Tucker Design Awards

Call for Entries is now open for the 2022 Tucker Design Awards.

About the Awards

Initiated by Building Stone Institute in 1977, the Tucker Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious architectural design awards in the country. Tucker Design Awards honor those who have achieved excellence in design through the incorporation and use of natural stone in building or landscape projects. Tucker Design Awards are presented biennially. Click here for the history of the Tucker Design Awards.


The Tucker Design Award celebrates and awards design professionals whose projects achieve excellence in the use of natural stone in design and construction. Open to any design professional or industry member on behalf of the design team. Winners are not selected by project category. 

Each Tucker Design Award submission may also be entered for consideration of a Pinnacle Award. Pinnacle Awards are given to Natural Stone Institute member companies associated with the project and winners are celebrated annually in January. View Pinnacle Awards webpage for Entry Form and eligibility details. Additional fees apply.


$125 for first entry
$100 for each additional entry

How to Enter


Submission Guidelines      Jury Review PDF Sample

  • Entry and submission are electronic.
  • You will be required to send two files: a Jury Review PDF and a Project Participant List. These must be prepared before entering as you will be required to send these files as part of the submission process. After payment, please email your files to gina@naturalstoneinstitute.org
  • Submission deadline is July 20, 2021.


Each Tucker Design Award event utilizes a unique set of jurors who are esteemed members of the design profession from whom the award submissions are received. Jury members enjoy exposure to work from around the world as well as the challenging role of choosing the winners. Entries typically range from large commercial projects, to private residences, public monuments and private gardens. The winning selection is purely subjective to each jury.

2020 Tucker Design Award Winners

View the video below that showcases each award winning project, highlighting the design and use of natural stone. Hear the judges’ comments and learn what made the project award-worthy. Celebrate our recipients and the companies who contributed to the success of each project. Also learn about the career of our 2020 Bybee Prize recipient and their long legacy of using natural stone.

2020 Tucker Design Awards Program (PDF Download)


Robert Zavagno

MdeAS Architects
New York, NY

645 Fifth Avenue, Olympic Tower
New York, NY
View Video


Mike Picco

Liederbach & Graham Architects 
Chicago, IL

An American House
Hinsdale, IL
View Video


Greg Osterhout

Meyer & Meyer 
Boston, MA

Archangel Estate 
Brookline, MA 
View Video


Badia “Buddy” Ontra

Eric Inman Daum, LLC 
Andover, MA

Boch Garden Pavilion 
Norwood, MA
View Video


Duane Naquin

Eric Eggemeyer 
San Angelo, TX

Eggemeyer’s General Store 
San Angelo, TX  
View Video


Herwig Callewier

Valode & Pistre 
Paris, France 

Grande Arche de la Défense 
Paris, France
View Video


Evan Cohen

Scott L. Aker, AIA
Wilmington, DE

June 5th Memorial Park 
Philadelphia, PA  
View Video



Leonardo De Tatagiba

FFKR Architects 
Salt Lake City, UT 

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple 
Philadelphia, PA
View Video


Jeff Erickson

Montreal, QC Canada

Place Vauquelin 
Montreal, QC Canada
View Video


Mariavittoria Grassi

Edmonton, AB Canada

Royal Alberta Museum 
Edmonton, AB Canada
View Video


Katie Jensen

McCrery Architects, LLC 
Washington, DC

Sacred Heart Cathedral 
Knoxville, TN
View Video


Ali Kader

New Haven, CT

Sculpture Park & Bosque
at 1775 Tysons Boulevard 
McLean, Va
View Video


View Past Tucker Design Award Winners

Tucker Design Award winning firms and their projects since 1977.



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