Register: NOV/15/2017, Submit: NOV/30/2017, Eligibility: Students, architects, engineers, architectural/engineering firms; participants in the Young Architects/Engineers Category must be under the age of 40; individually, multidisciplinary teams with an unlimited number of members, Fee: Free, Awards: Students Category: Winner 5,000 USD, an additional 5,000 USD to the school/program; Young Architects/Engineer Category (under 40): Winner 10,000 USD; Firms, Multidisciplinary Teams, Individual Architects/Engineers Category: Winner 10,000 USD; each winning category – travel and accommodations up to 2 individuals to Miami during an awards ceremony
The International Masonry Institute (Maryland) is pleased to invite architects, engineers, students, and firms to take part in the inaugural Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design Competition. The competition celebrates innovation and challenges the designers of today to imagine the future direction of masonry design.
Participants are encouraged to rethink and reimagine the innovative potential of masonry construction by using a wide range of strategies that define innovation, with exploration in energy efficiency, resiliency, sustainability, and mass customization. Use of BIM, computational design, and emerging construction and manufacturing technologies is encouraged. All designs must incorporate one or more of the following materials: brick, concrete block, tile, marble, terrazzo, stone, and plaster. Proposed solutions should focus on both the aesthetic and structural nature of the masonry assembly.
Scale, size, program, and location are left to the participant. The project may be a building and/or an exterior building element such as a wall, floor or roof assembly, or other concept construction. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project in the most innovative, creative way possible without constraints.
ABOUT JOAN B. CALAMBOKIDIS
Joan B. Calambokidis served as President of the International Masonry Institute (IMI) from 1995-2017. Her tenure was marked by multiple examples of masonry innovation, including the advancement of masonry training, education, research, and technical development. Joan’s unique approach to providing state-of-the-art training and education for craftworkers, contractors, and designers, has helped foster the level of industry collaboration required to design and build great structures.
Masonry Variations, a National Building Museum exhibit co-sponsored by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the International Masonry Institute, exemplifies Joan’s leadership in the area of masonry innovation. The exhibit featured works by four innovative architects, demonstrating the versatility of stone, terrazzo, brick and concrete. Joan was also responsible for the creation of Masonry Camp, a nationally-recognized program dedicated to building collaboration between designers and craftworkers. Her vision was instrumental in the development of IMI’s National Training Center, a multi-building campus that serves to educate thousands of craftworkers and designers annually.