Submission Deadline: June 7, 2023
2023 Concrete Masonry Competition
Entrants are encouraged to research references that are related to both the topic of the competition and precedent projects that demonstrate innovative use of concrete such as those listed below. An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that research is a fundamental element of any design solution.
- The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
- Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)
- CMU Inspiration
- SRW Inspiration
- Technical Resources
- Online Education
Other masonry industry organizations/resources:
- The Masonry Society
- Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association
- International Masonry Institute
- Mason Contractors Association of America
Local/State/Regional/Provincial Groups: There is a broad network of local concrete masonry promotion groups that have resources to support students and professors. Contact NCMA FDN for assistance in getting connected with groups in your area.
National Concrete Masonry Association Education and Research Foundation (NCMA FDN)
NCMA FDN is the champion of producers, suppliers, builders, contractors, architects, engineers and more, all over North America and the globe. The mission of the NCMA Foundation is to advance and support the concrete masonry and hardscape industry through research and educational programs designed to meet the future needs of the industry. They unites, supports, and represents the producers and suppliers of concrete masonry systems – including concrete masonry, segmental concrete pavements, manufactured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls, and other hardscape systems.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
Leading Architectural Education and Research
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. The school membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to over 250 schools in several membership categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for two-year and international programs. Through these schools, over 6,000 architecture faculty members are represented. In addition, over 500 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals. ACSA provides a major forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA member schools.
Eric W. Ellis
Senior Director of Operations and Programs