IMI's Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition challenges architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design and construction. This year, participants are asked to develop a high-rise building with a masonry envelope enclosure in a major metropolitan area.
Thirty-thousand dollars in prizes will be awarded to winners across three categories: students; young architects and engineers (under 40); as well as firms, multidisciplinary teams, and individual architects and engineers. Entries will be evaluated by a prestigious panel of renowned architects and leaders in the masonry design and construction industry.
The competition is named for former IMI President Joan B. Calambokidis, who retired in April 2017 after more than twenty years leading IMI. During her tenure, Calambokidis strived to foster collaboration between craftworkers, contractors, and designers to improve building design and construction. The competition honors Calambokidis’ legacy of innovation and her commitment to the future of masonry design.