Winners of the 2012 Educator Design Excellence Competition


Winner, Residential Design Belying Age by Gayla Jett Shannon, ASID
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“Love that the designer incorporated all the accessibility needs of someone with mobility issues while maintaining a modern touch.  Color and contemporary furnishings do not have to be done just for a 20 year old; everyone can enjoy it when it is done right.” – Jon Blunt, ASID

“Aging in place considerations graciously support client’s health and safety. Confidently modern and colorful statements enhance the home’s serenity and security with a refreshing spirit of renewal and optimism.” – Mary Cain, ASID



Honorable Mention, Residential Design Sutton Place South Residence by Cam Lorendo, ASID
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“The revitalization of an older building has a sustainability factor of its own, but the additional use of sustainable materials truly makes this project special.  The creative space planning of the project shows a desire keep as much of the original as possible to ensure sustainability through reuse.” – Jon Blunt, ASID

“Elaborate space planning guided by aging in place programming results in grand accommodations. Sustainable decisions are illustrated in charmingly warm and refined traditional elegance.” – Mary Cain, ASID


Honorable Mention, Commercial Design | Dream Home Gift Shop by Ronni Whitman, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, NEWH
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“Reuse of discarded store fixtures for a temporary space shows a true belief in sustainability.   Creativity of material combinations makes for a truly engaging space and shows off the product for sale to its best.” – Jon Blunt, ASID

“Re-purposing expired fixtures and materials demonstrates imaginatively responsible interior design. The accessible plan is engulfed in curvilinear motion and an earthy palette for a rhythmically cohesive theme.” – Mary Cain, ASID