Best of Year 2015: Project Winners

For the third year in a row, Best of Year was held at at Frank Gehry's IAC Building in New York, where 975 designers, architects and manufacturers gathered to learn the winners and merit honorees. The program was hosted by Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and publisher Carol Cisco, who revealed winners across 43 project categories, 61 product categories, and 11 materialsNew this year were additional 24 "Best in 10" awards honoring the best projects and products of the past decade. Congratulations to all!


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Category (Winners in bold)

Project Firm Name

Project Name

BAR / LOUNGE Godolphin  Wuhu Wine Bunker
BAR / LOUNGE Aidlin Darling Design Brecon Estate Winery
BAR / LOUNGE Martin Lejarraga. Architecture Office Canana LA Brew Pub
BAR / LOUNGE Partisans Bar Raval
BAR / LOUNGE Slade Architecture Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX
BEACH HOUSE Bates Masi + Architects Elizabeth II
BEACH HOUSE CCS Architecture and Mode Interior Designs Water Mill Residence
BEACH HOUSE Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners Croatian Tower
BEACH HOUSE Bernheimer Architecture  Quonochontaug Residence
BEAUTY Gensler Hyundai Capital Street
BEAUTY  TongTong and Steven Fong Architect Her Majesty's Pleasure
BEAUTY Superkül Aesop Queen Street West
BEAUTY Standard Hourglass Cosmetics Debut Store
BUDGET i29 Interior Architects Room On The Roof
BUDGET PAL Design Consultants Working Blocks Hong Kong
BUDGET Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Travelzoo Office
BUDGET PplusP Designers Hong Kong Public Housing
CASUAL DINING Bluarch Architecture + Interiors + Lighting Times Square Diner
CASUAL DINING Neri&Hu Design and Research Office CORRECT NAME: Table No. 1
CASUAL DINING El Equipo Creativo Disfrutar Restaurant
CASUAL DINING Studio Arthur Casas Toro Gastrobar
CASUAL DINING Meyer Davis Studio Beachcraft
COFFEE / TEA Arch Studio Hutong Tea House 
COFFEE / TEA Steven Fong Architect and Lorne Gertner Tokyo Smoke Found
COFFEE / TEA One Plus PartnershipLimited Stop Motion Cafe
COFFEE / TEA Osmose Design Small Tea
COMMUNITY Tsao & McKown Architects Octave Living Room
COMMUNITY Eskew+Dumez+Ripple St. Pius Chapel & Prayer Garden
COMMUNITY Chen Interior Design KoKo by Cathay United Bank
COMMUNITY Stantec Canada House
COUNTER SERVICE Moriyuki Ochiai Architects MOMOM store
COUNTER SERVICE ARTTA Concept Studio LImited Noodle Stand
COUNTER SERVICE Shimoda Design Group Foundry Room
COUNTER SERVICE Travis Walton Architecture Laneway Greens
COUNTRY HOUSE Studio Arthur Casas MS House
COUNTRY HOUSE StudioMK27 Mororó house
COUNTRY HOUSE Shang Yih Interior Design Co. Spacious
COUNTRY HOUSE Shelton, Mindel & Associates and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Independence Pass Residence
DESIGNERS OWN OFFICE Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott Phoenix Financial Center, South Rotunda
DESIGNERS OWN OFFICE Gensler Gensler Oakland
DESIGNERS OWN OFFICE PplusP Designers Limited PplusP Studio 2
DESIGNERS OWN OFFICE EHE Interior Design Co. EHE Design Office 
EDUCATION Perkins+Will and Michael Fieldman Architects New York Police Academy
EDUCATION LTL Architects NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
EDUCATION Ballinger Science & Engineering Hall, George Washington University
EDUCATION Perkins+Will and Bowie Gridley Architects Ballou Senior High School
EDUCATION AC Martin The Cafe at Annenberg, University of Southern California
ENTERTAINMENT One Plus Partnership  Exploded Cinema
ENTERTAINMENT Gensler Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage
ENTERTAINMENT AlexChoi Design & Partners  The Grand Cinema
ENTERTAINMENT One Plus Partnership  Starz Cinema
ENTERTAINMENT One Plus Partnership  Stop Motion Cinema
EXHIBITION Inspiration Group ON OFF Plus
EXHIBITION Kossmann.dejong Micropia
EXHIBITION Biber Architects USA Pavilion Expo Milano 2015
EXHIBITION CL3 Architects Limited Origin of Thoughts
FASHION RETAIL Peter Marino Architect Fendi
FASHION RETAIL Peter Marino Architect BOONTHESHOP
FASHION RETAIL Yabu Pushelberg Ports 1961 
FASHION RETAIL AS Design Service Limited UM Junior Top Kid's Wear Multi-Brand Store
FINE DINING Gabellini Sheppard Associates Rainbow Room
FINE DINING Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Le Mei
