County Materials supplied five winning projects recognized by the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance in their 2020 Excellence in Masonry Awards Competition. County Materials congratulates these contractors and designers who are receiving awards this year.
Merit in Concrete Masonry—Kaukauna Fire Station:
William A. Hein Construction Co., Inc. of De Pere, WI and SEH Inc. of Madison, WI were awarded for their work on the Kaukauna Fire Station. This project utilized Heritage Collection™ Designer Concrete Brick and Reflection Stone® Masonry Units manufactured by County Materials. Concrete masonry units helped meet sustainability goals set by the city on this project by contributing to higher R-Values. In addition, the masonry units were manufactured locally, which provided additional points for achieving the building’s LEED Gold standard rating.
Best of Concrete – Wolf River Community Bank:
Blue Design Group in Hortonville, WI was recognized for the Best of Concrete category with their entry of the Wolf River Community Bank, also located in Hortonville. This project featured County Stone Masonry Units supplied by County Materials.
Best of Clay—Baumgartner Center for Dance (Milwaukee Ballet):
HGA Architects received top honors in the Best of Clay category for their use of masonry design in the Baumgartner Center for Dance located in Milwaukee, WI. This project utilized more than 84,210 clay brick units in various sizes supplied by County Materials. The 52,000 sq. ft. performing arts center was awarded for its modern design.
Merit in Clay—The Palladium Building:
DGP Architects and Eppstein Uhen Architects received a Merit in Clay award for their work on The Palladium Building, a 94,000 sq. ft. office space for the Hammes Company, located in Milwaukee, WI. This project utilized nearly 172,420 clay brick units supplied by County Materials. The building was lauded for its contemporary take on neo-classical design using clay masonry.
Best of Show – University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Mogenson Hall:
Robert D Johnson Architect of Eau Claire earned Best of Show for their design of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Mogenson Hall. The large-scale project utilized more than 220,315 clay brick Modular units, along with hollowcore plank and concrete masonry block all supplied from County Materials.
The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of masonry construction through the dissemination of technology, practice, products, and design. The Excellence in Masonry Awards program recognizes masonry projects exemplifying great design, inspiring material usage, and quality construction.