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Dec 08, 2014

Compulsive Productions
Nov 12, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

Lowe Campbell Ewald
Nov 11, 2014

Contract Forum 2014
Nov 10, 2014

Dean Street Express
Oct 10, 2014

Lenox Hill HealthPlex
Oct 10, 2014

Beats by Dre
Sep 15, 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim
Sep 15, 2014

Sep 12, 2014

Livraria Cultura
Sep 12, 2014

Galbraith Hall
Aug 22, 2014

London Edition
Aug 22, 2014

Stripe Headquarters
Jun 03, 2014

Funny or Die
Jun 03, 2014

Pinterest Headquarters
Jun 03, 2014

Designers Select: Seating
Jun 25, 2014 Designers share their favorite new chairs and other seating for office environments.

A Steward of History
Jun 19, 2014

Capitol One Labs
Jun 17, 2014

BarentsKrans Headquarters
Jun 17, 2014 BarentsKrans Headquarters

Olson Minneapolis
Jun 17, 2014

Designers Select: Workplace
May 21, 2014 Designers name their favorite new workplace furnishings and solutions

Designers Select: Hospitality
Apr 22, 2014 Designers name their favorite picks for hospitality interiors.

nhow Rotterdam
Apr 11, 2014

Eclectic restaurant
Apr 11, 2014

Ace Hotel
Apr 11, 2014

TAO Downtown
Apr 11, 2014

Fogo Island Inn
Apr 10, 2014

University of Copenhagan KUA2
Mar 17, 2014 With the interior focus on a central square, Arkitema Architects creates a more humane environment for around-the-clock studying.

Odegaard Library
Mar 14, 2014

Designers Select: Education
Mar 12, 2014 Designers name their favorite new solutions for education environments

Designing for Health: Contemporary Simulation Design Objectives
Mar 05, 2014  Designing for Health: Contemporary Simulation Design Objectives

Migration Test Gallery
Feb 25, 2014 Migration test gallery abstract

Designers Select: Lighting
Feb 01, 2014  Designers Select: Lighting

Designing for Health: Trends in Dental Clinics
Jan 30, 2014  Designing for Health: Trends in Dental Clinics

2014 Interiors Awards Breakfast
Jan 30, 2014  2014 Interiors Awards Breakfast. Photos by Christian Grattan.

Trisha Wilson
Jan 24, 2014 Legend Award

Krista Ninivaggi
Jan 23, 2014 Interior Awards 2014

Interiors Awards 2014: Student
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Student

Interiors Awards 2014: Sustainable
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Sustainable

Interiors Awards 2014: Sports
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Sports

Interiors Awards 2014: Retail
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Retail

Interiors Awards 2014: Restaurant
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Restaurant

Interiors Awards 2014: Public Space
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Public Space

Interiors Awards 2014: Office: Small
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Office: Small

Interiors Awards 2014: Office: Large
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Office: Large

Interiors Awards 2014: Hotel
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Hotel

Interiors Awards 2014: Healthcare: Small
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Healthcare: Small

Interiors Awards 2014: Healthcare: Large
Jan 24, 2014 Interiors Awards: Healthcare: Large

Interiors Awards 2014: Exhibition
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Exhibition

Interiors Awards 2014: Education
Jan 22, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Education

Interiors Awards 2014: Adaptive Reuse
Jan 24, 2014  Interiors Awards 2014: Adaptive Reuse

Designers Select: Education
Dec 23, 2013 Education designer Steven Turckes shares insight into the best products for learning environments

Designers Select: Healthcare
Dec 23, 2013 Healthcare designer Chu Foxlin names her favorite recent introductions for healthcare settings

Designer's Select: Office
Dec 17, 2013 Designer Rob Wood shares some of the year’s best workplace products

Poltrona Frau Museum
Dec 16, 2013  Poltrona Frau Museum

Designers Select: Hospitality
Dec 04, 2013 Meg Prendergast handpicks some of the year’s best finds for hospitality settings.

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Monsieur Bleu
Dec 02, 2013  Monsieur Bleu

Marc Jacobs Beauty
Nov 26, 2013

Nov 26, 2013  Mattison retail

Designing for Health: Creating familiar spaces
Nov 25, 2013  Designing for Health: Creating familiar spaces through material selection

Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Nov 06, 2013  Designers name their favorite furniture for retail and display

Caring for the Community
Oct 29, 2013  Caring for the Community

Seattle Kids
Oct 22, 2013  At Seattle Kids Dentistry, color, natural light, and an open plan transform pediatric oral care

Banaji Pediatric Dental Specialists
Oct 22, 2013 A dental clinic near Washington, D.C., reflects personalities of both practitioner and patients.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Oct 22, 2013  HOK creates a hybrid facility for research, teaching, and patient care in Los Angeles

Designers Select: Healthcare
Oct 21, 2013 Designers Amy Mays, Randy Guillot, and Angela Lee name favorite new products for healthcare settings. Click the gallery to view.

Downtown Mexico
Sep 19, 2013

Prahran Hotel
Oct 02, 2013

BAM Fisher
Oct 02, 2013

Restoration Hardware
Oct 02, 2013 The revival of a Boston landmark building elevates retail to high art 

Dropbox Headquarters
Sep 18, 2013  Dropbox by Geremia Design

2013 Design Is Winners
Sep 06, 2013 Winning projects in the eighth annual Shaw Contract Group Design Is... competition.

Designing for Health: Adaptive Reuse
Aug 27, 2013  Designing for Health: Adaptive Reuse, Renovation and Sustainability

Botin Foundation
Aug 13, 2013

Dental Clinic
Aug 12, 2013  MMVArquitecto recasts a dental clinic in Portugal with a poetic point of view

Autodesk Milan
Aug 12, 2013 A software company’s new workplace responds to the Italian culture of design

Penhaligons London
Aug 08, 2013 Christopher Jenner creates a sensual London flagship for an English perfumer

Google Dublin
Aug 08, 2013  Interiors at the dockside campus reflect Googlers’ diversity

Designers Select: Surfacing
Aug 07, 2013 Designers name their favorite new wall cladding materials

Sierra Pacific Constructors
Jul 11, 2013 Shubin + Donaldson creates a beautifully detailed office for a general contractor in Los Angeles

House of Concrete
Jul 10, 2013 A Dutch design firm transforms a townhouse into an office that feels like home

Giant Pixel
Jun 27, 2013

Designers Select: Seating
Jun 24, 2013  Designers share their favorite new chairs and benches.

Atlassian II
Jun 03, 2013  Studio Sarah Willmer transforms a warehouse in San Francisco for a software company

Adobe Headquarters
Jun 03, 2013  A software giant updates key space for executives, staff, and customers at its headquarters

Federal Center South
Jun 03, 2013

3M Headquarters
May 31, 2013

Paul Hastings Atlanta
May 31, 2013

BBC North
May 31, 2013

Designers Select: Office furnishings
May 30, 2013 Designers name their favorite office furnishings and solutions

Designing for Health: Healing with Light
 Designing for Health: Healing with Light at Nemours Children's Hospital

Designing for Health: Healing with Light at Nemours Children's Hospital
May 01, 2013  Designing for Health: Healing with Light at Nemours Children's Hospital

Apr 30, 2013  A Manhattan club offers an upscale take on the karaoke experience

W Seattle
Apr 29, 2013  Skylab deftly mingles the city's diverse culture — from totem poles to grunge music

Glenstone museum expansion
 Thomas Phifer and Partners designed a 150,000-square-foot expansion of Glenstone, a not-for-profit art museum. Construction is expected to start this summer and be completed by 2016.

