Commitment to Architects

We are proud of our work with architects and we enjoy the challenge of meeting the fabrication requirements of their designs. We will accommodate any design possible.

We are fortunate to have an extremely good in-house drafting department and we are accustomed to working from architectural drawings. We are pleased to produce detailed shop drawings, sketch details, templates and shop tickets.

We can also assist with samples, test data, mock-ups, site inspections, stone matching services, specifications, technical information, design suggestions and installer recommendations.


We are proud that each year several of our projects win architectural awards, including:

2008 Tucker Design Award   We received the Building Stone Institute's award for excellence in the use of natural stone in concept, design and construction for our work on Atwater Commons at Middlebury College, designed by KieranTimberlake. 

2005 Marmomacc Excellence in Stone Award  We were recognized by our industry's most important international symposium held in Verona, Italy for our work on the Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, designed by Machado & Silvetti Associates, Inc.  Only five awards are presented each year to stone producers out of all of the projects completed in the entire world. We supplied four different stones including three different wall cladding applications for this project.

AIA National Honor Award  For the Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, architects Machado & Silvetti Associates, Inc. won the AIA National Honor Award as well as awards from the Boston Society of Architects, AIA New England and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects to name a few. We worked in close collaboration with the architects to detail and specify the slate sculpings, wall shingles and exposed anchoring system for the panels.

2003 and 2002 ACE Award (Architect's Choice for Excellence) Selected by American architects for our commitment to high-quality work.

Prism Award We were recognized by industry leaders for the innovative use of slate shingle wall cladding at the Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts designed by Hardy Holzmann Pfeiffer Associates.

Design Competitions

To honor the profession upon which we depend, we have sponsored design competitions including the 1987 Design A Gazebo Contest and the 1993 Urban Outhouse Design Competition. Both competitions drew hundreds of entries from around the world and attracted a tremendous amount of publicity. Many prominent people in the design community served as judges for these competitions including Philip Johnson, Henry Myerberg, Karen Stein, Tucker Viemeister and Lella Vignelli.