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The 2021 Winners

With over 700 entries from 37 countries, 24 global design professionals as jurors, and 46 Category Finalists selected....

We are now thrilled to announce the recipients of our Final Awards and People’s Choice Award, which represent the highest caliber of work among the global design community! 


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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

It is our foundation to celebrate the optimism of design, and its ability to influence our everyday lives. Together, we continue to show up to create experiences that make a positive impact for people & the planet.

Now in its 16th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program is our chance to recognize the spaces that shape and inspire new ways of living, working, learning, and healing. 

Entry Criteria

Eligibility

Projects must have a completion date between 1st January 2019 and 6th July 2021, and include at least one Shaw Contract product in the project.

Cost

There is no cost to enter, and there is no limit on the number of entries allowed per firm.

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Categories

Projects must be submitted into one of the following categories:

  • Office
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Government/Public Space
  • Retail
  • Senior Living
  • Healthcare
  • Multi-Family

How the Program Works

Phase 1- Category Judging

Mid-September

All projects entered will proceed to the first stage of judging, where an elite panel of international design leaders will collaborate to select Category Finalists through a virtual judging experience. Just as our designs bring people together each day, this virtual platform enables us to bring people together around the globe.


Phase 2- Announcement of Category Finalists

End-September

We will announce and celebrate the category finalists selected by our international judging panel. These category finalists will be selected from the 8 segment categories listed above.


Phase 3- People's Choice Voting Begins

Early-October

Each Category Finalist will be eligible for People's Choice voting, which will happens live via our website. One People's Choice winner will be selected.


Phase 4- Final Judging

Mid-October

Each Category Finalist will proceed to the second round of virtual judging, where our panel of International judges will select the "best of the best" from the competition.


Phase 5- Final Winners and People's Choice Winner Announced

End-October

We announce the Final Winners selected by our pool of judges, and also announce the People's Choice Winner which was selected through online voting!

The Prize

All Final Winners will receive a trophy to commend the achievement. Final Winning projects will be promoted in Shaw Contract marketing materials globally, as well as being featured in a media campaign with leading international Architecture & Design publications.

Each winning firm will also receive a $5,000 charitable donation to be awarded in the firm’s name to an organization of its choice. To date, Shaw Contract has awarded over $175,000 to non-profit and charitable organizations around the world as part of this program.

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Design Awards 2021

Together we design spaces to shape a healthy and happy future. To create experiences that make a positive impact for people & the planet. Share your design with the world. 

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2020 Final Winners

2020 Final Winners

Last year’s Final Winners created some of the most uniquely impactful designs in the world. The panel of esteemed jurors selected seven Final Winners, while the People’s Choice winner was chosen through popular vote. View the winning projects below, each designed to have a positive impact on the inhabitants of the space.

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Adidas Global Sourcing Headquarter

By: Envisione Studio Limited | Hong Kong SAR, China

2020 Final Winner

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Eternal Women's Health

By: Core Collective Architects | Hobart, Australia

2020 Final Winner

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International Consulting Firm 名称按客户要求保密

By: Robarts Spaces(一工公司) | Beijing, China

2020 Final Winner

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Japara 'The Regent', Aged Care Facility

By: Spowers | Melbourne, Australia 

2020 Final Winner

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Onur Group Ankara

By: Escape from Sofa | Istanbul, Turkey

2020 Final Winner

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Positive Tomorrows School for Homeless Children

By: MA Architecture | Oklahoma City, United States

2020 Final Winner

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Shui On Land Headquarter Office 瑞安房地产总部

By: Robarts Spaces(一工公司) | Beijing, China

2020 Final Winner

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The Suave - Hannover RE

By: Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020 People's Choice Winner

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Meet Last Year's Jury 

We assembled 26 design luminaries from across the globe to pick last year's best design projects.

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Look Back to Look Forward

Design is powerful in the impact it has on people and planet for good. Our Design Awards program has celebrated these powerful impacts for the past 14 years. It recognizes projects that are not just beautifully designed, but those that make a social impact on the community and on the occupants of the space.

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The Lodge at Gulf State Park

2019 Design Awards

Take a look at the designs that were selected out of 700 submissions in over 32 countries.

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How can we design our thoughts, actions and experiences to improve tomorrow?