NSI Announces 2019 Pinnacle Awards

The winners of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards were announced during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE in Las Vegas, Nev. Twenty-two projects were honored with Awards of Excellence.

An exclusive Grande Pinnacle award, sponsored by Marmomac, is given to the best project across all categories. This award is bestowed upon the Natural Stone Institute member company and also includes a trip to Marmomac 2020 in Verona, Italy for the architect of record for the project. The 2019 Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (New York, NY) for their work on 7 Bryant Park. Stephen Falk (Stone Truss Systems) accepted the Grande Pinnacle award on behalf of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE. He is pictured above with Veronafiere’s Chiara DeLuca and 2019 Natural Stone Institute president Greg Osterhout (Northern Stone Supply).

Executed with pinpoint precision, this project delighted the jury, who also loved how the conical wall motifs and the triangular floor panels meet on point. They admired how the concave curve of the limestone panels reflected the mirrored conical motif within the exterior façade, and stated that the project exhibits superior stock control in unforgiving lighting conditions, showcasing texture and craftsmanship.

Natural Stone Institute’s prestigious Pinnacle Award honors stone companies around the world for projects that stand out above the rest. The list of 2019 Pinnacle Award of Excellence winners is as follows:

Grande Pinnacle
7 Bryant Park
New York, NY
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
New York, NY

Architectural Carving/Lettering/Sculpture
Arizona State University Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center
Washington, DC
Las Vegas Rock
Jean, NV

Mosque in Shali City
Chechnya, Russia
FHL Kiriakidis Group
Drama, Greece

Commercial Exterior
Church Street United Methodist Church Expansion
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Marble Company
Friendsville, TN

Grande Arche de la Defense
Paris, France
Polycor, Inc.
Quebec City, Canada

Hartford Connecticut Temple
Farmington, CT
Dan Lepore & Sons Company
Conshohocken, PA

Oklahoma City LDS Temple
Oklahoma City, OK
IMS Masonry
Lindon, UT

Elberfeld Mall & Train Station
Wuppertal, Germany
VM Kaldorf
Titting-Kaldorf, Germany

Commercial Interior
100 Bishopsgate
London, England
Carrara, Italy

Chapel of the Holy Cross
Tampa, FL
Booms Stone Company
Redford, MI

Dallas High-Rise
Dallas, TX
Dee Brown, Inc.
Richardson, TX

Frost Tower
San Antonio, TX
Camarata Masonry Systems
Houston, TX

Public Landscapes, Parks, Memorials
Drexel Square
Philadelphia, PA
CED Stone North America
Montreal, Canada

Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape
Coral Gables, FL
Earl Jackson Architecture Workshop
Allenhurst, NJ

645 Fifth Avenue, Olympic Tower
New York, NY
Continental Marble
Bohemia, NY

Christ Cathedral
Garden Grove, CA
Carnevale & Lohr
Bell Gardens, CA

LondonHouse Hotel
Chicago, IL
Galloy & Van Etten
Chicago, IL

Saint Catherine of Siena Sanctuary Alteration
Trumbull, CT
Bybee Stone Company
Ellettsville, IL

Saint Catherine of Siena Sanctuary Alteration
Trumbull, CT
Bybee Stone Company
Ellettsville, IL

Residential—Single Family
Boch Garden Pavilion
Norwood, MA
Kenneth Castellucci & Associates
Lincoln, RI
Cold Spring, MN
Piero Zanella
Verona, Italy

Hinsdale Residence
Hinsdale, IL
Galloy & Van Etten
Chicago, IL

L.A. Residence
Los Angeles, CA
Carnevale & Lohr
Bell Gardens, CA

Private Residence
Highland Park, TX
Dee Brown, Inc.
Richardson, TX

The Natural Stone Institute would like to thank the sponsors of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards: Marmomac (Grande Pinnacle Award), MAPEI (Commercial Awards), GranQuartz (Residential Awards), and Coldspring (Renovation/Restoration Awards).

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