2002 Pinnacle Award Winners

Residential Interior
Award of Merit: A-Stone, Inc.

Commercial Interior
Award of Excellence: Masonry Arts, Inc.
Award of Merit:
Stone Truss Systems, Inc.
Miller Druck Specialty Contracting, Inc.

Commercial Exterior
Award of Excellence: KEPCO+

Special Pinnacle Award for Craftsmanship & Design
Cold Spring Granite Company

Pinnacle Award for Special Achievement
Masonry Arts, Inc.
R. Bratti Associates, Inc.


Residential Interior

Award of Merit

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project: Kitchen
Providence, Rhode Island USA

MIA Member Company:
A-Stone, Inc.
Johnston, Rhode Island
Fabricator & Installer

Other Project Team Members:
Designer: AE Grasso Spatial Design Consultants
Stone Suppliers: Stone Source; AKDO

The artistic design for this upscale kitchen called for a curved seam on both the countertop and the floor where differing materials would meet for visual interest. The countertop features two different granites in two different finishes: polished Verde Tunas and honed Sunset. The black granite floor tiles match the countertop and abut the hardwood in curves reflective of the countertop design. The curved seams posed substantial fabrication challenges, and A-Stone performed nearly every aspect of the job by hand. The choice of bonding agent was another challenge, which A-Stone solved by using black epoxy.

Judges’ Comments:
Though small in size, this job was complex and highly detailed. We liked the choice of materials used to implement the interesting design. Quality workmanship contributed to the excellent results.


Commercial Interior

Award of Excellence

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project:
Our Lady of Angels Monastery

Hanceville, Alabama USA

MIA Member Company:

Masonry Arts, Inc.
Bessemer, Alabama
Stone Installer & Supplier

Other Project Team Members:
Concept Design Architect: Walter Anderson Architect
Architect of Record: Arch Plus FPCM
Liturgical Architect: Talleres de Arte Grande
Stone Design: Savema SpA
General Contractor: Brice Building Company
Stone Suppliers: Savema SpA; Bybee Stone Company; Jenkins Brick Company

Five marble altars, marble statues and holy water fonts, marble walls, and intricate marble floor patterns using numerous types of stone are predominant features of this spectacular new monastery. Fifteen stone types in all were used.

Judges’ Comments:

This job exemplifies true marble craftsmanship. The scale of the project and elaborate detailing make it a real work of art.

Award of Merit

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project:
New York Public Library

New York, New York USA

MIA Member Company:
Stone Truss Systems, Inc.
Fairfield, New Jersey
Stone Fabricator & Installer

Other Project Team Members:
Architect/Designer: Davis, Brody & Bond
General Contractor: F. J. Sciame Construction Company
Stone Supplier: T.I.A. Marble & Granite SRL

This project involved building a seven-story, state-of-the-art library facility within an existing courtyard built originally for horse and carriage. The interior perimeter walls of the new building are the original, ornate, cubic Imperial Danby façade of the courtyard. To complement the existing marble, the design called for using Imperial Danby marble for all paving on the first floor and on most of the walls and floors at the entrance to a new auditorium on the lower level. The blending of the old and new stone produced spectacular results.

Judges’ Comments:
This unique project presented formidable construction and logistical challenges, which we felt were successfully met, with a beautiful end result.

Award of Merit

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project:
Grand Central Terminal Restoration

New York, New York USA

MIA Member Company:
Miller Druck Specialty Contracting, Inc.
New York, New York
Stone Installer

Other Project Team Members:
Architect/Designer: Beyer Blinder Belle
General Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Stone Supplier: Domestic Marble & Stone

Restoring and renovating this 1913 landmark to its original Beaux-Arts splendor included building a new East Stair that would exactly match the 80-year-old West Stair’s Tennessee Pink Marble treads, risers, and landings. Making the match posed a huge hurdle, as the original quarry had been closed for nearly a decade; it eventually had to be reopened to extract the materials for this project. The East Stair also features balustrades, arches, and soffits made of Botticino Classico.

Judges’ Comments:
We believe the expert fabrication and installation of the marble and granite used throughout this renovation project contribute greatly to the beautiful and authentic end product.


