Archive and History of the Pinnacle Awards


Originally established in 1999 by the Marble Institute of America, Project Awards recognized the finest in design, execution and craftsmanship using nature's own building material. In 2002, this award was renamed the Pinnacle Award which included two levels of award distinction –Award of Merit and Award of Excellence.  In 2017, as the Marble Institute of America and Building Stone Institute began an association merger, the Award of Merit was discontinued and the Pinnacle Award of Excellence remains as the primary designation within this program. A Grande Pinnacle Award is given to the best overall project in all categories.  

2019 Pinnacle Awards Winners

The 2019 Pinnacle Awards were presented January 28, 2020 at TISE in Las Vegas, NV.  Click on a winning project to view their award video.

2019 Pinnacle Awards Souvenir Program (PDF)

Grande Pinnacle
7 Bryant Park, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Architectural Carving/Lettering/Sculpture
Arizona State University Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center, Las Vegas Rock
Mosque in Shali City, FHL Kiriakidis Group

Commercial Exterior
Church Street United Methodist Church Expansion, Tennessee Marble Company
Grande Arche de la Defense, Polycor Inc.
Hartford Connecticut Temple, Dan Lepore & Sons Company
Oklahoma City LDS Temple, IMS Masonry
Elberfeld Mall and Train Station, V M Kaldorf

Commercial Interior
100 Bishopsgate, Euromarble Srl
7 Bryant Park, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Chapel of the Holy Cross, Booms Stone Company
Dallas High-Rise, Dee Brown, Inc
Frost Tower, Camarata Masonry Systems

Public Landscapes / Parks / Memorials
Drexel Square, CED Stone North America
Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape, Earl Jackson Architecture Workshop

Renovation Restoration
645 Fifth Avenue, Olympic Tower, Continental Marble
Christ Cathedral, Carnevale & Lohr, Inc
LondonHouse Hotel, Galloy & Van Etten
Saint Catherine of Siena Sanctuary Alteration, Bybee Stone Company

Residential Single Family
Boch Garden Pavilion, Kenneth Castellucci & Associates • Coldspring • Piero Zanella Srl
Hinsdale Residence, Galloy & Van Etten
L.A. Residence, Carnevale and Lohr, Inc
Private Residence, Dee Brown, Inc


2019 Pinnacle Awards Jury

David Castellucci
Natural Stone Consultants Group - Melbourne, Florida
Catherine Offenberg
Landscape Architect, CRJA-IBI - Boston, Massachusetts
Charles J. (Chuck) Muehlbauer
Technical Director, Natural Stone Institute - St. Cloud, Minnesota
Suzanne Musho, AIA, NCARB
Chief Architect, New York Institute of Technology -  New York, New York
Brian Pittman
Architectural Designer, Johnson Architects - Knoxville, Tennessee

The 2019 Pinnacle Awards submissions were juried August, 2019.


Past Pinnacle Award Winners (PDF)

2019 Pinnacle Award Winners

2018 Pinnacle Award Winners

2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

2016 Pinnacle Award Winners

2015 Pinnacle Award Winners

2014 Pinnacle Award Winners

2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

2012 Pinnacle Award Winners

2011 Pinnacle Award Winners

2010 Pinnacle Award Winners

2009 Pinnacle Award Winners

2008 Pinnacle Award Winners

2007 Pinnacle Award Winners

2006 Pinnacle Award Winners

2005 Pinnacle Award Winners

2004 Pinnacle Award Winners

2003 Pinnacle Award Winners

2002 Pinnacle Award Winners

1999-2001 Project Award Winners


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