2020 Hardscape North America Award Winners

HNA Awards

Hardscape contractors, producers and designers claimed top honors at the 2020 Virtual Hardscape North America (HNA) Awards ceremony on January 26 during the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s (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 industrywide recognition.

Each year, the number of entries received from throughout 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.

“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,” said Dr. Marshall Brown, chair, ICPI.

The HNA Awards are produced by ICPI and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association. The 2020 awards program were made possible through the generous support of sponsors Belgard, Blades Direct, Keystone Hardscapes, and SiteOne.

The 2020 HNA Awards winners are as follows:

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 – 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


Project Location: Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Contractor: Zamco

Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc

Designer: Zamco

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 – 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 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 – Permeable Winner

True North Driveway

Project Location: Elizabethtown, PA

Contractor: Willow Gates Landscaping

Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc

Designer: Jeremy Martin

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 – Commercial Winner 

Zilber Industries

Project Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Contractor: Riley Construction

Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation

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 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 – Commercial Winner


Project Location: Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Contractor: City of Chambly

Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc

Designer: City of Chambly

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 – Commercial Winner 

Power Design Business Campus

Project location: St. Petersburg, FL

Contractor: Pat O’Hara Pavers

Manufacturer: Belgard

Designer: Kimley Horn and Associates

Natural Stone Residential/Commercial Winner

Backyard Renovation in Farmington

Project Location: Farmington, CT

Contractor: Clarke Landscapes

Manufacturer: Natural Stone

Designer: Mather Clarke

Outdoor Living Features Winner

Personal Resort in Hebron

Project Location: Hebron, CT

Contractor: Clarke Landscapes

Manufacturer: Unilock

Designer: Mather Clarke

Vintage Installation Winner

TCU Brown Lupton Student Center 

Project Location: Fort Worth, TX

Contractor: Arlington Pavers

Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes

Designer: NJB in Dallas, TX

For more information about the 2020 HNA Award winners, including information about projects that earned Honorable Mention, as well as photos of the award-winning projects, be sure to check out the Landscape Business section in the March edition of OPE Business.

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