Rewarding Excellence Achieved in the Most Challenging of Times

Presenting the 2020 Hardscape North America Awards

EDITOR'S NOTE: Project images are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTVdEZG

CHANTILLY, VA – Hardscape contractors, producers, and designers claimed top honors at the 2020 Virtual Hardscape North America Awards ceremony on January 26th during ICPI's special Virtual HNA education event. Each year, HNA Awards recognize leading residential and commercial hardscape achievements creating walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets.

While conditions in 2020 were quite different, these projects proved the pursuit of excellence can prevail.

Hardscape teams received awards for a diverse and awe-inspiring group of projects juried by industry experts for excellence in project design, quality, compatibility, and construction. HNA Awards reveal the highest level of detail from planning through project completion to produce exceptional results for project owners. The presentations demonstrated that designers, product manufacturers, distributors, and installers must all play collaborative roles to achieve successful projects worthy of industry-wide recognition.

Each year the number of entries received from across the United States and Canada continues to grow. This year, a record 169 projects competed among 18 hardscape categories, including clay brick, segmental retaining walls, porcelain, vintage installations, concrete pavers, a combination of hardscape products, natural stone, and outdoor living features. Projects completed between November 1st, 2016, and June 30th, 2020, were eligible for entry into the competition.

"Despite the unprecedented challenges we all faced in 2020, HNA Award honorees remained dedicated to delivering excellence. The impressive projects recognized reflect great creativity, attention to detail, and collaboration between designers, manufacturers, and installers. We're proud to honor their exceptional accomplishment."

 - Dr. Marshall Brown, Chair, ICPI.

The HNA Awards are produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association (BIA) and National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA). The 2020 awards program is made possible through sponsors' generous support: Belgard, Blades Direct, Keystone Hardscapes, and SiteOne.

The organizers and judges of the Hardscape North America contests are pleased and honored to recognize the following award recipients for their exceptional work.

2020 HNA Awards Recipients:

Clay Brick – Residential Winner

  • Skiff House
  • Project Location: Covington, KY
  • Contractor: Lichtenberg Landscaping Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
  • Designer: Steve Lichtenberg

Clay Brick – Commercial Winner

  • Urby Harrison
  • Project Location: Harrison, New Jersey
  • Contractor: Twin Resources
  • Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
  • Designer: Tom Bauer

Clay Brick – Commercial Honorable Mention

  • Lemon Avenue
  • Project Location: Sarasota, FL
  • Contractor: Preferred Concrete and Pavers
  • Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
  • Designer: Phil Smith - DWJA Landscape Architects

Clay Brick – Permeable Winner

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Corporate Campus
  • Project Location: Marysville, Ohio
  • Contractor: Hidden Creek Landscaping, Inc.
  • Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
  • Designer: Hidden Creek Landscaping, Inc.

Concrete Paver – Residential – Size less than 3,000 SF Winner

  • Staycation
  • Project Location: Chambly, Quebec, Canada
  • Contractor: Zamco
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: Zamco

Concrete Paver – Residential – Size less than 3,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • Entertaining in Farmington
  • Project Location: Farmington, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Concrete Paver – Residential – Size more than 3,000 SF Winner

  • Party Spot in Coventry
  • Project location: Coventry, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Concrete Paver – Residential – Size more than 3,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • Resort Living
  • Project Location: Davison, MI
  • Contractor: Atlas Outdoor
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Atlas Outdoor

Concrete Paver – Commercial – Size less than 15,000 SF Winner

  • 19th St. Improvements/VIBE District
  • Project Location: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Contractor: Westwood Contractors
  • Manufacturer: Interlock Paving Systems
  • Designer: Clark Nexsen

Concrete Paver – Commercial – Size less than 15,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • University of Delaware: Biopharmaceutical Innovations Building (CPI)
  • Project Location: Newark, DE
  • Contractor: Interlock Paving
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Ground Reconsidered

Concrete Paver – Commercial – Size more than 15,000 SF Winner

  • Olympic Museum/Vermijo Street Improvements
  • Project Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Contractors: Brightview Landscape & Stone Creek Hardscapes
  • Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
  • Designer: DIG Studio in Denver, CO

Concrete Paver – Commercial – Size more than 15,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • The Sound
  • Project Location: Dallas, TX
  • Contractor: PavePro
  • Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
  • Designer: Tary Arterburn w/StudioOutside in Dallas, TX

Concrete Paver – Permeable Winner

  • True North Driveway
  • Project Location: Elizabethtown, PA
  • Contractor: Willow Gates Landscaping
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: Jeremy Martin

