The judges’ Grand Prize choice for the Prism Award for exceptional use of stone was The Getty Villa museum in Malibu, CA, and its tile contractor Carnevale & Lohr, Inc., who incorporated an astounding array of stone materials - travertine, porphyry stone, and black and white marble - into the architecture, interiors and landscaping with magnificent results.
The awards celebrate creativity and achievement in the use of stone in both commercial and residential projects. The program is sponsored by Coverings and coordinated by the show’s five sponsoring organizations, including ASCER (Spain’s Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association), Confindustria Ceramica (Italian Association of Ceramics), CTDA (Ceramic Tile Distributors Association), NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) and TCNA (Tile Council of North America).
Serving this year as judges were Carolyn Weber, Home magazine building editor; Christine Abbate, representing Confindustria Ceramica; Bob Daniels, former TCNA executive director; Chris Walker, vice president, Port Morris Tile & Marble Corp.; and, Beth Berdofe White, representing ASCER.
This year’s winners included:
• Grand Prize: The Getty Villa museum, Malibu, CA
• Commercial First Prize: Oklahoma City Federal Building, Oklahoma City, OK
• Residential First Prize: Private Residence, Middleburg, VA
• Residential Award of Merit: Multi-planar vineyard residence, San Francisco, CA