2024 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Commercial Stone Installation

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At Coverings 2024, we honored 21 outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile and stone. This week we’re spotlighting the 2024 CID Award winner for Commercial Ceramic Tile Design.


Project: 95 State @ City Creek
Installer: IMS Masonry, Inc.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


This uncommon mixed use building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City serves the city’s growing urban population. The project’s central location at City Creek connects employees with easily walkable shopping, dining, entertainment and more. The four-story meetinghouse stands at the base of 515,746 sq/ft, 25 story building, named “95 State” and also includes a steeple placed next to the meetinghouse.

The limestone portion of the tower and the scale of the stone anchors the building and makes a striking and bold statement. Combined with its natural beauty, the limestone conveys an image of strength and security and takes advantage of the material’s natural strength to accomplish an iconic design. The vertical line elements help draw your attention to the connecting glass tower.

This is the first building in Utah to use the WELL system. The WELL Building StandardTM helps achieve more thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and well-being. WELL includes a set of strategies that aim to advance human health through design interventions, operational protocols, and policies, while also fostering a culture of health and well-being.

The different building conditions required the use of conventional scaffold and system scaffold, as well as hydraulic scaffold to access the different walls and soffits of the stone facade system. Each of these scaffolds were fitted with monorails and hoists to move the stone down the wall. The large pieces under the soffit were set with scissor hoists moved along the deck of conventional scaffold.

Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it into the 2025 CID Awards – the portal opens this fall!