Three professional associations, representing more than 90 percent of the commercial interior design, architecture and corporate real estate/workplace management sectors, have announced the winners of the Sustainable Design Leadership Awards, an international awards program. The associations are the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Interiors Committee and CoreNet Global.
The awards recognize sustainable design leadership as articulated by advocacy, mentoring and projects that reflect consistent commitment to the principles of sustainability in professional practice. They are awarded in two categories: design firms practicing sustainable architecture and interior design; and corporate/organizations that have established sustainable business operations and practices which include architecture and interior design.
The design firm award was presented to Mithun Architects+ Designers+Planners, Seattle, WA. Two awards recognized operational achievements: Toyota Motor Sales, Torrance, CA, (recognizing its achievements within the corporate, for-profit, sector), and Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia, (recognizing its work as a non-profit/government organization). Special commendations were also given to HOK (St. Louis, MO) and to Fox & Fowle (New York, NY), recognizing their pioneering efforts in the practice of sustainable architecture and interior design.
The Sustainable Design Leadership Awards are underwritten by corporate sponsor Tandus, Dalton, GA.