An Inside Look at How Judges Make the Final Call



This year’s design award program saw over 700 submissions from around the world. To select the winners, we gathered ten designers to evaluate and select their favourite designs. The process took two days, and each submission category was evaluated by a group of judges, with Shaw Contract designers and marketing leaders facilitating dialogue. Together, the teams selected 36 category winners and 6 final winners, to be announced soon.

After the final selections were made, our judges visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta with designer Barry Richards of Rockwell Group. Richards and his team designed the exhibitions for the museum when it opened in 2014.


Thank you to our judges for taking time to recognize forward-thinking design from across the globe!


Amy Sickeler, Perkins & Will Atlanta

Anisa Heming, Center for Green Schools at USGBC

Chau Tran, MTA | Urban Design Architecture Interior Design

David Tracz, Studio 3877

Dehne Sibbernsen, HOK New York

Faith Marabella, Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc.

Jessica Collins, HOK Dallas

Linzi Cassels, Perkins & Will London

Ramesh Subramaniam, M Moser Malaysia

Shannon Murphy Gaffney, SkB ARCHITECTS

Design Awards

Our Design Awards recognize the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing.