2022 Starnet Design Awards winners announced

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Colorado Springs, Co.—Starnet Commercial Flooring, the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, revealed the winners of its 2022 Design Awards Competition during a special ceremony here recently. Now in its 24th year, the annual competition honors the outstanding projects completed by Starnet members in partnership with architects, designers and Starnet-aligned manufacturing partners.

“This year we received an incredible lineup of project entries across the network of partners throughout the United States and Canada,” said Mark Bischoff, president and CEO of Starnet. “After two years of wide-ranging challenges—including long lead times, product shortages and a tight labor market—our members continue to showcase their grit, determination and installation excellence as entrepreneurs.”

The 2022 Design Awards were doled out across several bellwether categories: Gold winners were selected by a panel of judges in six categories, including Corporate/Office, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Public Spaces, Mixed-Use Developments and Canadian Project of the Year. (Each gold category winner contended for the overall 2022 Starnet Grand Prize award.) Starnet also doled out People’s Choice Winners, which are nominated by Starnet members and preferred vendor partners.

As is customary, the competition judges consisted of a respected panel of architects and designers, including: Cecelia Baumann, project interior design specialist at Gravity Architecture and Design; Jena Kissinger, interior designer, Huntsman Architectural Group; and Rosa G. Salazar, RID, IIDA, ASID, director of interior design at Condray Design Group. Additionally, John McGrath Jr,. executive director of INSTALL, served as honorary judge for the Unique Installation Challenge Award.

“The breadth of the projects delivered this year prove the true value of Starnet—the power of collaboration and partnering with a professional flooring contractor,” Bischoff stated.

2022 design awardsGrand Prize Winner & Gold in Commercial

CB Flooring

The 2022 Design Awards Grand Prize was presented to Starnet Member CB Flooring, LLC, for its work on the new Armstrong Flooring headquarters and design center. The newly refurbished and expanded corporate center is located in Lancaster, Pa. With its masterful use of bright colors and a mix of patterns and textures across multiple Armstrong product lines, the layout flows from room to room and communal space to private areas, all showcasing commercial flooring design in the process.

Project partners:

  • Designer
    • Spiezle
  • Preferred vendors
    • Ardex, Armstrong Flooring

2022 design awardsHealthcare

LVR Commercial Flooring

Starnet member LVR Commercial Flooring took home Gold in Healthcare for its work on University Medical Center Emergency Center Pediatric and Radiology Renovation. The state-of-the-art facility in Lubbock, Texas, was transformed into a brightly colored, pediatric-friendly area by creating a new and dedicated children’s entrance and waiting area.

Project partnets:

  • Architect
    • Condray Design Group
  • Preferred vendors
    • Ardex, Daltile, Henry Adhesives, Mannington Commercial, Roppe, Johnsonite by Tarkett, Tarkett Tandus Centiva

2022 design awardsEducation

LVR Commercial Flooring

All Saints Episcopal School is committed to providing the best education and best learning environment for their students. So, when their Primary Learning Center was in need of a refreshing update, they wanted a fun atmosphere that stimulated learning and promoted creativity. That’s when LVR Commercial Flooring came in and created this Gold Award-winning educational project.

Project partners:

  • Preferred vendors
    • Ardex, Henry Adhesives, Milliken Commercial, Roppe, Six Degrees Flooring Surfaces and XL Brands

2022 design awardsHospitality & Public Space

H.J. Martin & Sons

Gold in Hospitality/Public Space was awarded to H.J. Martin & Sons, Inc. for its work on the newly opened Resch Expo Center in Green Bay, Wis. The sprawling, 266,000-square-foot space has become an eye-catching neighbor to Lambeau Field (home to the Green Bay Packers) along Lombardi Avenue. The $93 million facility hosts trade shows, meetings, conventions, concerts and other gatherings.

Project partners:

  • Architect
    • Kahler Slater
  • Preferred Vendors
    • Altro, Daltile, Henry Adhesives, Johnsonite by Tarkett, Mapei, Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Collection, Uzin Utz North America

Mixed-Use Developments

Corporate Floors

Starnet member Corporate Floors was awarded the Gold in Mixed-Use Developments for its work on Watermere at Southlake. Located in Southlake, Texas, the luxury senior-living community was originally designed over a decade ago and was in need of a refresh. It was critical for the design to be consistent with the expectations of longtime residents as well as new homeowners. With careful consideration of the existing architecture, finishes, furniture and artwork that would remain, flooring designs and color palettes were curated to ensure the updates blended seamlessly.

Project partners:

  • Designer
    • Professional Design Concepts
  • Preferred vendors
    • Ardex, Milliken Commercial, Uzin Utz North America, XL Brands

Canadian Project of the Year

Beatty Floors

The second annual Canadian Project of the Year distinction was awarded to Beatty Floors, Ltd., for its work on the Vancouver Convention Center. Originally built in 2009 as the world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention facility, it was in need of an update after 12 years of daily use.

Project partners:

  • Architect
    • MCM Interiors
  • Preferred vendors
    • Ardex, Milliken Commercial

Unique Installation Challenge

B. T. Mancini Co.

The Gold in Unique Installation Challenge was awarded to B. T. Mancini Co., for its work on the Robert S. and Star Pepper Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. The facility is specially designed to care for babies born prematurely or with serious medical conditions. One of the challenges of the project was designing patient rooms with enough space not only for infants and parents, but also for an unusually large amount of medical equipment.

Project partners:

  • Architect
    • HGA Architects
  • Preferred vendors
    • Johnsonite by Tarkett, Tarkett Collection, Uzin Utz North America

People’s Choice

Howard’s Rug Company

Starnet member Howard’s Rug Company was awarded People’s Choice Gold for its work on the Quidel Corporation’s new man- ufacturing and distribution center in Carlsbad, Calif. Designed and built during the pandemic, the nearly 129,000- square-foot center was com- pleted in just nine months to manufacture and expedite COVID-19 testing kits for countries around the world.

Project partners: 

  • Architect
    • McFarlane Architects
  • Preferred vendors
  • Flexco, Johnsonite by Tarkett, Mannington Commercial, Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Collection

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