IIDA Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Latin America Design Awards

IIDA Latin America Design Awards – Corporate Space Large category winner – SMA – GSM OFFICES by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Mexico City – Photo Credit Rafael Gamo
IIDA Latin America Design Awards – Corporate Space Small category winner – JLL Mexico by Gensler, Mexico City – Photo credit Bernardo Miranda

IIDA is honored to announce the winners of 2019 IIDA Latin America Design Awards. This competition was created to recognize, honor, and celebrate outstanding interior design/interior architecture projects that represent the highest level of creativity, originality, and design excellence in the Latin America and Caribbean regions.

“Each year, the Latin America Design Awards present us with outstanding examples of locally inspired, pioneering design projects that successfully reflect the communities and populations they serve,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “This year’s winning projects represent the best of visionary architecture and design in their respective regions.”

Entries were judged by a jury of design professionals, including Patricia Saldaña Natke, FAIA, founding partner, UrbanWorks; Nita Posada, IIDA, director of interior design, Skylab Architecture; and Enrique Vela, IIDA, AIA, associate principal, ROTTET STUDIO.

“The winners in this competition demonstrated an astute sense of placemaking within these projects,” said Posada on behalf of the jury. “We are pleased to be honoring such well-articulated interiors that speak the local languages.”

The winners of the 2019 IIDA Latin America Design Awards are:

Corporate Space – Large

Firm: AEI Arquitectura e Interiores, Bogota, Colombia
Project: AEI – Globant Biophilia, Bogota, Colombia

Firm: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Mexico City, Mexico
Project: SMA – GSM OFFICES, Mexico City, Mexico

Corporate Space – Small

Firm: Gensler, Mexico City, Mexico
Project: JLL Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Firm: Gensler, San José, Costa Rica
Project: Sfera Legal, San José, Costa Rica


Firm: Gensler, San José, Costa Rica
Project: Surf Simply


Firm: Gensler, San José, Costa Rica
Project: Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, San José, Costa Rica

Residences – Large

Firm: Adriana Hoyos Design Studio, Miami, Florida
Project: The Yacht House, Nassau, Bahamas

Firm: CDM Casas de México, Zapopan, Mexico
Project: TM House, Colima, Mexico

Restaurants, Lounges, & Bars

Firm: Cadena Concept Design, Monterrey, Mexico
Project: Mucho, Mexico City, Mexico

Firm: FaciLeboreiro Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico
Project: Argentalia, Mexico City, Mexico


Firm: Ampersand Studio Inc., Toronto, Canada
Project: Hurley’s, Grand Harbour, Cayman Islands

All entrants were eligible for an additional award, the Narrative Award, which recognizes a project with a compelling statement that described significant challenges or extraordinary circumstances that were overcome in order to deliver the project. The winner of this year’s Narrative Award is Pre-Columbian Gold Museum by Gensler, San José, Costa Rica.

View all winnings projects here.

All winners and the Best of Competition winner will be celebrated at an awards presentation and reception at the IDEA Studio at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on July 25, 2019, from 6-8 p.m.Winning projects will also be published in an issue of Contract magazine, showcased on the IIDA website, and featured on IIDA social media channels to more than 300,000 followers.


For 25 years, IIDA, the commercial interior design association with global reach, has been a leader in defining, supporting, and enriching the interior design profession. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org