December 1, 2018

2018 Best of Year Award Winners

Get to know the winners of the 2018 Best of Year awards. Browse the project winners at the top and find the product winners below. (Categories in bold.)

Project Winners:

Architectural Installations/Pop-ups 

Storefront Library by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects


Doppelgängers by Tighe Architecture

Tradeshow Booth

Jisushe Guangzhou Design Week 2017 Exhibition Hall by Jisushe


Sangha by Octave Wellness Center by Tsao & McKown Architects


Equinox Culver City by Retail Design Collaborative

Branding & Graphics: Environmental

McDonald’s Headquarters by Studio O+A

Branding & Graphics: Collateral

CRCelebrates30 by CetraRuddy Architecture and IF Studio


Shoreline Hotel Waikiki by BHDM Design

Education: Higher Learning

Center for Media and Design & KCRW Media Center, Santa Monica College by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Education: Primary & High Schools

The World Academy by Innocad Architecture

Kid’s Zone

Polycarbonate Neverland and Aranya Kid’s Restaurant by Wutopia Lab


Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Greater Good

Acompanya’m Therapeutic Unit by Rai Pinto Studio and Rubio Arauna Studio


Aaniin Community Centre and Library by Perkins+Will


Kikuchi City Central Library by Nomura Co.

Large Museum/Art Gallery

Gateway Arch Museum by Cooper Robertson, James Carpenter Design Associates and Trivers Associates

Small Museum/Art Gallery

History Museum Graz by Innocad Architecture


Wuhan Panlong Plaza Yinxing Cinema by One Plus Partnership Limited

Public Space

China Railway Qingdao World Expo City Conference Center by Tengyuan Design


Harbour City Ocean Terminal Extension by ARK Associates Limited


Lotus Square Art Center by Shenzhen DaE Interior Design Co.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center by EwingCole

Health & Wellness

Beckoning Path by BarlisWedlick Architects

Bar/Lounge/Social Club

The Flow of Ecstatic by Daosheng Design


Heytea DP3 Hills Beyond by AAN Architects

Counter Service

San Luis Gastronomic Market by Martin Lejarraga Architecture Office

Casual Dining

Restaurant Birch by DA Architecture Bureau

Fine Dining

Ta-ke by Steve Leung Design Group and Kengo Kuma and Associates

Hotel Dining

Alain Ducasse at Morpheus by Jouin Manku

Large Resort

Olea All Suite Hotel by Block722 Architects+

Small Resort

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel by MAPA Architects

Urban Chain Hotel

Four Season Hotel Kuwait, Burj Alshaya by Yabu Pushelberg

Urban Boutique Hotel

Sukhothai Shanghai Hotel by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Hotel Transformation

Line Hotel by INC Architecture & Design

Extra Large Office Domestic

McDonald’s Headquarters by Studio O+A and IA Interior Architects

Extra Large Office International

Regional Council Île-de-France by Saguez & Partners

Large Office

Mercedes-Benz USA by Gensler

Large Tech Office

NVIDIA Headquarters by Gensler

Mid-Size Corporate Office

Private Office by CannonDeisgn and Alivisi Kirimoto

Mid-Size Real Estate & Construction Office

Shanghai Baoye Center by LYCS Architecture

Mid-Size Tech Office

Expensify by ZGF Architects

Small Office

Jiaxing Tkstyle by Jacky.W Design

Small Corporate Office

Minimalism Flow, Meijing Group by G-Art Design International

Co-Working Space

Assemblage by Meyer Davis

Firm’s Own Office

AD Architecture Office by AD Architecture

Office Transformation

New York Stock Exchange by Rottet Studio and Studios Architecture

Corporate Cafeteria

4 Times Square by Studios Architecture

Commercial Lobby & Amenity Space

70 Hudson by Studios Architecture

Residential Lobby & Amenity Space

Eagle Warehouse by Slade Architecture

Multi-Unit Housing

San Vicente by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Large Apartment

Faena Residence by SheltonMindel

Mid-Size Apartment

Private Residence by Shamir Shah Design

Small Apartment

Bauhaus Loft by Axelrod Design

Urban House Domestic

Residence by Steven Harris Architects

Urban House International

Cloud Villa by Atelier Zerebecky and Kos Architects

Beach House

Acton Cove by Bates Masi + Architects

Country House

Thousand Oaks Residence by NicoleHollis and Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Residential Transformation

Layering Courtyard by Archstudio

Residential Sales Gallery Domestic

The XI Sales Gallery by Gabellini Sheppard Associates

Residential Sales Gallery International

Light Waterfall by Kris Lin International

Kitchen & Bath

Modern Spanish Residence by Standard Architecture

Kitchen & Bath Showroom

Fantini Showroom by Lissoni Architettura


Steelcase WorkLife and WorkCafe by Shimoda Design Group

Large Retail

Landmark—Filinvest by Hugh A. Boyd Architects

Mid-Size Retail

Bulgari by Peter Marino Architect

Small Retail

Valextra Flagship Store by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

On the Boards: Commercial

Lichen by Park + Associates

On the Boards: Residential

150 Central Park South by SPAN Architecture

Shining Moment

Profiles by Belzberg Architects

Product Winners:


