Starnet announces winners of 2020 Design Awards

Home News Starnet announces winners of 2020 Design Awards

Columbus, Ohio—Starnet Commercial Flooring has announced the winners of the 22nd annual Starnet Design Awards. The awards, which were held virtually on June 2, are designed to celebrate the dynamic partnerships between Starnet members, vendor partners and the A&D community in delivering remarkable commercial flooring experiences across the United States and Canada.

Following is a list of the Gold winners for 2020. For the full list of winners, including silver and bronze winners, click here.

Grand Prize Winner: Gold in Education

The most prestigious award, the 2020 Grand Prize, was presented to Starnet member Cornerstone Commercial Flooring for its work on Park Elementary School in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In addition to winning the 2020 Grand Prize, Starnet member Cornerstone Commercial Flooring took home the Gold in Education for its work on Park Elementary School in Baton Rouge, La.


  • Starnet member: Cornerstone Commercial Flooring
  • Architect: Coleman Partners Architects
  • Starnet preferred vendors: Armstrong Flooring, Daltile, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, Spray-Lock, Tarkett Johnsonite

Gold in Hospitality/Public Space

Impressive for its own bold yet cohesive flooring choices, the Gold in Hospitality award was awarded to Starnet member Consolidated Carpet for the company’s work on Tarkett’s landmark Atelier in New York City. This sophisticated, co-creation workspace serves as a source of inspiration for the architecture and design community and showcases the brand’s innovative flooring products.


  • Starnet member: Consolidated Carpet
  • Architect: Huntsman Architectural Group
  • Starnet preferred vendors: Schönox, Spray-Lock, Tarkett Tandus Centiva, Tarkett Johnsonite, Tarkett

Gold in Mixed-Use Developments

The winner of the Mixed-Use Development category is home to the movers and shakers of Atlanta, Georgia. Completed by Starnet member DCO Commercial Floors, The Oleander is a luxury apartment complex featuring high-grade materials and amenities making it anything but an average apartment complex.


  • Starnet member: DCO Commercial Floors
  • Architect: Dwell Design Studio
  • Starnet preferred vendors: American Olean, Daltile, Ecore Commercial, Leggett & Platt, MAPEI, Marazzi Tarkett Johnsonite

Gold in Corporate

The Gold winner in Corporate is a bold, industrial design that challenges one’s preconceived notions of what constitutes an office space. Say hello to The Idea Garage, completed by Starnet member ReSource Colorado.


  • Starnet member: ReSource Colorado
  • Architect: Studio B2SJ
  • Starnet preferred vendors: ARDEX Americas, Daltile, GrassTex, Henry Adhesives, J+J Flooring Group, MAPEI, Milliken, Roppe, Tarkett Johnsonite, XL Brands

Gold in Healthcare

The Gold winner in Healthcare was awarded to Starnet member H.J. Martin & Son, Inc. for its work on the St. Vincent Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


  • Starnet member: H.J. Martin & Son
  • Architect: Berners Schober
  • Starnet preferred vendors: Bostik, Tarkett Johnsonite, Tarkett Tandus Centiva, Tarkett, Uzin Utz North America

Gold in Unique Installation

The Gold winner in Unique Installation was awarded to an incredibly complex project completed by Starnet member Century Floor Space. St. Stephen Catholic Church is a historic parish near Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan that was in dire need of a new marble floor after decades of daily use and abuse.


  • Starnet member: Century Floor Space
  • Architect: David B. Meleca Architects
  • Starnet preferred vendors: MAPEI, Roppe, Schönox, Spray-Lock, Uzin Utz North America

Gold in People’s Choice

Featuring 15,000 square yards of sheet vinyl, 24,000 square feet of VCT, 3,500 square yards of carpet tile, 3,200 square feet of gymnasium rubber and four miles of contoured base, Floor Systems & Design took home the Gold in this year’s People’s Choice Awards for its work on the Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Pavilion. Located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, it is America’s largest behavioral health treatment and research center for children and adolescents.


  • Starnet member: Floor Systems & Design
  • Architect: NBBJ
  • Designer: Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Pavilion
  • Starnet preferred vendors: ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring, MAPEI, Spray-Lock, Tarkett Johnsonite, XL Brands

A panel of architects and designers lent their talent and expertise to this year’s panel:

  • Tracy Herzer, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP, senior associate, senior interior designer, The S/L/A/M Collaborative
  • Chi-Thien (CT) Nguyen, LEED GA, associate AIA, associate, Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Jane M. Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB, principal, JSR
  • John T. McGrath, executive director of INSTALL, served as honorary judge for the Unique Installation Challenge Award.

Must Read

Accessories: Tapping a bevy of benefits to add to a dealer’s bottom line

By Megan Salzano Flooring accessory products—trim, moldings, vents, stair treads—are the backbone of any successful flooring installation. As any good flooring installer or contractor will...

Carpet: State of the industry

By Ken Ryan The early stages of 2020 revealed the kind of promise the carpet industry had longed for: innovative new offerings breathing life into...

Single-family starts continue growth path

Washington, D.C.—Single-family starts showed continued growth in September as overall housing production increased 1.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units,...

Bostik to present at Total Solutions Plus

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik, Inc., will be presenting during this year’s Total Solutions 2020 via virtual conferencing on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 11:00 a.m. CST. The interactive...

Emser adds Suzanne Zurfluh to design team

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has named Suzanne Zurfluh as the company’s new director of design and trend. With two decades of experience in design and...

Crossville launches Portugal porcelain tile

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville, Inc. has launched its new Portugal porcelain tile collection. The unique appearance of this line is inspired by Portuguese atlantic dark limestone,...