IIDA Design Awards – 2018

The 11th Annual IIDA (International Interior Design Association) New England Interior Design Awards were held March 14th at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  The event attracted over 800 professionals from the design, commercial real estate, construction and engineering industries, who gathered to fete the creative works of their colleagues.

TotalOffice’s Heather Brunini co-hosted this year’s event with Marcus Hamblin from Gensler.  Carly Bassett from TotalOffice also volunteered on the committee and ran the Events/Venue sub-committee.  It was a wonderful evening that focused on celebrating teamwork and showcased interior design projects throughout New England.

Professional entries for the 2018 Design Awards were judged by a three-person panel consisting of William Hanley, Executive Editor of Surface Magazine; Taniya Nayak, Interior Designer, Taniya Nayak Design; and David Oakey, Product Designer, David Oakey Designs.

Bergmeyer took home the Best in Show award for their design of the Sonos Store in London along with Best Hospitality: Retail/Restaurant design (Savannah Bee Company). Gensler was also honored with two awards; Best Workspace Over 80,000 SF (Reebok Headquarters) and Best in Education (MIT Atlas Service Center).  Hacin + Associates notched three wins, taking the honors in Workspace: 20,000-80,000 SF (IDEO Cambridge) Residential: Private AND Best in Show (for the Four51 Marlborough Penthouse).

Elkus Manfredi also garnered a pair of wins, taking home the honors in Residential: Multi-Unit (Meriel Marina Bay) and Student Housing (Emerson College – Two Boylston Place).

In an effort to engage future generations and truly embrace design in the community, each major IIDA event is paired with a nonprofit beneficiary that supports art and design.  This year’s beneficiary was RAW Art.  RAW’s clinical art therapists and professional artists build meaningful relationships with each kid, helping them see a broader palette of life choices. They challenge them to change negative patterns while giving unrelenting support to reach what may seem unattainable.

For a complete list of the winning projects and design firms for the 11th Annual IIDA New England Interior Design Awards, click here.  Congratulations to all!

2018 IIDA Design Awards Committee

Co-Chairs Marcus Hamblin from Gensler and Heather Brunini from TotalOffice

Committee Members, Carly Bassett and Heather Brunini from TotalOffice

Katie Munks, Nick Najnigier and Nicole Kearns from TotalOffice

Professional Judges:  David Oakey, Taniya Nayak and William Hanley

Photo Credit: Kim Neal Photography


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