Andaz Amsterdam
Apr 26, 2013  Marcel Wanders incorporates Dutch history and culture in exuberant interiors

Carousel Bar
Apr 26, 2013  Renovation breathes new life into a historic New Orleans bar and lounge

Das Stue: Luxury Hotel
Apr 25, 2013 A former Danish embassy offers five-star accommodations, amenities, and animals

The 2013 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects
Apr 23, 2013 The program celebrates architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. 

Designers Select: Hospitality products
Apr 22, 2013  Designers Ariane Steinbeck, Shay Lam Nakashiki, and Kathleen Dauber discuss their favorite hospitality products and solutions

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
Mar 07, 2013 William Rawn composes a symphony of wood for a music hall at Sonoma State University

Lorain County Community College iLoft
Mar 07, 2013 Updating a community college interior into a progressive learning environment

Imagine Lounge
Mar 07, 2013 A student lounge offers spaces for study and play with vibrant pops of pink, patterns, and a panda

Rotman School of Management
Mar 07, 2013 Innovative design thinking is instilled in the business school at the University of Toronto

Interiors Awards Breakfast 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Contract magazine's 2013 Interiors Awards Breakfast

2013 Legend
Jan 16, 2013

Artek Berlin
Dec 20, 2012

Camper Granada
Nov 08, 2012

Louis Vuitton
Nov 08, 2012

Vintry FIne Wines
Nov 08, 2012

Orla Kiely
Nov 08, 2012

25hours Hotel
Sep 13, 2012

DPR Construction
Sep 13, 2012

Perkins+Will Atlanta
Sep 13, 2012

Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Sep 13, 2012

Eneco Headquarters
Sep 13, 2012

Healing the Hospital
Aug 31, 2012

Global Media Company
Aug 28, 2012

Gensler Bangkok
Aug 08, 2012

Microsoft Vienna
Aug 08, 2012

Sanofi Paris
Aug 06, 2012

Salvador Dalí Museum
Jul 11, 2012

Cranbrook Art Museum
Jun 05, 2012

Julia Ideson Library
Jun 05, 2012

Tampa Covenant Church
Jun 05, 2012

Enzo Ferrari Museum
Jun 05, 2012

Red Bull Amsterdam
May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

Grey Group Roof Deck
May 24, 2012

Calvin Klein Underwear
May 22, 2012

Union Jacks
Apr 06, 2012

St. Regis Bal Harbour
Apr 06, 2012

Nobu Beijing
Apr 06, 2012

Apr 06, 2012

Trump Toronto
Apr 06, 2012

Apr 05, 2012

Ingersoll Rand
Apr 02, 2012

Yoho Midtown
Jan 19, 2012

High Line Phase 3
Mar 20, 2012

Centennial College
Mar 09, 2012

Mar 09, 2012

Mar 09, 2012

Mar 08, 2012

Pritzker Prize 2012
Feb 27, 2012

2012 Legend Award
Jan 23, 2012

Jan 23, 2012

Childrens Institute
Jan 23, 2012

Modern Chinese Garden
Jan 23, 2012

Durant Hall
Jan 20, 2012

Kent Bellows Studio
Jan 19, 2012

Yoho Midtown
Jan 19, 2012

East Hotel
Jan 19, 2012

Omonia Bakery
Jan 26, 2012

Ship Shape
Dec 22, 2011 Sid Lee Architecture transforms a 1950s-era ferry into a world-class spa in Montreal's Old Port

Reanimating a White Elephant
Dec 22, 2011 A southern California building takes on a new role

Start-up Style
Dec 21, 2011 An Internet giant captures the zeitgeist of the young and nimble

Good Energy
Dec 16, 2011 With smart material manipulation, Johnson Chou transforms an otherwise mundane space into the understated-yet-lively Toronto offices for Red Bull Canada.

Goods Shed North Office by BVN Architecture
Dec 15, 2011 Creatively adapting and preserving an historic Melbourne train shed 
into contemporary open offices required BVN Architecture to rethink 
the entire structure

Bloomsbury Abu Dhabi by Carbon
Nov 08, 2011 Carbon designs a high-end cupcake kiosk in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall

2011 Healthcare Environment Awards
Nov 01, 2011 Contract magazine's Healthcare Environment Awards this year point to more focus on patient comfort and evidence-based design

Designers Select Healthcare
Oct 26, 2011 Two designers tell Contract readers about their favorite new products suitable for healthcare environments

Methodist Hospital Outpatient Center
Oct 17, 2011

WHR Architects designs a centralized outpatient facility, already an icon in Houston's skyline, that can stand up to fine hotels

Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics
Oct 13, 2011

Perkins+Will designs a nature-inspired, spa-like environment for New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics

Cohen Children's Emergency Department by Aedas
Oct 13, 2011 Designed by Aedas, New York-Presbyterian Hospital's new pediatric emergency department brings high-tech, family-friendly care to upper Manhattan

Brooklyn Infusion Center by ZGF Architects
Oct 12, 2011 ZGF creates an unexpectedly serene chemotherapy treatment center in Brooklyn

The Power of Design: Butaro Hospital, Burera District, Rwanda, by MASS Design Group
Oct 19, 2011 In rural Rwanda, the Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group redefines the region's healthcare delivery paradigm

Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group
Oct 06, 2011 In rural Rwanda, the Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group redefines the region’s healthcare delivery paradigm

Opulence in the C-Suite: Global Financial Services Headquarters, Designed by Marguerite Rodgers, LTD
Oct 05, 2011 The redesigned executive floor at a global financial services headquarters merges luxury styling with artistic sculptures

The Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson & Wales University Designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
Oct 03, 2011 The Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson & Wales University teaches groundbreaking cuisine in a daylight-filled, LEED® Gold–certified environment designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

Willson Hospice House in Albany, Georgia, Designed by Perkins+WIll
Oct 03, 2011 Perkins+Will elevates the level of the hospice building model by merging hospitality and healthcare design at the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Georgia

Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects
Oct 03, 2011 A California water district educates the public on green living with a demonstration building

The Daylight Imperative by Eva Behringer
Sep 29, 2011 A thesis proposal for the Montgomery Hospital replacement project in Norristown, Pennsylvania, challenges notions of dense urban site plans to create a hospital that successfully integrates daylighting strategies.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Oct 03, 2011 H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture designs a sustainable building for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas that is emblematic of its mission

Prototype Critical Access Hospital by Lindsey Wagener
Sep 29, 2011 The project was expected to address five inter-related design drivers

The Leonard Florence Center for Living
Sep 29, 2011 The Leonard Florence Center for Living is an extraordinary example of the resident-centered culture change currently transforming the nursing home industry

Hennepin County Medical Center, Whittier Clinic
Sep 29, 2011 Whittier Clinic has now reinvigorated this part of the Whittier neighborhood.

