Starnet Commercial Flooring, the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, has revealed the fourth of several Starnet Design Awards winners for 2021. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition honors the outstanding projects completed by the membership in partnership with the architects, designers and Starnet aligned manufacturing partners. New this year, Starnet will announce the gold category winners monthly, culminating with the grand prize winner revealed during the organization’s annual shareholders meeting in October 2021.
Multi-family, senior living, condominiums, retirement communities, and other spaces that provide more than one use within a building or development area offer unique challenges. Each is designed differently using a variety of flooring materials to address ergonomics, acoustics, indoor air quality, durability, and cleanability. On center stage is the Starnet Flooring Contractor Network’s professionalism to flawlessly execute the best possible outcomes. As leading contract flooring experts, the Starnet network annually performs more than $500 million dollars in the segment throughout the United States and Canada. Multi-family ($350M) and senior-assisted living ($150M) command the largest share in the segment.
Gold in Mixed-Use-Developments
The Gold in Mixed-Use-Developments was awarded to Starnet Member Diverzify for the company’s work at Old Chicago Post Office located in Chicago, Illinois.
Spanning 2.5 million square-feet, the reimagined Old Chicago Post Office is a triumph in urban renewal. The massive building recently underwent an $800 million renovation after sitting empty for several decades—the largest historic redevelopment in American history. Every crack, crevice and hole had to be located, repaired, and brought to historic-appropriate appearance. As a historical landmark, the restoration also had to retain original design characteristics and aesthetics. While most of the existing floor was concrete, work also included repairing and replacing tile, carpet and wood in event and workspaces.
“The installation team was able to restore the unique character of this grand space, bringing the building back to life by working with the existing flooring,” said Design Awards Judge Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. “There’s something to be said for the dedication here,” she added. Judge Cecelia Baumann, Senior Interior Design Student, Savanah College of Art and Design added, “They embraced the flaws of the structure and showcased the challenges of the space.” “It’s beautifully done and incredibly impressive,” added Alison Woolf, LEED AP Associate Principal, Design Director, Huntsman Architectural Group.
- Project Name: Old Chicago Post Office
- Starnet Member: Diverzify
- Architect: Gensler
- Starnet Preferred Vendors: MAPEI, Schönox
Silver in Mixed-Use-Developments
The Silver in Mixed-Use-Developments was awarded to Starnet Member Great Floors, LLC for the company’s work at Teaching & Learning Administrative Center located in West Richland, Washington.
- Project Name: Teaching & Learning Administrative Center
- Starnet Member: Great Floors, LLC
- Architect: Design West Architecture
- Starnet Preferred Vendors: Daltile, Mannington Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite, Uzin Utz North America, Inc.
Bronze in Mixed-Use-Developments
The Bronze in Mixed-Use-Developments was awarded to Starnet Member Great Floors, LLC for the company’s work at Pacific Point Condominiums located in Blaine, Washington.
Project Name: Pacific Point Condominiums
Starnet Member: Great Floors, LLC
Architect and Designer: X Architecture, Inc.
Starnet Preferred Vendors: American Olean, Hallmark Flooring, Inc., MAPEI
2021 Mixed-Use-Developments Category Judging Panel
An elite panel of architects and designers generously shared their talent and expertise in this year’s judging:
- Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, principal, architect, licensed interior designer, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
- Alison Woolf | LEED AP associate principal, design director, Huntsman Architectural Group
- Cecelia Baumann, Senior Interior Design Student, Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Creative Careers
For more information about the 2021 Starnet Design Awards and to view all the entrants and winners visit the Starnet Design Awards website.