Architects and Designers Recognised at 34th Annual Interiors Awards

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Interiors Awards 2013 Winner: Large Office – Microsoft Vienna by INNOCAD. Vienna, Austria. Photo: Paul Ott

The 34th Annual Interiors Awards in New York have honoured visionary designers from all over the world.

Presented by Contract magazine, award winners were chosen for 13 project categories ranging from public space and adaptive re-use to offices and restaurants.

The ceremony’s highest honour went to Joey Shimoda, a Los Angeles architect and designer, who was named Designer of the Year. His firm, Shimoda Design Group, works with clients like TOMS Shoes, J.J. Abrams, Rolex and Steelcase to create meaningful spaces.

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Interiors Awards 2013 Winner: Small Office – XAL Competence Center (XALcc) by INNOCAD. Graz, Austria. Photo: Paul Ott

“By receiving this honor, I am fortified in believing that all of our effort inspires excellence in design,” Shimoda said.

Since the first awards ceremony in 1980, the Interiors Awards have recognised both up-and-coming designers and those already established in the industry who make meaningful contributions to the architecture and design industry.

Another highlight of the event was the 2013 Legend Award, presented to Michael Graves for his performance in the industry. He won the Designer of the Year award in 1981 and went on to make influential contributions in architecture, interior design, product design and branding.

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Interiors Awards 2013 Winner: Hotel – Grand Hyatt New York by Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners. New York. Photo: Paul Ott

Winners were selected by a jury of industry leaders and included both local and international designers who traveled to New York for the prestigious awards.

The winners of the 2013 Interiors Awards are:

Large Office – Microsoft Vienna by INNOCAD. Vienna, Austria.

Small Office – XAL Competence Center (XALcc) by INNOCAD. Graz, Austria.

Hotel – Grand Hyatt New York by Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners. New York, New York.

Restaurant – Untitled by Rockwell Group. New York, New York.

Healthcare – Randall Children’s Hospital by ZGF Architects. Portland, Oregon.

Education – Cranbrook Art Museum Renovation and Collections Wing by SmithGroupJJR. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Public Space – Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum by HGA. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Showroom – Chongqing Mountain and City Sales Office by One Plus Partnership. Chongqing, China.

Entertainment – Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema by One Plus Partnership. Atlanta, Georgia.

Sustainable – 22squared by Gensler. New York, New York.

Adaptive Reuse – Confidential Multimedia Entertainment Company by FXFOWLE Architects. New York, New York.

Retail – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Store by Marlon Blackwell Architect. Bentonville, Arkansas.

Student – Play Lab by Nicole Germano. San Francisco, California.

By Kristen Avis
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