and Columbus Brick

Project Location: Milton, GA

Products: Sandy Creek (Augusta, GA Plant) and Colonial Queen (Phenix City, AL Plant)

Architect: Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects

Mason: Olympic Masonry

Photographer: Karen Burns

POWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Category: Educational

Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick

Project Location: Washington, DC

Architect: ISTUDIO Architects

Mason: CF Masonry

Photographer: Hochlander Davis, Dan Snook (Photography), ISTUDIO, Architects (Interior)

SILVER AWARD WINNERS

FILIGREE HOUSE

Category: Residential, Single-Family

Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick

Project Location: Philadelphia, PA

Product: Red Wirecut (Columbia, SC Plant)

Distributor: Diener Brick Company

Architect: Moto Designshop

Mason: Brandon Reiss Masonry

Photographer: Halkin Mason Photography

BRONZE AWARD WINNERS

MCGREGOR SQUARE

Category: Commercial

Manufacturer: General Shale Brick

Project Location: Denver, CO

Product: Autumn Leaf Satin and Ballpark (Denver, CO Plant)

Architect: Stantec

Mason: Soderberg Masonry

Photographer: Christina Skirpan – V1 Real Estate Photography & Video

AMERICAN BRITISH COUNTRY HOUSE

Category: Commercial

Manufacturer: General Shale Brick

Project Location: Clark County, VA

Product: Domino (Terre Haute, IN Plant)

Distributor: Frederick Block, Brick & Stone

Architect: Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.

Mason: BBS Construction, LLC

Photographer: Nathan Webb, Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.

THE CORDEN

Category: Commercial

Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick

Project Location: Bronx, NY

Product: Coal KT (Watsontown, PA Plant)

Architect: Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

Mason: DP Group General Contractors

PhotographerBrian Berkowitz, Ari Burling, MAP Archives

PARK KENNEDY

Category: Commercial

Manufactures: Watsontown Brick, Cherokee Brick, Glen-Gery, Redland Brick INC. 

Project Location: Washington, D.C.

Product: Coal KT (Watsontown, PA Plant)

Architect: GTM Architects

Distributors: Brickworks Supply, LLC & Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Company 

Mason: Telligent Masonry

Photographer: Laura Metzler

CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD

FILIGREE HOUSE

Category: Residential, Single-Family

Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick

Project Location: Philadelphia, PA

Product: Red Wirecut (Columbia, SC Plant)

Distributor: Diener Brick Company

Architect: Moto Designshop

Mason: Brandon Reiss Masonry

Photographer: Halkin Mason Photography