The third annual Coverings Installation & Design Awards winners announced

Grand Prize – Residential: ROBERT KERR architecture design, Inc.
Twelve outstanding tile and stone projects were recognized as part of the annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in residential, commercial, sustainable and international projects. An esteemed panel of notable editors and leading designers evaluated more than 100 submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications.
Two exceptional projects earned the Grand Prize – one for the residential category and one for the commercial category. The residential Grand Prize was awarded to Santa Monica-based ROBERT KERR architecture design for a beachfront home with expertly executed interior and exterior tile and stone applications. In the commercial category, the Grand Prize was awarded to Camarata Masonry Systems and PGAL for their impressive tile and stone restoration in the five-story atrium of a historical courthouse. All Grand Prize winners received $2,000 and a one-night hotel stay in Las Vegas during Coverings.

Grand Prize – Commercial: Camarata Masonry Systems and PGAL
In 2014, a new category emerged for the CID Awards, recognizing sustainable projects.  This year’s winning project was the Green House Building, an eight-story, single-phase office development in central Budapest, designed to achieve LEED Core & Shell Platinum certification, which is the highest accreditation level possible. With the goal of being the first project in Hungary to achieve this rigorous certification, White Arkitekter AB and DPi design Kft., utilized materials that were locally sourced and offered low environmental impact.
Below is the complete list of winners:
Winner, Grand Prize – Residential
Project:                             Silver Strand Beach House
Installer/Designer:       ROBERT KERR architecture design, Inc.
Winner, Grand Prize – Commercial
Project:                             Harris County 1910 Courthouse Renovation
Installer/Designer:       Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. and PGAL
Winner, Sustainability
Project:           Green House Building
Designer:       White Arkitekter AD and Dpi design Kft.
Winner, Residential Tile Design
Project:           Brooklyn House
Designer:       JNK Interiors
Winner, Commercial Tile Design
Project:           Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery, Ryerson University
Designer:       Gow Hastings Architects
Winner, Commercial Stone Design
Project:           Equinox Fitness Club, Chestnut Hill, MA
Designer:       Tribeca Stone
Winner, Residential Tile Installation
Project:           Violin Swimming Pool
Installer:         Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools & Landscaping
Winner, Residential Stone Installation
Project:           Sunnyside Avenue Master Bath
Installer:          Tarkus Tile, Inc.
Winner, Commercial Tile Installation
Project:           Frontier Elementary School, Edmond, OK
Installer:         Bentley Flooring
Winner, Commercial Stone Installation
Project:            Latter-Day Saints Temple, Calgary, Alberta
Installer:          KEPCO+
Winner, International Design
Project:           Remodeling Work on La Riera de la Salut
Designer:       Pol Feminas
Award, Community Project
Project:           Hidden Garden Steps
Designers:     Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher
To learn more about Coverings, and the twelve projects honored in the 2014 Coverings Installation & Design Awards program, please visit The CID Awards are sponsored by TileLetter and TADA.