Masonry Innovation Competition


Transformative Masonry Design


Sponsor: International Masonry Institute
Type: Open, professional, student
Process and entry categories:
• Students: Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited design, architecture, or engineering school.
• Young Architects/Engineers: Any architects or engineers under the age of 40.
• A/E Firms, Individual Architects/Engineers, & Cross-Category:Architecture/engineering firms, architects and engineers age 40 and over, and cross-category teams.

Fee: none
Language: English
15 December 2021 – Submission deadline for entries
(The online entry and submission system will opened onJuly 15, 2021 and is accessible at Through the system, participants can start and save their entries in-progress and return at any time using the login created during registration!
Evanuation Criteria:
The following criteria will be used to judge submissions:

• Innovation (45%):The idea provides a groundbreaking proposal for positioning masonry. The idea generates added value or usefulness, improvement, or increases masonry’s relevance.

• Execution of idea (30%):The idea is clearly communicated and understood

• Creativity (25%):The solution shows original thinking.

Monetary awards will be provided to 1st place winners in each of the three categories at $10,000 each. In the case of the student category, $5,000 will go to the student and $5,000 to the school.
Design challenge:
“Whatever direction you decide to take, your innovative solution should add value, usefulness, appreciation, and relevance to masonry design and construction. It can be either an improvement of an existing system or a groundbreaking proposal.

Imagined, proposed, and completed structures and systems are welcomed. The scale, size, program, and location are left up to your imagination, but your concepts should be both clear and constructible. We encourage you to model your solution in BIM and use BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) plugins and tools to make the most of your design.”
For more information and to register: