11th IIDA NE Awards Celebrated

Bergmeyer Wins Best in Show

Boston The 11th Annual IIDA (International Interior Design Association) New England Interior Design Awards, held on March 14th at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel,  attracted over 800 professionals from the design, commercial real estate, construction and engineering industries, who gathered to fete the creative works of their colleagues.

Bergmeyer was honored with the Best in Show award for its design of the Sonos Store in London,  and Gensler was the winner in the Workspace Over 80,000sf category for its design of the new global Reebok headquarters.

Bergmeyer also won for Hospitality: Retail/Restaurant for its retail design work for the Savannah Bee Company, and Gensler  added a second win for its design of the MIT Atlas Service Center in the Education category.

Hacin + Associates notched three wins, taking the honors in Residential: Private, and  Best in Massachusetts for Four51 Marlborough Penthouse; and Workspace: 20,000-80,000sf  for IDEO Cambridge.

Elkus Manfredi also garnered a pair of wins, taking home the honors in Residential: Multi-Unit for Meriel Marina Bay, and Student Housing for Emerson College – Two Boylston Place.

Below is a complete list of the winning projects and design firms for the 11th Annual IIDA New England Interior Design Awards.

Professional Awards Program

Best in Show: Sonos Store, Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
Best in Connecticut: The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights, Amenta Emma Architects
Best in Massachusetts: Four51 Penthouse, Hacin + Associates
Best in New Hampshire: The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center, Uphealing
Best in Rhode Island: Rhode Island Veterans Home, Brewster Thornton Group Architects
Building Repositioning/Building Amenities: 125 Summer Street Lobby Repositioning, Stantec Architecture Inc.
Community & Culture: Harvard Memorial Church, Payette
Education: MIT Atlas Service Center, Gensler
Healthcare: Sports Performance Center, Isgenuity
Hospitality, Hotel/Lodging: Hotel Grinnell, Perkins + Will
Hospitality, Restaurant/Retail: Savannah Bee Company, Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
Research Lab: Blueprint Medicines Headquarters Relocation, TRIA
Residential, Private: Four51 Penthouse, Hacin + Associates
Residential, Multi-Unit: Meriel Marina Bay, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Senior Living: The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights, Amenta Emma Architects
Student Housing: Emerson College, Two Boylston Place, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Workspace Under 20,000sf: Confidential Global Design Firm; Boston, Unispace
Workspace 20,000sf-80,000sf: IDEO Cambridge, Hacin + Associates
Workspace Over 80,000sf: Reebok Headquarters, Gensler
Workspace on a Budget: Whole Foods Market Northeast Corporate Headquarters, Jacobs

Student Awards Program
Graduate Design: Terra Green, Lindsey Arthur of Endicott College
Undergraduate Design: Esperer, Amira Mohamed of New England Institute of Technology University

Professional entries for the 2018 Design Awards were submitted by the firms themselves, and were judged by a three-person panel consisting of William Hanley, Executive Editor of Surface Magazine; Taniya Nayak, Interior Designer, Taniya Nayak Design; and David Oakey, Product Designer, David Oakey Designs. The Design Awards event was created in 2007 to celebrate teamwork and showcase interior design projects throughout New England.

“Over the years this event has grown from a small theater-style event to a grand seated dinner. This year we had more entries and more categories than we have ever had before – as well as more new firms participating than ever before,” said Marcus Hamblin, a designer at Gensler, who co-chaired the event along with Heather Brunini, Workplace Strategy Manager at TotalOffice Interiors, Boston. “From my perspective, it’s truly inspiring to see the incredible design work that’s going on, and to also feel the sense of community – as evidenced by the teamwork it took to put this event together.”