Masonry Camp 2017

The Program

Masonry Camp, held November 27–December 2, 2017 at the IMI National Training Center in Bowie, Maryland, is a nationally-recognized design-build training program for architects and craftworkers. Through collaborative hands-on education, the program fosters innovation in masonry design and construction while improving communication between designers and builders.

IMI provides a full program scholarship to all attendees, covering the cost of travel, lodging, food, and educational resources.

Masonry Camp attendees will have the opportunity to:
• Compete in a team design-build challenge
• Get hands-on instruction related to materials, details, design trends, and more from IMI technical staff and IMTEF training instructors
• Hear presentations from renowned architects, including 2017 keynote Juan Frano Violich, FAIA, co-founding Principal at KVA Matx
• Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a historic masonry structure

See the 2017 Preliminary Program
Who Can Participate

Masonry Camp is open to the following candidates on an application basis:
• Non-registered designers with 3-5 years of professional experience
• Architects newly registered in 2016 or after
• Members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers with 3-5 years of experience in at least one craft area
All participants must be 21 years or older.

The application process for the program is selective, with slots limited to a total of 24 architects and 24 craftworkers.

“It’s incredible working side-by-side with craftworkers. It’s really inspiring watching them. And then we get the opportunity to show them what we do and trade roles, step out of our comfort zone. It’s all part of the greater whole.”

-2016 Masonry Camp Architectural Attendee

How to Apply
Architects

To apply to participate, prospective architectural attendees must submit the following by September 29, 2017:
Camper application form
• Letter of interest that addresses what you hope to gain from your experience, why you are qualified to attend, and what qualities you possess that would add to a team effort
• Resume
• Letter of recommendation from an employer or professor

Resumes and letters should be submitted via email to masonrycamp@imiweb.org.

Craftworkers

Craftworkers are selected to attend based on recommendations made by BAC local union leadership. Selected candidates must complete the camper application form once they are invited to attend.

Masonry Camp Photo Gallery

See past attendees in action in our photo gallery!

Masonry Camp News

Get updates on Masonry Camp and read about years’ past.

Questions

Questions about the program should be directed to Maria Viteri at masonrycamp@imiweb.org.