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Masonry Institute of Iowa

6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-252-0637



2017 MII ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARDS

Congratulations to this year's entries. We had 21 entries from 17 firms! We awarded 8 design awards. 

This year's firm entries include:

AHTS Architects
ASK Studio
Bracke.Hayes.Miller.Mahon Architects
CMBA
Imprint Architects
INVISION Architecture
Martin Gardner Architecture
RDG Planning & Design
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Simonson and Associates Architects
Straka Johnson Architects PC
Studio Melee
SVPA Architects
Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects


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


2017 Golden Trowel Award

MII would like to recognize Bruce Bassler for his years of service to architecture in Iowa and to our masonry profession. Retired Iowa State University professor Bruce Bassler was integral in helping us visual and implement our student field day in masonry. We’ve hosted this day-long event for more than 30 years and I am sure there are several of you in the audience that remember this field trip.

It has been a delightful 31-year collaboration between industry and the academy and we would like to share one of Bruce’s memories… Students seized the opportunity to take advantage of the concept of learning by doing. They even did some of their own research using Tech Notes for Brick Construction and surprised Bruce one morning by having spent some late night hours bricking in his office door. They did, of course, leave a “keyway” so he  could get his key into the door.

Bruce, as a token of our appreciate we would like to honor you with our golden trowel award. This award is given to MII member mason contractors when they were the mason contractor of the Grand Award project but due to Bruce’s years of dedication to the masonry industry as an educator, mentor, architect, supporter and friend, he was granted special exemption to receive our highest honor. Thank you Bruce for everything you’ve done.




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 DistinctionAward 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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