2012 GAVA Winners Announced

photo of Alderete Pools GAVA Awards winner
Photo courtesy Alderete Pools Inc., San Clemente, Calif.

photo of Aloha Pools GAVA Awards winner

Photo courtesy Aloha Pools Pty Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia.

photo of Mill Bergen Pools GAVA Awards winner

Photo courtesy Mill Bergen Pools, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards, the official AquaTekture design competition, announces the winners of the 2012 competition. Produced by Three V Enterprises, a Las Vegas-based corporation, GAVA is an integrated world-wide competition open to design professionals of all genres dedicated to influencing and creating thought-provoking water creations. The 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 on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. 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.

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

The judges rated entries on their design and how their innovative applications surpass the boundaries of traditional water feature solutions. 

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

SILVER 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

SILVER 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

SILVER 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

SILVER 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

SILVER 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

SILVER WINNER:  

•Sunset Pools, New South Wales, Australia 

Category: Traditional

GOLD WINNERS:

•Aquascape, Petaluma, California, USA

•Pool Environments, Dallas, Texas, USA

SILVER 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

SILVER 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

SILVER 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)

SILVER 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 

SILVER 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

SILVER WINNER

•MAC Landscaping, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 

COMMERCIAL AquaTekture DIVISION:

Category: Pool  

GOLD WINNER:

•Aloha Pools Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

SILVER WINNER:

•Patio Pools & Spas, Tucson, Arizona, USA 

Category: Spa

SILVER WINNER:

•Spring Creek Pool & Spa, Inc., Ripon, California, USA  

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