September 21, 2018 was the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Arizona Masonry Guild as well as the 27th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards. The banquet honored this year's finest at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort & Villas. Over 250 industry members were on hand. Ten projects were recognized for their outstanding masonry design, workmanship and creativity with the use of brick, block or stone.
This year's jury panel came from the state of Colorado. Adam Harding, Partner, Roth Sheppard Architects was the jury chair. Wells Squier, Principal of Anderson Hallas Architects PC also served on the jury. Mr. Harding discussed each project and presented awards to each project's owner, architectural firm, structural engineering firm, general contractor, masonry supplier and masonry contractor.
This year's Gold Trowel winner (the top honor) was The Jones Studio located in Tempe and led by world-renowned Eddie Jones, AIA, NCARB. The Jones Studio website
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 60 years of service to the masonry industry in Arizona. The Guild would like to thank all of its sponsors, without them the event would not have been a success.
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 education seminars for the professional community as well as students from the college to the high school level. The Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. can be reached at 602.265.5999 or online at azmasonry.org. Lisa Prichard is Executive Director.
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Gold Trowel Award
Honor Awards - Non Residential
Merit Awards - Residential
Merit Awards - Non-Residential
Citation Awards - Non Residential