ASID Illinois 2016 Design Excellence Award Winners

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture won the award for Hospitality. Photography by Patay McEnroe.

The  recently celebrated its 40th anniversary by revealing winners of the 2016 Design Excellence Awards. To ring in the festivities, over 200 architects and designers gathered at the Chez in Chicago to commemorate the Windy City’s leading design practitioners, many of which have defined—and redefined—its substantial industry. “While our methods have evolved, the end goal will always be to design to improve lives,” ASID-IL president Carol Stolt said. “This year’s winners represent just that.”

Donna Mondi Wifijerez won the award for Singular Space. Photography by Nick Novelli.

A total of 22 Design Excellence Awards—outlined below—were bestowed upon industry greats who excel in areas of contract, residential, historic restoration, and product design.

Category Winner
Industry Partner Award
Student Design Award William Nash Blankenship
Bathroom Design; Honorable Mention
Bathroom Design; First Place
Universal Design
Showcase Space
Outdoor Space
Singular Space
Residence Project by Small Firm; Honorable Mention
Residence Project by Small Firm; First Place
Residence Under 3000 SF
Residence Over 3000 SF; Honorable Mention
Residence Over 3000 SF; First Place
Small Contract Project Under 3000 SF
Contract Project by Small Firm

Fun Finders won the award for Furnishings. Photography by Doug Snower and Sharon Exley.

Yamini Designs, LLC won the award for Bathroom Design. Photography by Spectrum Studio/Kendall Reeves.

Additionally, ASID-IL awarded Meaghan Wallace with the Rising Star award, Joan Kaufman with the Designer of Distinction award, and William Nash Blankenship with the Student Design award.

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