Commercial Exterior

Award of Excellence

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project: Nauvoo Temple
Nauvoo, Illinois USA

MIA Member Company:
KEPCO+
Salt Lake City, Utah
Stone Installer

Other Project Team Members:

Architect: FFKR
General Contractor: Legacy Constructors
Stone Supplier: Alabama Limestone Company
Fabricator: Idaho Travertine

This new temple built for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is an historically accurate re-creation of a 19th century temple featuring hand-tooled and intricately carved limestone. Each unique sunstone and moonstone was hand-carved from a 6,000-lb. block of limestone and took 300 man-hours to complete. In addition to the intricate carvings, the project called for six different finishes on the stone in an effort to replicate the façade of the original temple.

Judges' Comments:
A sensational stone project that displays impressive design and installation workmanship down to the smallest detail.


Special Pinnacle Award for Craftsmanship & Design

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project:
Minneapolis Beautiful Project

800 Block of Nicollet Mall

MIA Member Company:
Cold Spring Granite Company
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Stone Supplier

Other Project Team Members:

Artist/Designer: Brad J. Goldberg
General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Stone Installer: Twin City Tile (paving)

To create a sense of threshold between interior and exterior environments at the City Center corporate headquarters, the streetscape design features a series of granite boulders and monolithic quarry blocks with emerging cubic sculptural forms. A granite "carpet" of black and white pixilated paving forms an outdoor room and provides places to sit. Granite was also used to create seat walls and planters.

Judges’ Comments:

Unique and attention-getting use of natural stone. Well done.

 

Project:
Minneapolis Beautiful Project

900 Block of Nicollet Mall

MIA Member Company:
Cold Spring Granite Company
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Stone Supplier

Other Project Team Members:

Artist/Designer: Brad J. Goldberg
General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Stone Installer: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Granite and limestone plant vessels enlarged to a scale where they become sculpture continue the intriguing streetscape design at the Minneapolis City Center. Granite flower boxes, seat walls, and lighting boxes combined with a block-specific paving design further contribute to the visually dramatic results.

Judges’ Comments:
Wonderful detail on the large stone vessels — true works of art.

 

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project:
“TEN” Sculpture

Phillips, Wisconsin USA

MIA Member Company:
Cold Spring Granite Company
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Stone Supplier

Other Project Team Members:

Artist/Designer: Stuart Nielson
General Contractor: Boldt Construction
Stone Installer: Boldt Construction

Ten towering granite fingers at the front entrance of the Phillips Plastics Custom Facility stand as a tribute to the company’s hands-on work ethic. Resembling ancient temple columns, the fingers measure 7-12' high. Each piece was lathe turned and carved from single blocks of Lake Superior Green granite quarried in the region by Cold Spring Granite Company.

Judges’ Comments:

Intriguing design, finely executed, using appropriate choice of material.


Pinnacle Award for Special Achievement

Pinnacle Award Winner
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Project:
The Phoenix Project - Pentagon

Arlington, Virginia USA

MIA Member Company:
R. Bratti Associates, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia
Stone Installer

Other Project Team Members:

Architect/Designer: KCE Structural Engineers, PC
General Contractor: Masonry Arts, Inc.
Stone Supplier: Bybee Stone Company

Reconstruction of the limestone façade of the Pentagon destroyed by the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 equired the installation of approximately 4,000 limestone panels. R. Bratti Associates completed the installation in half the allotted time, three months ahead of schedule.

Judges' Comments:
Impressive job completed within a rigorous time frame.

 

Project:
The Phoenix Project - Pentagon

Arlington, Virginia USA

MIA Member Company:
Masonry Arts, Inc.
Bessemer, Alabama
Stone Installer & Supplier

Other Project Team Members:
Architect/Designer: HOK
General Contractor: AMEC Construction
Stone Supplier: Bybee Stone Company
Stone Installer: R. Bratti Associates, Inc.

Masonry Arts, Inc.'s role in rebuilding portions of the Pentagon damaged by the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 was to supply and install the blast resistant windows, steel, and natural stone. Rustic Buff, Variegated, Smooth, and Shot Sawn Indiana Limestone were used to match the limestone originally installed on the Pentagon in the 1940s. Great efforts were made to salvage as much of the original limestone as possible, which Masonry Arts aided in repairing and restoring to its original location.

Judges’ Comments:
Great effort in salvaging and restoring original façade design and materials.


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