Marmomac Renews Pinnacle Award Support

OBERLIN, Ohio — The Marmomac stone event renewed its sponsorship for the Natural Stone Institute’s Grande Pinnacle Award through 2024.

Marmomac has sponsored the Grande Pinnacle, recognizing the best overall project entered in the institute’s annual Pinnacle Awards competion, since the inception of the honor in 2008.

The winner of the Grande Pinnacle Award receives a trip to Marmomac in Verona, Italy, including round-trip economy airfare, four nights lodging, and registration. One architect from the winning project will also receive this award.

We look forward to continuing this important partnership with Marmomac,” said Jim Hieb, institute CEO. “The Grande Pinnacle represents the best use of natural stone in the Pinnacle Awards, and as such, it makes perfect sense for the winner to receive a trip to Verona to attend Marmomac.

We appreciate Marmomac’s support of this prestigious program.

The Pinnacle Awards honor projects whose beauty, creativity, and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in residential and commercial applications. “Marmomac and the Natural Stone Institute share the goal of promoting the use of natural stone by engaging the design community and challenging it to use stone in increasingly aesthetic and diverse ways,” said Elena Amadini, deputy marketing director for Veronafiere, Marmomac’s producer. “Our sponsorship of the Grande Pinnacle Award is thus a perfect fit in pursuit of this common goal.

Last year’s Grande Pinnacle award recipient was honored at TISE in January 2020 and at Marmomac ReStart, the first entirely virtual edition of Marmomac, which took place in September.

Learn more about the Pinnacle Awards at


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