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Announcing the 2017 Shaw Contract Design Awards Winners

Now in its eleventh year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards honour architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact in a space.

  • KBTG Building by Progressive Building Management CO., Ltd.

  • KBTG Building by Progressive Building Management CO., Ltd.

  • The Summit at University City by Sixthriver Architects

  • The Summit at University City by Sixthriver Architects

  • HR&A Advisors by CHA: COL

  • HR&A Advisors by CHA: COL

  • Frank Bartlett Library & Service Centre by FJMT

  • Frank Bartlett Library & Service Centre by FJMT

  • Ground Floor Reid Library Refurbishment by SCHIN Architects

  • Ground Floor Reid Library Refurbishment by SCHIN Architects

  • BKM Headquarters and Showroom by Hollander Design Group

  • BKM Headquarters and Showroom by Hollander Design Group



BY Andrew McDonald

November 3rd, 2017


With a staggering 497 total entries submitted from 32 countries, the 2017 Shaw Contract Design Awards was a showcase of what makes design great. Shaw Contract is proud to announce the winners of the Global and People’s Choice Awards, which represent the highest caliber of work within various industry segments across the globe.

An esteemed panel of design professionals, including Australia’s Andrew Schunke, selected five Global Winners this year – and design industry experts had the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner. This year’s winners illustrate the direct, positive impact that design has on various people inhabiting a space, and also on the organisations whose purposes are lived out in these environments. The design thinking evident in these projects reflects the creativity of clients in developing sustainable spaces, and celebrates the work from visionary designers who turned vision into space.

Global Winners

People’s Choice Winner

Congratulations to all are well earned, but we’re especially chuffed that FJMT & SCHIN Architects took home gold, showcasing Australian design on the global stage with their respective wins. This is now the 4th year in a row that an Australian project has taken out a Global Award.

The task of reviewing each design story takes a lot of thought and an intuitive sense of design. There were four distinguished members from the design community on the Global Awards panel in 2017. The panel had the task of evaluating each project based on its design solutions beyond aesthetic quality. Each juror reviewed the challenges, processes and results of every project, and how the design teams defined design. The judging panel included Andrew Schunke from Architectus, Jim Looney from Looney and Associates, Donald Cremers from HOK, and Dima Daimi from Gensler (formerly dPOP).

Entries for the 2018 Design Awards will open in December. You can read more and register your interest for updates here.


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