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BEST OF SHOW

Bank First National

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.

2021 Excellence in Masonry Project Winners

 

Best of Clay Masonry
Jules Verne at Epic

Designer: Cuningham

General Contractor: J.H. Findorff & Son

WMA Producer/Supplier: County Materials Corporation & SPEC MIX

Merit in Clay Masonry
Indigo Hotel

Designer: Potter Lawson

General Contractor: Stevens Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: County Materials Corporation

Best of Concrete Masonry
Kenneth & Ardyce Heiting Community Stadium

Designer: Kahler Slater

General Contractor: The Boson Company

WMA Producer/Supplier: County Materials Corporation

Merit in Concrete Masonry

DoMUS Apartments

Designer: HGA Architects

General Contractor: C.D. Smith Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Northfield Block

Best of Natural Stone Masonry
Harvest Haven Barn

Designer: Northworks Architects

General Contractor: National Construction

WMA Producer/Supplier: Natural Stone Veneers International & Halquist Stone

Merit in Natural Stone Masonry
Ripon College - Willmore Center

Designer: Kahler Slater

General Contractor: The Boldt Company

WMA Producer/Supplier: Halquist Stone

Best of Show
Bank First National

Designer: Bray Architects

General Contractor: Hoffman Planning & Design with Schelfout & DeCleene as the Masonry Contractors

WMA Producer/Supplier: Natural Stone Veneers International/Fond du Lac Stone

The Dennis Wilichowski Craftsmanship Award

Jules Verne at Epic

Designer: Cuningham

General Contractor: J.H. Findorff & Son

WMA Producer/Supplier: County Materials Corporation & SPEC MIX

Restoration Award
University of Wisconsin Stout - Bowman Hall

Designer: Mead & Hunt, Inc.

General Contractor: Ebert Construction

WMA Producer/Suppler: County Materials Corporation & Glen-Gery Corporation

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A special THANKS to this year's judging panel:
  • Stacey Keller, AIA - Mead & Hunt

  • Allyson Nemec, AIA - Quorum Architects Inc.

  • Gary Porter - Construction Robotics

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:

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

  2. Best of Clay Masonry – Deemed best project utilizing clay masonry.

  3. Merit in Clay Award – Exemplary project utilizing clay masonry.

  4. Best of Concrete Masonry – Deemed best project utilizing concrete masonry.

  5. Merit in Concrete – Exemplary project utilizing concrete masonry.

  6. Best of Natural Stone – Deemed best project utilizing natural stone masonry.

  7. Merit in Natural Stone – Exemplary project utilizing natural stone masonry.

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

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

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

Applications for 2022 Excellence in Masonry Awards Entries Begin October 2021

Click here to view last year's Excellence in Masonry Application. No fee to enter and multiple entries are encouraged! This is your chance to showcase your design and masonry project.