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Gava Announces 2012 Winners: Celebrating Visionary Designers for Water-themed Applications

Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards announces winners for the 2012 competition. Produced by 3VE, GAVA transcends beyond the traditional water-themed design competition open to professionals creating thought-provoking solutions.

 
 
GAVA Awards trophy
GAVA Awards trophy
PRLog - Sep. 24, 2012 - GAVA: Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards announces the winners for the 2012 competition. Produced by Three V Enterprises, a Las Vegas based corporation, GAVA transcends beyond the traditional water-themed design awards by hosting an integrated world-wide competition open to design professionals of all genres dedicated to influencing and creating thought-provoking solutions.  GAVA is the official and original AquaTekture design competition.

The award salutes the innovative spirit of artisans from every segment of the globe, celebrating diverse concepts from varying cultures, environments and philosophical aspects. Sixty-six winners included projects from across the United States, Australia, and Mexico, and South America.

Winners were announced at the annual GAVA Awards Reception, Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All GAVA winners will be included in the full-color book published by Schiffer Publishing, due for release in early spring 2013.  Three V Enterprises’ Board of Directors Joseph A. Vassallo, Mary Vail and Joseph M. Vassallo also announced the 2012 Inspire Award recipient, Vance Gillette, VP of Business Development ZODIAC pool and spa systems. Masters of Ceremonies for the evening were GAVA Advisor Brett Abbott and GAVA Founder Joseph M. Vassallo. Special guest speaker was Rick Gray, Wynn Resorts General Manager of Entertainment Operations.

The GAVA Team and Sponsors; Presenting Sponsor- Structure Studios, Platinum Sponsor- Zodiac, Gold Sponsors-Paramount Pool and Spa Systems, and Pebble Technologies, Inc., congratulate the winners comprising of architects, contractors, homebuilders, pool builders, artists and landscape architects.

Finalist judges included Interior Designer Kassie Smith, Kassie Smith Lifestyle Design Group, Landscape Design Architect Jennifer Margison, Attanasio Landscape Architecture and Architect Nebiyou Tekle, LEED, AP, BPI, RESNET, Dakem & Associates, LLC, all of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The judges rated entries on atypical designs and innovative applications that surpassed the boundaries of traditional water feature solutions. GAVA, recognizes artisans globally who’s visions and creativity exemplify the best in AquaTekture; the discipline of designing, engineering and erecting of water environments and ancillary components, in a harmonious nature with consideration to function, space and aesthetics.

About Three V Enterprises and GAVA Awards
Three V Enterprises is a corporation devoted to developing platforms to honor, educate and inspire architects, designers, builders, manufacturers, and developers worldwide. GAVA: Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards is the official and original AquaTekture design competition.
http://www.gavaawards.com  or  http://www.facebook.com/gavaawards .    

2012 GAVA Winners by categories    
         
RESIDENTIAL AquaTekture DIVISION
Category: Infinity Edge
GOLD WINNERS:
•   StoneCrest Pools, Dallas, Texas, USA
•   All American Custom Pools & Spas, Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
•   Blue Stone Pools, Western Australia, Australia
SILVOR WINNERS:
•   Distinguished Pools, Inc., Poway, California, USA
•   Aqua Blue Pools, Newbury Park, California, USA
•   All American Custom Pools & Spas, Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
BRONZE WINNER:
•   Sunset Pools, New South Wales, Australia

Category: Freeform
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Venezolana de Piscinas I, C.A. Venezuela, South America
•   Da Vida Pools, LLC, Austin, Texas, USA
SILVOR WINNER:
•   True Blue Swimming Pools, Dix Hills, New York, USA
•   Serenity Pools & Outdoor Living, Cypress, Texas, USA
•   Alderete Pools Inc., San Clemente, California, USA
BRONZE WINNER:
•   Colley’s Pools & Spas, Buffalo, New York, USA

Category: Perimeter Overflow
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Downunda Aquatic Environments, Houston, Texas, USA
•   Selective Designs LLC, Peachtree City, Georgia, USA
SILVOR WINNER:
•   Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA

Category: Geometric
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA
•   Texas Pools, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
•   Blue Stone Pools, Western Australia, Australia
•   Polar Pools Pty Ltd., New South Wales, Australia
SILVOR WINNERS:
•   Texas Pools, The Woodlands, Texas, USA (2)
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Category: Natural Setting  
GOLD WINNER:
•   The Swimming Man, Austin, Texas, USA
SILVOR WINNER:  
•   Alderete Pools Inc., San Clemente, California, USA

Category: Interior Applications  
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Mill Bergen Pools, Brooklyn, New York, USA
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
SILVOR WINNER:  
•   Sunset Pools, New South Wales, Australia

Category: Traditional
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Aquascape, Petaluma, California, USA
•   Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA
SILVOR WINNERS:  
•   StoneCrest Pools, Dallas, Texas, USA
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
BRONZE WINNERS:  
•   Texas Pools, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
•   Aquascape, Petaluma, California, USA

Category: All Tile
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
•   Universal Group, Inc., Woodland Hills, California, USA
•   Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA
SILVOR WINNER:
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Category: Vinyl Lined  
GOLD WINNERS:
•   True Blue Swimming Pools, Dix Hills, New York, USA

Category: Renovation  
GOLD WINNER:
•   Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA
SILVOR WINNERS:  
•   Natural Water Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA
•   Venezolana de Piscinas I, C.A. Venezuela, South America

Category: Special Applications (Includes: Technology, Viewing Panels, Art, Marine Habitat, Green Applications, Water Park and Fire)
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Viewing Panels)
•   Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA (Art, Marine Habitat and Fire) (3)
•   Covertech LLC, Southampton, New York, USA (Technology)
•   StoneCrest Pools, Dallas, Texas, USA (Water Park and Fire) (2)
SILVOR WINNER:
•   Jorge Graca Costa, Oeiras, Portugal (Green Application)
BRONZE WINNER:
•   Covertech LLC, Southampton, New York, USA (Technology) (3)

Category: Structure Studios Pool Studio 3-D
GOLD WINNER:
•   Spring Creek Pool & Spa, Inc., Ripon, California, USA  
BRONZE WINNER:
•   Distinguished Pools Inc., Poway, California, USA

Category: Spas
GOLD WINNERS:
•   Alderete Pools Inc., San Clemente, California, USA
•   Aqua Blue Pools, Newbury Park, California, USA
•   Patio Pools & Spas, Tucson, Arizona, USA
SILVOR WINNERS:
•   Alderete Pools Inc., San Clemente, California, USA
•   Hydroscapes, LLC, Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA

Category: Water Feature
GOLD WINNER:
•   Texas Pools, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
SILVOR WINNER
•   MAC Landscaping, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

COMMERCIAL AquaTekture DIVISION:
Category: Pool  
GOLD WINNER:
•   Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
SILVOR WINNER:
•   Patio Pools & Spas, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Category: Spa
SILVOR WINNER:
•   Spring Creek Pool & Spa, Inc., Ripon, California, USA

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