Sundance Square/Acme Brick Company Win Best in Class in National Brick in Architecture Competition

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Two buildings in Fort Worth, Texas' famed Sundance Square faced with Acme brick won the Best in Class award for commercial buildings

The Brick Industry Association recently announced the winners of its prestigious 2014 Brick in Architecture awards competition. Two commercials buildings using Acme brick were declared Best in Class winners.

Independent industry professionals from around the country reviewed and scored each of the entries. Of the more than 150 total entries, representing some of the country’s premier architectural firms, 40 projects were chosen as the best in their field. Winners hail from across North America, truly reinforcing the national status of the award.

The Sundance East and Sundance West buildings in Fort Worth, Texas’ famed Sundance Square were judged the Best In Class winner in the commercial category. Entries were judged based on their creative use of brick masonry and the practical nature of their design.

For Sundance East, the architects selected Acme Brick’s Tulsa "Crimson" and Tulsa "Tuscany". Sundance West’s exterior utilized Acme’s famed “Dove Gray” blend and buff colored “Ridgemar” both from the company’s Perla plant near Malvern, Arkansas.

Commenting on the award, Acme Brick Company’s President and CEO, Dennis Knautz said, “The Sundance Square area of downtown Fort Worth is one of the
best public spaces in the nation. It has a European piazza feel that is
complemented nicely by the Acme Brick buildings anchoring the east and west
ends of the square. We’re honored to have played a part in the creation of buildings that were winners in this prestigious national competition.”

Architect: David M. Schwarz Architect
Associate Architect: Bennett Benner Partners
Landscape Architect: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.
Builder: The Beck Group
Manufacturer: Acme Brick Company
Mason Contractor: DMG Masonry

Acme Brick Company, founded in 1891, is the nation’s largest brickmaker. Acme operates 26 brick plants and has 70 company-owned sales offices across 17 states, plus a nationwide network of independent distributors. Other Acme operations include American Tile & Stone; Featherlite Building Products; Innovative Building Products; and Texas Quarries. Acme Brick Company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. since 2000. Follow Acme on Facebook at .


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