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MIA Extends Deadline for 2015 Pinnacle Awards

Posted on 06 July 2015 by cradmin

In light of Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America sponsoring the “Kitchen of the Year” and “Bath of the Year” categories for the 2015 Pinnacle Awards, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has extended the entry deadline to August 12. The winner for each category will win a free trip to the 2016 Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America, to be held Feb. 16 to 19, 2016, in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Winners of the “Kitchen of the Year” and “Bath of the Year” categories will receive free registration to Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America, as well as airfare and lodging expenses. The 2016 event will mark the 41st International Marble and Granite Fair and is the largest natural stone fair in Latin America. For more information on entering the 2015 Pinnacle Awards, visit the MIA website.

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MIA Award Nominations Open

Posted on 24 April 2013 by cradmin

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has issued its 2013 Awards Program Call for Entries. The Call for Entries signifies that the MIA is now accepting entries for its various awards. These awards honor and recognize natural stone companies, professionals and architects from around the world.

The 2013 MIA Awards consists of:

    • The Pinnacle Awards are presented to companies whose projects’ beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential environments.  Again this year, with the support of Hanley Wood Exhibitions, all Pinnacle Award of Excellence and Merit winners have the opportunity to invite an architect from the firm involved in their winning project to StonExpo 2014. The Pinnacle Awards consist of four categories and also seeks to identify and award a project in one of the categories that demonstrates environmental responsiveness and successful resolution of sustainability goals. The categories are:
      • Commercial Interior – sponsored by Custom Building Products and Aqua Mix.
      • Commercial Exterior – sponsored by Custom Building Products and Aqua Mix.
      • Residential Interior/Exterior – sponsored by BLANCO.
      • Renovation/Restoration – sponsored by Cold Spring Granite Company.
    • The Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomacc, is presented to the best project across all categories.  This award includes a trophy and  a trip to Marmomacc 2014 inVerona, Italy.  Again this year, Marmomacc will present a Grande Pinnacle Award to an architect from the firm involved in the winning project.  In addition, the architect will win a trip to Marmomacc to attend Veronafiere’s week-long continuing education program on designing with natural stone.
    • The MIA Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year Award, sponsored by Polycor, Inc. & TexaStone Quarries, singles out one craftsman who has performed outstanding stone fabrication and/or installation over a period of many years. The individual candidate must have served as an apprentice stone mason and risen through the ranks as journeyman stone mason, foreman and superintendent. In addition, the person honored must have a solid track record of leadership and mentorship.
    • The Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement was established to recognize an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the natural stone industry and the MIA. The award is named for MIA’s long-time technical director, the late Vincent R. Migliore, who was its first recipient.
    • The MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award, sponsored by Cold Spring Granite Company, provides educational opportunities for aspiring fabricators, installers or administrative apprentices interested in furthering their careers within the natural stone industry. The scholarship covers travel and registration costs for one or more recipients to StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and MIA’s Annual Meeting.

For more information contact Helen Distelhorst at [email protected] or go to www.marble-institute.com/awards. Deadlines begin in August.

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MIA Pinnacle Awards Announced

Posted on 22 February 2013 by cradmin

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the winners of the 2012 Pinnacle award winners. The awards recognize excellence in commercial, residential, sustainability and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide. Projects selected as winners must demonstrate exceptional beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship in the use of granite, marble, travertine, limestone and other natural stones. The competition was open to all MIA members.

The 2012 Grande Pinnacle Award winner is Grazzini Brothers & Company of Eagan,Minn., for the amazing interior work on the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis (pictured here).  Challenged with adding a large structure to a much-beloved place, a strategy was developed that protected and enhanced the cemetery’s historic landscape.  At the mausoleum’s entry, an intricately patterned white mosaic rendered in infinite loops across white billowing surfaces re-imagines the historic 1910 Lakewood Chapel’s colorful mosaic interiors. The interior committal space is clad with Alabama White marble walls. Horizontal bands of split-faced gray granite tie the structure to the earth. Bronze doors usher visitors into a serene space of mahogany walls, marble floors and abundant daylight.  Throughout, the contrast of textures – light and dark, rough and smooth, rustic and refined – calls upon both visual and tactile senses to offer a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance.  At this cherished haven within the city, architectural progress meets history with grace and a new found vitality.

The architectural firm of HGA Architects of Minneapolis, Minnesota was also presented with a Grande Pinnacle Award for the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum.

The 2012 Pinnacle Award winners are:

Commercial Exterior Award of Excellence to Cold Spring Granite,Cold Spring, Minn., for the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis.

Commercial Exterior Award of Excellence to Port Morris Tile & Marble, Bronx, N.Y., for the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.

Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Excellence to Picasso Tile & Stonework of Tempe, Ariz., for the Desert Courtyard in Scottsdale.

Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Excellence to Stones and Roses International Co. Ltd. of Samutprakam, Thailand for the Muang Thong Thani Residence in Samutprakam, Thailand.

Renovation/Restoration Award of Excellence to Rugo Stone, LLC, of Lorton,Va., for the Saint John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg,Va.

Renovation/Restoration Award of Excellence to Tennessee Marble Company of Friendsville, Tenn., for the Harris County 1910 Courthouse Restoration in Houston, Texas.

Renovation/Restoration Award of Excellence to Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. of Houston, Texas,  for the 1910 Courthouse Restoration in Houston, Texas.

Commercial Interior Award of Merit to Twin Stone Designs & Installations, Inc. of Hollywood, Fla., for the St. Regis Spa in Miami Beach, Fla.

Commercial Interior Award of Merit to M&G Contracts (S) PTE LTD of Singapore for the Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore.

Commercial Interior Award of Merit to Superior Tile and Stone of San Leandro, Calif,  for The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

Commercial Interior Award of Merit to Intertile Natural Stone Surfaces of San Leandro, Calif.,  for The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

Commercial Interior Award of Merit to Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. of Houston, Texas, for the El Paso Energy Building in Houston.

Commercial Exterior Award of Merit to Titan Stone, LLC of Pompano Beach, Fla., for the Brickell World Plaza in Miami.

Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Merit to Creative Edge Master Shop, Inc. of Fairfield, Iowa,  for the Masterpiece of Saddle River in Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Merit to Stones and Roses International of Samutprakam, Thailand for the Residence Krungthep Kreetha Living Room in Bangkok, Thailand.

Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit to Polycor of Quebec,Canada for the Cleveland Museumof Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

Special Pinnacle Award of Merit for Hand Craftsmanship to Titan Stone, LLC of Pompano Beach, Fla., for The Annunciation at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Fla.

Special Pinnacle Award of Merit for Sustainability to Las Vegas Rock Inc. of Jean, Nev., for the MDA Expansion Project at the Rachel Ann Perkinson Center in Jean, Nev.

 

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