September 20, 2019 was the celebration of the 28th 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. Eight 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 New Mexico. John Padilla, JAP Architect was the jury chair. Jon Dick, Archaeo Architects and Thomas Gifford, Thomas Gifford Architect also served on the jury. Mr. Padilla discussed each project and presented awards to each project's owner, architectural firm, structural engineering firm, general contractor, masonry supplier and masonry contractor. He offered insightful comments on the award process.
This year's Gold Trowel winner (the top honor) was the Flowing Wells Library Addition.
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 61 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 such 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.
Gold Trowel Award
Honor Award - Residential
Honor Award - Non Residential
Merit Award - Non-Residential
Citation Award - Residential
Citation Award - Non Residential