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Winners of the 2007 Pinnacle Awards Competition

Updated:2007-11-14 12:01:55

Eleven outstanding Natural Stone Projects Honored by the World's Leading Association in the Natural Stone Industry

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced the winners of its prestigious 2007 Pinnacle Awards competition, which recognizes excellence in commercial, residential, and restoration of natural stone projects worldwide.

The Pinnacle Awards honor projects that demonstrate exceptional beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship in the use of granite, marble, travertine, limestone, and other natural stones. The competition is open to MIA members around the world.

The winners were announced at the MIA's Annual Awards Luncheon in Las Vegas on October 19, 2007, during the industry’s trade show, StonExpo.

Serving as judges for the competition were two Nashville, TN architects, Marion J. Adamson, Gresham Smith and Partners, and Wesley Petrouske, Architectural Affiliates; Ken Krebs, of OHM International and past president of MIA; and Chuck Muehlbauer, technical director of MIA.

The 2007 Pinnacle Awards winners are:

?  Commercial Interior Award of Excellence to Carnevale and Lohr of Bell Gardens, CA for the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles.


?  Commercial Exterior Awards of Excellence to Intrepid Stone Contractors of Harvey, LA for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center In Nashville, TN and to Henraux S.p.a. of Querceta (Lucca), Italy for First Citizens Bank Headquarters in Columbia, SC.


?  Renovation/Restoration Award of Excellence to Rugo Stone of Lorton, Virginia for the renovation of the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, MD.


?  Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Excellence to Millennium Stone Ltd. of Port Chester, NY for a master bath at the Signorelli home in Port Chester.


?  A special Pinnacle Award of Excellence for Craftsmanship was presented to Carrara Marble Company of America of Industry, CA for its work on a new 12-story office building at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles.


?  Two Awards of Merit were presented in the Residential Interior/Exterior category to Columbia Stone of Tualatin, OR for the Broadway Residence in San Francisco, CA and to Twin City Tile & Marble Company of St. Paul, MN for a private residence in Minnetonka, MN.


?  Two Awards of Merit were presented in the Commercial Exterior category for work on the Sacramento Temple in Rancho Cordova, CA. The awards went to Bestview International Company of Wood Dale, IL and to KEPCO+ of Salt Lake City, UT.


?  One Award of Merit in the Commercial Interior category went to Rugo Stone, LLC of Lorton, VA for the Dewey Ballantine offices in Washington, DC.


?  A Restoration/Renovation Award of Merit was presented to Camarata Masonry Systems of Houston, TX for its work on the 919 Milam Building Garage Conversion in Houston.


source: Marble Institute of America

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