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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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2018 MII Architectural Design Awards - Call for Entries

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2018 AWARDS BROCHURE.

Eligibility
Iowa licensed architects with AIA, Iowa, membership may submit projects.  All submissions must be predominantly masonry completed within the last six years in Iowa.  Commercial, residential, extended use and restoration projects will be considered.  Past award winning projects are not eligible although past entries are encouraged to submit again.
 

Awards
All entries will be recognized at the AIA, Iowa Annual Convention on Friday, September 29, 2017. Prior to the awards ceremony, entries will be notified if they will be receiving an award.
 

As in past years, the Masonry Institute of Iowa will award the following along with a People's Choice Award and several masonry specific recognitions:

•   Grand Award
•   Award of Merit with Distinction
•   Award with Merit
•   Honorable Mentions

 

Submission
Each project submitted must provide photos and/or drawings to illustrate the masonry design, workmanship and installation details.  Entries can be submitted online or by filling out the paperwork on the 2018 Brochure (link above).

- To submit your entries online click here.

- To pay the $50 entry fee, click here.


Photos and drawings should include, at a minimum:
 •   One view of each of the four exposed sides or elevations of the project
 •   At least six close-up views of masonry details (the detail photos should clearly show the type of masonry system used)
 •   One view of the project's immediate environment
 •   One view of the wall section
 

To submit the attached Photo Consent and Submittal Form with $50 payment per entry to Masonry Institute of Iowa.  A confirmation email will be sent for all entries. Entries will be reviewed by the committee to validate entry prior to judging. Entry deadline is July 17th, 2018. Questions about your entry? Please contact Jenny Stephenson at 515-979-8235 or jstephenson@masonryinstituteofiowa.org. LInks to submit your entry are listed above.

 

Judging
All entries are judged by architects from outside Iowa.  Projects are evaluated independently, not in competition with other entries, and will focus on the excellence of each individual project.  Judging will be based on the following criteria:

 •  Creative use of masonry
 •  Structural and architectural design
 •  Proper masonry installation by a mason contractor
 •  Technical innovations and their influence on design selection
 •  Suitability of design to its environment

 



2017 Award Winners


GRAND AWARD
Dubuque Regional Airport
Dubuque, IA
Architect: Straka Johnson Architects, PC
Mason Contractor: Cummer Masonry
 
AWARD OF MERIT WITH DISTINCTION
City of Grinnell -  Downtown Revitalization
Grinnell, IA
Architect: RDG Planning & Design
 
AWARD OF MERIT
Finley Grandview Expansion
Dubuque, IA
Architect: INVISION Architecture
Mason Contractor: Cummer Masonry
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Basilica of St. John's - Elevator Addition
Des Moines, IA
Architect: Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects
Mason Contractor: Forrest and Associate
 
BEST USE OF INTERIOR MASONRY
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Ames, IA
Architect: Shive Hattery, Inc.
Mason Contractor: Seedorff Masonry, Inc.
 
MASONRY RENOVATION AWARD
Roosevelt School Apartments
Clinton, IA
Architects: ASK Studio
 
BEST USE OF MATERIALS AND DETAILING
Ottumwa Theatre - Facade Renovation
Ottumwa, IA
Architect: Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects
Mason Contractor: Forrest and Associate
 
PEOPLE'S CHOICE OF AWARD
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Waverly, IA
Architect: AHTS Architects
Mason Contractor: Carl Schuler Masonry



2017 Awards Video





2016 Winners
Grand Award - Great Rivers Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Expansion, West Burlington
Architect: INIVISION Architecture
Award of Merit With Distinction - St. Patrick Catholic Church Narthex Addition, Cedar Falls
Architect: AHTS
   


2015 Winners

Grand Award  Award of Merit with Distinction Award of Merit 
Allen Hospital
 Indianola Specialty Clinic  Mitchellville Elementary
INVISION Architecture   SVPA Architects  Design Alliance
     
     
Honorable Mention    Honorable Mention

University of Iowa Health Care – Iowa River Landing

   Cedar Valley SportsPlex

Neumann Monson Architects

   INVISION Architecture 
     

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