Corus Quay, Designed by Quadrangle Architects Limited
Sep 28, 2011 A new broadcast media headquarters targets three LEED® Gold ratings on Toronto’s waterfront

Designers Select: Boardroom Furniture
Sep 26, 2011

Two designers tell Contract readers about their favorite new conference room furnishings and accessories

Enermodal, Kitchener, Ontario
Sep 26, 2011

Touted as the most energy efficient office building in Canada, Enermodal establishes a benchmark

National September 11 Memorial Museum
Sep 22, 2011 Work progresses on the National September 11 Memorial Museum

Penhaligon, Singapore, Designed by Jenner Studio
Sep 23, 2011 A new fragrance shop exudes classic Victorian elegance and contemporary touches

2011 ARIDO Awards at IIDEX
Sep 22, 2011 Printemps Haussmann by ARIDO Fellows Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu captures Project of the Year designation

Liverpool Polanco, Mexico City Designed by FRCH Design Worldwide
Sep 16, 2011 A monochromatic backdrop is anything but dull at this Liverpool flagship, thanks to an award-winning store design from FRCH Design Worldwide.

Nike Fieldhouse Store, Santa Monica, California, Designed by TVA Architects and Nike Retail Design
Sep 12, 2011 TVA Architects and Nike Retail Design roll out the first Fieldhouse Store in Santa Monica

Bloomingdale’s, Santa Monica, California, Designed by Mancini Duffy
Sep 12, 2011 Mancini Duffy designs a new Bloomingdale’s store with a smaller footprint and relaxed-yet-polished attitude in Santa Monica

Designing for Health: Are Best Healthcare Design Practices Transferable to the Middle East?
Sep 07, 2011 The leaders at Perkins+Will discuss in this month’s exclusive online column the challenges involved with designing state-of-the-art facilities in this rapidly growing region

2011 Sustainable Product Showcase
Sep 02, 2011 Contract keeps it green with a roundup of eco-friendly product introductions

Designers Select: Fabric
Aug 22, 2011 Two designers tell Contract readers about their favorite new fabrics

OKKU Restaurant, Dubai, Designed by LW Design
Aug 29, 2011 Smart space planning leads to intimate glamour at the luxury Japanese restaurant and lounge

Ma.Velous, San Francisco, Designed by Adeeni Design Group
Aug 19, 2011 Sustainability goals inspire an elegant palette of coffee-colored hues for this chic coffee/wine bar

Balliets, Oklahoma City, Designed by Elliott + Associates Architects
Aug 19, 2011 An Oklahoma City fashion retailer gets a fresh start

Levi’s Meatpacking, New York, Designed by Anderson Architects
Aug 18, 2011 New York–based Anderson Architects uses a palette of robust materials to reflect an all-American brand in the new Levi’s store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District

815 Connecticut Avenue Office Renovation, Washington, D.C., Designed by VOA Associates
Aug 05, 2011 A current renovation by VOA Associates at one Washington, D.C.-based office building aims to preserve history while allowing for the evolution of design

Kate Spade Flagship, Aoyama, Japan, Designed by Kramer Design Group
Aug 05, 2011 Kramer Design Group rebrands Kate Spade in a dynamic, vibrant flagship store in Japan

C&A, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Designed by Chute Gerdeman
Aug 04, 2011 Chute Gerdeman brings a new energetic sense of life to the C&A fashion store in São Paulo, Brazil

Marc Jacobs, Tokyo, Designed by Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Aug 04, 2011 Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects creates a standout store for Marc Jacobs in Tokyo that reinforces the designer’s brand while gracefully responding to its environs

OneOnly, The Palm, Dubai, Designed by WA International
Jul 29, 2011 Andalusian architecture turns up the heat in the desert

Designers Rate: Task Lighting
Jul 26, 2011

Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred products

Leap of Faith: The Link, Phoenix, Arizona, Designed by Shepley Bulfinch
Jul 22, 2011 It’s hard to jump when times are tough, but that’s just what Christopher Nieto did when his firm, the Phoenix studio of Shepley Bulfinch, purchased The Link and repurposed it

Pleasanton Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, Calif., Designed by ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Jul 22, 2011

ELS Architecture and Urban Design transforms a historic firehouse site into an active venue for the presentation of visual and performing arts in Pleasanton, California

ASICS Flagship, Amsterdam, Designed by Wests Design Consultants and Godel Tabora Design S.L.
Jul 18, 2011 ASICS’ latest flagship store in Amsterdam blends exclusive runner amenities with innovative technological features

bb’s kitchen, Aspen, Colo., Designed by Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design
Jul 15, 2011

Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design sets the scene at bb’s kitchen in Aspen, Colo., where inspired food, function, and flair are on the menu

KLF Architectural Systems Office, Springfield, Missouri, Designed by Dake Wells Architecture
Jul 29, 2011 With both refined and workmanlike materials and careful consideration, Dake Wells Architecture elevates the form and function of KLF Architectural Systems’ compact office/showroom space

Bloomberg Headquarters, London, Designed by Jump Studios
Jul 08, 2011

Jump Studios humanizes Bloomberg’s London offices

CB Richard Ellis Office, Dallas, Designed by HKS, Inc.
Jul 08, 2011 HKS Commercial Interiors designs a winning prototype to integrate three existing CB Richard Ellis offices in Dallas

Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul
Jul 01, 2011 An update on the largest hospital under construction in Colombia

Mazzo, Amsterdam, Design by Concrete
Jul 01, 2011 IQ Creative enlists local design firm Concrete to create a welcoming home for an Italian eatery in a working class Amsterdam neighborhood

Junior Achievement Finance Park, Fairfax, Virginia, Designed by Gensler
Aug 01, 2011 A young Gensler designer creates spaces to inspire financial responsibility for the next generation of the workforce

Designers Rate: Milan Furniture Fair
Jun 27, 2011

Contract asked three designers who attended Salone Internazionale del Mobile on a trip sponsored by InterfaceFLOR to name their top standout products at the show

Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh by Gensler
Jun 24, 2011 The artistic and cultural inclusions in Gensler’s design for Fairmont Pittsburgh unveil a sense of discovery into the city’s historic industrial and societal past

2011 Best of NeoCon® People’s Choice Award Winners
Jun 23, 2011

Award recipients include products from 3form, Allsteel, BioFit Engineered Products, Andreu World America, and Leland International

holyfields, Frankfurt, Germany, Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group
Jun 20, 2011 A new restaurant chain boasts a modular, scalable space system with a distinctive look and feel

Best of NeoCon 2011 Winners: Healthcare Winners
Jun 12, 2011 Winners include KnollTextiles, Nemschoff, and SIS-USA inc.

Darden Restaurant Support Center/Corporate Headquarters, Orlando, Perkins+Will
Jun 11, 2011 Darden Restaurants gathers its corporate employees under  one roof in  Orlando, Fla., with a sustainable design by Perkins+Will

HOK New York Office, Designed by HOK
Jun 11, 2011 HOK designs its own efficient, eco-friendly New York headquarters to superbly illustrate how the firm practices what it preaches

Best of NeoCon 2011 Winners: Lighting, Technology, and Accessories
Jun 12, 2011 Winners include Boyd Lighting, Steelcase, and Peter Pepper Products

Best of NeoCon® 2011 Winners: Seating
Jun 13, 2011 Winners include Haworth, Davis Furniture, and Vitra

Best of NeoCon 2011 Winners: Furniture for Conference and Office
Jun 12, 2011 Winners include Nucraft, Halcon, and KI

Best of NeoCon 2011 Winners: Coverings, Carpet/Flooring, Textiles
Jun 12, 2011 Winners include Seeyond Architectural Solutions, Shaw Contract Group, and cf stinson

reactiv post, Designed by LUX Design
Jun 06, 2011

LUX Design offers Toronto-based production studio reactiv post a sleek and modern office design on a dime

Designing for Health: The Perils and Pearls of Field Research in Healthcare Facilities
Jun 06, 2011 When it comes to conducting environmental research of healthcare settings, we must look to the actual “bricks and mortar” as a primary theater for conducting sound, peer-substantiated, investigative studies.

