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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Building Renovation

2018 Best of Design Award winner for Building Renovation: 1217 Main Street Designer: 5G Studio Collaborative Location: Dallas

The remodeled 1217 Main Street building opened in December 2017 with a striking mosaic facade. Created by renowned Cuban-born artist Jorge Pardo, the 36,215 glazed ceramic tiles helped give new purpose to the…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Restoration & Preservation

2018 Best of Design Award winner for Restoration & Preservation: 100 Barclay Designer: DXA Studio Location: New York

The legendary Barclay-Vesey Building has undergone an extensive conversion from an office into a residential building. Originally designed by AIA-designated “Architect of the Century” Ralph Walker of the firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Research

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Research: Stalled! Designer: JSA Stalled! is a design-research project by Joel Sanders Architects (JSA) in collaboration with Susan Stryker and Terry Kogan that responds to the national debate about transgender access to public restrooms. The speculative design addresses the need for safe,…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Young Architects

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Young Architects: Runaway Designer: SPORTS Location: Santa Barbara, California Runaway is a mobile pop-up pavilion first developed by SPORTS for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. With the goal of bringing art to underrepresented neighborhoods, three self-similar, open-structure objects were designed to…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Education

2018 Best of Design Award for Education: Daniels Building Designer: NADAAA Location: Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (DFALD) tapped NADAAA to design a new, 155,000-square-foot center that could incorporate studio spaces, fabrication workshops, classrooms, and offices. The school wanted the new building to…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Residential — Multi Unit

2018 Best of Design Award for Residential — Multi Unit: St. Thomas / Ninth Designer: OJT Location: New Orleans

The St. Thomas / Ninth project is composed of 12 starter homes occupying an existing warehouse and vacant parcel. OJT designed the complex in order to make the best possible use of…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Healthcare

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Healthcare: NYDG Integral Health & Wellness Designer: Brandon Haw Architecture Location: New York Situated in Manhattan’s Ladies’ Mile historic district, the NYDG Integral Health & Wellness is the new, 7,000-square-foot flagship facility for the New York Dermatology Group. Eight blood work and nutrition treatment…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Residential

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Residential: 15th St Designer: Mork Ulnes Architects Location: San Francisco

By converting an uninhabitable attic into a unified and light-filled volume, Mork Ulnes Architects gave new life to a 1907 Victorian flat. The formerly compartmentalized house was transformed into an expansive home centered…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Hospitality

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Hospitality: Hunan Slurp Designer: New Practice Studio Location: New York For an eatery that features authentic street rice noodles from the Hunan province of China, New Practice wanted to create a dining space that engages with the bustling East Village neighborhood. Hunan Slurp was…