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Design Is… Award Returns

Shaw Contract Group’s annual Design Is… Award is back. Design firms have from now till 28 February 2014 to submit their best work.

Design Is… Award Returns

Top image: 2013 Global Winner – Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, St Paul, MN by HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis, MN

For the ninth consecutive year, Shaw Contract Group’s Design Is… Award is honouring the architects and interior designers that continue to redefine what design is and the impact it has in our lives.

2013 Global Winner: SYNQA ITOKI Innovation Centre, Tokyo, Japan by ITOKI Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

The award’s unique framework calls for entrants to define design through the challenges, process and results of their projects. Distinguished members of the design community will be judging entries across all market segments.

Design Is Award
2013 Global Winner: NNSA National Security Campus, Kansas City, MO by HNTB Architecture, Kansas City MO

The Market awards, which was introduced to the competition last year to recognise the best projects within an industry segment is also back for the 2014 edition. Winners in this award will automatically be entered into the Global Awards Program and People’s Choice Voting.

Design Is Award
2013 Global Winner: Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, NE by HDR Architecture, Omaha NE

“The Design Is… Award continues to champion design excellence across market segments and around the world,” says John Stephens, Vice President of Marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “We honour these projects that achieve both human and business goals in ways that represent the best practices in global design.”

2013 Global Winner: Veiti Headquarters, San Francisco, CA by AECOM, Los Angeles, CA

Global Winners will be promoted through marketing materials, media outreach and an advertising campaign in leading A&D publications. In addition, winning firms receive US$2,000 to donate to the school or organisation of their choice.

Since 2006, Shaw Contract Group had donated over US$80,000 through the Design Is…Award programme to support design education and social responsibility, all in the name of the winning firms. In the last eight years, more than 1,700 entries have been submitted from 31 countries around the world.

As carpet is only part of the project, the overall design space is considered. All design projects using Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group and Shaw Hard Surface products, completed between February 2012 and February 2014, are eligible.

Design firms may enter their projects online here through 28 February 2014.

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