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designers select Clay Whitman interior designer, Callison New York Benita Welch principal, GKV Architects New York Jennifer Tuttle director of interior architecture, HDR Architecture Charlotte, North Carolina Edwin Beltran senior associate, NBBJ Seattle Verónica Zurita interior designer, VOA Associates Orlando, Florida Clay Whitman 1. Concrete Collaborative: Solana Honed Concrete Reader Service No. 230 The next-best alternative to poured concrete slab with minimal seaming, this comes in an endless array of colors, sizes, and thicknesses. Its 40-percent post-industrial recycled content paves the way to LEED® points. Benita Welch, AIA 2. Newmat: Stretched Ceilings Reader Service No. 231 When looking for a modern, clean, and elegant solution for lighting, I look to Newmat stretched ceiling systems. When backlit, the PVC material has an ethereal glow, and the perforated versions offer better acoustical properties. For this end-ofyear issue, Contract asked designers to name their favorite building products of 2011. 1 Jennifer Tuttle, IIDA 3. Modular Arts: InterlockingRock® in Dune Reader Service No. 232 With construction budgets decreasing every year, it has become critical that designers find products that are versatile, cost effective, and LEED-friendly, yet have a powerful “wow” factor. These decorative panels are all of the above. Edwin Beltran 4. Cambridge Architectural: Channel Reader Service No. 233 This architectural mesh is my go-to product when I need a strong and highly durable finish for environments exposed to wheelchair and cart traffic. I don’t have to compromise visual interest and tactile delight, and the stainless steel and brass combination can turn any elevator cab into a showstopper! 2 3 Verónica Zurita, NCIDQ, IIDA 5. Stone Source: Visore by Inax Reader Service No. 234 This tile is a faceted dimensional porcelain mosaic with a glossy pearlescent finish. We recently used it to create a focal shimmer wall in a retail space; love at first sight! 132 contract november/december 2011 4 5

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Contract - November/December 2011
Industry News
Product Briefs
Product Focus: Classic Touch
Product Focus: Generating Buzz(i)
Gelfand Partners Architects Office in San Francisco Designed by Gelfand Partners Architects
Sorg Architects Office in Washington, D.C. Designed by Sorg Architects
Sauerbruch Hutton Office in Berlin, Germany Designed by Sauerbruch Hutton
Roth Sheppard Architects Office in Denver Designed by Roth Sheppard Architects
AOL West Coast Headquarters in Palo Alto, California Designed by Studio O+A
Red Bull Canada Office Expansion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Designed by Johnson Chou Inc.
Goods Shed North in Melbourne, Australia Designed by BVN Architecture
Bota Bota Spa in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Designed by Sid Lee Architecture
A’maree’s in Newport Beach, California Designed by Paul Davis Architects
2011 Contract Brand Report Awareness Survey
Designers Select: Building Products
Ad Index

Contract - November/December 2011