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD)
Jun 03, 2011 LAIAD teaches aspiring design professionals to think like designers

The Moderns, New York, Designed by The Moderns
May 30, 2011 The Moderns’ New York studio buzzes with activity, creativity, and inspiration

What Happens When, New York, Designed by The Metrics
May 27, 2011 The temporary nature of the What Happens Next restaurant showcases an interior design and menu that changes every 30 days and leaves guest eager to visit again

Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.
May 22, 2011  Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va., designed by Perkins + Will

Momentum Textiles
May 23, 2011 Momentum Textiles introduces the industry’s first 100 percent solution-dyed recycled nylon fabric

Foley and Lardner in Washington, D.C.
May 23, 2011 Group Goetz revamps a 1980s facility to create highly efficient offices for Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C.

Thornton Tomasetti in Los Angeles
May 23, 2011 Koning Eizenberg creates a collegial workspace for Thornton Tomasetti in Los Angeles

Red Hat office in Mountain View, Calif.
May 23, 2011 A playful yet purposeful office in Mountain View, Calif., designed for Red Hat by IA Interior Architects, sets the stage for global success

ICFF 2011 Product Highlights
May 19, 2011 Serving as the cornerstone for the New York Design Week, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) offers new and innovative designs from both established manufacturers and individual designers.

University of Arkansas Bookstore, Fayetteville, Ark., by Martin Roberts Design
May 16, 2011 The new University of Arkansas bookstore, designed by Stamford, Conn.-based Martin Roberts Design, opened July 26, 2010, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Milan 2011 Product Report
May 09, 2011 Chairs were plentiful, both at the fair and scattered around Milan, as many manufacturers were out to make their mark.

Willson Hospice House designed by Perkins+Will
May 02, 2011 Perkins+Will elevates the level of the hospice building model by merging hospitality and healthcare design at the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga.

Green Leaf Niseko Village hotel and ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan
May 02, 2011 Champalimaud Design renovates a world-class ski resort in northern Japan

House of Culture and Movement, Designed by MVRDV and ADEPT
Apr 28, 2011 The colaborative design for a new, multi-purpose building—housing health, leisure, culture and education facilities—will take center stage in the City of Frederiksberg, Denmark

Bristol Buenaventura Hotel, Rio Hato, Panama
Apr 25, 2011 A collaboration between Darlene Pierpoint, Design Works Studio, and architect Catalina Beiner creates a distinctive character for the Pacific destination

Designers Rate Wallcoverings
Apr 27, 2011 Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred Wallcovering products

iPic Theater-Scottsdale Quarter
Apr 25, 2011 Fort Lauderdale-based Id & Design International, Inc. (IDDI) designed Scottsdale’s new iPic Theater-Scottsdale Quarter

URBNMRKT in Los Angeles
Apr 25, 2011 AC Martin designs a grab-and-go eatery near USC’s campus

Nature-Inspired Resources
Designs take on an organic beauty with inspirations from nature

Designing for Health: Branding Food for Healthcare Facilities
Apr 18, 2011 Diet-related diseases are in the forefront of our national public health discourse. How can hospital cafeterias be reimagined to better serve and engage its users?

h2hotel by David Baker + Partners
Apr 18, 2011 h2hotel offers guests fun luxury with interiors by David Baker + Partners

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Apr 18, 2011 Jean Nouvel designs the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Highlights from the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair
Apr 14, 2011 View some of the newest furniture design introductions on exhibit at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobili

Xorel by Carnegie Turns 30
Apr 11, 2011 A difficult birth but a fine family upbringing characterize the evolution of Carnegie’s Xorel brand of woven wallcoverings, which turns 30 years old this year

Teqa Taqueria and Tequileria in New York
Apr 11, 2011 Lesly Zamor’s sexy interior design for an upscale New York taqueria bring Latin American flair to an unlikely neighborhood

Inspirations Awards Winners 2011
Apr 07, 2011 Contract magazine announced the winners of its third annual Inspirations Awards competition at a gala ceremony at WGBH public broadcasting headquarters in Boston on April 6. Shown here are Contract publisher John Rouse; Christy Gray, Co-Founder of BeeDance creator of ZeroLandfill(Ed.); managing editor Danine Alati; Tom Zurowski of Eastlake Studio, designer of The Cara Project; Lilia Gonzalez from Perkins + Will, Miami, designer of YMCA of Greater Miami; and Ross Leonard of Tandus, sponsor of the Inspirations Awards.


2011 A.R.E. Design Awards Winners
Apr 04, 2011 The Association for Retail Environments (ARE) honored the 2011 A.R.E. Design Awards winners at the 2011 Globalshop Conference and Expo

Designers Rate: Guest Seating
Mar 25, 2011 Two designers name and explain their preferred guest seating products

Myrtle Hall at Pratt Institute
Mar 25, 2011 WASA/Studio A designs an eco-friendly building as a new home for the Digital Arts department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bon Appetit Management’s two new college dining halls by EDG Interior Architecture + Design
Mar 25, 2011  EDG Interior Architecture + Design creates upscale dining facilities for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the University of Portland

2011 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture Finalists
Mar 23, 2011 Six Finalists Chosen for 2011 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

National Museum of Jewish American History
Mar 17, 2011

Ennead Architects designs the first U.S. museum dedicated solely to the Jewish American experience

Museum of the Moving Image
Mar 21, 2011 Leeser Architecture produces a digitally inspired, dramatic statement at Astoria’s new Museum of the Moving Image

Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
Mar 21, 2011 Noll + Tam Architects share the light with an efficient design for Valley Hi-North Laguna Library in Sacramento, Calif.

