IIDA Southwest Chapter Hosts P.R.I.D.E. Awards
A total of 29 awards were given out, including five to the Phoenix branch of national design firm SmithGroup.
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 6/10/2009 12:00:00 AM
Avondale Old Town Library by SmithGroup
In an awards ceremony that would make any organization proud, the Southwest Chapter of the International Interior Design Association recently handed out 29 awards in 14 categories as part of its P.R.I.D.E. Awards at the new Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona.
Standing for Professional Recognition in Interior Design Excellence, the annual P.R.I.D.E. awards acknowledges projects submitted by design firms in the chapter's member states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.
The night's big winner was the Phoenix branch of national design firm SmithGroup, which took home five awards—including Best of Show for their Avondale Old Town Library in Avondale, Arizona, also the winner in the Public Facility category.
Portland Place Lobby by DFDia
Another Phoenix-based firm, RNL, bagged four awards, including two for their Glendale Community College Campus in Glendale, Arizona. The Phoenix office of international powerhouse Gensler brought home three trophies, including a Design Excellence Award in the Environmental category for their Salt River Project Call Center in the East Valley.
Also snagging three awards was Tempe-based firm, DFDia, whose wins included a Design Excellence Award in the Commercial Single Space category for their Portland Place condo lobby in downtown Phoenix.
See below for the full list of Design Excellence Award winners.
Award: Best of Show
Project: Avondale Old Town Public Library
Award: Creativity on a Budget
Project: RNL Phoenix Design Studio
Project: Arizona State University Taylor Place Dormitory
Project: Salt River Project Call Center
Award: Hospitality + Restaurant
Project: The Spa at Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club
Firm: Form Studio
Award: On the Boards
Project: Mesa Community College Saguaro Building
Award: Commerical Single Space
Project: Portland Place Lobby
Award: Commercial Office Under 10,000 S.F.
Project: The Ellman Companies at Westgate
Firm: Evolution Design
Award: Commerical Office Over 10,000 S.F.
Project: Orcutt/Winslow Architecture, Interior Design & Planning Office
Award: New Residence
Project: Feigin Residence
Firm: Bruder Studio
Award: Student Team Design Project
Team: Megan Bohr, Holly Dezinski, Lyndsay Osburn from Arizona State University School of Design
Images courtesy of IIDA Southwest and DFDia.
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