3 OPN projects honored by Masonry Institute of Iowa

On March 9, the Masonry Institute of Iowa (MII) recognized eight architectural projects in Iowa as this year’s recipients of MII’s Appreciation Award.  These designs were recognized because of their use of masonry. Three OPN projects – Skogman Building, Lester Buresh Family Community Center, and Great Western Bank – were honored at the event.

Criteria for the awards include contributions to the masonry industry, community impact, visual appearance, construction detailing and workmanship quality.  The MII Appreciation Awards are awarded annually at the MII Annual Meeting.

To receive this award, projects must utilize MII member contractors or material suppliers.  Nominations are accepted by MII members and must have significant masonry assemblies, landscaping or segmental retaining walls.

The Masonry Institute of Iowa is the only statewide association with the goal to promote masonry. Founded in 1975, MII’s membership is composed of Masonry Contractors, Brick Manufacturers, Block Manufacturers, Stone Manufacturers, Brick & Block & Stone Distributors, and Suppliers from all aspects of the Masonry Industry.


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“This project shows a great use of brick on a modern design. It fits in well with the surrounding landscape.”

Nominated by King’s Material.  S Moyle Masonry was the mason contractor.

OPN Mount Vernon Wellness 17


“We applaud the city of Mt. Vernon for designing their public building using masonry as it will be around for years for the community to enjoy.

Nominated by Red Leaf Brick & Stone.

Great Western Bank CR 03


“It is great to see masonry used on community buildings such as banks. We applaud the design and execution of the complexity of the stone pattern on the structure.”

Nominated by Red Leaf Brick & Stone. Seedorff Masonry, Inc. was the mason contractor on the project.