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2014 Design Is… Award Market Winners Announced

Design Is… Award Market Winners Announced
Firms celebrated for design excellence around the world

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – May 30, 2014 – In its ninth year, Shaw Contract Group’s Design Is… Award program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the very idea of what design is. Shaw Contract Group continued with the Market Awards, which represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment. An esteemed group of design professionals selected 40 winners out of more than 350 entries submitted from 25 countries. The Market Award winners will advance to the Global Award program.

“The design showcased in the entries signifies the global reach of our brand and utilization of high performance, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM products across the globe,” says John Stephens, Vice President of Marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “This year’s winners reflect how design profoundly impacts the mission of the space and its positive effect on the people that use it.”

Winning projects include:

Large Office (Greater than 50,000 sq. ft.)
• Hickok Cole Architects | Washington, DC
 Project: NPR | Washington, DC

• Studio Groen+Schild BV | Deventer, The Netherlands
 Project: TenneT Headquarters | Arnhem, The Netherlands

• Annekoos Littel Interior Designers Bni | Woerden, The Netherlands
 Project: Rabobank Amerstreek | Oosterhout, The Netherlands

• Edge | London, United Kingdom
 Project: Expedia Offices | London, United Kingdom

• AECOM | Los Angeles, CA
 Project: DIRECTV | El Segundo, CA

• Space Matrix Design Consultants Pte Ltd | Singapore
 Project: Cisco | Singapore

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Mid-Size Office (10,000 – 50,000 sq. ft.)
• RMTA, LLC | Kansas City, MO
 Project: Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator | Kansas City, MO

• ASD, Inc. | San Francisco, CA
 Project: Passport Capital | San Francisco, CA

• Hollander Design Group | La Jolla, CA
 Project: Pirch Headquarters | San Diego, CA

• H.Hendy Associates | Newport Beach, CA
 Project: Jones Lang LaSale | Irvine, CA

• Design Blitz | San Francisco, CA
 Project: Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center | Sunnyvale, CA

• Design Blitz | San Francisco, CA
 Project: SquareTrade Headquarters | San Francisco, CA

• Design Blitz | San Francisco, CA
 Project: One Workplace Headquarters and Showroom | Santa Clara, CA

• Westlake Reed Leskosky | Cleveland, OH
 Project: Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex | Berea, OH

• Wolcott Architecture | Interiors | Culver City, CA
 Project: XPrize Foundation | Culver City, CA

• Mayfield and Ragni Studio | Houston, TX
 Project: PanAtlantic Exploration | Houston, TX

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Small Office (Less than 10,000 sq. ft.)
• Millar+Associates, LLC | Washington, DC
 Project: The Schusterman Foundation | Washington, DC

• For. Design planning | Montréal, Québec, Canada
 Project: Ludia | Montréal, Québec, Canada

• Infinity Design & Engineering | Beijing, China
 Project: CSOFT | Shenzhen, China

• Space Matrix Design Consultants Pte Ltd | Singapore
 Project: Forrester | Singapore

• 5plus Architects | Manchester, United Kingdom
 Project: 35 Fountain Street | Manchester, United Kingdom

• TRAZO | Mexico City, Mexico
 Project: RGA | Mexico City, Mexico

• Fusion Design Consultants, LLC | Boston, MA
 Project: Idea Paint | Boston, MA

• 2 Level Design | Palo Alto, CA
 Project: Shoprunner | San Mateo, CA

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Education
• Substance Architecture | Des Moines, IA
 Project: Bergstrom Football Complex, Iowa State University | Ames, IA

• Nikken Sekkei Ltd | Tokyo, Japan
 Project: JOSAI University Educational Corporation, Tokyo Kioicho Campus Building 3 |
Tokyo, Japan

• VMDO Architects, P.C. | Charlottesville, VA
 Project: Buckingham County Primary and Elementary Schools | Dilwyn, VA

