Potomac Valley Brick presents Brick-stainable: Re-Thinking Brick a design competition seeking integrative solutions for a building using clay masonry units (brick) as a primary material. Current Green and Living building initiatives acknowledge the importance of integrated design solutions to achieve sustainability goals. This competition seeks to explore the potential of brick construction in the creation of an energy efficient building and challenges design teams to maximize the physical characteristics of this construction in the creation of integrated design solutions.
Potomac Valley Brick has created this competition to advance thinking about integrated design solutions for sustainability. It is the goal of this Competition not only to stimulate ideas about this material, but also to document and share the best of those ideas with the design community and other influential associations through publications and distribution via the internet.
May – September 15, 2009 — Competition Registration Open
September 30, 2009 — Question Period Closes
October 30, 2009 — Deadline for Entries
December 15, 2009 — Announcement of Winners
January 27, 2010 — Award Ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC