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Shaw Contract Group Design Is... Award Winners Recognized
shaw Contract group has announced the winners of its seventh annual design is… competition. Five exceptional projects that incorporate shaw flooring were selected from among 285 entries. “the award continues to champion design excellence across market segments around the world,” says John stephens, vice president of marketing for shaw. “We do this to acknowledge the highest caliber work, remind one another of our shared passion for design, and build connections between people. We will create an invaluable archive of design voices for the future of the profession.” Winning firms will be recognized in an industry advertising campaign and will receive an award sculpture. and a $2,000 donation will be given to the organization of each winner’s choice. the jury, moderated by founder and president of public architecture John peterson, included lucy baraquio, senior design manager, starbucks; aneetha mclellan, associate vice president, hdr architecture; Vito lotta, senior director of design, doubletree hotels; steve louie, teacher, design school of temasek polytechnic; and Casey Jones, design director, general services administration. a video of all winning projects can be found at vimeo.com/shawcontractgroup and on contractdesign.com. —emily hooper
Project the shore hotel Where santa monica, California Designer gensler of los angeles This beachfront hotel replaces two aging motels with 164 moderately priced guestrooms in two buildings connected by a bridge. Views of the ocean, connecting courtyard, and pedestrian life are maximized with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors throughout public spaces and guestrooms. A lively color scheme of tangerine and aqua adds fun and beauty. The firm aimed for LEED® Silver during the design process, but actually attained LEED® Gold.
Project steelcase WorkCafe Where grand rapids, michigan Designer shimoda design group of los angeles In celebrating Steelcase’s 100th anniversary, the company refreshed its global headquarters, appointing Shimoda Design Group to transform a cafeteria and three training rooms into a 23,000-square-foot space for dining, relaxing, and working. A focal point of the new space is a dramatic walnut staircase, which connects the WorkCafe to a lobby above. This project won the People’s Choice Award with more than 430,000 votes, and was also featured in Contract (May 2012).
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photography: ryan gobuty/gensler (top); benny Chan (bottom)
Competition: design is…
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Product Focus: Come Sail Away
Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Iowa Utilities Board | Office of Consumer Advocate
25hours Hotel Hamburg
Practice: What Is Next in Sustainable Design?
Competition: Design Is…
Exhibition: George Nelson at Cranbrook Art Museum
Designers Select: Eco Products
Exhibition: Gio Ponti at the Venice Biennale
Contract - September 2012