Best Brick Project 

Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky

Best Brick ProjectJenkins Hall Dormitory
University of Norte Dame 

South Bend, IN

Signatory Contractor:
Ziolkowski Construction, Inc.
South Bend, Indiana 

HBRA Architects Inc. 
Chicago, Illinois 

Built by members of BAC Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky working for Ziolkowski Construction this 14 month-project employed 40 Bricklayers and Apprentices at its peak. 

The last project to be constructed on the University’s DeBartolo Quad, Jenkins Hall will be among the first buildings to greet visitors when entering the campus. The project’s exterior, featuring half a million Notre Dame brick and a concrete masonry unit back up of over 102,000 CMUs, pleasingly blends with the surrounding collegiate gothic architecture.   

Building highlights include two turrets constructed of Mankato limestone, a masonry veneer that features herringbone accent panels, 7,000 pieces of cast stone, and nearly 15,000 pieces of Mankato stone used for trim, arches and accent pieces.

While rivaling old world craftsmanship at its best BAC members were also responsible for ensuring that the installation of all air barriers, insulation and flashing systems were seamlessly and expertly integrated into the masonry wall construction. 

Named in honor of the late University President Reverend John I. Jenkins, this grand building is now the home of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs and a host of affiliated Institutes.