McIntosh Tile won the top award at the Ceramic Tile Institute dinner Saturday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
It was the third time in 15 years that the Arcadia firm has won the top award. The winning project was a five-story mural for St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Irvine. The mural was intricately tiled with Byzantine glass from Italy, and designed by Isabel & Edith Piczek, Construction Art Center, Los Angeles.
Four members of the industry received special honors. They are Joe Sepe, vice president of Mercury Tile Co., Los Angeles, the Golden Tile Award for outstanding service to the industry; Joe Johansen, president of Johansen Tile Co., Los Angeles, named Contractor of the Year by the Western States Ceramic Tile Contractors Assn.
Carol Ognibene, office manager for C. O. Tile, San Clemente, was named Woman of the Year for service to the industry, and Betty Knesel, executive director of the contractors' association for more than 20 years, received the Manny Fleishman Special Recognition Award.
Other awards were presented for the following:
Selectile of California, Los Angeles, for California Medical Center, exterior. Architect: Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz, Architects, San Francisco.
Selectile of California, Los Angeles, for Brock Estates Moulton Ranch, model homes, Laguna Hlls. A joint venture of Brock Homes and Glenfed Development Co.; interior design by Carole Eichen Interiors Inc.
C-B Tile Corp., Canoga Park, for Universal Cineplex, theater complex, Universal City. Architect: David K. Nasbur Ltd., Ontario, Canada and J. K. Pertula, Long Beach. Builder: PCL Construction, Irvine.
C-B Tile Corp., Canoga Park, for Janss Mall Car Wash, Thousand Oaks. Architect: Francisco Behr with Kurt Meyer Partners, Los Angeles. General contractors: Jones Brothers, Beverly Hills.
Schock Tile Co., Northridge, for Mizrahi residence, Woodland Hills. Builder: Norvell Construction Co., Encino.
Venetian Tile, Alhambra, for Metropolitan Grill restaurant, Irvine. Architect: Brian Adicott, Los Angeles. Builder: Koll Construction Co., Irvine.
Tile Trends, Newbury Park for Schroder residence, Calabasas. Architect: Bahram Nashat, Los Angeles. Owner/builder, Richard Schroder.
Bayshore Tile, Costa Mesa, for the Gallery Collection, Mission Viejo. Builder: J. M. Peters Co., Newport Beach. Architect: Aram Bassenian, AIA & Associates. Interior designer: Saddleback Interiors.
Mercury Tile, Los Angeles, for Pacific Lighting office building, Los Angeles. Architect: Gensler & Associates. General Contractor: Charles Payne Construction Inc.
Razook Tile, Baldwin Park, for exterior of Artesia Office Building, Artesia. Architect: Nadel Partnserhip Inc., West Los Angeles. General Contractor: Keller Construction Co., El Monte.