In its eighth year, the Shaw Contract Group Design Is… Award program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the very idea of what design is. This year, Shaw Contract Group introduced Market Awards, representing the highest caliber of work within an industry segment and/or geographic region. An esteemed group of design professionals selected 48 winners out of more than 350 entries submitted from 26 countries.

Winning firms will be recognized in our annual NeoCon magazine and featured on our website. Additionally, winners will be a part of People’s Choice voting, in which fans will vote on their favorite projects and choose a winner. Shaw Contract Group will also promote the winners through promotional and marketing materials.

Winning projects include:

Large Office (Greater than 50,000 sq. ft.)

· Annekoos Littel Interieurarchitecten BNI | Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands

o    Project: Bedrijfsverzamelgebouw Regionaal Archief Rivierenland en Stichting Christelijke Woningcorporatie | Tiel, Gelderland, The Netherlands

· Gensler | Newport Beach, CA

o    Project: Fitness International, LLC | Irvine, CA

· AECOM | Shanghai, China

o    Project: AECOM Hong Kong Office | Hong Kong, China

· Cannon Design | Chicago, IL

o    Project: Cannon Design Chicago Office | Chicago, IL

· Cannon Design | Chicago, IL

o    Project: The Clorox Company | Pleasanton, CA

· Francis Cauffman | Philadelphia, PA

o    Project: Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP Headquarters | Wilmington, DE


Mid-Size Office (10,000 – 50,000 sq. ft.)

· AECOM | Los Angeles, CA

o    Project: Velti Headquarters | San Francisco, CA

· Gensler | Miami, FL

o    Project: DLA Piper | Miami, FL

· ITOKI Corporation | Tokyo, Japan

o    Project: SYNQA ITOKI Innovation Center | Tokyo, Japan

· JPC Architects | Bellevue, WA

o    Project: Google | Seattle, WA

· Perkins+Will | Atlanta, GA

o    Project: IMG College | Atlanta, GA

· Space Matrix | Singapore

o    Project: Clifford Chance | Singapore


Small Office (Less than 10,000 sq. ft.) © 2013 Shaw, a Berkshire Hathaway Company 1 800.257.7429 |

· HGC Arquitectos | Bogotá, Colombia

o    Project: Masivo Capital | Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

· SSDG Interiors Inc. | Vancouver, BC, Canada

o    Project: Plentyoffish Media Inc. | Vancouver, BC, Canada

· Henry J Lyons Architects | Dublin, Ireland

o    Project: SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Ireland PLC | Dublin, Ireland

· BAS ltd | Petach Tikva, Israel

o    Project: Setter Architects | Ramat Gan, Israel