The categories for the 2017 Masonry Excellence Awards Program will follow the same format as last year, as part of our partnership with the AIA of Florida, we are awarding honors in three main categories:
An overall winner from each of the main categories, as well as one Project of the Year will be featured in a supplemental publication going to all 4400 AIA Florida member architects in the state.
Deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Please submit your entry online at: www.masonryawards.com
If you have questions, please contact Masonry Excellence Awards Chairman Chris Bettinger firstname.lastname@example.org or MAF Marketing Director, Deb Bartolucci email@example.com.
Award winners were honored at the 2016 MAF Annual Convention held at the Hutchinson Island Marriott on July 28 - 31, 2016. The top three winners will be featured in the September Issue of the 2016 Masonry Excellence Awards Annual "Bragbook". The projects that will be featured are:
Congratulations to all of the winners. Details regarding the Masonry Excellence Awards Program, or the 2016 Masonry Excellence Bragbook can be obtained by contacting Deb Bartolucci, MAF Marketing Director - 954-295-9926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The month of January has been a busy one for the Masonry Association of Florida, holding three masonry courses, and issuing over 700 CEU’s to Florida masonry industry professionals.
The video-taping of the Masonry Construction & Inspection Certification Workshop for the AIA Florida Distance Learning Program, and the soon-to-be-launched online certification program for engineers, contractors and building officials was completed in Tallahassee on January 13th and 14th to rave reviews! The next week saw Don Beers, putting in more miles as he travelled to the Seminole State College, Wharton Smith Center for Construction to provide a 2-hour masonry education program to more than 30 students. And finally, last-but-not-least, the MAF held a Masonry Workshop in Orlando this past Friday and Saturday.
As part of the Masonry Association's ongoing partnership with the American Institute of Architects Florida chapter, the Masonry Construction & Inspection Workshop began filming at the Liberty Bar in Tallahassee, Florida yesterday and will wrap up today. Stay tuned for the online coursework beginning April 2016! For questions, contact Deb Bartolucci email@example.com or Don Beers firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duck Key, FL | June 25, 2015: Art, Innovation and Endurance: the projects submitted for the 2015 MAF Masonry Excellence Awards are the embodiments of all of these qualities. The Masonry Excellence Awards are the celebration of the art and craftsmanship of the mason, the innovation of the contractor and architect and the endurance of masonry materials produced here in Florida.
Projects submitted were reviewed and judged anonymously by a distinguished jury of masonry and design professionals. Consideration was given to the overall design and use of masonry, as well as the technical aspects of each project. The winning projects listed showed superiority in technical design and craftsmanship.
2015 Masonry Excellence Award Winners:
Commercial 1st Place: Plant Street Market – Chris Bettinger Oldcastle
Merit: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center – Bill Parsons, Pyramid Masonry
Residential 1st Place: Private Residence 1 (Gordon) -- David Nelson Masonry
Merit: Private Residence 2 (Sheetz) – David Nelson Masonry
Hardscapes 1st Place: Tequesta Residence – Lisa Pelham A1 Block
Merit: Ocean Avenue – Greg Strickland Titan Block
Merit: Eatonville Gateway – Chris Bettinger Oldcastle
Multi-family 1st Place: Palladio – Joel Blackmon Oldcastle
Merit: Steelhouse – Steve Bischke Oldcastle
Institutional 1st Place: Heavener Hall – Steve Bischke Oldcastle
Merit: Zephyrhills Public Library – Doug McCall Oldcastle
Creative Use of Masonry & Special Features 1st Place: Firemen’s Statue – Jerry Painter, Painter Masonry
Merit: Santa Fe College – Kem Butler – Argos US
Project of the Year (Tie):
Plant Street Market – Chris Bettinger Oldcastle
Private Residence 1 (Gordon)– David Nelson – David Nelson Masonry
Winners were honored at the MAF Awards Reception being held on June 25, 2015 at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida. Additionally, winning projects will be featured in the MAF Masonry Excellence Awards publication.
The Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. (MAF) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1987. Our mission is to promote masonry construction and support the mason contractors in Florida. Additional information is available on our website: www.floridamasonryawards.com or by contacting, Deb Bartolucci, 954-295-9926 or email@example.com.