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BEST OF SHOW
Component Manufacturing Center, Promega Corporation

Excellence in Masonry

The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA) is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of masonry construction through the dissemination of technology, practice, products, and design. A highlight of our promotional efforts is the Excellence in Masonry Awards presented in recognition of masonry projects exemplifying great design, inspiring material usage, and quality construction.

Map of 2022 Excellence in Masonry Winners
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2022 Excellence in Masonry Project Winners

 

Best of Show
Component Manufacturing Center, Promega Corporation

Designer: Flad Architects

General Contractor: Kraemer Brothers

Masonry Contractor: Kraemer Brothers

WMA Producer/Supplier: County Materials Corporation

The Dennis Wilichowski Craftsmanship Award

Timber Lofts (Milwaukee)

Designer: Engberg Anderson Architects

General Contractor: Catalyst Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Jireh Brick & Stone and SPEC MIX

 

Excellence in Clay Masonry
ABC Supply Stadium (Beloit)

Designer: Jones Petrie Rafinski

General Contractor: Corporate Construction

Masonry Contractor: Corner Stone Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Northfield/Oldcastle & LYCON

Excellence in Concrete Masonry
The Urbana Apartments (Madison)

Designer: JLA Architects

General Contractor: Stevens Construction

Masonry Contractor: Rural Masonry

WMA Producer/Supplier: County Materials Corporation & LYCON

Excellence in Natural Stone Masonry

The Huron Building (Milwaukee)

Designer: Engberg Anderson Architects

General Contractor: Stevens Construction

Masonry Contractor: Arteaga Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Halquist Stone & SPEC MIX

Salute to Masonry Projects

These projects were selected by the judging committee to receive special recognition for their outstanding design and craftsmanship across all masonry categories.


Notre Dame School of De Pere

Designer: GROTH Design Group

General Contractor: Miron Construction

Masonry Contractor: Miron Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: SPEC MIX


Silverado North Shore Memory Care (Glendale)

Designer: Eppstein Uhen Architects

General Contractor: Hunzinger Construction

Masonry Contractor: KMI Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Halquist Stone & SPEC MIX

Oshkosh Corporation Headquarters (Oshkosh)

Designer: Performa, Inc. / Eppstein Uhen Architects

General Contractor: Miron Construction

Masonry Contractor: Miron Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Fond du Lac Stone, Inc., Northfield/Oldcastle & SPEC MIX

 

St. Rita Square (Milwaukee)

Designer: AG Architecture

General Contractor: Pepper Construction

Masonry Contractor: Arteaga Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Northfield/Oldcastle & SPEC MIX


Frazer Residence (Waunakee)

Designer: Design Well Interiors

General Contractor: Hart DeNoble Builders

WMA Producer/Suppler: Fond du Lac Natural Stone. & Lafarge/Holcim

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A special THANKS to this year's judging panel:
  • Katherine Georgeson, AIA - Orchestra Design Studio

  • Gregory Granlund, AIA - Lien & Peterson Architects

  • James Otto, AIA - James Otto Architect LLC

  • Bert Zenker AIA, - MSI General

Background & Entry Process

Awards

Winning projects will be exhibited and awards will be presented at the Annual Excellence in Masonry Breakfast at the AIA-Wisconsin Convention for the following commercial, residential, public, and industrial categories:

  • Best of Show in Excellence in Masonry Award Program – Project exemplifying masonry at its finest.

  • Excellence in Concrete Masonry – Deemed best project utilizing concrete masonry.

  • Excellence in Clay Masonry - Deemed best  project utilizing clay masonry.

  • Excellence in Natural Stone – Deemed best project utilizing natural stone masonry.

  • Salute to Masonry Projects - Projects receiving special recognition from the judging panel.

Special Award Categories:

  • Dennis Wilichowski Craftsmanship Award - Excellence in overall aesthetic and craftsmanship of masonry.

  • E2 Award – Masonry project purposed for energy & environmental preservation.

  • Restoration - Exemplary masonry utilization in a restoration showing before and after.

  • Residential - Deemed best masonry project for residential projects.

Eligibility:

Any individual involved in the design, supply or construction of a masonry building may participate and enter a project. Entries must adhere to the following:

  1. Recommended: A minimum of 50% of the project’s exterior must consist of masonry. The exterior masonry requirement may be reduced to 25%, if interior applications feature 50% exposed masonry.

  2. The project must be constructed in Wisconsin utilizing masonry products produced or supplied by a Wisconsin Masonry Alliance member.

  3. The project’s occupancy date must be no longer than three (3) years from the date of submission.

  4. Any project that has previously won a Wisconsin Masonry Alliance award may not be re[1]entered.

 

Judging:

All entries will be judged on: 1. Design creativity – uniqueness of project. 2. Visual impact and acceptance – impression, relationship to site, pedestrian connection. 3. Inspiring material usage – details, features, or solutional elements. 4. Masonry utilization – the material’s relationship in establishing the character and fulfilling the function of the structure.

Submission:

Download 2023 Excellence in Masonry Submission Form

 

Deadline to Enter:  January 6, 2023