Soweto Football Training Center by RUFproject
Mar 15, 2011 RUFproject, with Nike Global Football, brings Soweto, South Africa a central hub for its professional football athletes

LED Lighting by Humanscale, Teknion, and Luxo
Mar 14, 2011 Compact LED technology fiercely sets the stage for advancement in task lighting solutions

L.B. Landry High School
Mar 14, 2011 With a sleek, sustainable design by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, the newly constructed L.B. Landry High School sets the tone for a revitalized school system in New Orleans

Angel Island Immigration Station renovation
Mar 14, 2011 The Angel Island Immigration Station restoration uncovers voices from the past to tell the story of a dark chapter in American history

Euroshop 2011 Highlights: A Sustainable Spin on Retail Design
Mar 09, 2011 Over 106,000 attendees and 2,038 exhibitors made this year’s international trade show the most comprehensive to date

Trends in Worship Design
Mar 07, 2011

Traditional and non-traditional places of worship are designed to engage and inspire

Student Winner: Sabroso Hotel
Mar 07, 2011 Sabroso Hotel in Miami designed by Kyung-Eun Kim and Jamie Morin, Iowa Sate University

Environmental Winner: Lance Armstrong Foundation Livestrong Headquarters
Mar 07, 2011 Livestrong Headquarters in East Austin, Texas, designed by The Bommarito Group

Adaptive Reuse Winner: 200 Fifth Avenue
Mar 07, 2011 200 Fifth Avenue in New York, designed by STUDIOS Architecture

Historic Restoration: The Ocean House
Mar 07, 2011 Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I., designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Doban Architecture and Think Fabricate
Mar 01, 2011 Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline of Doban Architecture and Think Fabricate collaborate on designing interiors and products

imm cologne 2011: Product Roundup
Mar 03, 2011 At this year's imm cologne show in Germany, many manufacturers and product designers showcased their work in furnishings. Check out some of the newest in seating that debuted in January.

Orgatec 2010
Feb 28, 2011

Highlights from the biennial office furniture trade show in Cologne, Germany

Public Space Winner: LightFold - One Kearny Lobby
Feb 28, 2011 LightFold - One Kearny Lobby in San Francisco, designed by IwamotoScott Architecture

Sports/Entertainment Winner: U.S. Olympic Committee, USA House, 2010 Winter Games
Feb 28, 2011 Sports/Entertainment Winner: U.S. Olympic Committee, USA House, 2010 Winter Games, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, designed by Atlas Architects and Allan Bell Design

Exhibit Winner: voestalpine Steelworld Brand Museum
Feb 28, 2011 voestalpine Steelworld Brand Museum Linz, Austria, designed by KMS TEAM and jangled nerves

Designers Rate: Broadloom Carpet
Feb 23, 2011 Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred broadloom products

Showroom Winner: Triz Arte Showroom
Feb 18, 2011 Designed by Triz Arte in Singapore

Restaurant Winner: Haneda Japanese Restaurant
Designed by Kris Lin Interior Design in Fuzhou, China

Retail Winner: Carlo Pazolini
Feb 18, 2011 Designed by Giorgio Borruso Design in Milan

Hotel winner: W Fort Lauderdale
Feb 18, 2011 Designed by Clodagh Design in Fort Lauderdale

Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla., designed by HOK
Feb 17, 2011 The new Dali Museum, designed by HOK, in St. Petersburg, Fla., houses more of Salvador Dalí's masterworks than any other world collection

Designing for Health: Perkins+Will Research Journal
Feb 14, 2011

Perkins+Will Research Journal: Integration of Design and Research within a Global Practice

Elysian Spa & Health Club, Chicago, by Simeone Deary
Feb 14, 2011 Classic, clean designs mimic ancient Roman baths to promote healing and relaxation

Healthcare Winner: The Dubai Mall Medical Centre
Feb 11, 2011 Designed by NBBJ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Large Office winner: One Shelley Street
Feb 11, 2011 Designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects in Sydney, Australia

Trump Soho New York by DiGuiseppe Architect
Feb 07, 2011 A recent addition to The Donald’s hospitality empire is the Trump Soho New York. Among its most striking components is its seventh-floor Spa, created under the direction of Ivanka Trump and developer Alex Sapir, by local firm DiGuiseppe Architect.

Designers of the Year 2011: studio o+a
Jan 31, 2011 Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander, design principals at studio o+a in San Francisco, named Contract's 2011 Designers of the Year

Philadelphia International Airport Terminal DE, Philadelphia, by Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects, PC
Jan 31, 2011 Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects, PC, along with Odell Associates and SPG3, enhance traveler experience and security at Philadelphia International Airport Terminal DE via a modern $300-million renovation and expansion.

JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, New York, designed by Gensler
Jan 26, 2011 Contract asked Bill Hooper, principal of Gensler and aviation and transportation practice are leader, to share his top five challenges in airport design.

Lufthansa A380 Flagship, designed by Priestmangoode
Jan 24, 2011 The new First class seat and cabin design by Priestmangoode will roll out across Luftansa's A330/340 lines in early 2011.

Designers Rate: Ergonomic Seating
Jan 24, 2011 Contract asks two designers to name and explain their top three favorite ergonomic seating products

Designing for Health
Jan 18, 2011 The Role of Designers in Helping with Infection Control in Hospital Environments

Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, by RTKL (and Other Firms)
The famous 2009 ship shares the title for the "largest cruise ship in the world" with its sister Allure of the Seas.

Trends: Communal Tables
Jan 14, 2011 In an age of mobility and digital communication, communal seating repeatedly is cropping up in today’s restaurant designs

Maison Moschino hotel in Milan
Jan 14, 2011 Fashion label Moschino converts an old Milan rail station into a new hotel

2011 AIA Institute Honor Awards Winners
Jan 11, 2011 Firms recognized for excellence in architecture, interior design, and urban design

Fresh and Best: Award-Winning Interior Design Products
Jan 10, 2011 The best interior designs require designers to use “top of the line” products

Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Jan 06, 2011 Whether attending an event, concert, or football game in Irving, Texas, Dallas Cowboys Stadium offers a variety of high-end venues, designed by HKS, Inc.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Jan 03, 2011 History and modernity meet in high style at The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore, inviting guests to an extraordinary experience where each moment is a destination

Top Interior Design Product Picks of 2010
Jan 03, 2011 What better way to move on to 2011 than to reflect on the great design innovations from 2010? Six A&D professionals share their top interior design product launches from this past year.

Herman Miller SAYL
Dec 27, 2010 Yves Behar designs a new chair for Herman Miller that gives users comfort and freedom of movement—and is cost-effective and eco-friendly to boot

OCA restaurant
Dec 20, 2010 Entasis employ steel and glass, slate, and ash in a temple of culinary experimentation that is also a timeless design statement

Trinchero Family Estates
Dec 20, 2010 Trinchero Family Estates in St. Helena, Calif., expands its business and image with a new hospitality center, designed by BAR Architects and Erin Martin Design

Designing For Health: The Unexpected Oasis
Dec 14, 2010 A healing garden provides a medically, spiritually, and emotionally caring environment

d’espresso coffee shop in New York by nemaworkshop
Dec 13, 2010 An innovative interior design by nemaworkshop helps grow New York City coffee brand d’espresso

Choice Restaurant in Brooklyn by Evans Douglis
Dec 13, 2010 Evan Douglis uses the latest computer technology to evoke a grape arbor in a Choice, a casual neighborhood restaurant in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn

Jean Coutu Pharmacy, Montreal, by Groupe Chagall Design
Dec 13, 2010 Groupe Chagall Design combines strategic design techniques and a water-inspired aesthetic to create the innovative Jean Coutu Pharmacy space in Montreal.

Rumor Hotel, Las Vegas, designed by Chemical Spaces
Dec 03, 2010 Mark Tracy shocks again in Sin City with bold color and texture at Rumor Hotel, Las Vegas.

Follow the Yellow and Brick Wall: Barbacco Eno Trattoria, San Francisco, by CCS Architecture
Nov 29, 2010 Drawing upon Italian sexiness and notions of Milanese modernity, CCS Architecture designs the chic wine bar Barbacco in San Francisco.

