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Best of Year Awards 2021

Welcome to Interior Design‘s 16th annual Best of Year Awards.

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Best of Year Awards 2021
  • budget

  • budget office

  • higher education

    • The David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago
      Photography: Brett Beyer, Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
      WinnerDiller Scofidio + Renfro for The David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago
    • University of Pennsylvania Meeting & Guesthouse
      Photography: Chris Cooper
      HonoreeDeborah Berke Partners for University of Pennsylvania Meeting & Guesthouse
    • Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University
      Photography: Inspiro 8 Studios, Mark Herboth, and LS3P Associates LTD.
      HonoreeLMN Architects for Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University
    • Bergami Center for Science, Technology, & Innovation, University of New Haven
      Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO
      HonoreeSvigals + Partners for Bergami Center for Science, Technology, & Innovation, University of New Haven
  • early education

  • kids’ zone

  • exhibition

    • Beethoven Moves, Kunsthistorisches Museum
      Photography: Mark Niedermann, Courtesy of Tom Postma Design
      WinnerTom Postma Design for Beethoven Moves, Kunsthistorisches Museum
    • How It Was: Space and History, History Museum Graz
      Photography: Paul Ott
      HonoreeInnocad Architecture for How It Was: Space and History, History Museum Graz
    • Open the Box, 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale
      Photography: Matteo Losurdo
      HonoreeLouise Braverman Architect for Open the Box, 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale
    • Four Dioramas, 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale
      Photography: Courtesy of NemeStudio
      HonoreeNemeStudio for Four Dioramas, 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale
  • installation

  • entertainment

    • Wan Fat Jinyi Cinema
      Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud Architectural Photography
      WinnerOne Plus Partnership for Wan Fat Jinyi Cinema
    • SoFi Stadium
      Photography: Nic Lehoux
      HonoreeHKS for SoFi Stadium
    • Luoyang Zhengda Opera House
      Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud Architectural Photography
      HonoreeOne Plus Partnership for Luoyang Zhengda Opera House
    • Pingshan Theater
      Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud, ZENG Tianpei
      HonoreeOpen Architecture for Pingshan Theater
  • library

    • Adams Street Branch, Boston Public Library
      Photography: John Horner
      WinnerNADAAA for Adams Street Branch, Boston Public Library
    • Learnscape
      Photography: Paul Ott
      HonoreeInnocad Architecture for Learnscape
    • Riverside Main Library
      Photography: Steve Johnson
      HonoreeJohnson Favaro for Riverside Main Library
    • Learning Innovation Hub, International School of Prague
      Photography: Studio Flusser
      HonoreeStudio Perspektiv for Learning Innovation Hub, International School of Prague
    • Roxbury Branch, Boston Public Library
      Photography: Anton Grassl
      HonoreeUtile for Roxbury Branch, Boston Public Library
  • government/institutional

    • Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations
      Photography: Dave Burk © SOM
      WinnerSkidmore, Owings & Merrill for Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations
    • Madaline Terrace
      Photography: Gayle Babcock – Architectural Imageworks LLC
      HonoreeDake Wells Architecture for Madaline Terrace
    • Park Avenue Synagogue
      Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
      HonoreeMBB Architects for Park Avenue Synagogue
    • Arrupe Hall, Saint Joseph's University
      Photography: Nic Lehoux
      HonoreeMoto Designshop for Arrupe Hall, Saint Joseph’s University
    • Grossweikersdorf Community Center
      Photography: Dimitar Gamizov
      HonoreeSmartvoll for Grossweikersdorf Community Center
  • transportation

    • TRANSPORTATION LARGE: Security Checkpoint, Midway International Airport
      Photography: Bill Zbaren, Architectural Photographer
      WinnerMuller2 for TRANSPORTATION LARGE: Security Checkpoint, Midway International Airport
    • TRANSPORTATION SMALL: Ticketed Waiting Room, Moynihan Train Hall
      Photography: Scott Frances
      WinnerRockwell Group and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for TRANSPORTATION SMALL: Ticketed Waiting Room, Moynihan Train Hall
    • Changsha Subway Digital Art Space
      Photography: Jiang Xin
      HonoreeLi Shaobo Studio for Changsha Subway Digital Art Space
    • Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal
      Photography: Benjamin Benschneider and Adam Hunter/LMN Architects
      HonoreeLMN Architects for Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal
    • E Carpark
      Photography: HDP Photography
      HonoreeOft Interiors for E Carpark
  • social impact

