Chattanooga Engineers Club

BRIC 2021 seeking Best of the Best for annual awards

19 Aug 2021 11:29 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

Chattanooga-based associations in architecture, construction, engineering, and design are seeking submissions for people and projects that highlight the best of the best in the building industry.

Submissions for the sixth annual BRIC Awards, hosted by and benefiting the ACE Mentor Program, are now open until October 15th.

Awards will be presented for Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice in the following categories:

  • AIA: Design Awards
  • AGC: Excellence in Construction
  • ASID: Residential, Commercial and Student Project
  • ASLA: Award of Excellence
  • green|spaces: Sustainable Project, Business and Professional
  • ASCE/CEC/SWE/TSPE: Outstanding Engineering Project
  • CSI: Innovative Collaboration
  • HBAGC: Excellence in Building

Full application instructions for each award can be found at

People’s choice and official judging will take place from October 15th – October 31st via the website. As COVID-19 social distancing regulations are updated, the awards committee will determine when and how to present the final awards. If a banquet is to be hosted, it will potentially take place in mid-November.

“We have an incredible number of high-quality projects that are produced by outstanding professionals in the building industry every year in Chattanooga, and the BRIC Awards provide an opportunity for us to recognize those who are excelling in their professions and in the community.  The BRIC Awards aligns with the ACE Mentor Program mission of developing partnerships and recognizing excellence, while supporting our ability to fund scholarships to encourage high school students to pursue higher education and careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering professions” stated Brian Horne, Director of Engineering, March-Adams & Associates and current ACE Mentor Board President.

The ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program serves to promote careers in the design and construction industry to high school students.  During the program, ACE mentors meet with teams of local high school students to share with them about the design and build processes through project meetings, site visits, and hands-on activities.  Each year student teams are given a real-world project and work with their mentors to prepare innovative design and construction solutions.  At the end of the program students present their professional work at our annual scholarship banquet.  Each year through the generous support of local organizations, companies, and individuals ACE has the opportunity to provide scholarship to local students to help them pursue A-C-E career fields through education and training opportunities post-high school.  ACE is actively working in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia to invest in the future of the local design and construction workforce. 

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