Concrete Paver – Permeable Honorable Mention

  • Binghamton High School
  • Project Location: Binghamton, NY
  • Contractor: Syrstone, Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: Appel Osborne

Segmental Retaining Walls – Residential Winner

  • Walk-Out Poolscape in Farmington
  • Project Location: Farmington, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Segmental Retaining Walls – Residential Honorable Mention

  • Winston Project
  • Project Location: Winston, GA
  • Contractor: McPlants
  • Manufacturer: Belgard
  • Designer: Craig McManus

Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial Winner

  • Zilber Industries
  • Project Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Contractor: Riley Construction
  • Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation

Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial Honorable Mention

  • Alta Green Mountain Apartments
  • Project Location: Lakewood, CO
  • Contractor: Miller Walls
  • Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
  • Designer: Norris Design (Specifier) & Ground Engineering (Engineer)

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – Size less than 4,000 SF Winner

  • Farmington Backyard Oasis
  • Project Location: Farmington, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – Size less than 4,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • Ware Residence
  • Project Location: Erie, CO
  • Contractor: Rock N Roll Stoneworks
  • Manufacturer: Belgard
  • Designer: Jordan Jackson

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – Size less than 4,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • Hudson's Outdoor Living Space
  • Project Location: Laurel, Delaware
  • Contractor: C Vargas Construction, LLC
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: Cesar Vargas

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – Size more than 4,000 SF Winner

  • Larger than Life
  • Project Location: Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
  • Contractor: Alain Carrier Paysagiste
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: Alain Carrier

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – Size more than 4,000 SF Honorable Mention

  • Laid Back Backyard in Farmington
  • Project Location: Farmington, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial Winner

  • Permeable
  • Project Location: Chambly, Quebec, Canada
  • Contractor: City of Chambly
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: City of Chambly

Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial Honorable Mention

  • The View at Woodstock
  • Project Location: Woodstock, GA
  • Contractors: Pavers:  Worthing Southeast Builders / Walls:  Reinforced Wall Systems LLC
  • Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
  • Designer: Ironwood Design Group in Roswell, GA

Porcelain Paver – Residential Winner

  • Avenida Apice – Cross
  • Project Location: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Contractor: Western Outdoor design & build
  • Manufacturer: Belgard
  • Designer: Joe Trinh

Porcelain Paver – Residential Honorable Mention

  • Outdoor Entertainment Paradise
  • Project Location: Walnut Creek, CA
  • Contractor: DPG Design
  • Manufacturer: Arterra
  • Designer: Dave Garcia

Porcelain Paver – Commercial Winner

  • Power Design Business Campus
  • Project location: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Contractor: Pat O'Hara Pavers
  • Manufacturer: Belgard
  • Designer: Kimley Horn and Associates

Porcelain Paver – Commercial Honorable Mention

  • Big Horn Project
  • Project Location: Reno, NV
  • Contractor: Reliance Home Services
  • Manufacturer: Belgard
  • Designer: Rob McCalla

Natural Stone Residential/Commercial Winner

  • Backyard Renovation in Farmington
  • Project Location: Farmington, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Natural Stone
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Natural Stone Residential/Commercial Honorable Mention

  • Relax and Unwind
  • Project Location: Grand Blanc, MI
  • Contractor: Atlas Outdoor
  • Manufacturer: Oakville Stone
  • Designer: Atlas Outdoor

Outdoor Living Features Winner

  • Personal Resort in Hebron
  • Project Location: Hebron, CT
  • Contractor: Clarke Landscapes
  • Manufacturer: Unilock
  • Designer: Mather Clarke

Outdoor Living Features Honorable Mention

  • Staycation
  • Project Location: Chambly, Quebec, Canada
  • Contractor: Zamco
  • Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
  • Designer: Zamco

Vintage Installation Winner

  • TCU Brown Lupton Student Center
  • Project Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Contractor: Arlington Pavers
  • Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
  • Designer: NJB in Dallas, TX

Vintage Installation Honorable Mention

  • Tempe Market Place
  • Project Location: Tempe, Arizona
  • Contractor: European Pavers Southwest
  • Manufacturer: Ackerstone

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About Hardscape North America
Hardscape North America (HNA) is North America's leading hardscape trade show and learning event for contractors and distributors/dealers. It brings top-notch education, certification courses, products, and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products, demonstrations, and networking opportunities. HNA is an ICPI event. For more information, visit www.hardscapena.com.

About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
ICPI is the trade association representing the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association's membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, widely recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance, and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.icpi.org