Roth + Sheppard Architects design Modmarket in Boulder, Colo.
Nov 19, 2010 The 2,400-sq.-ft. eatery in Boulder, Colo., was designed by Denver firm Roth + Sheppard as a slick, contemporary backdrop to feature and complement the menu.

2010 Nightingale Awards Winners, Healthcare Design Products
Nov 14, 2010 Nurture by Steelcase, Spec Furniture, and Skyline Design among the winning manufacturers announced at Healthcare Design.10 conference presentation.

Geisinger Medical Center Health System, Danville, Pa., by Ewing Cole
Nov 13, 2010

Ewing Cole’s Acuity Adaptable design enhances the level care for cardiac patients at the Geisinger Medical Center Health System at the Center for Advanced Medicine in Danville, Pa.


Designing for Health: Integrating Research into the Design Process
Nov 15, 2010 Integrating Research into the Design Process

Wellnes Centers at Senior Living Communities
Nov 15, 2010 Healthcare experts discuss the benefits of wellness centers in senior living communities, like The Tamalpais and the Saban Center for Health and Wellness

Park Hyderabad, India, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Blacksheep, and Chhada Siembieda Australia
Nov 05, 2010 Hyderabad's long jewelry tradition is the inspiration for the décor of the new Park Hyderabad.

Chairama Spa designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and plan:b
Nov 01, 2010 Chairama Spa, designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and plan:b, draws inspiration from the intrinsic beauty and diversity of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta landscape in Colombia

Johnny Smalls, Las Vegas, by Mr. Important Design
Oct 29, 2010 Eccentricity best describes designer Charles Doell's latest trip into design—Johnny Smalls, housed in the new HRH Tower of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Designing for Health: Altruism in the Profession
Oct 25, 2010 The Implementation of Social Responsibility

MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture
Oct 25, 2010 When pushed to double their planned capacity, two hospitals in Tacoma, Wash., find a joint solution to enhance the quality of care with a new, on-campus Emergency Department, designed by GBJ Architecture (2010 Healthcare Environments Awards, Acute Care, Honorable Mention).

Omaha Foot and Ankle
Oct 18, 2010 Randy Brown Architects designs a dynamic new medical office for Omaha Foot & Ankle

Chickasaw Nation Medical Facility by PageSoutherlandPage
Oct 15, 2010 Designed by PageSoutherlandPage, the new Chickasaw Nation Medical Facility provides state-of-the-art care to Native Americans in tune with their culture and the environment

Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, Neb., by HDR Architecture
Oct 15, 2010 HDR Architecture creates a welcoming medical facility to serve the needs of a big city that retains its small town focus on community. (2010 Healthcare Environment Awards Winner, Acute Care)

Amangiri Resort
Oct 13, 2010 The latest Aman resort integrates minimal forms with a spectacular rockscape.

HOK's Net Zero Co2urt
Oct 12, 2010 HOK’s Net Zero Co2urt may be the first-generation Prius of zero emissions office buildings

Central Harlem STD Clinic, New York, NY, by Stephen Yablon Architect, PLLC
Oct 08, 2010 The new, 7,000-sq-ft. Central Harlem STD Clinic, designed by Stephen Yablon Architect, aims to offer the community a welcoming resource that encourages individuals to seek regular testing, as well as education on Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention and health.

Laguna Honda Hospital designed by Stantec/Anshen+Allen
Oct 05, 2010 Laguna Honda Hospital moves into its next century of service with an ambitious and standard-setting design by Stantec/Anshen+Allen

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health By Gehry Partners
Oct 05, 2010 Gehry Partners design a medical research facility linked to a dramatic events space that enlivens a barren site in Las Vegas

NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham, Mass. by Perkins Eastman
Sep 24, 2010 The 2010 Healthcare Environment Award, Long-Term Assisted Living winning project challenges conventional assumptions, showing you really can teach an old design convention new tricks.

George Brown College Culinary School
Sep 17, 2010 An appetizing renovation presents the Toronto-based school with a solution to deliver enhanced culinary education to an increasing student population.

Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center Completes Renovation
Sep 15, 2010 Additions and new Intensive Care Unit provide a modern healthcare image.

Limelight Marketplace by Mansour Design
Sep 14, 2010 Mansour Design transforms the formerly notorious Limelight nightclub in New York into a family-friendly destination retail arcade

The Colony by ICRAVE
Sep 14, 2010 ICRAVE brings a New York Hamptons sensibility to the Hollywood scene with its design of The Colony

Park City Museum by Mark Cavagnero Associates
Sep 14, 2010 Mark Cavagnero Associates keeps an eye on the past while transforming the Park City Museum into a beacon of learning and preservation for the future

Gunderson Dettmer by HOK
Sep 13, 2010 Gunderson Dettmer in Redwood City, Calif., reinvents itself—in theory and in practice—in a new office designed by the San Francisco office of HOK

Designing for Health: How Green is Your Furniture?
Sep 10, 2010 Renderings of modular footwall concepts

Interior Design Trends: Renew, Reinvent, Revitalize
Sep 09, 2010 There are a significant number of buildings in the repositioning market today, and an ever-increasing interest from developers to create highly marketable and financially viable building assets.

Academy of Music in Philadelphia
Sep 09, 2010 KlingStubbins restores the ballroom of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia

Life after Katrina: Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria by Paradigm Design Group
Sep 10, 2010 After a $145-million restoration, the former Fairmont Hotel property has returned to its former glory.

Trinity School Chapel by Butler Rogers Baskett
Sep 03, 2010 Butler Rogers Baskett designed the new Johnson Chapel at the nexus of the Trinity School to support a variety of activities.

Marine Mammal Center by Noll & Tam Archtiects
Aug 27, 2010 A pair of former NIKE missile silos take center stage as home to the rescued residents at a 24-hour rescue and rehabilitation facility in Sausalito, Calif.

Best Buy designed by Charles Sparks + Company
Aug 23, 2010 Big box retailers are seeking different approaches to store environments

DuPont Corian Design Studio, Shanghai
Aug 23, 2010 New 1,200-sq.ft. showroom designed by Michael Young

The Walt Disney Family Museum by Page & Turnbull and Rockwell Group
Aug 20, 2010 Through a creative use of animated color and lighting, as well as advanced technology inclusions, Page & Turnbull and the Rockwell Group restore three, historic military buildings in San Francisco into an engaging Disney masterpiece.

Designing for Health: Workspaces for Well-being
Aug 16, 2010

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.

Fat Brain Toys' store
Aug 16, 2010 Randy Brown Architects devises an upscale, flexible design for Internet toy retailer Fat Brain Toys' first store outlet

Denver Art Museum Shop
Aug 16, 2010 Roth + Sheppard takes on the challenge of designing the Denver Art Museum Shop to perfectly marry with the museum’s iconic architecture

Marc Jacobs Flagship, Milan, by Stephan Jaklitsch Architects
Aug 10, 2010 The Marc Jacobs brand assimilates itself into the particular culture of Milan with a new store and café, designed by Stephan Jaklitsch Architects.

