Glen-Gery’s Southern Season at Libbie Mill Shopping Center project took home the Bronze in the Commercial-Retail Category at this year’s Brick in Architecture Awards from the Brick Industry Association (BIA). Including this project, Glen-Gery claimed eight awards, more than any other brick manufacturer this year.

Judged by a jury of peers, 32 Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 17 states and Canada were awarded in seven categories: Commercial, Educational (Higher Education), Educational (K-12), Healthcare, Municipal/Government, Residential (Multifamily) and Residential (Single Family).

“These winners demonstrate the best of brick’s aesthetic flexibility, and as a material made from abundant natural resources, it’s a perfect strategy in sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

Glen-Gery’s award winning project Southern Season at Libbie Mill Shopping Center (as seen in the above photo slider), is located in the Libbie Mill development in Richmond, Va. It is just under 53,000 square feet and incorporates a large grocery store space, restaurant, and cooking school.

Project Details: Southern Season at Libbie Mill Shopping Center

Sub-Category: Commercial – Retail
Project City: Henrico/Richmond
Architect Firm Name: Freeman Morgan Architects PC
Landscape Architect Firm Name: Cite Design
Builder Name: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Brick Manufacturer Name: Glen-Gery Corporation
Brick Distributor Name: Shade and Wise Brick Co., Inc.
Photographer Name: Jon Hood Photography
Additional Credits: *Structural Engineer of Record: Draper Aden Associates, Contact Name: Leslie S. Jeter and Contact Number/Email: (804) 264-2228 /
*Geotechnical Engineer and Special Inspections Engineer of Record: Schnabel Engineering Consultants, Inc., Contact Name: Paul E Diggs and Contact Number/Email: (804) 649-7035 /


The Best in Class in the Commercial (Corporate/Office Building) Category was awarded to the Old Parkland Campus in Dallas, Texas.

Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC; Builder: The Beck Group; Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry; and Photographer: Casey Dunn.

Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC; Builder: The Beck Group; Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry and Photographer: Casey Dunn.

The complete list of winners, a brief video trailer, and a photo gallery of all winning projects are available on BIA’s website.

This year’s judges include Steve Berg, BWBR; Fiske Crowell, Sasaki Associates; Kristin Hawkins, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; David Meleca, David B. Meleca Architects, LLC; Clint Rigsby, SeamonWhiteside and Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC.

The criteria for entering a project included any work of architecture completed since January 1, 2011, in which new clay brick products comprised over 50 percent of the exterior building or paving material. These include face or hollow brick, building brick, thin brick, paving brick, glazed brick, structural glazed facing tile, new clay brick products in special shapes and/or a combination of any of these aforementioned units.

The Brick Industry Association has sponsored the Brick in Architecture Awards since 1989. As the only national association to represent both manufacturers and distributors, BIA is the authority in the clay brick industry. As such, the Brick in Architecture Awards has become the nation’s premiere architectural award featuring clay brick.

Founded in 1934, BIA at is the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction representing the nation’s distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products. Twitter: @BrickIndustry YouTube: Telephone: 703-620-0010.