• AHM Brands & Envelop Design | Architecture + Interiors | Eugene, OR
 Project: UO Track & Field Office | Eugene, OR

• Perkins+Will | Los Angeles, CA
 Project: PNU Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University for Women |
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Healthcare
• Alice Martins Flavio Butti Arquitetura e Interiores | São Paulo, Brazil
 Project: Psychiatric Office | São Paulo, Brazil

• AECOM | Minneapolis, MN
 Project: Mercy Health – West Hospital | Cincinnati, OH

• JoeArchitect | Denver, CO
 Project: Advanced Orthodontics | Mesa, AZ

• Perkins+Will | New York, NY
 Project: ColumbiaDoctors Midtown | New York, NY

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Hospitality
• EC-5 ARCHITEKCI | Łódź, Poland
 Project: Hotel Tobaco | Łódź, Poland

• Digital Space | Tel Aviv, Israel
 Project: Art’Otel Amsterdam | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

• Elness Swenson Graham Architects | Minneapolis, MN
 Project: Stadium Village Flats | Minneapolis, MN

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Government/Civic
• peckvonhartel | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 Project: Australian Communications and Media Authority | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

• ZGF Architects LLP | Seattle, WA
 Project: Federal Center South Building 1202 | Seattle, WA

• fjmt | francis-jones morehen thorp | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 Project: Melton Library and Learning Hub | Melton, Victoria, Australia

• OPN Architects, Inc. | Cedar Rapids, IA
 Project: Cedar Rapids Public Library | Cedar Rapids, IA

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Twenty distinguished members of the design community evaluated each project based on its design solutions beyond aesthetic quality. The jurors reviewed the challenges, processes and results of each project and how each design team defined design.

The judging panel included:

  • Brett Sare, Gensler
  • Jeff Heidbreder, Elevation Architecture
  • Matilda Sung, Geyer
  •  Tim Caputo, idea|span
  •  Danijel Pocanic, Woods Bagot
  • Simon Wu, Intect Design Associates
  • Huang Qiuping, ECADI
  • Chris Greene, Wolski Design
  • Laurie Russell, Verizon
  • Jeevan Nangla, Black2White Design
  • Amber Lake, MHTN Architects
  • Kelly Shaw, BCRA
  • Valerie Gow, Gow Hastings Architects
  • Jessica Doolittle, Altus Architectural Studios
  • Paul Evans, ZGF Architects
  • Lisa Gallun, Gallun Snow Associates
  • Chris Flick, SmithGroupJJR
  • Reza Hadaegh, Menemsha Solutions
  • David Tracz, Studio 3877
  • Christian Wolff, Gensler

Winning firms will be recognized in Shaw Contract Group’s annual NeoCon magazine and featured on shawcontractgroup.com. Additionally, winners will be a part of People’s Choice voting, in which fans will vote on their favorite projects and choose a winner. Shaw Contract Group will also promote the winners through promotional and marketing materials.

About Shaw Contract Group
A leading global floor covering brand, Shaw Contract Group defines design through not only by great appearance, but also performance and sustainability. Its cradle-to-cradle products perform in commercial spaces around the world, and can be endlessly reclaimed and recycled into new high-performance product. Shaw Contract Group has received Best of NeoCon awards for its carpet collections every year since 2002; was rated “best overall business experience” by facility managers and designers; and was recognized among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.” A brand of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract Group combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.
For more information, visit shawcontractgroup.com.
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Shaw Contract Group Seeks Creative and Innovative Projects for 2014 Design Is…Award


Shaw Contract Group Seeks Creative and Innovative Projects for Design Is…Award

Entry deadline February 28, 2014

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – January 9, 2014 – Design is ever-changing. For the ninth consecutive year, the Shaw Contract Group Design Is…Award honors the architects and interior designers that continue to redefine what design is and the impact it has in our lives. Design firms may enter their projects online at http://www.shawcontractgroup.com/designIs/entry through February 28, 2014.

