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Four Canadian firms win at Design Is… Market Awards


In its eighth year, the Design Is… Award program sponsored by Shaw Contract Group recognizes architecture and design firms that are changing the very idea of what design is. This year, Shaw Contract Group introduced Market Awards, representing the highest caliber of work within an industry segment and/or geographic region.

48 winners were picked out of more than 350 entries submitted from 26 countries. Of them were four Canadian firms:

  • SSDG Interiors Inc. of Vancouver for the Plentyoffish Media Inc. project in Vancouver;
  • MCM Interiors of Vancouver for the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre project;
  • Number TEN Architectural Group of Winnipeg for the Douglas Park Elementary School project in Regina;
  • CS&P Architects of Toronto The Centennial Project – Lau Family Wing at Crescent School project in Torono

All the winning firms will be recognized in Shaw’s NeoCon magazine and featured on their website. Additionally, winners will be a part of People’s Choice voting, in which fans will vote on their favorite projects and choose a winner. Shaw Contract Group will also promote the winners through promotional and marketing materials.

The entire list of winning projects include:

Large Office (Greater than 50,000 sq. ft.)

·         Annekoos Littel Interieurarchitecten BNI | Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands / Project: Bedrijfsverzamelgebouw Regionaal Archief Rivierenland en Stichting Christelijke Woningcorporatie | Tiel, Gelderland, The Netherlands

·         Gensler | Newport Beach, CA / Project: Fitness International, LLC | Irvine, CA

·         AECOM | Shanghai, China / Project: AECOM Hong Kong Office | Hong Kong, China

·         Cannon Design | Chicago, IL / Project: Cannon Design Chicago Office | Chicago, IL

·         Cannon Design | Chicago, IL / Project: The Clorox Company | Pleasanton, CA

·         Francis Cauffman | Philadelphia, PA / Project: Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP Headquarters | Wilmington, DE

Mid-Size Office (10,000 – 50,000 sq. ft.)

·         AECOM | Los Angeles, CA / Project: Velti Headquarters | San Francisco, CA

·         Gensler | Miami, FL / Project: DLA Piper | Miami, FL

·         ITOKI Corporation | Tokyo, Japan / Project: SYNQA ITOKI Innovation Center | Tokyo, Japan

·         JPC Architects | Bellevue, WA / Project: Google | Seattle, WA

·         Perkins+Will | Atlanta, GA / Project: IMG College | Atlanta, GA

·         Space Matrix | Singapore / Project: Clifford Chance | Singapore

Small Office (Less than 10,000 sq. ft.)

·         HGC Arquitectos | Bogotá, Colombia / Project: Masivo Capital | Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

·         SSDG Interiors Inc. | Vancouver, BC, Canada / Project: Plentyoffish Media Inc. | Vancouver, BC, Canada

·         Henry J Lyons Architects | Dublin, Ireland / Project: SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Ireland PLC | Dublin, Ireland

·         BAS ltd | Petach Tikva, Israel / Project: Setter Architects | Ramat Gan, Israel

Healthcare

·         EwingCole | Philadelphia, PA / Project: Good Samaritan Radiology Department | West Islip, NY

·         EwingCole | Philadelphia, PA / Project: Pocono Medical Center, Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center | East Stroudsburg, PA

·         HDR Architecture | Omaha, NE / Project: Bellevue Medical Center | Bellevue, NE

Education/Worship

·         Eastern Michigan University – Facilities, Planning & Construction | Ypsilanti, MI / Project: Putnam Hall | Ypsilanti, MI

·         HGA Architects and Engineers | Minneapolis, MN / Project: Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center | St. Paul, MN

·         SHW Group | Berkley, MI / Project: Henry Ford Community College Enrollment and Welcome Center | Dearborn, MI

·         DLR Group | Colorado Springs, CO / Project: D49 Falcon Virtual Academy | Colorado Springs, CO

·         Hord Coplan Macht | Baltimore, MD / Project: The Barrie School: Learning Studio & Research Lab | Silver Spring, MD

Government/Civic

·         Eskew+Dumez+Ripple | New Orleans, LA / Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center | New Orleans, LA

·         HNTB Architecture | Kansas City, MO / Project: NNSA National Security Campus | Kansas City, MO

