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2019 Excellence in Masonry Awards

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.

The 2019 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.

The 2019 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.

Flowing Wells Library Addition

Flowing Wells Library AdditionOwner: Pima County, AZ
Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Structural Engineering Firm: Turner Structural Engineering Company
General Contractor: Kappcon
Major Masonry Contractor: Cox Masonry Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Central Arizona Block Company

Praying Monk Residence

Praying Monk ResidenceOwner: Private
Architect: Higgins Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: S.E. Consultants
General Contractors: GM Hunt
Major Masonry Contractor: Randy Gregory Masonry Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite, an Oldcastle Company
Architectural Precast Supplier: Precision Precast Group

Ocean 44

Owner: Prime Steak Concepts
Architect: Nelson Partners
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates LLC
General Contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Desert Mountain Tile & Marble
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company
Stone Supplier: Solstice Stone
Major Block Supplier: Quality Block Company
Block Contractor: Fyffe Masonry

University of Arizona- Bioscience Research Laboratories

Owner: Arizona Board of Regents
Architect: ZGF & BSW Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Martin, White & Griffis Structural Engineers
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry Inc
Major Masonry Supplier: Pacific Clay & Summit Brick

Haver Remodel & Addition

Owner: Private
Architect: ISOS Architecture, LLC
Structural Engineering Firm: Bakkum Noelke Consulting Structural Engineers
General Contractors: Genova-Detwiler Custom Builders & Kitchell Perez
Major Masonry Contractor: GV Masonry Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Summit Brick

Church of Our Lady of Angels

Owner: Franciscan Renewal Center
Architect: DLR Group- Westlake Reed Leskosky
General Contractor: Haydon Building Corp
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Solstice Stone
Major Block Supplier: Superlite, an Oldcastle company

Rancho Cielo

Owner: Private
Architect: Higgins Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: S.E. Consultants
General Contractor: TM Construction Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Heser Masonry
Masonry Contractor Stone & Precast: Sonoran Stone & Stucco
Major Masonry Supplier: Master Block
Architectural Precast Supplier: Concrete Designs Inc.
Stone Contractor: Telluride Natural Stone & Reclaimed Wood

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute C

Owner: Arizona State University
Architect: ZGF & BSW Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: KPFF Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Major Masonry Contractor: Stone Cold Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Summit Brick

2018 Excellence in Masonry Awards

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.

The 2018 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.

The 2018 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.

The Jones Studio

Owner: Jones Studio Inc.
Architect: Jones Studio Inc.
General Contractor: Build, Incorporated
Major Masonry Contractor: Pioneer Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Somerton City Hall

Owner: City of Somerton
Architect: LEA Architects
General Contractor: LPC Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Haxton Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Rural Mediterranean Estate

Owner: Salcito Custom Homes
Architect: PHX Architect
General Contractors: Salcito Custom Homes
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

MESA FIRE AND MEDICAL STATION NO. 203

Owner: City of Mesa
Architect: Perlman Architects of Arizona
General Contractor: FCI Constructors Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Monte Vista Elemantary School

Owner: Creighton Elementary School District
Architect: Orcutt Winslow
General Contractor: CORE Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Town of Queen Creek Fire Station No. 411

Owner: Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department
Architect: Perlman Architects of Arizona
General Contractor: CORE Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Verde Valley Medical Center- Camp Verde Clinic

Architect: HGH Architects & Engineers
General Contractor: Kinney Construction Services Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Yavapai Block Co, Inc.

City of Scottsdale Booster Pump Station #71

Owner: City of Scottsdale
Architect: DWL Architects & Planners, Inc.
General Contractor: MGC Contractors
Major Masonry Contractor: Desert Sun Masonry LLC
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Rural Mediterranean Estate

Owner: Salcito Custom Homes
Architect: PHX Architecture
General Contractor: Salcito Custom Homes
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Remote Solutions

Owner: SLE Properties LLC
Architect: INDEVCO Architecture LLC
General Contractor: Keystone Masonry LLC
Major Masonry Contractor: Keystone Masonry LLC
Major Masonry Supplier: Central Arizona Block Company

2017 Excellence in Masonry Awards

The 26th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards banquet honored this year's finest at the Phoenix Airport Marriott on September 22, 2017. Eleven projects were recognized for their outstanding masonry design, workmanship and creativity with the use of brick, block or stone.

The 2017 jury panel came from the state of Texas. Dan Wigodsky, Principal, Wigodsky & Associates Architects, LLC., San Antonio, Texas was the jury chair. Darrell Vickers, Vice President for Architecture with CP&Y also served on the jury and participated in the awards presentation. An award was presented to each recognized project's owner, architectural firm(s), a structural engineering firm, general contractor, masonry supplier and masonry contractor.

The 2017 Gold Trowel winners (the top honor) were Ghost Wash House in the Residential category and Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in the Non-Residential category.

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 59 years of service to the masonry industry in Arizona. The Guild would like to thank all of its sponsors, who without 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 and programs with Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Ghost Wash House

Architect: Architecture-Infrastructure-Research
Structural Engineering Firm: JT Engineering
General Contractor: Build Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Pioneer Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: AZ Stone & Architectural Products

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Owner: Arizona State University
Architect: Ennead Architects/Jones Studio
Structural Engineering Firm: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Masonry Contractor: Kovach Building Engineers
Masonry Contractor: Rhino Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Cornerstone Materials, LLC

Private Residence

Architect: Stephen Sullivan Designs
Structural Engineering Firm: Swenson Say Faget
General Contractors: AZ-GKO Construction, LLC
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Mcdowell Mountain Community Church

Owner: Mcdowell Mountain Community Church
Architect: Barduson Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott Inc.
General Contractor: Redden Construction Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Bliss Residence

Owner: Roy & Tony Bliss
Architect: Urban Design Associates
Structural Engineering Firm: RNK, Inc.
General Contractor: R-Net Custom Homes, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Old Mission Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: The San Tan Adobe Company
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Hubbard Radio

Owner: Hubbard Radio
Architect: RSP Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Meyer Borgman Johnson
General Contractor: McGough Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Pioneer Masonry Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

Arizona Oncology

Owner: Arizona Oncology
Architect: Butler Design Group
Structural Engineering Firm: TLCP Structural Inc.
General Contractor: Ryan Companies
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

North Scottsdale Desert Contemporary

Owner: Douglas & Linda MacGregor
Architect: PHX Architecture
Structural Engineering Firm: PH Structural
General Contractor: Salcito Custom Homes
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company
Stone Supplier: Anasazi Stone

Tiaquepaque North

Owner: Tiaquepaque North
Architect: Design Group Architects
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Masonry Contractor: Precision Structural Concrete, LLC
Major Masonry Supplier: Block Lite

Ghost Wash House

Architect: Architecture-Infrastructure-Research
Structural Engineering Firm: JT Engineering
General Contractor: Build Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Pioneer Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: AZ Stone & Architectural Products

Arizona Oncology

Owner: Arizona Oncology
Architect: Butler Design Group
Structural Engineering Firm: TLCP Structural Inc.
General Contractor: Ryan Companies
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

2016 Excellence in Masonry Awards

The 25th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards banquet honored this year's finest at the Phoenix Airport Marriott on September 16, 2016. Thirteen projects were recognized for their outstanding masonry design, workmanship and creativity with the use of brick, block or stone.

The 2016 jury panel came from the state of Nevada. Curt Carlson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of the firm SHArchitecture, was jury chair and participated in the awards presentation. An award was presented to each recognized project's owner, architectural firm(s), structural engineering firm, general contractor, masonry supplier and masonry contractor.

The 2016 Gold Trowel winner (the top honor) was White Stone Studios.

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 58 years of service to the masonry industry in Arizona. The Guild would like to thank all of its sponsors, who without 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 and programs with Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

White Stone Studios

Owner: Benjamin Hall Design + Build
Architect: 180 Degrees + Benjamin Hall
Structural Engineering Firm: Strukur Studio, LLC
General Contractor: 180 Degrees
Major Masonry Contractor: Pioneer Masonry, Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Old Castle Superlite.

Estancia Residence

Owner: Private Resident
Architect: PHX Architecture
Structural Engineering: PH Structural, Inc.
General Contractor: The Boos Group
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

Midwestern University, College of Veterinary Medicine- Equine & Bovine Center

Owner: Midwestern University
Architect: DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
Structural Engineering Firm: KPFF Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Chanen Construction Company, Inc.
Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Masonry Supplier: Phoenix Brick Yard/Summit
Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

DLB Residence

Owner: Private Resident
Structural Engineer: PH Structural, Inc.
General Contractor: Desert Star Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry, Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, Inc.
Stone Supplier: Anasazi Stone Company

Bethany Plaza/OTRO Cafe

Owner: Central One, LLC
Structural Engineer: Architecture & Engineering Solutions, LLC
General Contractor: Harrison Engineering
Major Masonry Contractor: Thunderbird Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

Sonoran Foothills School

Owner: Deer Valley Unified School District No. 97
Architect: ADM Group
Structural Engineer:
A.V. Schwan & Associates
General Contractor: Chase Building Team
Major Masonry Contractor: Stone Cold Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

VUA Healthcare

Owner: MVM Properties, LLC
Architect: KQ Architects
Structural Engineer: Bakkum Noelke Consulting Structural Engineers
General Contractor: Caliber Construction, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: H & H Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

Phoenix Coding Academy

Owner: Phoenix Union High School District
Architect: ADM Group
Structural Engineer: A.V. Schwan & Associates
General Contractor: CORE Construction, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Stone Cold Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

Private Residence

Owner: Dennis & Sharon Orem
Architect: Douglas Fredrikson Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Bakkum Noelke Consulting Structural Engineers
General Contractor: Hostetler Builders, LLC
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry, Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, Inc.
Stone Supplier: Cornerstone MAterials, LLC

Dobson High School Building N

Owner: Mesa Public Schools
Architect: Architectural Resource Team
Structural Engineering Firm: TLCP Structural, Inc.
General Contractor: Chase Building Team
Major Masonry Contractor: Huff and Sons Construction, Inc.
Major Masonry Suppler: Oldcastle Superlite

