Adam Cryer, co-founding principal of Pinnacle, has been named to Building Design + Construction’s Class of 2014 Forty Under 40. Adam’s combination of firm leadership, project management, and extracurricular volunteer activities has made him an indispensable part of the Pinnacle team, and well deserving of this recognition.
To read more about Adam, and the rest of the Class of 2014, check out the link below:
Pinnacle recently published an article in Structural Engineer magazine, titled ‘Built to Tilt’, discussing the recently completed Kelsey-Seybold administration facility and how tilt-up construction was instrumental in the design process. Please see the link below for the full article:
Structural Engineer – Built to Tilt
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!
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.
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!
One of Pinnacle’s restoration projects, located at 500 Fannin Street, won 2 HBJ Landmark awards at this month’s awards banquet. Pinnacle teamed with Fretz Construction and Ziegler Cooper Architects to produce a winning project in both the Rehabilitation/Renovation and the Historic Renovation categories.
Click below for a link to the Houston Business Landmark Awards 2013:
Our softball team was able to pull out two hard-fought wins last night against the #2 seed to win our division. In the past 3 weeks, we played 8 games, winning 6 of the first 7, including 5 elimination games. We suffered a disappointing loss in the championship against an excellent JW Outcasts team, but were thrilled with our long run through the playoffs and our Division Championship.
Special thanks go out to our industry teammates; Chelsea and John from Powers Brown Architecture, Ben from Harrison Kornberg Architects, Kacey from Hilti, and Samantha from TruGreen.
We would also like to thank our teammates who have played with us, through the highs and lows, for the past few years; Donald, Jay, Juan, and Andrew. And to be thorough, thanks to our Pinnacle employees and spouses; Heath, Kelly, Pete, and especially our captain, Don.
Click below for a link to our playoff bracket.
Playoff Bracket Spring 2013 (Double Elimination)
This week we welcome our newest graduate engineer (and recent SMU grad) to the Pinnacle team. Welcome Huy!
Last Thursday, Preservation Houston awarded the 500 Fannin Restoration, one of our projects with Ziegler Cooper and Fretz Construction, a 2013 Good Brick Award for excellence in historic preservation.