VLK Wins Gold Brick in Architecture Award for Ray Braswell High School

Fort Worth, TX – VLK Architects was awarded the "2020 Gold Brick in Architecture Award" for Ray Braswell High School, located in Denton, TX, by the Brick Industry Association (BIA). Since 1989, the BIA has sponsored one of the country's most prestigious architectural award programs - the Brick in Architecture Awards. As the only national association to represent both manufacturers and distributors, BIA is the authority in the clay brick industry. The Brick in Architecture Award has become the nation's premiere architectural award featuring clay brick.

"I am thrilled Braswell High School was selected for the Gold Brick in Architecture Awards," said Justin Hiles, Chief Operations Officer, VLK Architects. "This was a collaborative effort between Balfour Beatty and DMG Masonry. The design intended to announce the arrival to Denton ISD, and more importantly, serve as a hub for the growing 380 corridors. By selecting local Denton brick as the primary building material, we were able to highlight a key local material to achieve this goal."

Architectural and design firms from all 50 states can enter their best material to BIA to be judged by a jury of their peers. Any work of architecture completed after January 1, 2014, in which new clay brick products comprise the predominant (over 50 percent) exterior building or paving material, is eligible for this award. These products face or hollow brick, building brick, thin brick, paving brick, glazed brick, structural glazed facing tile, new clay brick products in unique shapes, or a combination of any of these materials.

About VLK Architects: With offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston, Texas, VLK Architects provides architecture, planning, and interior design services to K-12, higher education, corporate, and institutional clients throughout Texas. For more information, please visit our website: www.vlkarchitects.com

About Brick Industry Association: The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. Since its founding in 1934, the association has been the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction. For more information, please visit the BIA website: https://www.gobrick.com/home.