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13th Annual Northwest Design Awards Competition Winners Announced Seattle, WA (March 9, 2012): Seattle Design Center celebrated the best of regional interior design with its th
13 annual Northwest Design Awards Gala held March 8, 2012, at Seattle Design Center in Seattle. Designers, architects and students competed with projects in 14 competition categories. A panel of West coast industry experts evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each project on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, materials and appropriateness of the design solution. This year’s categories were: Bathroom; Commercial; Best Individual Room: Contemporary; Best Individual Room: Traditional; Exotic Retreats; Hospitality; Most Innovative Design Component; Kitchen; Small Design Firm Luminary; Modest Budget, Big Impact; Outdoor Living Space; Student; Whole House (less than $400,000); Whole House (more than $400,000). “This is always an exciting evening because we get to see and celebrate such a broad range of great work,” said Craig Cross, Seattle Design Center marketing manager. “We received more than 135 entries this year from designers throughout the Northwest region, and the broad range of styles and projects says much about the many design influences in the Northwest. More than 275 members of the design community attended the Northwest Design Awards Gala, where the awards were announced. The winners include:
Bathroom Category First Karen Ellentuck, Ellentuck Interiors (Seattle, WA) Second Nils Finne and Chris Hawley, Finne Architects (Seattle, WA) Commercial Category First Mike Jones, Dean Harris, Yvignette Tang, JPC Architects (Bellevue, WA) Second Michael Stueve, Lance Hastings, Elizabeth Huckins, Laura Clarry, SRM Architecture (Portland, OR) Best Individual Room: Contemporary First Alev Seymen and Jim Castanes, Castanes Architects PS (Seattle, WA) Second Steven Hensel, Hensel Design Studio (Seattle, WA)
Exotic Retreat Category First Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd.( Seattle, WA) First Tom Kundig, Chris Gerrick, Charlie Fairchild, Olson Kundig Architects (Seattle, WA) Second Amy Halffman, Westport Shipyard (Seattle, WA) Hospitality Category First Carrie Smith, Karen Short, Lauren Blass, Weber Thompson (Seattle, WA) Second Emily Knudsen Leland, Jessica Helgerson, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (Portland, OR) Most Innovative Design Component Category First Steven Hensel, Hensel Design Studio (Seattle, WA) Second Nils Finne and Brad Gassman, Finne Architects (Seattle, WA) Second Scot Eckley and Jody Estes, Scot Eckley Inc. (Seattle, WA) Kitchen Category First Alicia Brewin and Jesse Bay Cabinets, Alicia Interiors (Port Angeles, WA) Second Alicia Brewin and Jesse Bay Cabinets, Alicia Interiors (Port Angeles, WA) Small Design Firm Luminary Category First Geralynne Mitschke, Geralynne Mitschke Design (Delta, British Columbia) Second Carl Williams, Carl Williams Interiors (Seattle, WA) Second Becky Street, Richardson Marsh Interiors (Seattle, WA) Modest Budget, Big Impact Category First Jim Olson, William Franklin, Charlie Fairchild, Cristina Acevedo, Olson Kundig Architects Second Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (Portland, OR) Outdoor Living Space Category First Scot Eckley and Devin Fitzpatrick, Scot Eckley Inc. (Seattle, WA) Second Rick Hiner and James Wilhelm, Richard Hiner Architects and Envision Design at Studio 4141 (Seattle, WA) Student Design Category First Josh Small, Washington State University (Pullman, WA) Second Lubomir Alexander Sloboda, Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA) Second Renxia Xia (Joyce), International Academy of Design & Technology (Seattle, WA) Best Individual Room: Traditional First Tami Jones, Tami Jones Interior Design (Fall City, WA) Second Maggy Henry, Maggy Henry Interior Design (Portland, OR) Whole House (Less than $400,000) First Jim Olson, Paul Schlachter, Christine Burkland, Olson Kundig Architects (Seattle, WA) Second Jessica Helgerson, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (Portland, OR) Whole House (More than $400,000) First Nils Finne and Brad Gassman, Finne Architects (Seattle, WA) Second Geralynne Mitschke/Robert Ledingham, Geralynne Mitschke Design /Ledingham Design Consultants (Delta, British Columbia)
About Seattle Design Center Seattle Design Center opened in 1973 to serve the regionâ€™s growing appreciation for quality design and home furnishings. Seattle Design Center is the only full-service design center in the Pacific Northwest serving professional interior designers and their clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. Nationally recognized as the premier marketplace for fine home furnishings and design services, Seattle Design Center comprises 35 showrooms encompassing 390,000-square-feet of designer furniture, fabrics, accessories and architectural products and offices. Seattle Design Center is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located at 5701 6th Ave S # 378 Seattle. For more information go to http://www.seattledesigncenter.com.
Seattle, WA (March 9, 2012): Seattle Design Center celebrated the best of regional interior design with its 13th annual Northwest Design Awa...