PORTLAND, Maine, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 15th Paul Lewandowski, along with several other nationally recognized and award-winning architectural and design professionals, served on the judges panel for the 18th Annual Starnet Design Awards, one of the most respected and influential commercial flooring design competitions in America.
"Participating in the Starnet Design Awards jury was a rich experience," explained Paul Lewandowski, Design Principal and Corporate Studio Leader at Lavallee Brensinger Architects. "The conversations the jury had while reviewing the projects from across North America were focused on flooring design excellence, but also about how the best projects demonstrated a true collaboration between designer, installer, manufacturer and owner."
The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality and versatility. Gold, silver and bronze prizes were awarded in six judged categories: Healthcare, Corporate, Education, Hospitality/Public Space, Environmental Achievement and Unique Installation Challenge. Votes from Starnet Members, Vendor Partners and members of the trade press selected the winners of the third annual People's Choice Awards. This year's winners encapsulated the power of innovative and bold flooring installation in commercial interior design. From a critically acclaimed, environmentally conscious airport project to the renovation of a national treasure that plays host to astronauts and space-flight enthusiasts, the projects had judges and competitors seeing stars.
"Once again, we are awestruck and proud of the work done by Starnet Members throughout the country," said Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet. "The Design Awards allow us to come together and recognize this talent and creativity. This year's winners demonstrate to the entire industry that outstanding flooring design and craftsmanship can achieve amazing results in the commercial market." She added, "The Design Awards also allow us to showcase the collaboration between our members, vendor partners and the A&D community. It's a team effort that strengthens relationships and fosters innovation."
The judging panel included Paul Lewandowski, AIA IIDA LEED AP – Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Design Principal; Scott MacMeekin, IIDA LEED AP BD+C – Gensler, Associate; and Megan Walker, ASID LEED AP – Eppstein Uhen Architects, Senior Interior Designer. Honorary Judges for the Environmental Achievement and Unique Installation Challenge Awards were Robert Peoples, Ph.D, Executive Director of Carpet American Recovery Effort (CARE) and John McGrath, Director of INSTALL, respectively.
To view all entrants and winners, please visit http://designawards.starnetflooring.com/
About Lavallee Brensinger Architects
Lavallee Brensinger is a team of design and management professionals dedicated to creating places that enrich and empower. Through collaboration and engagement they demonstrate an in-depth understanding of client needs, a passion for innovation, and consistent project delivery. More information about Lavallee Brensinger can be found online at www.LBPA.com.
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