Tenth Annual Vision Design Award Winners Announced

Chattanooga, TN, April 3, 2019-Floor Focus magazine is proud to announce the winners of the tenth annual Vision Design Awards. Architecture and design firms from across North America submitted innovative projects that were judged primarily on the integration of the floor with the overall space design.

The projects were entered into commercial building categories: corporate, education, healthcare, and retail/hospitality. This year’s winners are,

Grand Prize Winner:

Project: Zendesk Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Design Firm: Gensler, San Francisco, California

Corporate Winner

Project: Paradigm Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California

Design Firm: Rottet Studio, Los Angeles, California

Corporate Honorable Mention

Project: Informed.co Headquarters, Jersey City, New York

Design Firm: Huntsman Architectural Group, New York, New York

Education Winner

Project: Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Cardinal Union, Seattle, Washington

Design Firm: LMN Architects, Seattle, Washington

Education Honorable Mention

Project: University of Southern California Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

Design Firm: HOK, San Francisco, California

Hospitality/Retail Winner

Project: Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Design Firm: LMN Architects, Seattle, Washington

Hospitality/Retail Honorable Mention

Project: The Kent

Design Firm: Champalimaud, New York, New York

Healthcare Winner

Project: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Orthopedic Center, Hartford, Connecticut

Design Firm: Tecton Architects, Hartford, Connecticut

Healthcare Honorable Mention

Project: Mercyhealth, Javon Bea Hospital and Clinic – Riverside, Rockford, Illinois

Design Firm: AECOM, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bentley Mills, Crossville, HPS Shonox, Tarkett and Floor Focus magazine sponsored the contest. All product and firm names are stripped from the entries prior to judging so that the jurors vote strictly based on the merit of the design. Floor Focus applauds these sponsors in their support of the concept of blind judging, ensuring that the contest awards and celebrates design for design’s sake. 

Judges for this year’s contest were Shashi Caan, The Collective; Tom Marquardt, Marquardt +; Meg Pendergast, The Getty’s Group; and Neil Schneider, Interior Architects. Winners are featured in the April issue of Floor Focus magazine. 

Juror quotes on why each winner was selected will be featured in the April Issue of Floor Focus, which will be in the mail this week. Entries for next year’s awards will be accepted beginning January 2020. 

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