The Other Night at the IIDA Premiere

Photos of the projects that won top honors at IIDA‘s annual program—The Premiere—recognizing the best workplace design in the D.C. region.

Gensler's won the coveted Pinnacle Award for their work on Price Modern, a Baltimore-based furniture dealership. Photo by R. Scott Kelly.
Gensler’s won the coveted Pinnacle Award for their work on Price Modern, a Baltimore-based furniture dealership. Photo by R. Scott Kelly.

On Monday night in Washington, over 40 local firms gathered to celebrate the winners of the IIDA Washington Metro City Center of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter‘s annual DESIGN AWARDS competition at The Premiere. The entries were judged by a team of IIDA members from chapters outside of the mid-Atlantic region.

Two projects were recognized with “Honor” and “Merit” awards in each of five categories: Under 10,000 square feet; 10,000-29,999 square feet; 30,000-59,999 square feet; 60,000-99,999 square feet; and over 100,000 square feet. A “Special Mention Award” went to DBI Architects for their work on CFP Board’s new office—in particular, the “penny wall”. The highest honor of the evening—the “Pinnacle Award”—was handed to Gensler for their work on Price Modern’s new Baltimore showroom (pictured at top). Below, check out the “Honor” winners in each of the square footage categories.

DBI Architects won the "Special Mention" award for their "penny wall", employed at the CFP Board's new office. Image via dbia.com.
DBI Architects won the “Special Mention Award” for their “penny wall”, employed at the CFP Board’s new office. Image via dbia.com.

Under 10,000 square feet

SmithGroup JJR won for their work on “Lobby West”—the ground floor at the Advisory Board Company’s new headquarters.

Image of Lobby West via smithgroupjjr.com.
Image of Lobby West via smithgroupjjr.com.

10,000 – 29,999 square feet

VOA won for their work on the D.C. office of Shipman & Goodman, LLP, a Connecticut-based law firm.

Image of Shipman & Goodman via voa.com.
Image of Shipman & Goodman via voa.com.

30,000 – 59,999 square feet

Gensler won for their work on Price Modern, a Baltimore-based furniture dealer (this project also won the “best in show” Pinnacle Award, pictured at top).

60,000 – 99,999 square feet

Cooper Carry won for their work on Bailey’s Upper Elementary School, which they converted from a Class B office building.

Image of Bailey's Upper Elementary School via coopercarry.com.
Image of Bailey’s Upper Elementary School via coopercarry.com.

Over 100,000 square feet

Perkins+Will won for their work on the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at NIH.

the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at NIH. © Alain Jaramillo
Image via archdaily.com, © Alain Jaramillo.

Congratulations to all of the winners for their excellent work, and thanks to IIDA for hosting such a fun event!

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