FINE DINING Millimeter Interior Design Limited Castello 4
FINE DINING Supermaniac  NEN
FITNESS Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design and Rojkind Arquitectos Sí­clo
FITNESS Gensler SYMfit Fitness Center
FITNESS PplusP Designers  Fight Hard Fitness
FITNESS Champalimaud The Island House
GREEN HOTEL Meyer Davis Studio  1 Hotel South Beach
GREEN HOTEL AvroKO and Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects 1 Hotel Central Park
GREEN HOTEL Aedas Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town
HOTEL DINING Jouin Manku Le Louis XV
HOTEL DINING Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Akebono
HOTEL DINING Yabu Pushelberg and ISC Design Studio Matador Room 
HOTEL DINING Studio Munge LAGO by Julian Serrano 
HOTEL RESTORATION Deborah Berke Partners 21c Museum Hotel Durham
HOTEL RESTORATION Rockwell Group Europe Virgin Hotel Chicago
HOTEL RESTORATION Gabellini Sheppard Associates and Peter Poon Architects The Knickerbocker Hotel
HOTEL RESTORATION Yabu Pushelberg and ISC Design Studio  The Miami Beach Edition
HOTEL RESTORATION Stonehill & Taylor and Archetype Architects The Press Hotel
INSTALLATION Cao Perrot Swarovski Kristallwelten Expansion
INSTALLATION Esrawe Studio and Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design Spinning Tops (Los Trompos)
INSTALLATION StudioMK27 Litta Beach Pavilion
INSTALLATION StudioKCA NASA Orbit Pavilion
KITCHEN & BATH Desai Chia Architecture Photographer's Loft
KITCHEN & BATH De Giulio Kitchen Design Hammam
KITCHEN & BATH Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners Upper West Side Townhouse
KITCHEN & BATH Linc Thelen Design Church Residence
LARGE APARTMENT Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners 7 Harrison Street
LARGE APARTMENT Yabu Pushelberg One Shenzhen Bay
LARGE APARTMENT Dufner Heighes  Meatpacking Penthouse
LARGE APARTMENT ODA New York Hubert Street Residence
LARGE HEALTHCARE NBBJ Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center
LARGE HEALTHCARE EwingCole Ambulatory Cancer Center
LARGE HEALTHCARE EwingCole Upstate Cancer Center
LARGE HEALTHCARE EwingCole Ambulatory Care Center
LARGE HOUSE Belzberg Architects and Curated Tree Top Residence
LARGE HOUSE StudioMK27 Fio house
LARGE HOUSE Clodagh Design and Israel Peles Architects West Village Townhouse
LARGE HOUSE Vermilion Zhou Design Group Casa Wang
LARGE OFFICE Shelton, Mindel & Associates and A+I Soros Fund Management Office
LARGE OFFICE Ken Okuyama Design and Gensler and Associates International Yanmar Flying-Y Building
LARGE OFFICE Gensler Hyundai Motor America Headquarters
LARGE OFFICE Gensler Visa Innovation Center and Offices
LARGE OFFICE: MEDIA / TECH A+I and Beneville Studios iHeartMedia Executive Headquarters
LARGE OFFICE: MEDIA / TECH Gensler Conde Nast
LARGE OFFICE: MEDIA / TECH Studio O+A Acxiom
LARGE OFFICE: MEDIA / TECH Gensler IBM Korea Headquarters
LARGE OFFICE: MEDIA / TECH Skidmore, Owings & Merrill UI Labs' Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute
LOBBY Gabellini Sheppard Associates NBC Lobby & Guest Experience
LOBBY Fogarty Finger 437 Madison Avenue Lobby
LOBBY NBBJ 177 Huntington
MID-SIZE OFFICE Rottet Studio and Bruce F Klein Architects Paul Hastings Chicago
MID-SIZE OFFICE Gensler Hyundai Capital Europe Headquarters
MID-SIZE OFFICE Gensler Wired Magazine Editorial Offices
MID-SIZE OFFICE Gensler Samsung Marketing Center of Excellence
MID-SIZE OFFICE: TECH ACDF Architecture Lightspeed Headquarters
MID-SIZE OFFICE: TECH Blitz Microsoft San Francisco Office
MID-SIZE OFFICE: TECH Valerio Dewalt Train Associates VMware Regional Dallas Office
MID-SIZE OFFICE: TECH Studio O+A Uber 11
MID-SIZE OFFICE: TECH IwamotoScott Architecture Bloomberg Tech Hub
MIXED RETAIL Chu Chi-Kang Space Design Co. Fangsuo Bookstore
OUTDOORS Aidlin Darling Design Windhover Contemplative Center
OUTDOORS El Dorado Main Street Bridge Redux
OUTDOORS Buro Koray Duman Bethune Garden
OUTDOORS Luca Andrisani Architect West 18th Street Residence
RESIDENTIAL LOBBY / AMENITY SPACE Cai-In Interior Design  The Rhythm of Light
RESIDENTIAL LOBBY / AMENITY SPACE Bortolotto Merchandise Building
RESIDENTIAL LOBBY / AMENITY SPACE Ark Mount Parker Residences
RESIDENTIAL LOBBY / AMENITY SPACE AlexChoi Design & Partners  Club Beaumount
