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We’d like to thank the sponsors of this year’s BrickStainable Design Competition. It is through their support and involvement that BrickStainable is able to continue to nurture the development of integrative design in the built environment and the use of sustainable building practices.


Potomac Valley Brick and Supply Company, Inc.

alan_richardsonAlan Richardson, President, Potomac Valley Brick and Supply Co.

About Potomac Valley Brick and Supply Company
In 1976, Alan Richardson, his father, and two other gentlemen founded Potomac Valley Brick which quickly became the leading supplier of masonry materials in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 1985, a 4.2 acre facility was built in Newington, VA. In 1992, PVB opened another stocking location in Rockville, MD. In 1996, PVB expanded into the Baltimore market by purchasing a 10 acre facility on Yellow Brick Rd. And in 2009 PVB purchased and is currently working toward operating a fourth facility in Frederick, MD. Alan Richardson, current president and sole owner, has continued the tradition of industry leadership by serving as the only distributor to ever hold the position as chairman of the national Brick Industry Association. Alan’s philanthropic efforts can be seen through his major contributions to local organizations, including Rebuilding Together Montgomery County. Additionally, through Alan’s ambition and strategic partnerships, PVB has attracted the industries finest and most prestigious brick lines. Potomac Valley Brick is currently the largest, privately owned, masonry products supplier in the mid-Atlantic region. Alan Richardson is a husband and father of five children. He strives to maintain balance between the dedication to his family and the successful continued growth of his company. Today, Potomac Valley Brick remains recognized as the leader in the brick and masonry supply industry by providing an unmatched level of service and commitment to his customers, suppliers and employees.


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aiabalt The Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the third oldest chapter in the country, was founded in 1871 to improve and promote the practice of architecture through continuing education and its code of ethics and professional responsibility. Today, the chapter consists of over 1100 architect and professional affiliate members, united to promote the profession in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
mcaa Headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Institute of Architecture Students was established in 1956 and is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, student-run organization. The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice; foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and organize students to combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. With almost 7,000 subscribing members on more than 150 college and high school campuses in North America and several other countries, the AIAS represents the interests of and connects the 30,000-plus students studying architecture. You can learn more about the organization at
leedmd Established in 2004 as the Baltimore Regional Chapter, USGBC Maryland is a non-profit organization committed to promoting green building and sustainable practices within the Maryland community. As a chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council, we work to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live, work, learn and heal. We are the premier forum for green buildings in Maryland, providing leadership, education, advocacy and resources as well as programs, events, and networking opportunities for the green building industry and the community at large.
dvgbc Formed in 2001, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to transform the Delaware Valley through sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the region’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities, mindful of the legacy left for future generations.
aiapv The American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter (AIA·PV), a local component organization of AIA, founded in 1955, is based in College Park, Maryland and represents  500 members. The Chapter's territory includes Montgomery, Prince Georges, Frederick, Garrett, Washington and Allegany Counties. In addition to the membership categories indicated above, AIA/PVC also provides Professional Affiliate membership for those individuals who are engaged in a practice or business related to architecture. Visit us at:  
aiadc Founded in 1887, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects serves the Nation's Capital, functioning as both the "local" and "state" component of the AIA for the District of Columbia. The Chapter was intimately involved in the design and planning of Washington, and continues to play an active role in city development today. The Chapter House is a typical Dupont Circle row house built in 1917. It houses the offices of the Washington Chapter / AIA and The Washington Architectural Foundation, a non-profit foundation established by the Chapter in 1988 to raise public awareness of the built environment. In addition to a superb board room for meetings, the Chapter House maintains The Architect / Client Resource Center, a library of portfolios on local architects and architectural firms. For more information, please visit:
smps The International Living Building Institute, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, invites the world's most talented and daring designers, planners, artists and animators to create a new global vision: a breathtaking, compelling model for the future of civilization.  The Competition integrates the Living Building Challenge Standard and calls design teams to re-envision an existing city that brings balance back to the ecosystems they inhabit. Design teams will envision a city that meets all of the Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge‚Ą† 2.0, including its specific requirements for density, shading, urban agriculture, transportation, energy and water use.  Total prize package of $125,000 + extensive press coverage; First prize cash award of $75,000, Second prize cash award of $25,000, Building Reuse Award cash prize of $25,000 + more awards. Registration/Submission Deadline: February 1, 2011 Website:
mcaa The Mason Contractors Association of America is the national trade association representing masonry contractors across the country. The MCAA is building a stronger and more successful future for all mason contractors. From legislation to training and education, discover the valuable benefits of membership in the MCAA. For more information visit or call 800-536-2225 today. Together we are stronger.
usgbcncr U.S. Green Building Council - National Capital Region Chapter, a local affiliate of the USGBC, provides locally-based leadership, advocacy, education and resources to create a vibrant and environmentally healthy Metropolitan Washington region. With individual members from every sector of the building industry, we work collaboratively to advance our vision for a responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves quality of life. Website:
smps The Society for Marketing Professional Services ( represents a dynamic network of 6,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty construction firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its 50+ chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. SMPS’s mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry.