Starnet Commercial Flooring, a network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, has announced winners of the Starnet Design Awards Unique Installation Challenge

An elite panel of architects and designers generously shared their talent and expertise in this year’s judging: John T. McGrath, Jr., executive director, Install; Andrea Hanson | AIA, WELL AP, principal, architect, licensed interior designer, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; Alison Woolf | LEED AP associate principal, design director, Huntsman Architectural Group; and Cecelia Baumann, senior Interior Design Student | Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Creative Careers

Gold Unique Installation Challenge

Starnet Member Diverzify took home two awards for its work on the Old Chicago Post Office—Gold in Unique Installation and Gold in Mixed-Use. Spanning 2.5 million square-feet, the revitalized building is a triumph in urban renewal.

“The Old Chicago Post Office project showcases the power of skilled and trained floorcovering professionals to diagnose and fix problems on the go," said Design Awards Judge John T. McGrath, Jr., Executive Director, Install. "Their ingenuity allowed this relic of the past to be reborn into a modern, contemporary mixed-use space that can be enjoyed by Chicago residents and visitors from around the world."

Project Partners
Starnet Member: Diverzify
Architect: Gensler
Starnet Preferred Vendors: MAPEI, Schönox

Silver Unique Installation Challenge

The Silver Unique Installation Challenge was awarded to Starnet Member New England Floor Covering for the company’s work at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain located in Burlington, Vermont.  

Project Partners
Starnet Member: New England Floor Covering
Designer: Roto
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Altro 

Bronze Unique Installation Challenge

The Bronze in the Unique Installation Challenge was awarded to Starnet Member W.C. Carpenter, LLC for the company’s work at Virginia Wesleyan University Dining Hall in Norfolk, Virginia. The project also won gold in the 2021 Starnet Design Awards education category.

Project Partners
Starnet Member: W.C. Carpenter, LLC
Designer: Atlantic Culinary Environments
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Daltile, Mannington Commercial, Schönox