Thursday, August 21, 2014

ASID 2013 Design Excellence Awards

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) North Chapter is the premier organization for local interior designers. Each year, ASID salutes its members’ design achievements in multiple categories for residential, commercial, hospitality, health care and sustainability. The winners were honored at the 2013 ASID Design Excellence Awards Gala, held in August at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Below are the winners and Best in Show winner for the Commercial category of interior design. The winners in the Residential category are presented in this month’s issue of our sister magazine, Phoenix Home & Garden. For more information about the ASID North Chapter, visit asidaznorth.org.


2013 COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN WINNERS

BEST IN SHOW – COMMERCIAL
Brian D. Cox, RA, Allied ASID
Cox-James Architects



 

phm0913 asid2 mdOffice Space Under 5,000 Square Feet
Designer:
Angelica Henry, ASID


Company:
Angelica Henry Design
15551 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Ste. 155, Scottsdale, 480-502-6605

The criteria for this architectural firm’s office renovation were to create an inviting, home-like environment; to feature their architectural licenses; and to create distinctive elements to play off of the architectural services offered. This designer coordinated expanding the firm’s single suite into the adjacent suite and renovating both spaces. Challenges included combining the suites while working within the existing footprint, and designing a few elements for the client to fabricate in order to help manage the budget. A feature wall showcasing the architectural licenses was the perfect opportunity to join these spaces together. The architectural profession is highlighted by a custom wall covering featuring the floor plan of one of their projects, as well as structurally related materials including steel panels and a Glulam beam coffee table. The license frames, conference room art, and coffee table top were elements designed to be easily fabricated by the client. The resulting space is a warm, energetic, and inspiring architectural environment.

2nd Place
Stacy Scharf, ASID; Christy Geninatti, Allied ASID; Tony Sutton, Allied ASID

Est Est, Inc.

3rd Place
Danielle Jacques, Allied ASID

Danielle Jacques Designs LLC



phm0913 asid3 mdBEST IN SHOW - Office Space Over 5,000 Square Feet
Designer:
Brian Cox, Allied ASID


Company:
Cox-James Architects
820 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-659-5801

Design is always a challenge, even with a great long-term client of 20-plus years. During this long tenure, the spaces required for this financial services client were visually transitional, with a traditional feeling of mahogany and cherry. For this latest project, we were directed to change the whole look and produce a contemporary feel. Contemporary can exude a cold and unassuming feel to some people, and that could be a challenge here. To make sure that didn’t happen, we designed a light, warm, airy concept using natural figured anigre, limestone, white quartz, warm sage greens and off-whites accented with yellow ochre and soft shades of various muted reds. The lighting is entirely LED, and the work stations, desks, conference tables and credenzas were designed and built solely for this project. This office consolidates three former offices for more efficiency.

2nd Place
Roberta Thomas, ASID

evolution design, inc.

3rd Place
Brian D. Cox, RA, Allied ASID

Cox-James Architects



phm0913 asid4 mdSenior Living Facility
Designer:
Luann Thoma-Holec, ASID


Company:
Thoma-Holec Design LLC
7255 E. Hampton Ave., Ste. 112, Mesa,
480-671-9307

The design team remodeled an existing lounge area and a one-bedroom apartment on this six-story independent/assisted living community’s second floor, which is designated for providing a higher level of resident care for those with cognitive impairment. The designers provided programming, design layout, reflected ceiling details, millwork design, and construction documents so the general contractor, owner and architect could proceed with the necessary evaluation of the existing structural space. A living room dining area provided a residential atmosphere for all residents. Finishes were residential in appearance yet offered specifications required for a commercial environment that would be susceptible to infection, incontinence, medications and constant maintenance. Furnishings were designed in senior-appropriate dimensions, with moisture barrier backings and specially treated fabrics and upholstery decking to help combat infection and illness. The designer’s goal was to provide an environment that offered residents the opportunity for meaningful activities, specialized care for wellness benefits, and an aspect of dignity and respect. Challenges included a low budget, low ceilings, and a small allocation of amenities space.

2nd Place
Janelle K. Schick, ASID

Schick Design Group
www.schickdesigngroup.com

3rd Place
LuAnn Thoma-Holec, ASID

Thoma-Holec Design LLC
www.thoma-holecdesign.com



phm0913 asid5 mdCommercial Retail Space
Designer:
Claire Ownby, ASID


Company:
Ownby Design LLC
13825 N. Northsight Blvd., Ste. 120, Scottsdale, 480-575-8448

We were asked by the owner of a couture chocolate business to help design the improvements for their flagship retail store. It was established in the programming phase that there were two challenges to navigate: an extremely tight timeline and a small space to design within. We had only 12 weeks to design, budget, permit, and execute the redesign of this 1,000-square-foot store. The space needed to include a champagne bar and dessert lounge that could be closed off from the retail area and become an intimate setting for two or a party for 25. We accomplished this by installing floor-to-ceiling acoustical drapery panels to divide the space. We combined a refined yet glamorous palette of Carrara marble, ivory-painted cabinets, crystal chandeliers and sleek fabrics to achieve the client’s desire for a couture chocolate gallery.



phm0913 asid6 mdHospitality Facility
Designers:
Kacie Lilley, ASID and Stacy Meisterheim, Allied ASID


Company:
Est Est, Inc.
17770 N. Pacesetter Way, Scottsdale,
480-563-1555

The design strategy for updating this lobby space of a dated apartment complex was a balance between aesthetics and functionality. By integrating balance, symmetry, harmony, scale and a contrast of materials, the space portrays an overall rustic contemporary design style that is visually interesting and displays a unique juxtaposition of finish materials, colors and textures. Our challenge was to work within a limited selection of finish materials from pre-determined resources; to generate unique flooring patterns, wall treatments, custom decorative light fixtures and ceiling designs; and to establish furniture arrangements that would be utilized by residents in a casual setting. Durability, function, and visual appeal were of utmost importance. The intent was to create a budget-friendly environment that showcases an updated transformation and appeals to a broad spectrum of current and potential residents.

2nd Place
Bianca Olsson, Allied ASID

Est Est, Inc.

3nd Place
Kacie Lilley, ASID; Stacy Meisterheim, Allied ASID

Est Est, Inc.



Healthcare Facility
2nd Place
Lawrence Lake, ASID

Lawrence Lake Interiors




phm0913 asid7 mdAdaptive Use

Designer:
Wendi Stallings, ASID


Company:
Private Label
968 E. Libra Pl., Chandler, 480-330-0611

The client purchased a 1960s apartment complex in an ‘A’ location and wanted to breathe new life back into this once-desirable place to live. Scope included a comprehensive property repositioning plan inclusive of exterior paint schemes, signage, graphic and cultural brand elements. Public spaces included a leasing office, leasing displays, clubhouse, models, branded laundries, a fitness center, as well as exterior common spaces and signature cabanas. The challenges were to transform the property on a minimal budget and reuse as much of the existing architecture as possible. The overall vision of the property was strongly influenced by international fashion trends, national art and design, with a focus on the local community. The designers pulled in unique vintage pieces from neighborhood stores, incorporated one-of-a-kind art, and hired a local artist to create exterior murals as public art. The combination of each of these elements resulted in the unique look.



Emerging Professional
3rd Place
Jill St. Germain, Allied ASID

Thoma-Holec Design, LL
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