Shaw Contract Announces Design Awards Winners

In its fourteenth year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program recognizes the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. The Awards place a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly inspiring work being done by the architecture and design community.

Today, Shaw Contract announces the winners of the Final and People’s Choice Awards, which represent the highest caliber of work within the industry. An esteemed panel of design professionals selected six Final Winners, and the People’s Choice Winner was selected through a digital voting competition. There were more than 700 entries submitted from 32 countries. Winning firms are featured on

“The Design Awards winners have created some of the most uniquely impactful spaces in the world,” says John Stephens, Vice President of Marketing for Shaw Contract. “Today we celebrate that impact and congratulate the winning firms for creating human-centric and optimistic spaces.”

Winning projects include:

Final Winners

Stantec | Denver, CO, USA
Project: BPX Energy Headquarters | Denver, CO, USA

WRNS Studio | New York, NY, USA
Project: Collision Lab at Cornell Tech | New York, NY, USA

Chaulk Studio | Healesville, Australia
Project: Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre | Frankston, Australia

Snøhetta | New York, NY, USA
Project: Calgary Central Library | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Looney & Associates | Dallas, TX, USA
Project: The Lodge at Gulf State Park | Gulf Shores, USA

M Moser Associates | Singapore, Singapore
Project: Trend Micro | Singapore, Singapore

People’s Choice Winner

SITE Architecture Studio | Perth, Australia
Project: Hale Junior School | Perth, Australia

Three distinguished members of the design community evaluated each project based on its design solutions beyond aesthetic quality. The jurors reviewed the challenges, processes and results of each project and how each design team defined design. A persistent design theme in many of the winning projects was an emphasis on bringing the feeling of home into contract environments.

The judging panel included

▪       Amy Sickeler, Perkins & Will Atlanta

▪       Anisa Heming, Center for Green Schools at USGBC

▪       Chau Tran, MTA | Urban Design Architecture Interior Design

▪       David Tracz, Studio 3877

▪       Dehne Sibbernsen, HOK New York

▪       Faith Marabella, Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc.

▪       Jessica Collins, HOK Dallas

▪       Linzi Cassels, Perkins & Will London

▪       Ramesh Subramaniam, M Moser Malaysia

▪       Shannon Murphy Gaffney, SkB ARCHITECTS

About Shaw Contract

At Shaw Contract, we believe that the ground beneath your feet should have a positive impact on how you live, learn, work, heal and play. We strive for design excellence in everything we do – from conception to production to installation, it’s what sets us apart. We make flooring that delivers a purposeful blend of design elements, materiality, sustainability and performance. Every day we take on creative challenges to research, design and innovate flooring solutions that transform spaces across the globe.

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