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 firstname.lastname@example.org.