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.”
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.
|Industry Partner Award|
|Student Design Award||William Nash Blankenship|
|Bathroom Design; Honorable Mention|
|Bathroom Design; First Place|
|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|
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.