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Prestigious Tucker Design Award Recipients Named


Building Stone Institute (BSI), one of the country's oldest natural stone trade associations, announced the recipients of the biennial Tucker Design Awards for 2006. The awards ceremony was held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on May 19.

First presented in 1977, the Tucker Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious architectural design awards in both the building and landscape industries. The Tucker Design Awards honor those who achieve the criteria of excellence in concept, design, construction and the use of natural stone.

"These are an impressive group of recipients from around our country and the world," said Jeff Buczkiewicz, BSI executive vice president. "The winners represent the absolute finest building and landscape projects utilizing natural stone. Our Tucker Design Awards celebrate the innovation and vision that designers bring to their projects by specifying and using natural stone building materials."

Distinguished jurors for this year's Tucker Design Awards were: Gordon H. Chong, FAIA, founding partner of Chong Partners Architecture and past president of the American Institute of Architects; and Richard Macias, ASLA, campus planner, San Francisco State University, and co-author of "Community Design Management," the definitive planner for urban design, revitalization and planning.

402 Redbud Trail

402 Redbud Trail
West Lake Hills, TX

Architect: Cottam Hargrave Architecture and Construction,
Austin, Texas
Stone Installer: JP Castelline Masonry, Austin, Texas
Stone Supplier: Continental Quarriers, Inc. Lueders, Texas

The Park at Lakeshore East
The Park at Lakeshore East
Chicago, IL

Architect: Site Design Group Ltd., Chicago; the Office of James Burnett, Houston
Stone Installer: John Synko, Mark 1 Restoration Company, Chicago; W.R. Weis Company Inc., Chicago
Stone Suppliers: Aspen Valley Landscape Supply, Park City, Ill.; Buechel Stone Corporation, Chilton, Wis.; Cold Spring Granite, Cold Spring, Minn.; Halquist Stone Company, Sussex, Wis.; Meno Stone Company, Lemont, Ill.

San Diego Padres Ballpark
San Diego Padres Ballpark
San Diego, CA

Design Architect: Antoine Predock Architect P.C., Albuquerque, N.M.
Design Architect: HOK Sport+Venue+Event, Kansas City, Mo.
Stone Installer: Klaser Tile, Chula Vista, Calif.
Stone Suppliers: Stone A.V., USA, Plano, Texas; Modern Builders Supply, San Marco, Calif.

Prothro House Addition and Remodel
Prothro House Addition and Remodel
Dallas, TX

Architect: Lawrence W. Speck, FAIA, of PageSoutherlandPage, Austin, Texas
Stone Installer: Fenimore-Blythe Ltd., Haltom City, Texas
Stone Supplier: Mezger Supply, Lampasas, Texas

MTA TBTA Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Renovation/Rehabilitation of Ventilation Building
MTA TBTA Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Renovation/Rehabilitation of Ventilation Building
Brooklyn, NY

Architect: DiGeronimo P.C., Paramus, N.J.
Stone Installers: Millennium Stone, Tile & Masonry, Flushing, N.Y.; Graciano Masonry, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Stone Supplier: North Carolina Granite Corporation, Mt. Airy, N.C.

Art Collectors' Residence
Art Collectors' Residence
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Architect: Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stone Installer: Rotundo Stone and Masonry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stone Supplier: Owen Sound Ledgerock, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Belvedere Gardens Mausoleum
Belvedere Gardens Mausoleum
Salem, VA

Architect: SMBW Architects P.C., Richmond, Va.
Stone Installer: Jim Skiles, Antioch, Tenn.
Stone Supplier: Scott Stone, Mebane, N.C.

Factory for Synergy Lifestyles
Factory for Synergy Lifestyles
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

Architect: SJK Architects, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Stone Supplier and Installer: Bricksteel Enterprises, Bangalore, Kamataka, India

Trinity Church Restoration
Trinity Church Restoration
Boston, MA

Architect: Goody Clancy, Boston
Stone Suppliers and Installers: Kenneth Castellucci & Associates Inc., Lincoln, R.I.; Port Morris Tile & Marble, Boston; Restoration Preservation Masonry, Northborough, Mass.

The Liberty Bell Center, Independence National Historic Park
The Liberty Bell Center, Independence National Historic Park
Philadelphia, PA

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Philadelphia
Stone Installer: D.M. Sabia, & Company Inc., Conshohocken, Pa.; James Molyneaux Co., Newton Square, Pa.
Stone Supplier: Vickery Stone Company, Havertown, Pa.; Fletcher Granite Co. LLC, Westford, Mass.

Sigmund Stern Grove Renovation
Sigmund Stern Grove Renovation
San Francisco, CA

Architect: Office of Lawrence Halprin, San Francisco
Stone Installer: QuarryHouse Inc., San Anselmo, Calif.
Stone Supplier: Chen-Ragen LLC, Seattle

Unified Science Center, Swarthmore College
Unified Science Center, Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Architects: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering P.C., Boston; Helfand Architecture P.C., New York (Architects in Association)
Stone Installer: Davis-Giovinazzo Construction Co., Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Stone Supplier: Media Quarry Co., Media, Pa.

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Founded in 1919, BSI is a not-for-profit trade association working on behalf of member quarriers, fabricators, dealers, importers, exporters, carvers, restorers, designers and installers working with natural stone. For more information, visit


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