Fontainebleau Hotel Shops
Aug 09, 2010 The three newly redesigned shops at Miami Beach’s famed Fontainebleau Hotel redefine hotel amenities with a fresh look by H DeVinn Visual and Mancini • Duffy

Holt Renfrew Calgary Flagship
Aug 09, 2010 The latest high-end fashions meet dramatic, contemporary design at Holt Renfrew’s new Calgary flagship, designed by Janson Goldstein

Corneliani Flagship Boutique, Milan, by poddaponti architetti
Aug 06, 2010 Sleek surfaces and stately hues at Milan’s high-end Corneliani Flagship Boutique, designed by poddaponti architetti, put the luxury menswear store’s executive clientele right at home.

Leeb Fruit Orchard by Architects Collective
Jul 23, 2010 The traditional market stand concept turns contemporary with a bit of design genius from Vienna-based Architects Collective.

Sporting Authority
Jul 30, 2010 Two international sporting goods brands redefine store environments to create lifestyle-driven spaces for their respective categories.

Designing for Health: The Cultural Differences of Latin American Countries and Their Desire for American Influence on Healthcare Design
Jul 19, 2010

El Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul in Rio Negro, Colombia, designed by Perkins+Will

American Eagle Outfitters Times Square by BAR Architects
Jul 20, 2010 Pittsburgh-based American Eagle Outfitters Inc. opened its 25,000-sq.-ft. Times Square flagship Nov. 19, bringing its tried-and-true staples, as well as an exclusive selection of fashions, to New York.

Pacific Primary Pre-School by Tom Eliot Fisch
Jul 09, 2010 Increasing demands for enrollment and a continued need for meaningful learning at San Francisco’s Pacific Primary Yellow Sun pre-school lead Tom Eliot Fisch to design a connected yet independent sister school right across the street.

Salt and Tong High Schools, U.K., by Anshen+Allen
Jul 01, 2010 Salt and Tong High Schools provide both a front and a back door to learning for a marginalized student population in impoverished Bradford, U.K.

Designers Rate: Green Products
Two designers rate their favorite green products

Designers Rate: Upholstery
May 25, 2010 Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred upholstery textile products

NCIDQ Office by Perkins+Will
Jun 25, 2010 The new NCIDQ workspace supports the organization’s culture of collaboration and professionalism, while showcasing furnishings and finishes that range from historical to technologically advanced, in a nod to the evolution of the industry.

DIFFA/Chicago Believe 2010: See 2020 Gala
Jun 21, 2010 Over 500 designers, architects, and industry leaders gather the weekend proceeding NeoCon® 2010 to support the fight against AIDS.

Best of NeoCon 2010 Awards: Lighting, Technologies, and Other Category Winners
Jun 13, 2010 View the winning products in decorative lighting, task lights, workplace technologies, office accessories, and more.

Best of NeoCon 2010 Awards: Healthcare Categories Winners
Jun 13, 2010 View the winners in healthcare fabrics, furniture, seating, and textiles.

Best of NeoCon 2010 Awards: Fabrics and Coverings Category Winners
Jun 13, 2010 View winners in surfacing materials, textiles, wall treatments, and window treatments.

Best of NeoCon 2010 Awards: Seating Category Winners
Jun 13, 2010 View the winning benches, conference chairs, ergonomic seats, and more.

Best of NeoCon 2010 Awards: Carpet and Flooring Category Winners
Jun 13, 2010 View the winners in carpet fiber, broadloom, modular, as well as hardsurface and resilient.

Best of NeoCon 2010 Awards: Furniture Category Winners
Jun 14, 2010 View the winning architectural products, case goods, furniture systems, tables, and more.

Brentano NeoCon 2010 FashioNext Exhibit
Jun 09, 2010 The display aims to showcase the inherent relationship between fabric, fashion, and furniture.

Création Baumann, Vitra NeoCon® 2010 Showcase
Jun 08, 2010 A glimpse of Création Baumann and Vitra's NeoCon® 2010 product highlights.

University of Chicago Law School by OWP/P|Cannon Design
Jun 08, 2010 The renovation of the University of Chicago Law School by OWP/P|Cannon Design modernized and enhanced spaces to improve the quality of the student experience, better support 21st century learning methodologies, and replace and upgrade the campus’ infrastructure to improve energy efficiency and technology. In rehabilitating the building, the designers honored Saarinen’s original, mid-Century Modern architectural vision for the law school, while transforming a sterile environment into a warm and engaging space for the students.

New World Symphony Campus, Miami, by Gehry Partners
Jun 08, 2010 Technologically advanced, interactive music education and performance facility to serve as engaging and modern cultural center.

Tustin Library, Tustin, Calif. by Field Paoli
Jun 03, 2010 The new, vibrant Tustin Library, designed by Field Paoli, in Tustin, Calif. provides a comfortable space for the community to gather, study, and socialize.

Mullen Boston Office by TPG Architecture
May 27, 2010 New offices with a contemporary flair by TPG Architecture bring this Boston-based ad agency into the 21st century.

GSA Regional Field Office
May 21, 2010 In a joint venture, Leo A. Daly/LAN and PageSutherlandPage design a new Houston office for the General Service Administration that combines sustainability and a welcoming community image.

ICFF 2010
May 18, 2010 Contemporary styles showcase enhancements in texture, clean forms, and colorful palettes with metallics.

Huntsman Architectural Group Designs Dutch Consulate in San Francisco
May 14, 2010 Traces of California style and Dutch contemporary art do well to make employees forget that they work in a government office.

All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition
May 13, 2010 Recycled materials continued to play a prominent role in the manufacturing process as well as thematically throughout the fairgrounds and at off-site exhibitions.

Babcock & Brown, San Francisco, Calif.
May 10, 2010 SmithGroup-designed Babcock & Brown integrates ancient art with modernity.

Gallery Manager 1753
May 06, 2010 With a Boston location and an imposing building that dates back to 1893, David Rockwell and the Morgans Hotel Group design team had inspiration surrounding them for Ames.

NO-Stalgia by Karim Rashid
Digitally diverse porcelain line speaks to human life in the present age.

Coverings Select 2010 Award Winners
Apr 28, 2010 The inaugural Coverings Select competition aims to honor new and innovative products introduced to the industry since the close of Coverings 2009.

Resorts World Sentosa
The Michael Graves & Assoc. provides sustainable design for $4.32-billion Sentosa family resort and casino.

The Top 10 Commercial Interiors Products of the Past 50 Years
The North American landscape of contract interiors of the past 50 years continues to unfold the concept of the Schnelle brothers’ “Burolandschaft,” or open office plan.

Eversheds Law Firm, London by Woods Bagot
Apr 21, 2010 Woods Bagot’s interiors for Eversheds mark a radical departure from typical law firm design and elevate a BREEAM Very Good rating to a BREEAM Excellent rating in the process.

An Urban Clinic, Connecting with Community: Mill City Clinic
Apr 19, 2010 This month's Designing for Health" series from Perkins+Will  focuses on the connection between a healthcare facility and its urban community.

Industry Icon Perspectives: Looking Back 50 Years
Apr 15, 2010 Contract asked 10 iconic design practitioners to reflect on how they have seen the industry change and evolve over the last five decades.

Signature Center Theater
Apr 15, 2010 The new 74,000-sq.-ft. Signature Center, designed by Gehry Architects, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, will house three theaters and rehearsal space.