Hip by Hip Products


Hepburn by Nude

Architectural Products

Linework by Skyline Design

Acoustical Applications

Flow and Wave by Spinneybeck

Biophilic Acoustical Applications

Garden on the Wall

Bath Cabinetry

DeKauri by Cosentino

Bath Fittings

Inciso Collection by David Rockwell by Gessi

Bath Fittings: Tubs & Showers

Rainmoon by Dornbracht

Bath Fixtures

Wave Bowl, Sonar Collection by Laufen Bathrooms

Flooring: Broadloom Carpet

The Moiré Collection by Mannington Commercial

Flooring: Modular Carpet

Inside Shapes by Shaw Contract

Flooring: Rugs & Carpet

Martyn Thompson Collection by Perennials Rugs

Flooring: Shapely Rugs & Carpets

In The Hood: Ghislaine Vinas x Empire Collection by Aronson’s Floor Covering

Flooring: Cement Tile

Geometrika Collection by New York Cement Tile

Hard Flooring

Pentagonals by Tarkett

Flooring: Tile & Stone

Futura by 41042 through Stone Source

Contract Furniture: Case Good

Charlotte by Giorgetti

Contract Furniture: Desking

COOM by Draft

Contract Furniture: Partitions & Wall Systems

Overlay by Herman Miller

Contract Furniture: Systems

HooDoo by 3form

Contract Furniture: Tables

Burin by Viccarbe

Contract Furniture: Side Tables

Fluted Glass Table by BSG Glass

Educational Furniture

Townhall by Rainlight Studio by Allsteel

Healthcare Furniture

Nano by SitOnIt Seating + Ideon

Residential Furniture: Storage

Sideboard Dolmen Collection by Esrawe Studio

Residential Furniture: Dining Tables

Humo by EWE Studio

Residential Furniture: Occasional Tables

Whorl Console, Concrete Canvas Collection by Neal Aronowitz Design/Art

Residential Play Furniture

Touffu by Diabla


Alina Hardware Collection by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill by Valli & Valli

Kitchen Appliances

48″ Full Size Refrigerator with a Glass Door by True Residential

Kitchen Cabinetry

Williamsburg Intarsio The 50s Kitchen by Cesar

Kitchen Fixtures & Fittings

Ombré Faucet Finish by Kohler Co.

Lighting: Floor

North by Vibia

Lighting: Table

Dipping Light by Marset

Lighting: Pendant

Gople by Bjarke Ingels Group by Artemide

Lighting: Chandelier

Arrangements by Flos

Lighting: Sconces

Graffiti by Palluco through DDC

Architectural Lighting

Aura Collection Lamps by Kriskadecor

Materials, Treatments, & Surfaces

Vapor® Graphic Perf® by Arktura

Outdoor Furniture

Harvest by Landscape Forms

Outdoor Seating

Quadrado by Studiomk27 + Minotti

Contract Seating: Bench & Stool

Drop by COR Sitzmöbel

Contract Seating: Conference

Maari by Haworth

Contract Seating: Guest

Halo by Bernhardt Design

Contract Seating: High-Back

BuzziSpark by BuzziSpace

Contract Seating: Lounge

BaBa by Jotjot

Contract Seating: Sofa

Bob by Blå Station through Scandinavian Spaces

Contract Seating: Task

AT by Wilkhahn

Residential Seating

Mullit by Sancal Diseño

Residential Seating: Bench & Stool

Bandra by Dmitriy & Co.

Residential Seating: Lounge

Chips Lounge Chair by TON

Residential Seating: Sofa

Lan by Gan

Contract Textiles

Endless by Luna Textiles

Contract Textiles: Designer Collection

Darning Sampler by Maharam

Healthcare Textiles

Between the Lines Collection by KnollTextiles

Hospitality Textiles

Heritage Collection by Arc | Com

Textiles: Leather

Bill Amberg Studio x Alexandra Champalimaud by Bill Amberg Studio

Outdoor Textiles

Curious Crowd by HBF Textiles

Residential Textiles

The Architexture Collection by Sunbrella®

Contract Wall Covering

Ukiyo by Astek

Wall Covering: Fabric

Metallic Ombré by Phillip Jeffries

Wall Covering: Paper

Oil + Water by Innovations

Wall Covering: Tile & Stone

Celosia by Patricia Urquiola by Mutina through Stone Source

Window Treatments

Xorel Vue by Carnegie


Melo by Fräsch

Automotive: Innovation

360c by Volvo Cars

Automotive: Overall Design

Range Rover SV Coupe by Jaguar Land Rover

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