Kelsey Holmes at the 2017 BAC/IMI Masonry Camp


 Kelsey Holmes (right) and Jason Bock of BAC Local 1 NB (left) in a hands-on block instruction

Kelsey Holmes (right) and Jason Bock of BAC Local 1 NB (left) in a hands-on block instruction

MASONRY CAMP, BOWIE, MD — MDS Architect Kelsey Holmes, RA was one of 40 designers and craftworkers from around the country to attend the BAC/IMI National Training Center for the 2017 Masonry Camp, hosted by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and International Masonry Institute (IMI).

Masonry Camp is a week-long educational program that fosters an advanced understanding of how to collaboratively design, build, and innovate with masonry. The hands-on program gives craftworkers and IMI instructors a chance to share their craft, and designers the opportunity to get their hands dirty exploring materials. The program culminates with a group design-build challenge. This year's challenge focused on creating community health centers that promote wellness and show the value of building with masonry. 

More information about BAC/IMI and Masonry Camp. 

Photos by Sugar Farm Productions for IMI
 Kelsey Holmes with her fellow Green Team members with their finished project, which incorporated a custom drain solution to allow plans to grow between healing spaces in their center.

Kelsey Holmes with her fellow Green Team members with their finished project, which incorporated a custom drain solution to allow plans to grow between healing spaces in their center.