RESIDENTIAL LOBBY / AMENITY SPACE Elkus Manfredi Architects Ink Block
RESORT HOTEL Yuji Yamazaki Architecture and Meriem Hall Designs Finolhu Villas
RESORT HOTEL Rottet Studio Viking Star
RESORT HOTEL Clodagh Six Sense Douro Valley Portugal
RESORT HOTEL Champalimaud The Island House
RETAIL: OTHER Bortolotto Finch Avenue Optometry
RETAIL: OTHER Studio Arthur Casas HStern
RETAIL: OTHER One Plus Partnership Limited Darry Ring Jewelry Shop
RETAIL: OTHER Karim Rashid Fun Factory Munich Flagship Store
SALES CENTER Cream The Visionary
SHINING MOMENT Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners House for a Porsche Collector
SHINING MOMENT KLID (Kris Lin International Design) Scarf in the Window
SHINING MOMENT Gensler Hyundai Capital Open Studio
SHINING MOMENT Exclaim United  Walk into the World of Art
SHINING MOMENT Elliott + Associates Architects CHK Central Boathouse
SHOWROOM Studio O+A Kimball Showroom
SHOWROOM Gensler Totally Carpet Showroom & Salon
SHOWROOM Shimoda Design Group and Steelcase Global Design Worklife Center
SHOWROOM Hollander Design Group BKM Headquarters and Showroom
SHOWROOM: SALES CENTER Huawude Design Consulting Co.  Changle Jingangcheng Sales Center
SHOWROOM: SALES CENTER PAL Design Consultants Limited Kowloon Bay Sales Centre
SHOWROOM: SALES CENTER Via Architecture Limited The Parkside Sales Gallery
SMALL APARTMENT Nous Studio The Diamond
SMALL APARTMENT Shamir Shah Design Stawski Residence
SMALL APARTMENT Studio Arthur Casas OM Apartment 
SMALL APARTMENT Messana O'Rorke Flat Iron Apartment
SMALL HEALTHCARE EwingCole Center for the Urban Child at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
SMALL HEALTHCARE ZGF Architects St. Charles Bend Cancer Center
SMALL HEALTHCARE Perkins+Will Whitman-Walker Health
SMALL HEALTHCARE De-Spec with Samir Farhoumand Avanti Dentistry
SMALL HOUSE Patrick Tighe Architecture Garrison Residence
SMALL HOUSE +TongTong Zn House
SMALL HOUSE Janson Goldstein Mid Century Residence
SMALL HOUSE Messana O'Rorke Jones Residence
SMALL HOUSE Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Skygarden House
SMALL OFFICE Travis Walton Architecture Vicland
SMALL OFFICE OHLAB / Paloma Hernaiz y Jaime Oliver Palma de Mallorca Office
SMALL OFFICE Lin Kaixin Design Co. Fuzhou Yimeijia Building Materials Co.
SMALL OFFICE MaRS, Mayfield and Ragni Studio Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations
SMALL OFFICE: TECH Elliott + Associates Architects ImageNet Carrollton Remodel
SMALL OFFICE: TECH Gensler LogMeIn
SMALL OFFICE: TECH Studio O+A Alibaba Group
SMALL OFFICE: TECH Desai Chia Architecture Betaworks
SMALL OFFICE: TECH Shimoda Design Group Tech Media Office
SPA Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen
SPA Champalimaud  The Gainsborough Bath Spa
SPA Yabu Pushelberg Spa Nalai at the Park Hyatt New York
SPA Chains Interior Original Dots
SPA AB Concept W Beijing - Chang'An
URBAN HOTEL Design Systems Limited Tuve
URBAN HOTEL Ali Tayar Hotel Ambassador
URBAN HOTEL CL3 Architects Limited Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel
URBAN HOTEL Rockwell Group New York Edition
Best in 10 Winners    
Best in 10: Apartment Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design; David Hotson Architect Skyhouse
Best in 10: Bar/Lounge Belzberg Architects Conga Room
Best in 10: Beauty/Spa Partisans Grotto Sauna
Best in 10: Cafeteria Ippolito Fleitz Group Der Spiegel Canteen
Best in 10: Casual Dining Elliott + Associates Architects POPS
Best in 10: Communal Space One Plus Partnership Nanchang Insun International Cinema
Best in 10: Education ZGF Architects and Firm 151 University of Oregon, Hatfield-Dowlin Complex
Best in 10: Exhibition/Installation Patrick Tighe Architecture Out of Memory
Best in 10: Fine Dining Yabu Pushelberg Pump Room
Best in 10: Hotel Jouin Manku Fontevraud L'Hotel
Best in 10: House Shelton, Mindel & Associates Compound
Best in 10: Institutional Belzberg Architects Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Best in 10: Kitchen & Bath Superkül Royal Ontario Museum Bathroom
Best in 10: Office Clive Wilkinson Architects Macquarie Group Headquarters
Best in 10: Retail Peter Marino Architect Guerlain
Best in 10: Showroom/Manufacturer's Headquarters Shimoda design Group and Steelcase Global Design Worklife Center
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