Solutia Names Doc Award Winners
Kennesaw, GA, Dec. 3, 2008 -- Solutia Inc.‘s Ultron carpet fibers has named the winners of the Doc Award competition, an annual competition that honors outstanding achievement in the field of contract interior design and carpet product design.
Winners will officially be announced on Dec. 3 at the Doc Award luncheon in New York City and include four entries in two categories each.
In the design project category, winners included Lauren Rottet Architecture & Design (while with DMJM Rottet), Houston, Texas.; Gensler, San Diego, Calif.; CBT Architects, Boston, Mass.; and DMJM Design, Los Angeles, Calif.
In the product category, winners included Constantine Commercial, J&J/Invision, Karastan Contract, and Mannington Commercial.
Founded in 1988 as a means to recognize outstanding achievement in contract design, the Doc Award Competition honors contract projects that orchestrate color, space, form, function and materials with consummate finesse. An independent jury of accomplished professional architects and designers selected the winners in both categories.
“Once again, each of our winners represents the most outstanding expertise and talent in the field of interior design,” said Marianne Cone, director of marketing. “We were elated by this year’s impeccable entries and feel that their influence will raise the bar for the industry.”
In this year’s competition, Solutia continued an award introduced in 2007, the Designer’s Choice Award. During a series of events held around the country, a select group of designers judged the product entries using the same criteria and judging process used in the main judging event.
Judges for the 2008 Doc Award competition included -
Wayne Braun, IDSA, principal, Planning Design Research Corp., Houston, Texas
Janice Linster, ASID, CID, principal & founding partner, StudioHIVE, Minneapolis, Minn.
Katie Michael, IIDA, NCIDQ, associate, Gensler, New York, N.Y
Wendell Salvador, IIDA, CID, senior associate principal, Rothenberg Sawasy Architects Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
The Doc Award competition honors Dr. Robert F. “Doc” Docherty, a pioneer in the contract interior design industry, and one of the first to reach out to the interior design community.