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MIA Announces Winners of 2015 Pinnacle Awards

OBERLIN, Ohio and CHESTERTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The winners of the 2015 Pinnacle Awards were announced at the MIA Awards Luncheon at TISE 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. For the 8th year, a Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to the best overall project. The 2015 Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to Walker Zanger (Perth Amboy, NJ), for their work on the Park Hyatt New York. The architectural firm involved with the project, Yabu Pushelberg, was also honored.

The Park Hyatt New York project includes an exotic and eclectic mix of stone, including Bianco Piove marble from China, Italian Grigio Fantastico marble, and back-lit Persian White Onyx. Over three years, no less than 15 trips by the design team, the developer, and the stone supplier were made to Italy and China to select the very best in materials and to ensure that the production of the stone exceeded all of the client's expectations. The Pinnacle Award judges commented that "the elegant mix of a wide range of stone provides a well-balanced and harmonious interior." They called the project "impressive in scope and detail" and also hailed the exquisite material selection and creative layout.

The 2015 Pinnacle Award winners are as follows.

Pinnacle Awards of Excellence

Residential Interior/Exterior
Walker Zanger
Perth Amboy, NJ
Massachusetts Residence
Boston, MA

Residential Interior/Exterior
United Marble Fabricators, Inc.
Watertown, MA
"Bar with a View"
Boston, MA

Renovation/Restoration
Walker Zanger
Perth Amboy, NJ
Fashion Tower New York
New York, NY

Bath of the Year
Walker Zanger
Sun Valley, CA
2014 Pasadena Showcase House
Pasadena, CA

Kitchen of the Year
Tithof Tile & Marble
Northbrook, IL
Private Residence
Lake Forest, IL

Pinnacle Awards of Merit

Commercial Exterior
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, TX
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston, TX

Commercial Exterior
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, TX
Tarrant County Civil Courthouse
Fort Worth, TX

Commercial Exterior
Las Vegas Rock, Inc.
Jean, NV
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto, CA

Commercial Exterior
Eclad Limited
Dublin, Ireland
Eaton House
Dublin, Ireland

Commercial Exterior
PICCO Engineering
Concord, Ontario, Canada
United Nations Memorial, Ark of Return
New York, NY

Commercial Interior
PICCO Engineering
Concord, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Commercial Interior
Marmi Natural Stone
Norcross, GA
Alston & Bird Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Commercial Interior
Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc.
Lincoln, RI
The New York Palace Hotel
New York, NY

Commercial Interior
Grassi Pietre Srl
Nanto, VI, Italy
Zýmē Winery
Cariano, Italy

Renovation/Restoration
Rugo Stone, LLC
Lorton, VA
Cosmos Club Historic Fireplace Renovation
Washington, DC

Renovation/Restoration
W.R. Weis Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL
John Hancock Lobby Renovation
Chicago, IL

MIA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2015 Pinnacle Awards: MAPEI (Commercial Awards), GranQuartz (Residential Awards), Coldspring (Renovation/Restoration Awards), Vitória Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America (Kitchen and Bath of the Year), and Marmomacc (Grande Pinnacle Award). For photos and complete descriptions of each winning project, please contact Helen Distelhorst at hdistelhorst@marble-institute.com.

Photo caption: Jonathan Zanger (center) receives the Grande Pinnacle from GianPaola Pedretti (Veronafiere) and 2015 MIA President Dan Rea (Coldspring).

About MIA+BSI

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Photos accompanying this release are available at:

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Source:The Marble Institute