Inspirations Awards Winners 2011

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.

 


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Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_01 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. (photo by Oscar Einzig)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_02 Prataap Patrose, director for urban design, Boston Redevelopment Authority delivered the keynote address at the 2011 Inspirations Awards ceremony. (photo by Oscar Einzig)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_03 Prataap Patrose, director for urban design, Boston Redevelopment Authority delivered the keynote address at the 2011 Inspirations Awards ceremony. (photo by Oscar Einzig)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_04 In his keynote address, Prataap Patrose questioned what it means to be "SRED accredited," a term he imagined to mean a "socially responsible enlightened designer." (photo by Oscar Einzig)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_05 WGBH Radio in Boston hosted this year's Inspirations Awards in its LEED-certified Brighton, Mass., headquarters, designed by Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects).
(photo by Oscar Einzig)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_06 Built Environment category winner The Cara Program trains and motivates individuals affected by homelessness and poverty. Built within the constraints of a modest tenant improvement and furniture budget, the design of its new headquarters captures the positive spirit of an admirable organization and brings dignity to its efforts. Eastlake Studio was compensated for its design services, but provided free LEED consulting services and hopes to achieve basic LEED-CI Certification for the space.(photo by Dawn Holler Wisher/New Day Creative)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_07 The Cara Program came to Eastlake Studio with lofty ambitions, but controlling costs was essential. Stakeholders wanted a space that reflected their values, but established from the start that they preferred to spend money on programs and staff rather than excessive infrastructure. Furniture for the headquarters is a blend of donated, refurbished, and new product, as well as salvaged materials. Eastlake Studio helped Cara procure donated workstations and seating from space recently vacated by a corporate client, and further assisted by specifying refurbished private office furniture and new product for high-profile areas as appropriate.
(photo by Dawn Holler Wisher/New Day Creative)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_08 The look and feel of the space seeks to balance the revitalizing mission of The Cara Program with the reserved world of business. It supports The Cara Program’s mission of bringing in people who are down and out, building them up and then sending them back out into the world with new hope and energy—and most importantly—a job.
(photo by Dawn Holler Wisher/New Day Creative)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_09 Practice category winner ZeroLandfill(Ed) (ZeroLandfill Education) was launched in 2010 to address the growing needs of the education community patronizing ZeroLandfill project sites nationwide. ZeroLandfill projects connect expired specification samples from interiors designers with arts educators seeking creative inspiration. (photo by Christy Gray)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_10 A volunteer-led program that is managed through collaboration with IIDA and ASID, ZeroLandfill offers free supplies to arts educators in a collaborative and efficient manner. A dual benefit is realized by reducing the burden on landfills while providing necessary resources within each community. Interesting and hard-to-find materials generated by the interiors industry add to a positive creative learning experience for the students. As a program, ZeroLandfill(Ed) fills the gap between the materials and practical application in the classroom.
(photo by Christy Gray)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_11 As a program, ZeroLandfill(Ed) fills the gap between the materials and practical application in the classroom. The education resources include professional development workshops and lesson plan design based on the materials sourced at ZeroLandfill. Educators with professional development credit requirements are able to fulfill these needs with programming that aligns sustainability and reuse with creativity.
(photo by Christy Gray)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_12 Built Environment category honorable mention, YMCA of Greater Miami, designed by Perkins+Will, is the first YMCA combined with affordable housing, setting the precedent for the other YMCAs nationally. This combination meets the community’s need for affordable housing and the services a traditional YMCA offers: child care, wellness, and exercise and fitness programs.
(photo by Mark Surloff)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_13 This YMCA also is the first to be built by the Greater Miami Chapter in more than 40 years. The Allapattah Family Branch is an interior build-out of approximately 28,000 sq. ft., consisting of a 10,000-sq.-ft. Child Care wing and an 18,000-sq.-ft. Wellness Center.
(photo by Mark Surloff)
Inspirations Awards Winners 2011_14 The interior design concept stemmed from the client’s vision to provide the users with a unique facility that brings together the strength and long history of the YMCA and builds a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
(photo by Mark Surloff)