Meet the winners of the 22nd annual IIDA PRIDE Awards
By Steve Burks, AZRE, Jul 2018
In April, the International Interior Design Association’s Southwest Chapter gathered to pay tribute to the best people and projects of 2018. The 22nd annual IIDA Professional Recognition for Interior Design Excellence (PRIDE) Awards highlighted some of the best work in the industry.
There were 20 different projects that received awards in one of 10 categories, as well as an overall Best in Show project. The PRIDE Awards recognize the transformative work being done by architectural firms in IIDA’s Southwest Chapter. In addition to those honorees, IIDA gave recognition to four individuals and two companies who stood out during the year.
The IIDA organization has more than 15,000 members worldwide and is active in 58 countries. The group is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge, value and community.
Award of Merit
Project: Wentworth Property Headquarters
Team members: Joe Tyndall, AIA (Principal-in-Charge); Alissa Franconi, Assoc. IIDA (Design Studio Lead); Dawn Brown, AIA, LEED AP (Project Manager); Christine Shaw, LEED AP (Project Interior Designer).
The 11,000 SF building in the Downtown Phoenix Redevelopment Area allowed the company to be a part of revitalizing and enhancing the community.
Design Excellence Award
Project: Carvana Corporate Headquarters
Team members: Joe Tyndall, AIA (Principal-in-Charge); Alissa Franconi, Assoc. IIDA (Design Studio Lead); Dawn Brown, AIA, LEED AP (Project Manager); Christine Shaw, LEED AP (Project Interior Designer); Amy Krone, Green Associate (Interior Design).
The design creates a fluid environment for both corporate staff and call center employees. The single location reflects the energy and vibrancy of the brand while embracing and encouraging the company’s innovative and collaborative culture.