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Illinois Winner for the 2012 Brick in Architecture Award

July 20, 2012

istockThe Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently honored The Ogden International School of Chicago as one of the best in the educational class for genuine clay brick architecture.

The Ogden International School of Chicago focuses on improving the high standards of education and creating a passionate learning environment to maintain and improve students K-12 achievement. Click here to view the photo gallery of the school.

The 2012 Brick in Architecture Award was given to winners in 28 states for projects in commercial, educational, health care, houses of worship, municipal/government, paving and landscape architecture, multifamily and single family residential. The awards are presented to architects who offer a wide palette of colors, textures and shapes for exterior and interior expression.

Genuine clay brick exteriors have a multitude of benefits for Chicago new homes including low-to no maintenance, protection against extreme weather conditions, moisture resistance, durability, a minimum one-hour fire rating, seismic strength, termite resistance and a 100-year lifespan.

“As a versatile building material made in America made from abundant natural resources, there is no substitute for genuine clay brick,” said BIA President and CEO Gregg Borchelt, P.E. “Unlike manufactured masonry products, brick fired from genuine clay offers permanent, through-body color, proven performance and natural beauty that imitation products just can’t match,” he said.

Founded in 1934, the Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction representing the nation’s distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products. For more information, visit www.gobrick.com

For a complete list of the 2012 Best in Class winners visit the awards website

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