Each year we are further inspired by the creative designs and innovative processes behind Australia’s best architectural projects showcasing brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles. Entries are now open for the 2018 Think Brick Awards program, which offers $10,000 cash prizes across five categories.

Since 2005 the Think Brick Awards have encouraged architects to push boundaries and reimagine the application of masonry in contemporary design. The program rewards innovation and craftsmanship in masonry, recognising the important contributions that architects, builders, bricklayers and manufacturers make to the process of creating outstanding residential and commercial projects.

The Horbury Hunt Commercial Award celebrates innovation and craftsmanship in commercial brickwork – the prestigious category is the pinnacle of showcasing brick design for the industry. The Horbury Hunt Residential Award recognises outstanding use of brick in the design of residential projects and celebrates the unlimited possibilities for contemporary design presented by the humble material.

In association with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA), the Kevin Borland Masonry Award recognises commercial and residential built projects that highlight the design potential of concrete masonry. Also in association with the CMAA, the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award recognises outstanding built projects that use clay brick and concrete masonry in landscape and urban design.

In association with the Australian Roofing Tile Association, the Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award invites you to push the envelope in innovative roof design using terracotta and concrete roof tiles.

For those that have not entered a Think Brick Australia Award category before, now is the time to do so. In 2018 we are offering a special incentive. As an architect, if this is your first time entering the Think Brick Awards, you’ll be entered into our special New Entrant category. The best of our first-time entrants across all categories will also be awarded with $10,000 prize money.

Entries are open from 14 November 2017 to 11 May 2018, and the gala awards dinner will be held on 23 August 2018 at the Palladium, Crown Casino Melbourne.

We look forward to exploring how you are using imagination and innovation with bricks, pavers, blocks and roof tiles to create outstanding architectural projects. We wish you all the best with your entries!

Elizabeth McIntyre 
Think Brick Australia