CARTERSVILLE, GA – June 7, 2016 – In its tenth year, Shaw Contract’s Design Is… Award program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the very idea of what design is. Today, Shaw Contract announces the winners of the Market Award, which represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment. An esteemed panel of design professionals selected 38 winners out of more than 450 entries submitted from 32 countries. The Market Award winners will advance to the People’s Choice program. Winning firms will be recognized in Shaw Contract’s annual NeoCon magazine and featured on

“The design showcased in these entries signify the global reach of our brand and utilization of high performance, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM products across the globe,” says John Stephens, Vice President of Marketing for Shaw Contract. “This year’s winners reflect how design profoundly impacts the mission of the space and its positive effect on the people that use it.”

Winning projects include:

Large Office (Greater than 40,000 sq. ft.)

  • Space | Mexico D.F. Mexico
    •  Project: Publicis | Mexico D.F. Mexico
  • Perkins+Will | Sao Paulo Brazil
    • Project: Trench, Rossi e Watanabe | Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Perkins+Will | Washington DC
    • Project: Nixon Peabody, LLP | Washington DC
  • SPATIUM design de l’environnement | Montreal Canada
    • Project: Lumen Head Office and Distribution Center | Laval Canada
  • IA Interior Architects | Atlanta GA
    • Project: Sapient | Miami FL

Mid-Size Office (10,000 – 40,000 sq. ft.)

  • Studio 103 | Melbourne Australia
    • Project: Puma | Moorabbin Australia
  • Rottet Studio | Houston TX
    • Project: Paul Hastings Chicago | Chicago IL
  • ZVA Group | Puebla Mexico
    • Project: CBRE Corporate Offices | Mexico City Mexico
  • lauckgroup | Dallas TX
    • Project: Wings| Dallas TX
  • OKB Architecture | Los Angeles CA
    • Project: Newmark Grubb Knight Frank – DTLA Offices | Los Angeles CA

Small Office (Less than 10,000 sq. ft.)

  • Chung Leung Construction Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) LTD. | Shanghai China
    •  Project: Chung Leung Construction Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) LTD. | Shanghai China
  • asym interiors, LLC | Fairfax VA
    • Project: TeleGeography | Washington DC
  • Kronberg Wall Architects & Planners | Atlanta GA
    • Project: 887 Wylie Street | Atlanta GA
  • PDM International China LTD | Shanghai China
    • Project: New Balance Shanghai office | Shanghai China
  • Perkins+Will | Atlanta GA
    • Project: Newell Rubbermaid, Collaborative Growth Lab | Atlanta GA
  • Paragon Interiors | Johannesburg South Africa
    • Project: Zenith Optimedia | Johannesburg South Africa


  • Latent Design | Chicago IL
    • Project: Mcgaw YMCA Meta Media | Evanston IL
  • M Moser Associates | Beijing China
    • Project: Yale Center Beijing | Beijing China
  • Mars Interieurarchitecten | Rotterdam The Netherlands
    • Project: Interiordesign for the study Aeronautical Services and the study Hospitality & Tourism for Albeda College, Rotterdam | Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Environetics | New York NY
    • Project: Year Up | New York NY
  • Haskell Architects | Melbourne Australia
    • Project: Wyndham Vale Primary School | Wyndham Vale Australia
  • Jones Studio | Phoenix AZ
    • Project: Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center | Mesa AZ
  • Fiona Robbe Landscape Architects | Arcadia Australia
    • Project: Goodstart Double Bay Child Care Centre | Doublebay Australia


  • Perkins+Will with Sims Patrick Studio | Atlanta GA
    • Project: Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, Peachtree Dunwoody | Sandy Springs GA
  • CTA Architects | Billings MT
    • Project: Olsen Orthodontics Studio | Billings MT
  • ZGF Architects LLP | Los Angeles CA
    • Project: Intermountain Healthcare, The Cottonwood Clinic Project at the TOSH Campus | Murray UT

Senior Living

  • THW Interiors | Atlanta GA
    • Project: Berman Commons | Dunwoody GA


  • Paradigm Design Group | Houston TX
    • Project: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront | Portland OR
  • Nicemakers | Amsterdam The Netherlands
    • Project: The Hoxton Amsterdam | Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • Stars Design bv | Rotterdam The Netherlands
    • Project: Post Plaza | Leeuwarden The Netherlands
  • Simeone Deary Design Group | Chicago IL
    • Project: The Charmant | Lacrosse WI
  • Bricolage | Santa Monica CA
    • Project: Gayley & Lindbrook | Los Angeles CA
  • II BY IV DESIGN | Toronto Canada
    • Project: Thompson Toronto | Hotel Lobby Bar | Toronto Canada

Public Sector

  • PIVOT Architecture | Eugene OR
    • Project: TriMet Center Street Report Area | Portland OR
  • OTH Architects | Amsterdam The Netherlands
    • Project: County House province Zuid-Holland | The Hague The Netherlands
  • fjmt | Melbourne Australia
    • Project: Reservoir Library | Darebin Australia


  • Sketch Blue + Studio Mantra | Columbus OH
    • Project: Donatos Pizza | Nashville TN
  • KDesign LLC | Reno NV
    • Project: The Jungle | Reno NV

Seventeen distinguished members of the design community evaluated each project based on its design solutions beyond aesthetic quality. The jurors reviewed the challenges, processes and results of each project and how each design team defined design.

The judging panel included:

  • Claudia Andrade, Andrade Azevedo Arquitetura
    Debra Barresse, Princeton University
    Lisa Cini, Mosaic Design Studio
    Leigh Fayfich, VOA & Associates
    David Frank, Gensler
    Pamela D. Goff, Leo A Daly
    Jennifer Hamilton, Square One Design
    Todd Heiser, Gensler
    Michelle R. Isroff, Big Red Rooster
    Ghina Itani, Itani Design Concepts
    Michael Lutz, Gensler
    Paula Margaritis, IBI Group
    Robert Norwood, NBBJ
    Vince Rieselman, Orcutt | Winslow
    Laura Shue, tvsdesign
    Sumita Sundaram, DSP Design Associates
    Bronte Turner, HLW

About People’s Choice Award
Market winners will be a part of People’s Choice voting, in which fans will vote on their favorite projects and choose a winner. Shaw Contract will also promote the winners through promotional and marketing materials.

About Shaw Contract
A leading global floor covering brand, Shaw Contract defines design through not only by great appearance, but also performance and sustainability. Its Cradle-to-Cradle products perform in commercial spaces around the world, and can be endlessly reclaimed and recycled. Shaw Contract has received 13 consecutive Best of NeoCon awards for its carpet collections and is rated “best overall business experience” by facility managers and designers. The brand is also recognized among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.” A brand of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.
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