About the Program

Purposeful, authentic design is at the core of Shaw Contract products, it is our method and our means to both enhance and contribute to the built environment. Our Design Awards recognize the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. The Awards place a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly inspiring work being done by the architecture and design community.

Why Design Matters

Design defines and influences action, healing, idea generation and socialization. It gives us and our experiences meaning and purpose. We’re obsessed with the environments that define the human experience, and celebrating those spaces that make a smarter impact for our world is an imperative.


2018 Category Winners

Category winners are chosen from across the globe for the impact of their work within an industry segment. These winning projects will be automatically entered into the Final Awards Program and People’s Choice Voting.



The Award

Final winners will be promoted in Shaw Contract marketing materials, media outreach and be featured in an advertising campaign in leading design publications. In addition to the endorsement of excellence and industry recognition of the Design Award itself, two representatives from each winning firm will also be invited to attend Art Basel Miami 2019. Art and design have an increasingly blurred boundary and this curated experience reflects Shaw Contract’s design philosophy and our appreciation of the inspiring work of our Final winners. Shaw Contract believes that design can make a difference, and as part of their commitment to social responsibility, each year Shaw Contract makes a $2,000 charitable donation in the winner’s names to the organization of their choice.

Chapter: EARTH