Sportsman's Warehouse

Owner: Ironline Partners, LLC
Architect: GA Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: BHB Structural Engineers
General Contractor: Cameron Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Block-Lite
Architectural Precast Supplier: Oberfield Architectural Precast, LLC
Stone Supplier: Apache Stone

Mesa Community Collefe Art Gallery

Owner: Mesa Community Colleges- Facilities, Planning & Development
Architect: DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
Structural Engineering Firm: SCL Consulting
General Contractor: Burris Horrell Corporation
Major Masonry Contractor: Yoder Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Oldcastle Superlite

Private Residence

Owner: Private Residence
Architect: Douglas Fredikson Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Bakkum Noelke Consulting Structural Engineers
General Contractor: Hostetler Builders, LLC
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, LLC
Stone Supplier: Cornerstone Materials, LLC

Gilbert Fire & Rescue Station No. 7

Owner: Town of Gilbert
Architect: HDA Architects, LLC
Structural Engineering Firm: PK Associates, LLC
General Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprise
Masonry Suppliers: Interstate Brick, Oldcastle Superlite, Marvel Building & Masonry Supply
Architectural Precast Supplier: Oberfield Architectural Precast, LLC

2015 Excellence in Masonry Awards

The 24th Annual Excellence In Masonry Architectural Awards banquet honored this year's finest at the Arizona Grand Resort on September 18, 2015. Eleven projects were recognized for their outstanding masonry design, workmanship and creativity with the use of brick, block or stone.

The 2015 jury panel came from the state of Utah. Jeffery Fisher, AIA of the firm FFKR Architects, was jury chair and participated in the awards presentation. An award was presented to each recognized projects' owner, architectural firm(s), structural engineer, general contractor masonry supplier and masonry contractor.

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 57 years of service to the masonry industry in Arizona.

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 and programs with Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Private Residence

Owner: Paul & Joan Delaney
Architect: Marwan Al-Slayed Inc.
Structural Engineering Firm: Rudow + Berry
General Contractor: 180 Degrees
Major Masonry Contractor: Pioneer Masonry, Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, Inc.
Architectural Precast Supplier: Concrete Designs Inc.
Stone Supplier: World Wide Stone Corporation

Lang Residence

Owner: Brian & Vicki Lang
Architect: Craig E. Brown & Associates
Structural Engineering Firm: JSIR Engineering, Inc.
General Contractors: Bach Building Systems, LLC
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Master Block
Stone Supplier: Anasazi Stone Company

Scheduling Institute Training Center

Owner: Scheduling Institute Training Center
Architect: PHArchitecture
Structural Engineering Firm: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc.
General Contractor: LGE Design Build
Major Masonry Contractor: Denny Clark Masonry & Concrete
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, Inc.
Major Masonry Supplier: Phoenix Brick Yard

Levine Residence

Owner: Bob & Joan Levine
Architect: Drewett Works Architecture
Structural Engineering Firm: PH Structural, Inc.
General Contractor: Manship Builders, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: Sutter Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Quality Block Company, Inc.
Stone Supplier: Apache Stone

Rancho Solano Preparatory School Athletic Center

Owner: Rancho Solano Preparatory School
Architect: Ayers Saint Gross
Structural Engineering Firm: BDS Structural, PLLC
General Contractor: Hardison Downey Construction
Major Masonry Contractor: Stone Cold Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company
Architectural Precast Supplier: Phoenix Precast Products

Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center

Owner: Mesa Community College
Architect: Jones Studio
Structural Engineering Firm: Rudow + Berry
General Contractor: Layton Construction Co.
Major Masonry Contractor: M.A.G. Construction
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

City of Phoenix Fire Dispatch and Emergency Operations Center

Owner: City of Phoenix Fire Department
Architect: HDA Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Kurt Kindermann, PE, SE
General Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

City of Flagstaff Fire Station No. 2

Owner: Flagstaff Fire Department
Architect: HDA Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Kurt Kindermann, PE, SE
General Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Marvel Building & Masonry Supply
Stone Supplier: Diversified Builder Supply, Inc.

Roy Place Commercial Building - Phase III

Owner: Pima County
Architect: Poster Frost Mirto
Structural Engineering Firm: Turner Structural Engineering Company
General Contractor: Durazo Construction Corporation
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Construction
Major Masonry Supplier: Pacific Clay Products Inc.
Architectural Precast Supplier: Concrete Desings Inc.

The Barking Dog LTD.

Owner: The Barking Dog LTD.
Architect: Butler Design Group
General Contractor: AR Mays
Major Masonry Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry
Major Masonry Supplier: Wester Block Co.

City of Phoenix Fire Dispatch and Emergency Operations Center

Owner: City of Phoenix Fire Department
Architect: HDA Architects
Structural Engineering Firm: Kurt Kindermann, PE, SE
General Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc.
Major Masonry Contractor: G & G Enterprises
Major Masonry Supplier: Superlite an Oldcastle Company

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