Starnet Gives Design Awards at Annual Meeting

Darien, CT, April 23, 2012 -- The 12th annual Starnet Design Awards were presented to winners at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort on Friday, April 20.

Seven category winners, two honorable mentions and one grand prize winner were selected from a record 118 entries representing 52 Starnet Member companies.

Established in 2000 to celebrate the creativity and talent of professionals in commercial flooring and interiors, the Starnet Design Awards honors entries based on the creative use of flooring, the integration of flooring into the overall design concept, and the successful achievement of client objectives.

The grand prize winner, which also won the Healthcare category, was Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona, designed by HKS, Inc. with Starnet Member Wholesale Floors LLC using products from Armstrong.

The winner of the competition’s first ever award in the retail category was The Hen House Market remodel in Kansas City, Mo. Completed by Starnet Member Interior Surfaces Enterprise LLC and designed by Jeff Maple Design, the design featured products by Armstrong and DalTile and used neutral backgrounds with unexpected splashes of color for interest.

Starnet Member Ruggieri Brothers, Inc. along with architect Saccoccio & Associates, Inc. won the award in education for the New England Tech Building in Greenwich, RI, a technically complex, large-scale project expertly executed using products from DalTile, Mapei, Johnsonite, Roppe, Mats Inc., and Altro.

The Corporate category winner was Chicago’s United Airlines Corporate Office – Willis Tower, designed by Canon Design and completed by Starnet Member Mr. David’s Flooring International, Ltd. using products from J + J | Invision, Karastan, Armstrong and Johnsonite.

In the Hospitality and Public Space category, judges chose two Honorable Mentions along with the category winner. The category winner was the Edmonton International Airport Expansion in Alberta, Canada, completed by Starnet Member Antex Western Ltd. and designed by Stantec Architecture. The project used products by Tandus and Tarkett/Johnsonite.

Honorable Mentions in the category were awarded to New City Library in New City, NY, created by Lothrop Associates LLP and Starnet Member RD Weis Companies using Tandus products; and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel and Spa Expansion Project in Whorley, ID by Starnet Member Great Floors LLC and designer MITHUN, which included products from American Marazzi, DalTile, Armstrong, Mannington, Tandus, EcoSurfaces, Roppe, Ardex and Mapei.

City of Houston Permitting received the award for Environmental Achievement, sponsored by CARE. Created by Quality Service Floor Covering and architect Studio Red using Lees, Armstrong, Roppe and DalTile products, the design achieved LEED Gold status by the use of flooring products with renewable resource attributes, low emitting adhesives, recycled content, and products that can be recycled.

The award for Unique Installation Challenge (sponsored by CFI) went to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Designed by Ascencion Group Architects LLP and completed by Starnet Member Wall 2 Wall Floorcoverings, the project used Armstrong, Milliken and Johnsonite products.

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