Milan Morsels: Studio Mario Ruiz Introduces Multiple Products
Apr 15, 2010 The prolific Spanish designer Mario Ruiz has a range of new products being introduced in Milan, by a variety of manufacturers.

Contract 50 Year Celebration
Apr 14, 2010 View candid highlights from Contract's 50th anniversary event, held on March 23 in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Nap by Fritz Hansen
Furniture company Vial celebrates launch of recyclable seat, which reminds users that sitting is an active motion.

Nook Series by Vial
 German design company Vial will showcase its Nook furniture series by designer Patrick Frey at Milan Furniture Fair 2010, April 14-19, 2010.

The Baroccabilly Collection by Nigel Coates
Debuting at the Milan Furniture Fair 2010, architect and designer Nigel Coates will present his collection of limited edition furniture and lighting, Baroccabilly,  at the one-person exhibition Baroccabilly at the Galleria Camera16.

Wood Design Trends
Whether warm and light or dark and rich, wood is cropping up in design today as a popular way to add an instant homey feel to a space.

Hannaford Pilots Platinum

A LEED Platinum-certified supermarket debuts in Augusta, Maine.

Design World Partnership Hosts Design Excellence Lectures
Apr 05, 2010 DWP hosts event with Middle East clients and Capital Club members.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Charlotte Perriand, Cassina has expanded its offerings by the furniture designer with the Cassina|Maestri collection.

Wallcoverings: Maharam
First introduced at NeoCon® 2009, Maharam Digital Products is a collection of large-scale digitally printed wall installations created by a host of artists, illustrators, photographers, and graphic and fashion designers.

CetraRuddy: Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Apr 02, 2010 Organic textures, wood floors, and salvaged pieces all contribute to the blending of elements and styles that breathe an air of Brazilian "favela chic."

Mike Butler: Virgilio Barco Public Library
On January 19, 2010, Mike Butler headed for Bogotá to do a photo shoot for the Virgilio Barco Public Library. The library and the government will use the photos to increase the education of the Colombian people, as well as publicize the institution itself. Butler shot the library’s interior for two nights, and the exterior and surrounding spaces for three nights.

Mike Butler: Virgilio Barco Public Library
Mar 22, 2010 On January 19, 2010, Mike Butler headed for Bogotá to do a photo shoot for the Virgilio Barco Public Library. The library and the government will use the photos to increase the education of the Colombian people, as well as publicize the institution itself. Butler shot the library’s interior for two nights, and the exterior and surrounding spaces for three nights.

HOK London Office, Qube Central London
Mar 19, 2010 HOK London achieves LEED Gold Certification, making it the first corporate space to gain the coveted environmental distinction.

Artek Furniture
Preview seating samples from Artek

Designing for Health: Adventist Behavioral Health
Mar 17, 2010 Adventist Behavioral Health, Rockville, Md., Adolescent Girls Unit, Activity Room

Environmental Winner
jury comment: “This project creates a great statement for designers in the idea of respecting a beautiful building while still finding a way to make it feel modern. It speaks to the essence of sustainability, which is not only to be concerned about what is new, but also to respect and reuse what is already there. This project demonstrates the notion that the most sustainable building is the one not built. If sustainability emphasizes ‘leave no footsteps,’ this one seems to dance.”

Adaptive Reuse Winner
jury comment: “This a great example of how one can insert a new and dynamic object into an existing space to create a sense of unexpected spontaneity. Strong color and form in juxtaposition with sinewy, rhythmic structure is effective in highlighting the adapted intervention. Each aspect is executed with enthusiasm and respect. Lighting is inspired!”

Public Space Winner
jury comment: “The redefinition of library as community center is executed flawlessly in this project. From the moment the billboard façade beckons pedestrians into the daylit interior, the project welcomes the community through a range of spatial experiences, community spaces, and resources. This project also does a great job of creating areas that nurture degrees of privacy while remaining extremely open and bright. The use of the furniture as the main source of color immediately creates a magnet for people to congregate, albeit quietly….. ”

Showroom Winner
jury comment: “The design is smart, efficient, and appropriate. There is a great cohesion in its simplicity, and it allows the character of the materials to emerge. This project also speaks to creating a space that shows a great deal of hope for the power of design, regardless of the budget. The economy of means coupled with the inventiveness of this idea captured all of us.”

Education Winner
jury comment: “It’s an interesting integration of educational materials, writing surfaces, and display that’s integral with the architecture. This project makes me feel like architecture matters in the process of learning. Since it is a design school, it is appropriate that it embody a passion for design and it does so boldly! Color and form create dynamic geometries. The design is consistent with what the stimulus-craving, next generation students are seeking.”

Healthcare Winner
jury comment: “This project remains appropriately institutional while shedding the undesirable trappings of traditional healthcare. The neutral and natural materials palette is elegant and non-institutional. There is superb integration between the building architecture and interiors…massing of the building stepping down the hill results in great vistas on which the interior capitalizes, making many of the spaces feel like they are outdoors.”

Restaurant Winner
jury comment: “The design is focused and unafraid. This vibrant, imaginative, clever, compact space
is made more intriguing with the impressive grand-scale graphic scrim. It’s stylish and clubby with a good dose of humor, color, and sexy lighting. There is no mistake that the experience in this place is pure theater.”

Hotel Winner
jury comment: “The project speaks of high design but is so drunk with the power of art. The two work together beautifully to create a seductive and yet sophisticated atmosphere. The clear and restrained palette of materials gains enormous life from the celebratory use of glass and light. It’s surprising, mysterious, dramatic, and sensual.”

Historic Restoration Winner
jury comment: “The reconstruction and restoration of the main lobby area appear to be done with great care and concern. It reestablishes the solidity and honesty of the original construction. A restrained and honest restoration transforms a badly altered lobby into a walk into another era. Classic elegance is revealed anew.”

Large Office Winner
jury comment: “The spatial interplay accented with both natural and artificial lighting brought this project forward. It is one of the few spaces that represents the future and the power of architectural form. Too often workspaces succumb to the efficiencies of function and forget to inspire. This one inspires. It’s the progressive idea of office as experience—pure visual poetry.”

Small Office Winner
jury comment: “A crisp, elegant solution that is likely to be perceived this way for years to come. The reflectivity of materials largely contributes to the overall lightness of space. The sculptural quality of portal, slot, and simple planes creates a space that is calm as well as intriguing. There is great care involved in presenting the work, and that leads me to think that there is great care in making the work.”

Designers of the Year 2010: Graft
Graft is a productive bundle of contradictions. The five young partners collaborate on every design even though they are now working out of Los Angeles, Berlin, and Beijing. In their 12 years of practice, they've progressed from temporary installations to varied buildings and on to master plans and major urban developments, while insisting that they tackle only the projects that inspire them. The bright colors and swooping lines of their exuberant hotels, restaurants, and commercial interiors carry over into an ambitious project to rebuild a devastated ward of New Orleans. Playful and serious, inventive and socially responsible, there seems no limit to the potential of Graft.

Spa/Fitness Winner
The Center for Wellness at The College of New Rochelle

Herman Miller’s new Los Angeles showroom
Nov 17, 2009 Herman Miller’s new Los Angeles showroom, designed by Atlanta-based tvsdesign, not only provides the manufacturer with a vast new 18,000-sq.-ft. facility to revitalize its West Coast presence, but also reaffirms the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.