Luxury Pools magazine is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Pinnacle Awards. Only four companies merited the honor, earning the symbol that separates these craftsmen from all others.
The pool designers and builders were judged by a distinguished panel of five industry experts who used the criteria of functionality, structural engineering and hydraulics, landscape architecture, and appearance. The honored projects truly exceed the general level of professionalism and creativity in the industry.
These four companies are the only ones in the world authorized to display the 2012 Pinnacle Awards symbol with their projects.
Here are the winners:
Pacific Paradise Pools, Fountain Valley, California
This outdoor living space replicates many of the elements found throughout the interior of the home, bringing harmony to both spaces. The builder worked with a landscape architect to craft this project using luxurious features, including custom molded precast inlayed tile, an in-floor cleaning system, and Mediterranean Blue Hydrazzo® pool finish.
David Tisherman’s Visuals, Inc., Manhattan Beach, California
This amazing project started as a renovation of a swimming pool built in 1958. Encountering—and overcoming—a number of challenges during the design and construction phases, David Tisherman’s signature touch is seen everywhere on the project, including the beautifully colored custom Sicis glass tile blend he personally formulated.
Marquise Pools, Oak Ridge, Texas
The goal was to recreate the rich ambiance of an Italian villa. The landscape architect and builder worked closely together, using modern design techniques and construction practices to achieve a classic and timeless look. Of special note: all of the glass tile in the pool was special-ordered from Italy.
Brandenburg Pool, Phoenix, Arizona
This contemporary pool, spa, and outdoor entertainment venue replaces a site that included a 40-year-old freeform pool. The homeowners wanted an outdoor living space anchored by a clean-lined, elegant pool and spa. The result is this geometric, angular poolscape framed by integrally colored concrete decking divided into various rectilinear shapes for visual interest.