Last week, the 2011 Brick in Architecture Award winners were announced, according to a press release from the Brick Industry Association. The awards honor the highest level of brick design excellence that offers style and sustainability spanning all building sectors.
Six of the eight Best in Class winners achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold or Silver certification, including the first LEED Gold certified project in Tennessee.
Award-winning projects came from 25 states.
The Best in Class winners for residential were:
Multi-Family – Silver Spring, Md.
The Veridian 
Manufacturer: Taylor Clay Products Co.
Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Co.
Mason Contractor: United Masonry
Single Family – Cedartown, Ga.
Pierce/Lee House 
Architect: Period Architecture
Builder: Period Architecture
Manufacturer: General Shale Brick Inc.
Distributor: North Georgia Brick Co. Inc.
Mason Contractor: Period Architecture
For more information: http://ascendcomm.com/Brick_Industry/BIA_Architecture_Awards_2011_judges.html