The Spectrum and Prism Awards are designed to honor the best, most innovative installations of ceramic tile and natural stone, respectively. A panel of industry experts reviewed this year’s more than 100 entries based on criteria including mastery of materials, overall creativity, and installation expertise.
Rugo Stone’s winning entry is a 4,000 sq. ft. Venetian glass dome made using more than 800,000 glass tesserae and gold leaf tiles. Based on an original 1958 design, the mural includes 12-foot figures and more than 100 colors depicting Christ’s life.
A scaffolding system erected inside the church enabled craftsmen to complete the work over several months without interrupting church services. Overseeing the work were project manager Brett Rugo, field supervisor Jimmy Ternent, stone installer Steven Miotto and mosaic artist Fabrizio Travisanutto.