    • Aktion Mensch Headquarters
      Photography: Philip Kottlorz
      WinnerIppolito Fleitz Group for Aktion Mensch Headquarters
    • Understood, Inc
      Photography: Aaron Thompson
      HonoreeFloat Design Studio for Understood, Inc
    • Northside Center for Child Development
      Photography: Studio Abe
      HonoreeMatiz Architecture & Design for Northside Center for Child Development
    • Hugo House
      Photography: Sean Airhart
      HonoreeNBBJ for Hugo House
    • American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge
      Photography: Peter Molick
      HonoreePerkins&Will for American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge
  • greater good: supportive housing

  • environmental impact

  • outdoor space

  • healthcare

    • Center for Community Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
      Photography: Chris Cooper Photographer
      WinnerPerkins Eastman for Center for Community Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
    • Surgical and Innovation Training Lab, University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine
      Photography: CannonDesign
      HonoreeCannonDesign for Surgical and Innovation Training Lab, University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine
    • Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, White Plains Hospital
      Photography: Chris Cooper Photographer, Courtesy of Perkins Eastman
      HonoreePerkins Eastman for Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, White Plains Hospital
    • Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building, University of California San Francisco
      Photography: Tim Griffith Photography, Courtesy of SmithGroup
      HonoreeSmithGroup and Mark Cavagnero Associates for Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building, University of California San Francisco
    • Pediatrics Unit, UPMC Harrisburg
      Photography: Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer
  • clinic

    • The Most Cured Home in the World
      Photography: Dream of Decora Tion, Ruihua Zhang
      WinnerFun Connection Design for The Most Cured Home in the World
    • HealthQuarters
      Photography: Nicole Franzen
      HonoreeAlda Ly Architecture for HealthQuarters
    • Paris Dental Studio
      Photography: David Foessel
      HonoreeJCPCDR Architecture for Paris Dental Studio
    • Razzle Dazzlescape
      Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
      HonoreeMNOffice for Razzle Dazzlescape
    • Taiwan Airlee Biomedical + Cosmetic Policlinic
      Photography: One Thousand Degrees Image
      HonoreeWIT Design & Research for Taiwan Airlee Biomedical + Cosmetic Policlinic
  • dispensary

  • fitness

    • Equinox Beale Street
      Photography: Benny Chan/Fotoworks
      WinnerRDC for Equinox Beale Street
    • Proswim Club
      Photography: DU Studio
      HonoreeDU Studio for Proswim Club
    • Trail House, Enchantment Resort
      Photography: Matt Winquist
      HonoreeGluckman Tang Architects for Trail House, Enchantment Resort
    • Kendall Square Corporate Wellness Center
      Photography: Chuck Choi Architectural Photography
      HonoreeMerge Architects and Utile for Kendall Square Corporate Wellness Center
  • beauty/spa

  • bar/lounge/social club

  • coffee/tea

    • Nemesis Coffee
      Photography: Courtesy of Perkins&Will
      WinnerPerkins&Will for Nemesis Coffee
    • Relic Shelter
      Photography: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
      HonoreeNeri&Hu Design and Research Office for Relic Shelter
    • CoCo TaiJian Lane
      Photography: Ming Chen, Yiwen Xu
      HonoreeOYTT Design for CoCo TaiJian Lane
    • HeyTea
      Photography: Sunway Vision
      HonoreeUND Design Studio for HeyTea
    • Dot Coffee Station
      Photography: YOD Group photo Andrey Bezuglov
      HonoreeYod Group for Dot Coffee Station
  • counter service

