Solutia‘s Ultron carpet fibers has named the winners of the 21st annual Doc Award competition. Named after Dr. Robert F. “Doc” Docherty, a pioneer in the contract interior design industry, the award aims to honor the best contract interior designs and carpet product designs featuring Ultron fiber. The winning architects, designers and manufacturers were honored recently at an awards luncheon in New York City.
Design project winners included: Lauren Rottet Architecture & Design of Houston; Gensler, based in San Diego; CBT Architects of Boston; and Los Angeles-based DMJM Design. In the product category, winners included Constantine Commercial, J&J/Invision, Karastan Contract, and Mannington Commercial.
CBT ArchitectsUltron lauded Boston-based CBT Architects for its work on the offices of the Analysis Group. The design features Suave carpet by J&J/Invision and was developed by a team that included Lois Goodell, principal; David Madson, project manager; Jimmy Setiabudi, project designer; Jessica Girouard, project architect; Kay Lee, designer; and Front Studio, associate architect.
The design was meant to take a formerly structured, corporate environment, and create a space that was "open and flexible." CBT also maximized the use of natural lighting, for a "fresh, airy" effect, Ultron noted.
DMJM DesignLos Angeles-based DMJM Design was honored for its design of the Annenberg Foundation's Century City, Calif., headquarters. The team on the project included Alice Hricak, project manager; Ramesh Laridjani, project architect; Masahiko Tanaka, junior designer; Vano Haritunians, technical director; Naomi Asai, project designer; and Richard Riviere, principal.
For the Foundation's 10th floor, DMJM created a rich palette of dark chocolate walnut wood floors and walls, glass accents, and rich inlaid Milktea Karastan carpets with Ultron fiber.
GenslerGensler's San Diego office was awarded for its design of the executive offices of First Allied Securities. The project includes Trimline Landscape and Cosmopolitan by Constantine Commercial carpets and was developed by a team that included Jeffrey Hollander, project designer; Scott Peterson, project manager; Nancy Andrade-Polito, project architect; Frank Licari, technical director; and Nicole Leblanc, designer.
First Allied Securities wanted its offices to represent the company’s forward-looking vision while at the same time, reflecting its rich history and experience. Gensler’s team created a singular space that offers extraordinary views of the San Diego Harbor, as well as multifunctional conference rooms, rich color and expansive collaborative areas.
Lauren Rotten Architecture & DesignLauren Rotten Architecture & Design, based in Houston, was recognized for its design of the offices of a global management company. The design features Lindstrom carpet by Constantine Commercial and Brilliant & Bright Idea carpet by J&J/Invision and was developed by a team that includes Lauren Rottet, founding principal; Kelie Mayfield, principal; Anja Majkic, project designer; Christy Landrum, furniture manager; and Todd Runkle, associate principal.
The team created "a modular, flexible space that was functional but still in accordance with the company’s office standards," according to Ultron. The office was also designed with team rooms, multifunctional common spaces and glass partitioning to foster "collaboration and teamwork," according to the company.