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The Orion Building in West Seattle won the top award in the Medical category at the 2012 Masonry Institute of Washington Excellence in Masonry Design Awards. The building was designed by Stuart Silk Architects.

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The Masonry Institute of Washington celebrated 15 projects yesterday at its Excellence in Masonry Design Awards banquet at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

June 1, 2012
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MIW awards honor outstanding architectural design where masonry products - brick, concrete block, stone, tile and marble - figure prominently into the overall building design.

The judges were Julie Blazek, HKP Architects, Mount Vernon; Steve Sears, Fuller Sears Architects, Seattle; Erin Moore, University of Oregon; and Steffany Tilton, BLRB Architects, Tacoma.

MIW holds its awards program every two years. This year, it co-hosted the banquet with AIA Washington's Civic Design Awards. Winners of the Civic Design Awards can be found in a separate special section.

MIW was established in 1972 to promote masonry construction throughout Western Washington. It also serves as an education provider and technical resource for building industry professionals.

2012 Excellence in Masonry Design Awards
Honor award: Lemieux Library

Honor award: Snohomish Depot

Education: Higher
Honor award: Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences
Education: Higher
Merit award: Maier Hall

Education: K-12
Honor award: Riverview Elementary School

Education: K-12
Merit award: Baker Middle School

Honor award: Fire Station No. 37

Merit award: Fire Station No. 28

Interior: Commercial
Honor award: Department of Enterprise Services

Interior: Residential
Honor award: Fiorito residence

Honor award: Orion Building

Merit award: Riverpark medical office

Residential: Multifamily
Honor award: Brix condominiums

Residential: Single Family
Honor award: Washington Park hilltop residence

Honor award: Hamilton International Middle School


Masonry Institute of Washington (www.masonryinstitute.com)

Northwest Concrete Masonry Association (www.nwcma.org)

R & D Masonry (www.rdmasonry.com)

Washington State Conference of Mason Contractors (www.masonconf.com)

Canyon River Ranch (www.canyonriver.net)

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