Darien, Conn.–The 18th Annual Starnet Design Awards were held on April 15, 2016, in Miami, as one of the major highlights of Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership’s annual meeting, April 14-16.
The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality and versatility, and this year’s winners encapsulated the power of innovative and bold flooring installation in commercial interior design. From a critically acclaimed, environmentally conscious airport project to the renovation of a national treasure that plays host to astronauts and space-flight enthusiasts, the projects had judges and competitors seeing stars.
“Once again, we are awestruck and proud of the work done by Starnet Members throughout the country,” said Jeanne Matson, president and CEO of Starnet. “The Design Awards allow us to come together and recognize this talent and creativity. This year’s winners demonstrate to the entire industry that outstanding flooring design and craftsmanship can achieve amazing results in the commercial market. The awards also allow us to showcase the collaboration between our members, vendor partners and the A&D community. It’s a team effort that strengthens relationships and fosters innovation.”
Gold, silver and bronze prizes were awarded in six judged categories: Healthcare, Corporate, Education, Hospitality/Public Space, Environmental Achievement and Unique Installation Challenge. Votes from Starnet members, vendor partners and members of the trade press selected the winners of the third annual People’s Choice Awards.
Gold—IMM TI, ReSource Colorado; architect, OZ Architecture Denver
Silver—FSW (Food Service Warehouse), Acierno & Company, LLC
Bronze—Lockton, 34th and 35th Floors, Mr. David’s Flooring International, LLC
Judges’ Award—Master Craft Floors, Master Craft Floors, Inc.
Hospitality/Public Space Category
Gold—HarborChase of Shorewood, Mr. David’s Flooring International, LLC; designer, Direct Supply Aptura
Silver—Ronald McDonald House, The Wylie House, Interior Surface Enterprises LLC
Bronze—Kansas State University, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, North End Zone, Interior Surface Enterprises LLC
Gold—Rush University Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Mr. David’s Flooring International, LLC; designer, Proteus Group
Silver—Shriners Hospitals for Children, Replacement Hospital, CI Select Flooring Solutions
Bronze—Pediatric Dental Care, CCA Floors & Interiors
Gold—The New Jersey City University School of Business, Consolidated Carpet; architect, Clarke Canton Hintz
Silver—Wake Forest University School of Law, E.E. Wilson Floor Covering
Bronze—Wayne State University Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, Master Craft Flooring, Inc.
Judge—Megan Walker, ASID, LEED AP, Eppstein Uhen Architects, senior interior designer
Unique Installation Category
Gold—Kennedy Space Center, Mr. David’s Flooring International; designer, Design Shop
Silver—University of Pittsburgh Medial Center Lemieux Sports Complex, DeGol Brothers
Bronze—Beaumont Royal Oak Central Pharmacy Compounding Laboratory, Master Craft Floors, Inc.
Judge—John McGrath, INSTALL, executive director
Environmental Achievement Category
Gold—Portland International Airport—Terminal Recarpet, Rubenstein’s Contract Carpets LLC; architect, Henneberry Eddy Architects
Judge—Bob Peoples, Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), executive director
People’s Choice Award Category
Gold— Rush University Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Mr. David’s Flooring International, LLC; designer, Proteus Group
Bronze—Windcrest Elementary School, San Antonio Floor Finishers
Silver—Portland International – Terminal Recarpet, Rubenstein’s Contract Carpets LLC