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Brick Awards 2024 New Judges

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The 2024 Brick Awards Judging Panel welcomed six new judges with a great deal of enthusiasm and a wealth of experience. see bio's below.

The panel of judges spent a full day shortlisting the hundreds of submitted entries and will now begin the process of personally visiting their allocated projects.

2024 Shortlist

All award winners will be announced live at The Brick Awards on the 6th of November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel!

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Dave Mills

“Dave Mills is the Business Development Director of Lyons & Annoot. Lyons & Annoot are the current Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year and are not just a multi-award winning contractor of the Brick Awards, but many other prestigious awards. From the business’ initial Brick Award win in 1992 with the Chatham Maritime Building to their win last year they have always been huge supporters of these Awards and the aims of the Brick Development Association. Established in 1972 as a partnership and 1986 as a Limited company Lyons & Annoot have maintained a presence in the industry.

Dave has been involved in the brickwork industry now for 18 years. His focus and passion for the brickwork industry is well documented and is a member of the Training Board of the Association of Brickwork Contractors Assessment Centre, of which he has been on since its inauguration in 2018. Lyons & Annoot are a founding member of The Association of Brickwork Contractors of which Dave has supported now over many years. Dave’s drive to ensure best practise and a focus on ‘always doing better’ has allowed the business to explore many different opportunities in regards more sustainable products and long-term partnerships. Lyons & Annoot’s well known MentorMe Bricklayer Apprenticeship Scheme is a focus for Dave and ensuring that any perceived dumbing down in the industry is not felt by the apprentices that work with Lyons & Annoot, instead of speeding up training utilising all opportunities available to maximise the training experience far above the Educational Standards, and striving for a 100% completion rate for apprentices. Looking at Apprenticeships and how the business can support its apprentices more from an holistic approach rather than just the training of bricklayers. Long term partnerships has enabled Lyons & Annoot apprentices early access to new products and more sustainable products long before they become vogue, and enhances the knowledge base of the apprentices as they establish themselves on sites.

Dave said ‘’I was humbled to be asked to join the Panel of Judges for this year’s Brick Awards. My focus will always be from a contractor’s perspective on a project and endeavouring to see the challenges that the contractor would have had to undertake in order to deliver the Design Team’s vision. It’s important for me to see contractor’s acknowledged as part of any nomination. I am also looking forward to seeing what has been undertaken by the nominees in building projects in a more sustainable way in regards material pallets, and an opportunity to really understand the projects and how they have impacted their surrounds.’’

Jennifer Dyne 

Jennifer is an Associate at David Kohn Architects and leads the Houses & Interiors team within the practice. The practice is internationally recognised for its playfully elegant designs across a range of scales - from houses and galleries to major civic projects.

Jennifer oversaw the Red House, a new future-proof home in rural Dorset that was awarded the Individual Housing Development named RIBA House of the Year in 2022. Her most recently completed project, the Cowshed, was awarded the Manser Medal, AJ House of the Year 2023, following a commendation in AR's New into Old Awards.

Jennifer was nominated for the MJ Long Prize at the W Awards in 2023 – an award that recognises excellence in practice – and in 2022 was named an RIBAJ Rising Star for being a “practice lynchpin and project architect extraordinaire”.

Jennifer is currently on the jury for NLA’s Don’t Move Improve awards, and recently chaired the RIBA South Regional Awards jury.

John Ramshaw

John Ramshaw is an architect, journalist and Technical Editor of Architecture Today. His areas of expertise encompass architecture, sustainability, and construction. He has a strong interest in brick architecture and a long association with the Brick Development Association. From 2008-2015, he edited and oversaw production of the Brick Bulletin, widening the popular publication’s appeal and coverage of both national and international projects. Over the last ten years he has spearheaded Architecture Today’s interest in new materials and construction techniques, particularly those that aid the transition towards a net zero construction industry, and has helped to popularise a wide range of new products through AT’s popular Materials Library series. John enjoys meeting and working with people across a wide range of sectors within the building industry, and is delighted to be a judge at this year’s Brick Awards.

Luke Tozer

Luke founded Pitman Tozer Architects with Tim Pitman in 2002. Over the years the studio has developed expertise in housing led regeneration projects in the UK and abroad. Luke enjoys being actively involved in the design and delivery of all projects from their Marylebone studio, where they are currently delivering 550 homes in East London and 85 homes in Singapore.

Kindred House, a 25 storey mixed use brick tower in Croydon won best large housing development at the 2023 Brick Awards. The practice has been critically acclaimed for Mint Street for Peabody which won numerous awards. Luke lives with his family in Gap House, a narrow, new-build terraced London townhouse, which won the RIBA House of the Year and Manser Medal in 2009, bringing the practice international acclaim.

Luke has judged many awards, leading RIBA Awards juries in East Anglia and Northern Island and previously judged the Brick Awards in 2016 and 2017.

He has sat on and presented at numerous Design Review Panels and previously taught at Cardiff University and University of East London. He is an active member of the Marylebone Association Planning Committee and the Architects’ Company.

Mick Heir

Mick Heir is the Senior Quality Manager at Marlborough Brickwork Limited. He has over 40 years’ experience working in the construction sector for Carillion in Technical Services and then as their Senior Masonry Advisor. As a Masonry Advisor for Carillion Mick’s role was to ensure all masonry constructed on Carillion projects were properly designed and built in accordance with the relevant British Standards and Code of Practice for the use of masonry. Mick has completed his advanced craft in Brickwork, Diploma in CIOB Site Management and BTEC HNC in Building Studies. Mick is a member of CIOB and also part of the judging panel for the Association of Brickwork Subcontractors annual awards.

Tim Greensmith

‘I recently saw an estimate that we use 1.5 billion bricks globally each year. I’m encouraged by innovations to cut embodied carbon, the resurgence of vernacular design and lime based binders which allow reuse. I’m delighted to be asked to be a judge for the 2024 Brick Awards’

Tim is a senior associate at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios specialising in heritage led regeneration and sustainable retrofit. He is skilled at leading the design teams on major heritage regeneration projects in the UK and abroad. Last year he completed the sustainable retrofit of Grade I listed Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings for Historic England. The project featured handmade bricks laid in lime mortar with internal wood fibre insulation and lime plaster. It won the prestigious Supreme winner at the 2023 Brick Awards. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios were also successful in the commercial category with Globe Point, Manchester and residential category with Steven Taylor Court, Cambridge.