Architects Hunt Think Brick Awards' Richest Prize

Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)

The largest cash prize ever in the history of the annual Think Brick Awards is being offered this year in its most esteemed category.
Participants have the chance to win $10,000 in the prestigious Horbury Hunt Commercial Award.

Last year the awards attracted the highest volume of entries and Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre hopes there will be a similar response in 2013.

“This is an important award as it recognises projects that exemplify outstanding craftsmanship and innovation,” she said.
“We invite you to astound us with your brick commercial product.”

The 2012 joint winners of the category – McBride Charles Ryan’s (MCR) design of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar’s co-educational senior college, The Infinity Centre, in Melbourne and Billard Leece Partnership’sdesign of La Trobe University Wodonga’s student accommodation – highlighted the diversity of brick design.

Submitted projects must have been completed since January 2011, be located in Australia and contain 75 per cent in clay face brickwork or use of clay pavers.

The entries must be built primarily for commercial purposes and can include government, public health, education and multi-residential projects.

Entries can be submitted online at www.thinkbrick.com.au and close 5pm on Friday, May 31, 2013. The winner of the award will receive a trophy and plaque as well as the cash prize.

For more information contact media relations manager Hannah Jonkers on 02 8448 5500 or ma@thinkbrick.com.au

The Think Brick Awards are Australia’s richest design and architecture awards. They recognise excellence and innovation within the clay brick and concrete masonry industry across eight categories including the Landscape Award; the Horbury Hunt Commercial Award; the Horbury Hunt Residential Award; Raise the Roof – Rethink Tiles Award; the Commercial Masonry Award; the Reuse/Recycle/Restoration Award; and the About Face Student Award.

The winner will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner on Thursday, August 8 2013 at the Intercontinental in Sydney.

Think Brick Australia represents Australia’s clay brick and paving manufacturers. Its purpose is to ensure clay brick is recognised as a pre-eminent building material by leading architects, developers, builders and property owners. Think Brick Australia is committed to promoting exemplary building and landscape design using clay brick and pavers.