Chain Link Fence Industry Design Award Competition Application is Now Open


Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute is now accepting project submissions online for the prestigious 2019 Les Grube Design Award competition. The deadline for submission is on Nov. 1, 2019.

The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 Les Grube Memorial Design Award contest. The Award, which includes a uniquely-designed plaque and cash awards of $2,500 to the designing architect and $1,000 to the installing contractor and is given for the project which makes the best and most unique use of chain link fence materials.

The most recent award was presented to David Dowell, AIA, for his design of the Main Street Redux Project in Kansas City, MO. The project was installed by Collins and Hermann, Inc., of Kansas City, KS.

Layers of chain link were used not only to enhance safety but to also create a cross-light, aesthetically-pleasing effect. Vertical LED lights, mounted on the posts, washed the space between the layers of chain link, illuminating the chamber in an extremely effective and dramatic manner.

Previous winners of the award include Pritzker award-winner Frank Gehry, Venice, CA; Arai/Jackson Architects, Seattle, WA; and Don M. Hisaka and Associates, Cambridge, MA. Architects and contractors are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible to be considered for the 2019 Award. An online application can be access on and a printable application is also available online. The application deadline is November 1, 2019.

To qualify for the Les Grube Memorial Design Award, the nominated project must:

1. Employ an innovative use of chain link fence materials (fabric, framework, and/or gates) on a commercial or industrial project.

2. Be conceived by a professional architectural or engineering firm.

3. Be installed by a professional fence contractor.

The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute is an organization of manufacturers, engineers, architects, contractors, and suppliers working to improve the safety, quality, and availability of chain link fencing systems. If you want to learn more about the chain link fence industry’s leading organization visit their website at

For more information, contact Mark Levin at 301-596-2583 or via email at

Contact Info:
Name: Mark Levin
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Organization: Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute
Address: 10015 Old Columbia Rd. Suite B215, Columbia, Maryland 21046, United States
Phone: +1-301-596-2583

Source: PressCable

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