Healthcare/Grand Prize Winner

Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership has announced the winners of its 2009 Starnet Design Awards competition. Aimed at honoring the best and most creative designs in commercial projects involving Starnet members, the awards were presented recently at the co-op’s annual meeting in Palm Desert, Calif.

Environmental Achievement  Winner

"The power of collaboration and the vision of truly skilled talent are evident by the caliber of this year's winning entries," said Jeanne Matson, president and CEO of Starnet. "Our members possess decades of skilled technical expertise that produces phenomenal end results for their designers and the client. These awards truly celebrate all facets of commercial flooring craftsmanship at its finest.”

Unique Installation Challenge Winner

The Design Awards recognize creative use of floor coverings, flooring design concepts and how well designs meet client objectives, along with considerations for any special challenges encountered. The panel of judges included: Maurie O'Neill, designer/partner for O2 Design in New York; Clara Igonda, principal at Perkins + Will, Los Angeles; and Adel Smith Chapman, director of interiors for Architects Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker (DWRB), based in San Diego.

The winners included:

Healthcare/Grand Prize Winner
Starnet Member: Universal Metro (Dave Triepke)
Project: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Perkins + Will Architects
Products: Mannington, Armstrong, Mohawk, Flexco, Ardex, Lees Carpets, Milliken, Henry

Environmental Achievement
Starnet Member: AIC Contracting, Inc. (Michael Ansari)
Project: University of Cincinnati CARE/Crawley Building, Cincinnati, Ohio
Designer: Harley Ellis Devereaux-UC Design & Construction-Dennis Funke
Products: Armstrong, Johnsonite, Daltile

Unique Installation Challenge
Starnet Member: Legacy Commercial Flooring, Columbus, Ohio (George Holinga)
Project: COSI, Columbus, Ohio
Designer: Jerome M. Scott Architects, Inc.
Products: Mannington Commercial Modern Wear

Education Winner

Starnet Member: AIC Contracting, Inc. (Michael Ansari)
Project: Northern Kentucky University Student Union, Highland Heights, KY
Designer: Omni Architects-Carl Mudd
Products: Bentley Prince Street, Daltile, Mannington, Johnsonite

Hospitality/Public Space Winner

Hospitality/Public Space
Starnet Member: Consolidated Carpet (Dave Meberg)
Project: Stuyvesant Town Amenity Spaces, New York, NY
Designer: CetraRuddy Incorporated-Melissa Gibb
Products: Bentley Prince Street, Johnsonite, Fritz, Gerbert

Small Corporate Winner

Small Corporate
Starnet Member: Business Interiors Floor Covering (Paul Ferraro)
Project: Anika Therapeutics, Bedford, MA
Designer: Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects & Planners-Michele R. Brooks
Products: Atlas, Lees Carpets, Mannington, Armstrong, Johnsonite

Large Corporate Winner

Large Corporate
Starnet Member: Commercial Carpets of America (Ralph Grove)
Project: American Trucking Associations, Inc., Arlington, VA
Designer: RTKL Associates, LLC-Dennis Gaffney, VP
Products: J+J/Invision Vibe, Plateau and Debonaire