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.

The 2018 Pinnacle Awards will be celebrated at TISE 2019 in Las Vegas during the Awards Ceremony.


The Pinnacle Awards are open to all Natural Stone Institute member companies. Project teams must include at least one Natural Stone Institute member company and projects must have been completed no more than 3 years prior to submission date.

How to Enter

Use the links below to Enter by July 20th. After you have entered and paid, you will recieve your Dropbox link to upload your project submission.

IMPORTANT:  Carefully read and follow the instructions for submission in the Submission Guidelines document.  The jury may respectfully reject any entry that is not prepared to the guidelines.


2017 Juror's pick for best assembled submission. Use as format example only.

More About the Pinnacle Awards

The Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomac, is presented to the best project across all categories. The award also entitles the member company winner to round-trip economy airfare, lodging, and registration to Marmomac in September.

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

Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomac Latin America continues to sponsor a Best Use of Brazilian Stone award, which for 2018 now permits a winner from within all categories. Winners will receive a free trip to the Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomac Latin America, held annually June 5th – 8th in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Four new categories will be part of the 2018 Pinnacle Awards submission offering.  Projects may be submitted for award consideration in the following categories.
•    Commercial Interior
•    Commercial Exterior
•    Renovation/Restoration
•    Residential Interior/Exterior – Single Family NEW!
•    Residential Interior/Exterior – Multi-Family NEW!
•    Architectural Carving/Lettering/Sculpture NEW!
•    Public Landscapes/Parks/Memorials NEW!


Past Pinnacle Awards


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

Download and view the 2017 Award Program

2017 Pinnacle Awards Winners

Grande Pinnacle
520 W 28th Street Lobby Feature Wall, Port Morris Tile & Marble

Commercial Interior
Guoco Tower, Masonry Pte Ltd.
Brookfield Place Tower 2, Euromarble
609 Main, Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.

Commercial Exterior
Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center of Paris, ROCAMAT Pierre Naturelle
Perry World House - Exterior, ABC Worldwide Stone
Boston Children's Hospital, Coldspring
Riverside Roundabout, Coldspring

Residential Interior Exterior
520 W 28th Street Lobby Feature Wall, Port Morris Tile & Marble
V-House, 3D Stone, Inc
Baan Phetkasem, Stones and Roses International

Renovation Restoration
Buckingham County Primary & Elementary Schools at the Carter G. Woodson Education Complex, H. E. Satterwhite
Recreation Pier Baltimore, Marmi Natural Stone

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.


Thank You to Our Pinnacle Award Sponsors

Grande Pinnacle Award:


Commercial Awards:


Residential Awards:


Renovation/Restoration Awards:


Best Use of Brazilian Stone Award:




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