  • casual dining

  • fine dining

  • hotel dining

  • outdoor dining

  • resort

    • RESORT LARGE: Patina Maldives Hotel
      Photography: Fernando Guerra
      WinnerStudio MK27 for RESORT LARGE: Patina Maldives Hotel
    • RESORT SMALL: AutoCamp Cape Cod
      Photography: Read McKendree
      WinnerWorkshop/APD for RESORT SMALL: AutoCamp Cape Cod
    • Sala Bang Pa-in
      Photography: W Workspace
      HonoreeDepartment of Architecture Co. for Sala Bang Pa-in
    • DongFengYun Hotel Mi'Le-M Gallery by Cheng Chung Design
      Photography: Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd.
      HonoreeDongFengYun Hotel Mi’Le-M Gallery by Cheng Chung Design
    • Alila Marea Beach Resort
      Photography: Eric Laignel
      HonoreeMarkzeff and Joseph Wong Design Associates for Alila Marea Beach Resort
    • Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia
      Photography: Mike Schwartz Photography, Courtesy of Wimberly Interiors
      HonoreeWATG and Wimberly Interiors for Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia
  • chain hotel

  • boutique hotel

  • hotel transformation

  • large corporate office

    • Waste Management Headquarters
      Photography: Peter Molick Photography
      WinnerPerkins&Will for Waste Management Headquarters
    • Keurig Dr Pepper Headquarters
      Photography: Corgan, Kurt Griesbach
      HonoreeCorgan for Keurig Dr Pepper Headquarters
    • Shiseido Global Vision Center
      Photography: Tomooki Kengaku Photography
      HonoreeGensler for Shiseido Global Vision Center
    • Horizon Therapeutics
      Photography: Tom Harris
      HonoreeLamar Johnson Collaborative for Horizon Therapeutics
  • medium corporate office

  • small corporate office

  • finance office

    • Citi Wealth Hub
      Photography: KHOOGJ
      WinnerMinistry of Design for Citi Wealth Hub
    • Cboe Global Markets Headquarters
      Photography: Eric Laignel
      HonoreeCannonDesign for Cboe Global Markets Headquarters
    • BentallGreenOak
      Photography: David Mitchell
      HonoreeFogarty Finger for BentallGreenOak
    • Ninety One
      Photography: Hufton+Crow
      HonoreeHLW for Ninety One
    • Thompson Street Capital Partners
      Photography: Alise O’Brien Photography
      HonoreeHOK for Thompson Street Capital Partners
  • creative office

    • Hangzhou Qingmo
      Photography: Zhu Qingyan
      WinnerL&M Design Lab for Hangzhou Qingmo
    • Accent Decor
      Photography: Devon Banks
      HonoreeGensler for Accent Decor
    • Nike Icon Studios
      Photography: Courtesy of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
      HonoreeLorcan O’Herlihy Architects for Nike Icon Studios
    • Springair Office + Exhibition Space
      Photography: MMC DESIGN
      HonoreeMMC Design for Springair Office + Exhibition Space
    • VF Headquarters
      Photography: Eric Laignel
      HonoreeRapt Studio for VF Headquarters
  • tech office

  • coworking office

  • firm’s own office

  • office transformation

    • 175 Haussmann
      Photography: Jean-Phillipe Mesguen
      WinnerPCA-Stream and RF Studio for 175 Haussmann
    • Confidential Client
      Photography: Christopher Barrett Photography
      HonoreeAECOM for Confidential Client
    • Fintech Office
      Photography: Matthew McNulty
      HonoreeCorgan and Kuchar for Fintech Office
    • Boston Consulting Group
      Photography: Garrett Rowland, Courtesy of Gensler
      HonoreeGensler for Boston Consulting Group
    • The Campus
      Photography: Nac‡sa & Partners Inc.
      HonoreeKokuyo Co. for The Campus
  • corporate cafeteria

    • Dock 72
      Photography: Connie Zhou
      WinnerFogarty Finger for Dock 72
    • NFL Headquarters Commissary
      Photography: fotoworks/Benny Chan
      HonoreeGensler for NFL Headquarters Commissary
    • Shiseido Zebra CafŽ
      Photography: Courtesy of Gensler
      HonoreeGensler for Shiseido Zebra CafŽ
    • Shure
      Photography: Steve Hall (c) Hall Merrick Photographers
      HonoreePerkins&Will for Shure
  • commercial lobby + amenity space

