Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Carson School wins design award

GBBN Architects and Jess Hauer Masonry have won the First Honor Award from the Tri-State Masonry Institute (TMI) for excellence in masonry design and workmanship during the ninth annual Architectural Awards Celebration, held at Drees Pavilion in Devou Park.

The jury was unanimous in its selection.

"It is evident that the architects chose the inherent qualities of masonry to create a unique piece of architecture," says a TMI report on the awards. "Closer examination revealed that this is a building that simultaneously celebrates the artistic and aesthetic potential of masonry and the exuberance of the young children that are the primary users."

The report goes on to call the disciplined design "systemic and playful", citing the varied color, texture, and bonds, as well as the incorporation of three sizes of window units.

Carson School was one of fifteen projects in Greater Cincinnati to receive awards from TMI.

Cincinnati Public Schools opened the new K-8 school this academic year.

Previous reading on BC:
Carson School photo update, 8/2/08 (8/8/08)
Wrecking Cincinnati, 7/28/08 (7/28/08)
CPS aerial updates (4/11/08)