Published August 3, 2021
Through Thick and Thin
Experience Endicott’s beautiful addition to full brick
By Halee Miller
What started as a $15,000 order for brick-making equipment over 100 years ago, has evolved into an internationally recognized brick manufacturer that’s been building legacies, brick by brick, ever since.
Embracing a strong work ethic, Endicott Clay Products Company is dedicated to manufacturing quality brick, thin brick, and pavers. And they have a recipe that makes it all possible – devoted employees, an environmentally friendly raw material, and a passion for quality.
Thin brick does what face brick alone cannot. Architects, designers, engineers, and builders alike are breaking free of the limitations that face brick once held on their building and design process.
Offering the same classic look of full brick while also being available in the same colors, textures and sizes, thin brick is able to improve upon the design freedom of face brick, and sustainability, while providing ease of installment.
Don’t take our word for it — explore Endicott’s thin brick for yourself.
The 1.8-million-square-foot Lucas Oil Stadium features a charming, turn-of-the-century exterior on one of the most distinctive, multi-use venues in the United States. Home to the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL Combine and multiple major collegiate tournaments, the brick, steel and glass structure reflects the traditional forms and historical feel of the state's revered, old-school basketball arenas.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of the exterior is the alluring reddish-brown brick, commanding the attention of visitors from all 4 sides of this massive structure. The Medium Ironspot #77 thin brick from Endicott was selected for its warm, classic feel that enhances the muscular steel-framed design while complementing the city's captivating skyline. Thin brick allowed the construction of large brick-and-mortar panels to be assembled offsite and then brought in for efficient on-site installation.
This five-level, 267,000-square-foot facility opened its doors on the Creighton campus in 2018. This state-of-the-art, climate-controlled educational and health care facility utilizes telemedicine and active learning environments, and has allowed the university to increase the number of patients served year over year.
The project’s architectural team worked to visually connect the new facility to the community and adjoining campus, using exterior building materials that coordinated with those found in neighboring structures. Contrasting in tonality but consistent in texture, Endicott’s Burgundy Sands and Autumn Sands thin brick was selected to complement the facility’s surrounding environment.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN CAMPUS | URBANA, ILLINOIS
The Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus makes a bold statement about diversity and inclusion to all who pass by. The 2-1/2 story, 8,200 square feet, $5.5 million structure was designed to “wear its identity” through the color variations of the brick façade, making it an unmistakable addition to campus. A favorite feature of many, Endicott’s distinctive multi-colored bricks are a subtle welcome to all.
Explore the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center in the Forum’s article, All Are Welcome.