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    Shaw Contract Group Reveals “Design Is…” Award Winners

    Cartersville, GA-based Shaw Contract Group revealed the five 2012 Shaw Contract Group Design Is… Award winners this morning. Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes innovation in commercial spaces worldwide. Selected out of 285 entries from 19 countries, the five firms and their projects change and improve how we work, play, and organize our lives. This year's winners are:

    Firm: D/DOCK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Project: B/S/H/ Huishoudapparaten, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

    Firm: Colacion Studio, Long Beach, CA
    Project: Tamdeen Group, Safat, Kuwait

    Firm: Gensler, Los Angeles, CA
    Project: Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

    Firm: Checkwitch Poiron Architects Inc., Nanaimo, BC, Canada
    Project: Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    Firm: Shimoda Design Group, Los Angeles, CA
    Project: WorkCafe, Grand Rapids, MI

    “After seven years and more than 1,400 entries from 25 countries, the Design Is… Award continues to champion design excellence across market segments and around the world,” says John Stephens, vice president of marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “This year’s Design Is… Award winner video provides some of the best talent in our industry the opportunity to share the stories of their award-winning projects.” View the video of project stories from each winner here.