Pinnacle Awards

Join natural stone professionals from around the world in entering the Pinnacle Awards competition. These highly coveted awards are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications. As a Pinnacle Award winner, you will receive widespread recognition for your professional accomplishments.

Submissions for 2017 are no longer being accepted.

The 2017 Pinnacle Awards will be presented January 30, 2018 at TISE in Las Vegas, NV.

The 2017 Pinnacle Awards jury:

Richard Bertman, FAIA, LEED AP and founding Principal at CBT Architects, Boston, MA
David Hacin, FAIA, founding Principal and President at Hacin + Associates, Boston, MA
Craig Copeland, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Sr Associate Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New York, NY
Charles J. (Chuck) Muehlbauer, Technical Director at the Natural Stone Institute, St. Cloud, MN
David Castellucci, Director of Business Development at Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Lincoln, RI and Immediate Past President of the Marble Institute of America (MIA)

The 2017 Pinnacle Awards submissions were juried August 24, 2017.

Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomac Latin America continues to sponsor the Kitchen of the Year and Bath of the Year awards. Winners will receive a free trip to the Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomac Latin America, held annually in Espirito Santo, Brazil. 

The Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomac, is presented to the best project across all categories. The Grande Pinnacle Award is created by Tobia Scarpa, an award-winning architect, designer, and restoration specialist in Verona, Italy. The award also entitles the winner to round-trip economy airfare, lodging, and registration to Marmomac.

Additionally, a Grande Pinnacle Award will be presented to one architect of the winning project.

Marmomac will present a Grande Pinnacle Award to the architect from the firm involved in the winning project. In addition, the architect will win a trip to Marmomac to attend Veronafiere's week-long continuing education program on designing with natural stone. The winner will receive round-trip economy airfare and complimentary hotel for five nights, as well as local meals and transportation, while taking part in this 20+ AIA/CES program.

Pinnacle Award Categories

  • Commercial Interior
  • Commercial Exterior
  • Residential Interior/Exterior
  • Renovation/Restoration
  • Kitchen of the Year 
  • Bath of the Year

The Pinnacle Awards are open to all Natural Stone Institute member companies. Project teams must include at least one Natural Stone Institute member company.

Thank You to Our Pinnacle Award Sponsors

Grande Pinnacle Award:


Commercial Awards:


Residential Awards:


Renovation/Restoration Awards:


Kitchen of the Year/Bath of the Year Awards:




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