The Andrusko Group was awarded a Pinnacle Award of excellence by the Marble Institute of America and the Natural Stone Institute for a colossal stone sculpture commissioned by one of the world’s largest and best known Sports Marketing Organizations to feature prominently in their executive boardroom. That project can be viewed here on this website at the http://www.andrvsko.com HOME page.
Ironically, this latest award was presented in Feb. 2019 in Las Vegas, NV at the same hotel (The Bellagio) where I was presented with my very first award by the SEGD in 2003.
This same project also resulted in a FINALIST award from the SEGD Global Design Awards Jury in 2019.
The Andrusko Group studio has had an award-winning track record since 2003, when the first of 6 awards was presented by the SEGD (Society for Experiencial Graphic Design) in Las Vegas, NV. Additional awards were presented to the Andrusko Group studio in: 2005, 2013, 2015, 2018 & 2019.
What made the first award in 2003 so unique was that famed architect & designer Robert Venturi had just been presented with an award and was walking down from the stage as I was climbing the stairs to receive my award. What a thrill it was to be on the same stage, at the same moment, for a young, aspiring artist! Just two years earlier, I was studying Mr. Venturi’s work in art history class while attending university as an architecture student.
During those same years, I remember reading an advertisement late one night in the architecture department about a talk Maya Lin was giving off campus and thinking to myself that I very much wanted to be working with her in the future. What dreams and aspiration we sometimes have! This was in 2001. By 2003, I had been commissioned to work with her studio on a couple of sundials for the US Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Subsequent to that, I was privileged to work directly with her on her Fish Cleaning Station, Boat Launch and Cedar Circle installations at Cape Disappointment State Park in SW Washington. Over the past decade I’ve also been involved in the Land Bridge and Chief Timothy installations and have consulted with the Confluence Project on both the Celilo & Sacajawea sites.