Hospitality

·         CCS Architecture | San Francisco, CA / Project: Twenty Five Lusk | San Francisco, CA

·         Powerstrip Studio | Los Angeles, CA / Project: The Surfcomber Hotel | Miami Beach, FL

·         4N Architects | Hong Kong, China   / Project: Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurant | Hong Kong, China

·         MCM Interiors | Vancouver, BC, Canada / Project: Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Retail

·         PGAL | Dallas, TX and RED Earth Designs | Austin, TX / Silvercar | Dallas, TX

·         SWOT Design Group | Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia / Royal Selangor Visitor Center | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U.S. West Coast/Mountain

·         RMW architecture & interiors | San Francisco, CA / Project: Navis | Oakland, CA

·         GSBS Architects | Salt Lake City, UT / Project: Natural History Museum of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT

·         Cannon Design | Chicago, IL / Project: The Clorox Company | Pleasanton, CA

U.S. Southwest

·         DAVIS | Tempe, AZ / Project: MobiSquad | Phoenix, AZ

·         Ware Malcomb | Scottsdale, AZ / Project: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation | Scottsdale, AZ

·         MaRS – Mayfield and Ragni Studio | Houston, TX        / Project: TX Contemporary Art Fair VIP Lounge | Houston, TX

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nbsp;       PGAL | Dallas, TX and RED Earth Designs | Austin, TX / Project: Silvercar | Dallas, TX

U.S. Central

·         SHW Group | Berkley, MI / Project: Western Michigan University – Sangren Hall | Kalamazoo, MI

·         HNTB Architecture | Kansas City, MO / Project: NNSA National Security Campus | Kansas City, MO

·         HDR Architecture | Omaha, NE / Project: Bellevue Medical Center | Bellevue, NE

U.S. Southeast

·         Gensler | Miami, FL / Project: DLA Piper | Miami, FL

·         Eskew+Dumez+Ripple | New Orleans, LA / Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center | New Orleans, LA

U.S. Northeast

·         Francis Cauffman | Philadelphia, PA / Project: W.L. Gore Associates – Work Strategies Study & Pilot Project | Elkton, MD

·         SmithGroupJJR | Washington D.C. / Project: Advisory Board Company | Washington D.C.

·         SmithGroupJJR | Washington D.C. / Project: SmithGroupJJR Office | Washington D.C.

·         EwingCole | Philadelphia, PA / Project: Pocono Medical Center, Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center | East Stroudsburg, PA

Asia-Pacific

·         Robarts Interiors & Architecture | Beijing, China / Project: International Investment Firm | Shanghai, China

·         peckvonhartel | Melbourne, VIC, Australia / Project: State Government of Victoria Office Fitout | Melbourne, VIC, Australia

·         ITOKI Corporation | Tokyo, Japan / Project: SYNQA ITOKI Innovation Center | Tokyo, Japan

·         SWOT Design Group | Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia / Project: Royal Selangor Visitor Center | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

·         4N Architects | Hong Kong, China   / Project: Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurant | Hong Kong, China

Europe/Middle East/Africa

·         Buro Bogaarts Interiordesign | Arnhem, Netherlands / Project: FOX Vakanties | Arnhem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

·         Annekoos Littel Interieurarchitecten BNI | Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands / Project: Bedrijfsverzamelgebouw Regionaal Archief Rivierenland en Stichting Christelijke Woningcorporatie | Tiel, Gelderland, The Netherlands

·         Henry J Lyons Architects | Dublin, Ireland / Project: SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Ireland PLC | Dublin, Ireland

Canada

·         Number TEN Architectural Group | Winnipeg, MB, Canada / Project: Douglas Park Elementary School | Regina, SK, Canada

·         CS&P Architects | Toronto, ON, Canada / Project: The Centennial Project – Lau Family Wing at Crescent School | Toronto, ON, Canada

·         SSDG Interiors Inc. | Vancouver, BC, Canada / Project: Plentyoffish Media Inc. | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Latin America

·         La Europea | Buenos Aires, Argentina / Project: Red Bull Argentina | San Isidro, Argentina

·         Arquitectura e Interiores | Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia / Project: Laboratorios Pfizer | Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia