SV Design Receives IFDA New England’s ‘Best Commercial Design’ Award

Architecture and interior design firm, SV Design, received the ‘Best Commercial Design’ Award at IFDA New England’s recent Diamond Awards Gala at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.

The annual International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) awards represent the highest level of excellence in the interior design community, honoring those who advance the profession and communicate the impact of interior design within the New England design Community.

SV Design’s senior project manager, Izabela Kennedy, was presented with ‘Best Commercial Design’ for the transformation of a corporate office’s human resources department into a vibrant, interactive workspace.

“Izzy and the SV Design commercial team worked extensively to reconfigure and design our client’s office space to perfectly represent the company’s brand and approach to the spaces they occupy,” stated Jen Hocherman, Associate Principal. “Every detail from lighting and materials to color and graphics were intentionally selected to encourage engagement and collaboration among its employees.”

Ms. Kennedy led the project through a deep understanding of the client’s brand initiatives and their desire to attract a younger demographic of employees. Bold pops of color, flameless glass wall systems, and large wall graphics depicting the company’s culture were incorporated to create a modern, welcoming atmosphere. Carefully assigned adjacencies between departments allowed for additional workstations, conference rooms, and open-concept meeting spaces.

In addition, custom lighting and the reflectivity of double height glazing visually doubled the lobby size, and long runs of narrow, recessed lights were utilized to alter the perception of a low and narrow existing structure.

To see this project in entirety:

Builder: United Construction
Photographer: Marshall Dackert
Brand Development: PMcD Design LTD.
Graphics: White Light Visual

Event photo by Ev Dow Photography: Izabela Kennedy of SV Design, center, accepts the ‘Best Commercial Design’ Award from Shannon Pastuszak (left) and Taniya Nayak at the 75th IFDA New England Diamond Award Gala.

About SV Design

SV Design specializes in beautiful and functional architecture and interiors. For more than three decades, SV Design has built a reputation from Boston’s North Shore to the Cape and beyond for residential, institutional, non-profit, academic, and many other community spaces of character and integrity. SV Design’s multidisciplinary team engages closely with clients to identify opportunities, anticipate challenges, and steward projects from site planning to the details of décor. For more information visit