Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pinnacle Employees Run the Lone Star Stampede

Four Pinnacle employees participated in the 2013 Lone Star Stampede in the Galleria area this past Saturday.  The event raised money for Houston-area academic scholarships for high school students.  The weather was perfect, the race had an excellent turnout, and all four employees set personal records.  Special congratulations to Adam, who put together a fast enough time in the 10K race to automatically qualify for next year’s Houston marathon!

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Pinnacle’s newest graduate engineer

We are pleased to welcome Tom Lawton, a recent Stanford graduate, to our team of graduate engineers.  Although a native of Wisconsin, Tom recently migrated to Texas from Palo Alto, California.  Welcome to Houston Tom, we are glad to have you join the Pinnacle family.

Tom Lawton


2013 AIA Sandcastle Competition

Pinnacle has joined forces with Energy Architecture, and Momentum Engineering this year to compete in the annual AIA Sandcastle competition June 1st in Galveston.  This is our second year participating and we are looking forward to the event!  We began our planning a lot sooner this year, and things are coming along great.  We have decided on a theme, that we love, completely inspired by Dr. Seuss and his fun and challenging architecture.  This year we will speak for the trees and transform our site into a scene inspired by Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

In collaboration with Energy; we came up with some great design ideas.  Energy took those ideas and created a 3D model of our site, and it looks awesome!  As the event approaches our teammates at Energy are ordering supplies, getting mustache shirts made, and making the site look all “Seussed”  up.  Here at Pinnacle we will be spending our next few weekends creating the formwork for our site and collecting the materials needed for our big day in Galveston.

We encourage you to bring the family down and check out the competition.  Be sure to come check us out on the beach at site 7!  We will have face painting for the kids and mustache tattoos!  You won’t be able to miss us in our bright orange mustache shirts and sunstaches!

AIA Sandcastle