The Shaw Contract Group Design Is…Award is a leading competition that asks entrants to define design through the challenges, process and results of their projects. Entries will be judged by distinguished members of the design community across all market segments. This year’s program will continue with market awards, of which the winners represent the highest caliber within an industry segment. The market award winners will move on to the global award program and People’s Choice voting later in the year.

“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. “We honor these projects that achieve both human and business goals in ways that represent the best practices in global design.”

Shaw Contract Group will promote global winners through marketing materials, media outreach and an advertisement campaign in leading A&D publications. In addition, winning firms receive $2,000 to donate to the school or organization of their choice.

Since 2006, Shaw Contract Group had donated over $80,000 through the Design Is…Award to support design education and social responsibility, all in the name of the winning firms. In the last eight years, more than 1,700 entries have been submitted from 31 countries around the world.

Because carpet is only part of the project, the overall design space is considered. All design projects using Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group and Shaw Hard Surface products, completed between February 2012 and February 2014, are eligible.

About Shaw Contract Group
A leading global floor covering brand, Shaw Contract Group defines design through not only by great appearance, but also performance and sustainability.  Its cradle-to-cradle products perform in commercial spaces around the world, and can be endlessly reclaimed and recycled into new high-performance product.  Shaw Contract Group has received Best of NeoCon awards for its carpet collections every year since 2002; was rated “best overall business experience” by facility managers and designers; and was recognized among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.”  A brand of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract Group combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. For more information, visit shawcontractgroup.com.

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Katie Holcomb
770-607-2462
katie.holcomb@shawinc.com 

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Shaw Industries Opens Manufacturing Plant in China to Serve Asia

Shaw Industries Opens Manufacturing Plant in China to Serve Asia

Berkshire Hathaway company expands to meet growing demand for commercial carpet tile in Asia

Dalton, GA, USA – September 13, 2013 – Berkshire Hathaway’s Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has announced its grand opening of a 210,000-square-foot (20,000-square-meter) carpet tile plant in Nantong, China – a port city 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Shanghai. This facility offers customers in Asia quicker access to a wider range of completely recyclable, Cradle-to-Cradle-certified products, which are PVC-free and bitumen-free.

“Nantong’s woven textile heritage mirrors the communities in which we’ve manufactured flooring in the southeastern U.S. for more than half a century,” says Shaw Industries Vice President for Asia Pacific Jeff Galloway. “The feeling of being at home in China is due in even larger part to the reception and cooperation we’ve enjoyed from the Nantong government, the officials in the Nantong Suzhou Science and Industrial Park, and all those with whom we’ve done business in China, including our newest Shaw associates.”

Expected to employ approximately 250 at full capacity, over 100 Shaw associates are onboard at this time. The 24”x24” (61 cm x 61 cm) and 18”x36” (45.7 cm x 91.4 cm) products are being designed in Cartersville, Ga., for global markets, utilizing the successful Eco Solution Q fiber, EcoWorx backing systems, and Ecologix carpet cushioning systems. Products manufactured in China will be sold for installation in the growing Asia market and there are no plans to export them back to the U.S.

“Two thirds of the world’s carpet tile is sold outside of North America – the majority in Asia,” says Shaw Industries Chairman and CEO Vance Bell. “Sales in China, in particular, have grown 20 percent annually, making it the world’s third largest carpet-tile-purchasing country. Our new plant expands our opportunity to serve this growing market.”

This plant opening represents Shaw’s latest efforts to expand its Asia market presence, which includes showrooms or sales teams in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore and New Delhi. The Nantong facility is pursuing ISO 9001 and 14000 certifications and was constructed to LEED Gold standards for New Construction (certification pending review).

The China facility grand opening follows Shaw’s recent announcement to open a new carpet manufacturing facility in Adairsville, Ga., to support the growth in its carpet tile business.

About Shaw
The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $4 billion (USD) in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawfloors.com/about-shaw.
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