  • building facade

  • domestic residential lobby + amenity space

  • international residential lobby + amenity space

  • multiunit housing

  • senior living

  • large apartment

  • small apartment

  • city house

  • country house

    • Casa Rancho Avandro
      Photography: Rafael Gamo
      WinnerChain + Siman for Casa Rancho Avandro
    • Liminal House
      Photography: Paul Warchol
      HonoreeDavid Jameson Architect for Liminal House
    • Ballantrae Country House
      Photography: Doublespace Photography
      HonoreeDrew Mandel Architects for Ballantrae Country House
    • August Moon
      Photography: Rob Karosis
      HonoreeSpan Architecture for August Moon
  • beach house

  • small house

  • residential transformation

  • residential landscape

  • kitchen + bath

  • residential sales center

  • showroom

  • large retail

    • La Samaritaine
      Photography: Jerome Galland
      WinnerYabu Pushelberg for La Samaritaine
    • Yatai New Dynamic
      Photography: Dirk Weiblen
      HonoreeArizon Design for Yatai New Dynamic
    • X11 Global Flagship Store
      Photography: BloomDesign
      HonoreeBloomDesign for X11 Global Flagship Store
    • Louis Vuitton Namiki Ginza
      Photography: Daici Ano, Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
      HonoreePeter Marino Architect for Louis Vuitton Namiki Ginza
  • small retail

  • bookstore

  • staircase

  • environmental branding + graphics

  • marketing + branding collateral

    • Bel-Fries
      Photography: Creme
      WinnerCreme for Bel-Fries
    • Clayton Members Club & Hotel
      Photography: Garrett Rowland
      HonoreeBrand Bureau for Clayton Members Club & Hotel
    • Reseat
      Photography: Rapt Studio
      HonoreeRapt Studio for Reseat
  • on the boards: commercial

    • Hana Bank Headquarters
      Photography: NBBJ
      WinnerNBBJ for Hana Bank Headquarters
    • Armitaj Art Hotel
      Photography: Hariri & Hariri Architecture D.P.C.
      HonoreeHariri & Hariri Architecture for Armitaj Art Hotel
    • ARC 2021 CMA|SIMA Virtual Conference
      Photography: Shreya Jasrapuria + Juan Rossi
      HonoreeHKS for ARC 2021 CMA|SIMA Virtual Conference
    • Timber + Stone
      Photography: Omega Render
      HonoreeSchiller Projects for Timber + Stone
    • Morgan North
      Photography: Courtesy of Shimoda Design Group
      HonoreeShimoda Design Group for Morgan North
  • on the boards: residential

  • shining moment

  • iconic project

  • architect

    • Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc
      WinnerErla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc
  • firm leader

    • Nelson Chow
      WinnerNelson Chow, NC Design & Architecture
  • firm leader: healthcare

    • Jenna Knudsen
      WinnerJenna Knudsen, CO Architects
  • firm leader: workplace

    • David Galullo + Sam Farhang
      WinnerDavid Galullo + Sam Farhang, Rapt Studio
  • firm leader: hospitality

    • Vera Chu & Kuang Ming Chou
      WinnerVera Chu & Kuang Ming Chou, Vermilion Zhou Design Group
  • interior designer

    • Pallavi Dean
      WinnerPallavi Dean, Roar
  • interior designer: workplace

    • John Mulling
      WinnerJohn Mulling, Gensler
  • interior designer: hospitality

    • Idmen Liu
      WinnerIdmen Liu, Matrix Design
  • designer: graphics + branding

    • Giona Maiarelli
      WinnerGiona Maiarelli, Maiarelli Studio
  • rising star: designer

    • Boris Lvovsky
      WinnerBoris Lvovsky, DA Bureau
  • rising star: greater good

    • Ryan Swanson
      WinnerRyan Swanson, The Urban Conga
  • rising star: product designer

    • Ara Thorose
      WinnerAra Thorose, Ara Thorose
  • manufacturer leader

    • David Weeks
      WinnerDavid Weeks, David Weeks Studio
  • designer: lifetime achievement

    • Orlando Diaz-Azcuy
      WinnerOrlando Diaz-Azcuy, ODADA
  • product visionary

    • Philippe Starck
      WinnerPhilippe Starck, Starck Studio
  • design visionary

    • David Rockwell
      WinnerDavid Rockwell, Rockwell Group