Boral Bricks recently announced the winner of its “Live.Work.Learn” student architecture contest. Eun Grace Ko, a student at the Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, accepted a $5,000 award from a panel of judges representing industry leadership in the architecture, brick and building industries.
“We were extremely impressed with the caliber of talent we saw during this contest,” said Shelley Ross, director of marketing for Boral Bricks. “Our contest required students to design a live/work building using brick for 70 percent of the exterior siding. We saw really imaginative and creative ways to use brick for a unique exterior façade.”
“With so much focus on building product innovation, we sometimes lose sight of the Earth’s longest-lasting materials,” notes Ross. “Brick stands the test of time because it truly is so energy efficient and durable. It is also locally-sourced from natural material, and can be fired with the safe use of methane from landfills then distributed with limited packaging to reduce waste.” +