LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong World Industries is pleased to announce the winners of the first i2r (ideas 2 reality) professional design competition showcasing Armstrong Commercial Ceiling & Flooring products in either an "idea" or a "reality" stage. Four winners were selected from almost 140 projects submitted from throughout the United States.
According to contest judge Anne-Marie Gianoudis, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designer at Gresham Smith and Partners, the competition recognizes that the right floor and ceiling add immeasurably to the beauty and function of an education, healthcare, retail, corporate or hospitality environment. "Client satisfaction is key, and architects and designers recognize the value of specifying the highest quality materials along with the latest in design and technology," she said.
Conducted in conjunction with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the competition has four categories: two "idea" categories, one for flooring and one for ceilings/walls, and two "reality" categories, one for flooring and one for ceilings/walls.
The i2r 2011 recipients are:
- Reality Winner: Eckles Architecture & Engineering, Inc., New Castle, PA, for the McIntyre Elementary School.
- Idea Winner: Adam Rohaly, Mount Pleasant, SC, for VCT Floor Mosaic.
- Reality Winner: Vision 3 Architects, Providence, RI, for NaviNet.
- Idea Winner: Interior Image Group, Inc., Dyer, IN, for Destinations.
All submissions were judged on the creativity of the design, the use of Armstrong products, originality of the design, and the successful incorporation of other interior products. Idea category winners were determined by an online popular vote. The distinguished panel of judges determining winners for the Reality category were IIDA professionals that included Anne-Marie Gianoudis, IIDA, LEED AP, Gresham Smith and Partners, Birmingham, Alabama; Susanne Molina, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, ID+C, Klawiter and Associates, Los Angeles, California; and Stacy Reed, IIDA, LEED AP, ID+C, Gensler, Austin, Texas.
Each of the two winners of the idea portion of the competition will receive $2,500. The two winners of the reality portion will each receive an exquisite crystal trophy and an exclusive catered event for their firm. All winners also will receive an Apple iPad2.
For more information on the 2011 Armstrong i2r Design Competition, visit armstrongi2r.strutta.com.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. In 2010, Armstrong consolidated net sales totaled nearly $2.8 billion. Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong operates 31 plants in seven countries and has approximately 9,300 employees worldwide.
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