The Think Brick Awards remain the richest design awards in Australia and have become a focal point for innovative brick design. For nearly a decade, Think Brick has celebrated architectural brick projects. In collaboration with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia, the Commercial Masonry Award for built projects was introduced in 2013 to recognise concrete masonry in design.
In 2014, the inaugural Masonry Award was expanded to include residential projects. This provides a greater stage for concrete masonry to be showcased, and rewards architects who have discovered the design potential of concrete masonry in either commercial or residential built projects.
The prize for this category is $10,000 plus complimentary entry to the Awards Gala Dinner.
In 2015, this category was won by a family centre project, which took the versatility and beauty of concrete masonry to an inspiring new level and purpose.
We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing how your projects have transcended their concrete masonry beginnings.
Elizabeth McIntyre CEO Concrete Masonry Association of Australia
Since 2005 the Think Brick Awards have encouraged architects to rethink brick and deliver projects that recognise the contribution of architects, builders, bricklayers and manufacturers in this process.
In 2008 Think Brick included Urban Design in the Horbury Hunt category celebrating clay brick in landscape and urban design. In 2013 this expanded to include a separate category for clay and concrete masonry in urban design which saw an array of contemporary entries. In 2014 this award was renamed in honour of renowned landscape artist Bruce Mackenzie.
Entrants in the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award will compete for the $10,000 cash prize.
In 2016, we received over 300 nominations across all award categories.
Every year finalists of this category continue to highlight the unlimited possibilities of the humble paver.
We look forward to seeing how your projects have transcended their paver beginnings to embody landscaping perfection.
Elizabeth McIntyre CEO Concrete Masonry Association of Australia Think Brick Australia