Boston – The Interior Design Association New England chapter (IIDA NE) held its 15th Annual Design Awards celebration on Sept. 14 at Boston Park Plaza in Boston. The 2022 awards, which honor the work and celebrate the teams behind the year’s most show-stopping spaces throughout New England, were held both in person and virtually.
The ceremony was hosted by 2022 event co-chairs, Ryan Akers of Interface and Meghan Bildner of Allsteel. According to Lisa Statkiewicz, 2022-23 IIDA NE president, this year’s event included 86 professional entries from 42 firms and a record 16 student entries, with seven colleges represented. The Design Awards Committee asked the judges to pay special attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their jury process.
A new category at the event was Hospitality – Retail & Experiential which focuses on amenity spaces in the hospitality industry such as boutique stores, cuisine arts, pop-up shopping centers, marketing and merchandising spaces, and event spaces that enhance the retail experience. The award went to Gensler for the High Street Place project in Boston, who was also awarded Best in Show at the ceremony.
The Humanity of Design award is given for the project that best incorporates elements to enrich the human experience through wellness, sustainability, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The award went to Merge Architects, Inc. for Ten Percent Happier Headquarters in Downtown Boston.
Building Repositioning/Building Amenities
Harvard University Soldiers Field Park: Elkus Manfredi Architects (MA)
RDK Engineers / LAM Partners / Acentech / Kalin Associates / Vanderweil Engineers / Jensen Hughes / McNamara Salvia / IBI Placemaking / Robbie McCabe Consulting / KMA, LLC
Community and Culture
Worcester Public Library Children’s Room: LLB Architects (RI)
Sladen Feinstein / Forbo / Wright Architectural Millwork / Keilhauer / KI / Hale Manufacturing, Inc. / Leland / Arcadia / Stinson
Education – Small
Countway Library Renovation: Shepley Bulfinch (MA)
Odeh Engineers / Sladen Feinstein / Acentech / ColburnGuyette Foodservice Design Consulting / Lee Kennedy / MillerKnoll / BR+A / Thornton Tomasetti / Barlow Architectural Millwork / Arktura
Education – Large
Hildreth Elementary School: Arrowstreet (MA)
Acentech / Cosentini Associates / Crabtree McGrath Associates / Kalin Associates / Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Health & Wellness
Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders: E4H Environments for Health Architecture (Portland, ME)
Acentech / Langford & Low / Stantec / Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates Inc. / Barry J. Hosmer
Hospitality – Hotel/Lodging
The Cloudveil: TruexCullins Architecture & Interior Design (VT)
CLB Architects / IBI Group / Yarrow Group / Helius Lighting Group / Bray Whaler / Dick Anderson Construction / Nelson Engineering / Matsuo Engineering, LLC / Mecho, Inc. and JTEC, Inc. / KL&A, Inc.
Hospitality – Restaurant
Omni Mount Washington: TruexCullins Architecture & Interior Design (VT)
Bull Stockwell Allen / Sue Dulmage Associates
Hospitality – Retail & Experiential
High Street Place: Gensler (MA)
Acentech / AKF Group LLC / Consentini Associates, Inc. / LAM Partners / Le Messurier / Gilbane Building Company / Beals Associates, Inc. / Feldman Land Surveyors / Groundswell Design Group, Inc. / Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. / Younts Design, Inc.
Residential – Multi-Unit
144 Addison Street: Arrowstreet (MA)
Available Light / Peabody Office / Kalin Associates / Redgate Real Estate Advisors / Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Residential – Private
Sunset Hill: Hutker Architects (MA)
Martha’s Vineyard Construction Co. / Horiuchi Solien / Siegel Associates / TE2 Engineering LLC
Eastern Connecticut State University – Shafer Hall Renovations: Stantec (Boston, MA)
Odeh Engineers / BVH Integrated Services, Inc. / LAM Partners / ARUP / Acentech / Colburn&Guyette / Kalin Associates / Insalco Corporation / Richter & Cegan / Barbizon Light of New England / Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc. / Whitney Veigas / O&G Industries Inc.
Science & Research – Small
(Under 50,000 sq. ft.)
Dewpoint Therapeutics at 451 D Street: Lab/Life. Science. Architecture, Inc. (MA)
Wise Construction / TotalOffice Interiors / Boston Light Source / Interface / Vanderweil Engineers / Total Glazing / FalkBuilt / Donovan Consultants
Science & Research – Large
(Over 50,000 sq. ft.)
The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus: Elkus Manfredi Architects (MA)
Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers / Acentech / Array Architects, Inc. / Castelli Design / Jensen Hughes / Roll Barresi & Associates / EHT Traceries
/ McNamara Salvia / The Green Engineer / Mikyoung Kim Design
Workplace – Small
(Under 30,000 sq. ft.)
Ten Percent Happier Headquarters: Merge Architects, Inc. (MA)
Stone Source / WSP / Trinity Construction / Evan Hankin
Workspace – Medium
(30,000 – 80,000 sq. ft.)
AEW Capital Management: Elkus Manfredi Architects (MA)
Vanderweil Engineers / LAM Partners / ACT / ColburnGuyette Foodservice Design Consulting / Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc. / Kalin Associates / MillerKnoll / Code Red Consultants / Robbie McCabe Consulting
Workspace – Large
(Over 80,000 sq. ft.)
Verizon at the Hub: Gensler (MA)
Crabtree McGrath Associates / LeMessurier / John Moriarty & Associates / Stantec / Lighting Workshop / Intertek / Design Communications, Ltd.
First Place: The 11’s
Joanne Ryu / Boston Architectural College
2nd Place: Cabin – Hybrid Workplace Design
Jessica Cunningham / Wentworth Institute of Technology / Undergraduate