The 19th edition of the competition for the best projects completed in the world using Italian ceramic tiles by North American architects, in the context of Coverings2012 held this year in Orlando, Florida, including three important honors for this Italian brand. In the commercial category, the prize was for the Union Square 999 building (Washington DC) designed by the Leo A. Dalyarchitecture firm. In the institutional category, Lea Ceramiche contributed to the creation of the Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ), in collaboration with the studio RSP Architects and Rich Varda. Finally, an honorable mention was awarded for the Cooper Residence (New York, NY), in collaboration with Anna Marie Fanelli. Among the winning projects, Union Square 999 represents the most complete expression of advanced technological research and refined aesthetic solutions. Three collections by Lea Ceramiche were used for the facings in the interiors. Slimtech BasaItina Stone Project, the innovative thin sheets of laminated stoneware, cover most of the surfaces and floors.