Fourteen Design Excellence Awards were presented to honorees that excelled in the areas of contract, residential and product design at the American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) 10th annual Design Excellence Awards program.
Held in the historic Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room at the Art Institute of Chicago, the evening’s program included a cocktail and networking reception, followed by a formal seated dinner. ASID national president Barbara Marini was the evening’s guest of honor.
The Design Excellence Award submissions were anonymously reviewed by a distinguished panel of industry judges comprised of Ginny Blasco, ASID, principal, Ginny Blasco Design Studio; Mike Harrigan, senior sales manager, Toto USA, Inc.; and Joan Kaufman, ASID, design director, Interior Planning & Design, Inc.
The winners are as follows:
Best of Show:
Contract designers: Margaret McCurry, AIA, ASID, IIDA, and Stanley Tigerman, AIA, Tigerman McCurry Architects, Ltd.; Project: University of Chicago Seminary Co-op Bookstore.
Residential designer: Mitchell Channon, Mitchell Channon Design; Project: North Shore Harmony.
Best of Residential Design:
Category: Kitchen; Designer: Emily Mackie, ASID, Inspired Interiors; Project: Canal St. Residence.
Category: Bath; Designer: Katherine Wozniak, Allied ASID, Katherine Elizabeth Designs; Project: Chic, Zen Contemporary Bath.
Category: Under 3,000-square-feet; Designer: Aimee Nemeckay, Allied ASID, and Susan Fredman, ASID, Susan Fredman Design Group; Project: Corona Heights.
Category: Project by Small Firm; Designer: Norma S. Zeiger, ASID, Entwine Interiors; Project: Home Bar and Entertaining Room.
Category: Showcase or Special Function Room; Designer: Barbara Ince, ASID, Susan Fredman Design Group; Project: La Jolla Remodel.
Best of Contract Design:
Category: Corporate Office over 10,000-square-feet; Designer: Gina Berndt, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Perkins + Will; Project: Hillshire Brands
Category: Education; Designer: Jaime Velez, ASID, IIDA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Project: University of North Carolina Genome Sciences Building.
Category: Hospitality; Designers: Gint Aukstuolis, Donna Corbat, Joseph Sperti, AIA, Margaret Undine and Gary Lee, Gary Lee Partners; Project: Lounge 1447 at the Merchandise Mart.
Best of Product Design:
Category: Lighting; Designer: Frank Ponterio, ASID, Frank Ponterio Interior Design; Product: Francesco Lighting Fixture.
Category: Surfaces; Designer: Kory Blosky-Amezcua, ASID, KBID - Kory Blosky Interior Design; Product: Custom Built-in.
Category: Furnishings; Designer: Jaime Velez, ASID, IIDA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Product: Scribble Bench.
Category: Fixtures; Designers: Susan Fredman, ASID, and Terri Crittenden, IIDA, Susan Fredman Design Group; Product: Watermark Faucet Line.
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