Save the date for the Interiors Awards Breakfast
Contract’s 35th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast will be held Friday, January 24, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The ceremony honors the winners of the Interiors Awards, as well as the Designer of the Year and Legend Award winner. A reception will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the breakfast and awards presentation commences at 8:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $245; a table for 10 is $2,450; and a Champion Table, which seats 10 in a premium location and will be recognized during the event, is available for $3,900. Stay tuned for an announcement about how to buy tickets.
01 Large Office (25,000 square feet and larger)
02 Small Office (up to 25,000 square feet)
08 Public Space
12 Historic Restoration
13 Adaptive Re-Use
14 Sustainable (Green) Design
If you win:
You and your client will be honored at the 35th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in New York on January 24, 2014. Winners are expected to attend. Your project will also be published in the January 2014 issue of Contract magazine.
Note: Winners will be notified by October 31, 2013. All winners will be required to provide professional-quality, high-resolution electronic project photographs, drawings, renderings, and floor plans for publication and use at the Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast. A completed project source list of products also will be required.
Entry fees are $225 for the first project submitted and $195 for each subsequent project. (For design school students or class of 2013 graduates who submit student work in category 15, the fee is $75 per project.)
How to enter:
Contract is no longer accepting entries
The entry will include:
• Up to 10 color photographs. Students can submit renderings. Do not watermark your photos.
• At least one floor plan for professional projects.
• A brief description of your project (no more than 600 words), including client objectives, design program, square footage, and budget, and date of occupancy. Do not reveal your firm’s identity in this description. Students will indicate the name of the school and assignment description.
NOTE: Both the awards entry and the fee must be received by Friday, September 27, 2013
For questions, email Contract Associate Editor Cody Calamaio at firstname.lastname@example.org and state the name of your project and the category you are entering.
, Partner, ICRAVE
, Principal, FORMA Design
LoriAnn Maas, Principal and Design Director of Interiors, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Anne Schopf, FAIA
, Design Partner, Mahlum Architects
, Chief Creative Officer, Shimoda Design Group,
Contract’s 2013 Designer of the Year
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: JOEY SHIMODA
LEGEND AWARD: MICHAEL GRAVES
The 34th Annual Interiors Awards
The Interiors Awards offers recognition in an array of market segments and is the only juried program to offer recognition of design by category. Held since 1979, the competition is judged by a select group of respected design industry leaders.
Jurors said, "The consistency of quality and ideas from designers around the world confirms the emergence of a powerful global interiors dialogue. ”
Even with difficult, and sometimes unpredictable, economic conditions designers continue to craft thoughtful and relevant interiors, many of which transform the appearance and function of existing buildings. The jurors—Alan Ricks (2012 Designer of the Year), Dina Griffin, Nancy Keatinge, Margaret Sullivan, and Stephen Apking—recognized this transformative power to distill the best work of their peers from nearly 400 submissions.
A winning project was selected in 13 categories. FXFOWLE was recognized for the adaptive reuse of a New York armory, but many other projects redefined existing interiors, including the renovation of the Cranbrook Art Museum by Eliel Saarinen, a new restaurant in Marcel Breuer’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and a retail space in Moshie Safdie’s Crystal Bridges Museum. Even the proposed site of the winning student/conceptual project was for an existing yet struggling retail location in San Francisco. Additionally, two projects from China were chosen, designed by the same Chinese firm, and two projects from Austria were selected, designed by the same Viennese architects. Large firms are represented—Gensler won for a sustainable office project in Atlanta—but the majority of projects were by small- or medium-sized firms. Great design was, of course, the key determining factor for the jurors, and clearly firms of various sizes—not just large firms—were able to complete fantastic and transformative work.
The 2013 Interiors Awards winners are:
Large Office: Microsoft Vienna in Vienna by INNOCAD
Small Office: XAL Competence Center in Graz, Austria by INNOCAD
Hotel: Grand Hyatt New York in New York by Bentel & Bentel Planners/Architects
Restaurant: Untitled in New York by the Rockwell Group
Healthcare: Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon by ZGF Architects
Education: Cranbrook Art Museum Renovation and Collections Wing in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan by SmithGroupJJR
Public Space: Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis by HGA
Showroom: Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office in Chongqing, China by One Plus Partnership
Entertainment: Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema in Wuhan, China by One Plus Partnership
Adaptive Reuse: Confidential Multimedia Entertainment Company in New York by FXFOWLE Architects
Retail: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Museum Store in Bentonville, Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell Architect
Sustainable: 22squared in Atlanta by Gensler
Student: Play Lab by Nicole Germano
The project awards, along with the Designer of the Year and the Legend Award, are publicly presented at the Interiors Awards Breakfast event, held each year at the end of January, where the design community's best gather to pay tribute to the winning teams. Winning projects are also published in the January/February awards issue of Contract magazine.
A gallery of images from the event are available here.
2012 Interiors Awards Winners
• Designer of the Year: MASS Design Group
• Legend Award: Karl Magnusson
MASS Design Group: Contract magazine’s 2012 Designer of the Year from Contract Magazine on Vimeo.
Large Office: Confidential Trading Floor in Chicago by Perkins+Will
Small Office: iCrete in Beverly Hills, California by Felderman Keatinge + Associates
Hotel: East Hotel in Hong Kong by CL3 Architects Ltd
Restaurant: Scarpetta Dining Pavilion in Toronto by II by IV Design Associates
Healthcare: Swedish Issaquah Medical Center in Issaquah, Washington by CollinsWoerman
Education: Children's Institute, in Los Angeles by Koning Eizenberg Architecture
Public Space: Battery Park City Branch of New York Public Library in New York by 1100 Architect
Showroom: Modern Chinese Garden in Zhuhai, China by Kris Lin Interior Design
Sports/Entertainment: Yoho Midtown in Hong Kong by One Plus Partnership
Historic Restoration: Durant Hall at University of California Berkeley by Mark Cavagnero Associates
Adaptive Reuse: DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Retail: Omonia Bakery in Astoria, New York by Bluarch Architecture+Interiors+Lighting
Student/Conceptual: Kent Bellows Studio in Omaha, Nebraska by University of Nebraska Students