The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is accepting entries for its 2010 Pinnacle Awards competition, which now includes evaluating sustainable design elements to the criteria.
The Marble Institute of America
(MIA) is now accepting entries for its 2010 Pinnacle Awards competition, which includes
evaluating sustainable design elements in addition to the traditional criteria
of beauty, creativity, ingenuity, craftsmanship and suitability of materials. If
a submitted project displays superior effort, innovation and execution towards
sustainable building goals, the MIA says it would consider awarding its first
MIA Pinnacle Award for Sustainable Design.
The Pinnacle Awards program is
facilitated by the MIA and sponsored by MAPEI.
The 2010 Pinnacle Awards project
categories will include commercial interior, commercial exterior, residential
interior or exterior, and renovation/restoration. The winners will be featured
in a special presentation during an awards event at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas
in Las Vegas.
The judges will select winners in
the various categories and then honor the “best of the best” as the Grande
Pinnacle Award Winner. The company winning this honor will then receive the
elegant Grande Pinnacle Award plus a trip to Marmomacc 2011 in Verona,
sponsors the Grande Pinnacle Award for “Best of Show.”
The entry deadline is August 6,
2010. The Pinnacle Awards are open to all MIA member companies. Project teams
must include at least one MIA member company.
“Pinnacle Award winners receive
tremendous exposure and recognition both domestically and around the world,”
said Gary Distelhorst, executive vp
of MIA. “In honoring the excellent work of MIA members, we also help design
professionals see the endless possibilities of the use of natural stone in
virtually any application. The MIA is committed to advancing green building
ideals within the natural stone industry and hopes this year to identify a
worthy project for an award.”
Complete entry information is
available on the MIA website at www.marble-institute.com or by
contacting the MIA at (440) 250-9222.
MIA adds sustainability factor to 2010 Pinnacle Award
April 12, 2010