StarNet Announces 2006 Design Award Winners

Ridgefield, CT, May 29, 2007--StarNet announced its ninth Annual Design Award recipients at its recent annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The Design Awards Grand Prize was awarded to @ Rio West building, also winning its Large Corporate category.  The project was completed by winning architect/designer Phoenix Design One and StarNet member Wholesale Floors., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.  Flooring materials were provided by J&J Commercial.


Large Corporate Winner & Grand Prize Winner

Wholesale Floors; headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona

Architect/Designer: Fred Messner, Catherine Pieratt, Shonda Bower and Shu Himatsu of Phoenix Design One @ Rio West

Tempe, AZ


Education Winner

Commercial Flooring Systems Inc.; headquartered in Omaha, NE

Architect/Designer: Bob Holm of HDR

Nebraska Methodist College

Omaha, NE


Small Corporate Winner

Hoem & Associates.; headquartered in San Francisco, CA

Architect/Designer:  Aston Pereira, Eileen Pereira, Ken Eng, Koji Okamura and Anna Pohucki of Aston Pereira & Associates


San Francisco, CA


Healthcare Winner

Antex Western.; headquartered in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Architect/Designer:  Wendy Tyson of Smith Carter Architects

Health Science Center Critical Services Redevelopment

Winnipeg, MB, Canada


Hospitality/Public Space Winner

Commercial Carpets of America.; headquartered in Alexandria, VA

Architect/Designer:  Grimm + Parker Architects and Steve Parker Associates

Rockville Library

Rockville, MD


Environmental Achievement

Great Floors; headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Architect/Designer: Tim White of Integrus Architecture and Robin Dalton of LMN Architects

Spokane Convention Center Expansion, Group Health Exhibit Hall

Spokane, WA


Unique Installation Challenge Winner

RD Weis Companies.; headquartered in Port Chester, NY

Architect/Designer: In-House

ING New York City Marathon

New York, NY


Student Achievement

Intertech Flooring; headquartered in Austin, TX

Architect/Designer:  Melissa Pakebusch, U.T.S.A Student

Life as a DJ

San Antonio, TX


Jeanne Matson, president and CEO of StarNet, said, “The 2006 StarNet Design Awards have highlighted the many reasons why StarNet as an organization enjoys great success.  The innovation and design put forward by our members is proof positive that StarNet has yet again set the bar higher for the entire commercial flooring industry.  Congratulations to the winners, and to all of our members, as well as to the designers, architects, clients and our vendor partners.”


The competition evaluates creative use of floor covering, flooring design concept and how well designs meet client objectives and special challenges.  Highly-esteemed judges included: Maurie Welsh O’Neill, president of Maurie Welsh Design Studios and associate publisher of Floor Focus Magazine; Barbara Dellinger of HDR,; and Jennifer Thiele Busch, editor in chief of Contract Magazine.

Related Topics:RD Weis, Great Floors, Starnet, Intertech