Entries are now being accepted. Click here to enter.
Deadline: September 26, 2014
What to enter
Any interior design project that was occupied or first open for business no earlier than January 1, 2013. Older projects will be disqualified. Previous publication is acceptable.
01 Large Office (25,000 square feet and larger)
02 Small Office (up to 25,000 square feet)
12 Historic Restoration
13 Adaptive Re-Use
14 Sustainable (Green) Design
Entry fees are $235 for the first project submitted, and $195 for each subsequent project. There is no limit to the number of submissions. For design school students or class of 2014 graduates who submit student work in category 15, the fee is $75 per project.
Entries and fees must be received online by September 26, 2014. No hard copies will be accepted.
The entry will include
- Up to 10 color photographs. Students can submit renderings. See the technical image criteria for more information.
- At least one floor plan for professional projects.
- A brief description of your project (no more than 500 words), including client objectives, design program, square footage, budget, and date of occupancy.
- Do not reveal your firm’s identity in this description. Students will indicate the name of their school.
A jury comprised of leading industry professionals will review each entry and select one winner in each category. They are:
- Brian Graham, IIDA, creative director at Graham Design LLC
- Marc Herndon, IIDA, associate principal at RNL
- Andre Kikoski, AIA, principal at Andre Kikoski Architect
- E.B. Min, AIA, partner at Min | Day
- Krista Ninivaggi, 2014 Designer of the Year, founder of K&CO
If you win
You and your client will be honored at the 36th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in New York on January 30, 2015. Winners are expected to attend. Your project will also be published in the January 2015 issue of Contract magazine. Winners will be notified by October 31, 2014.
For questions, email Managing Editor Murrye Bernard at email@example.com.
Winners of the 35th Annual Interiors Awards:
The winners of the 35th Annual Interiors Awards were announced Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Interiors Awards Breakfast.
Adaptive Reuse: Drexel University CoMAD URBN Center by MSR
Education : Claire T. Carney Library by designLAB
Exhibition : Anne Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance by Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design
Healthcare: Large: Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute by Cannon Design
Healthcare: Small : Bloor West Dental Group by Southside Design
Hotel : Hotel Alfonso XIII by The Gallery HBA London
Office: Large : BBDO by HLW
Office: Small : Giant Pixel by Studio O+A
Public Space : Kanazawa Umimirai Library by Coelacanth K&H Architects
Restaurant : Wynn Andrea's by TAL Studio
Retail : Cannon Hall at the Graz Armory by INNOCAD
Sports : Ghelamco Arena by Massive Design
Sustainable : Federal Center South Building 1202 by ZGF Architects
Student : Invisible Infrastructure by Annie Masincupp
, Partner, ICRAVE
Andreas Charalambous , Principal, FORMA Design
LoriAnn Maas, Principal and Design Director of Interiors, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Anne Schopf, FAIA , Design Partner, Mahlum Architects
Joey Shimoda , Chief Creative Officer, Shimoda Design Group, Contract’s 2013 Designer of the Year
Legend Award: Trisha Wilson
Here are winners honored at the 34th Annual Interiors Awards in January 2013:
The 34th Annual Interiors Awards
"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.