Thursday, December 31, 2015

Shaw Contract Group honors Design Is... Award Winners

Shaw Contract Group honors Design Is… Award Winners Across Industry Segments

image caption:   The design of the Colorado Army National Guard Readiness Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado commemorates servicemen of the US military with the 2-story Iron Mike image applied to perforated acoustic metal panels. The Shaw Contract Group Absorbed, Visible, and Colour Plank tiles were used throughout the project.  

Design can change the world. As a member of the architecture and design community, you are the visionary—the creative problem solver who is constantly redefining the way we work, play, and organize our lives. Shaw Contract Group's Design Is…Award recognizes your amazing work, and it celebrates the design story behind each and every project. 
Submitted by the Senger Design Group, LLC, The Colorado Army National Guard Readiness Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, posed a unique design challenge.    The project was a unique collaboration between US Air Force Academy (UASFA) and Colorado Army Readiness National Guard (COARNG) on USAFA property. The 23-acre site supports one Infantry Headquarters company and one Infantry company with a combined manning strength of 344. The interior design objective was to emphasize the international design aesthetic featuring light and taught plane surfaces, no ornamentation, open interior spaces, and visual weightlessness with cantilever construction utilizing glass, steel and concrete.
Not only did the project become LEED Platinum certified by the USGBC, it also garnered a 2015 Design Award in the Government sector.  Shaw Contract Group products are utilized throughout the installation and contributed to the LEED Certification. 

The Shaw Contract Group Design Is... Award program is open to all professional interior design firms, architecture firms, and end users within an industry segment across geographic regions. In 2015, 477 entries in 30 countries were submitted.   Winners enjoy the opportunity to be featured in Shaw Contract Group marketing materials, media outreach, as well as an advertising campaign in leading Architect & Design (A&D) publications. Each winning firm will receive a Design Is…Award to commend the achievement. Winners enjoy the opportunity leave a design legacy by allocating a donation to the charity of their choice.  

To learn more about this project and how you can enter your own projects in the 2016 Design Is Award, visit

Allison Mair
2015-16 Government Forum Rep
IIDA Georgia

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