IIDA New England Holds 13th Annual Virtual Design Awards

On Sept. 16, IIDA New England held their 13th Annual Virtual Design Awards presentation.  The evening was co-hosted by Carly Bassett of Total Office Interiors and Kelly Chiaradonna of Wilson Butler Architects.  Chris Huff of Tarkett served as the the evening’s announcer.

Although the event was virtual, the well-produced ceremony allowed the attendees to see and interact with one another. The highlight of the evening was the “Children of the Industry” video, interviewing the charming children of IIDA New England members with questions like, “What does IIDA stand for?” and “What’s mama do for work?”

The awards ceremony commenced in under one hour and was followed up with 30 minutes of virtual networking.

To view the design awards presentation, visit, or check out the Winner’s Look Book at

The following are this year’s award winning projects:

Student Awards:

1st place: Mya Mosher / New England Institute of Technology – Undergrad / The Sterling Hotel

2nd place: Molly O’Donnell / University of New Massachusetts Dartmouth – Undergrad / Hotel Metro & The Midway Restaurant

Professional Entry Awards:

Building Repositioning/Building Amenities: Elkus Manfredi Architects / One Broadway Lobby
Education: Perkins + Will, Boston / Billerica Memorial High School
Community and Culture: Elkus Manfredi Architects / Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Healthcare: Shepley Bulfinch / Banner University Medical Center New Patient Tower and Renovations
Hospitality – Hotel/Lodging: PCA / The Revolution Hotel
Hospitality – Restaurant/Retail: Atelier Cho Thompson / B-Natural Kitchen
Research Lab: Tria / Generation Bio
Residential Private: Hutker Architects / White Oak Farm
Residential Multi-Unit: PCA / The Brynx
Senior Living: Amenta Emma Architects / Southington Care Center Reception Area and Nurses’ Station
Student Housing: SGA / Williams College Garfield House
Workspace Under 20,000sf: ACTTWO Architects / Kayak
Workspace 20,000-80,000sf: Elkus Manfredi Architects / AETNA
Workspace Over 80,000sf: Sasaki / Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

Best In Awards

Best in Northern NE: Stephen Peck Interior Design / Goose Pond Residence
Best in Southern NE: Atelier Cho Thompson / B-Natural Kitchen
Best in Central NE: Elkus Manfredi Architects / One Broadway Lobby
Best in Show: Perkins and Will, Boston / Billerica Memorial High School

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