Anri Sala’s Time No Longer, an immersive film and sound installation commissioned for the Buffalo Bayou Cistern in Houston, is a merit recipient in the public spaces category.
Anri Sala’s Time No Longer, an immersive film and sound installation commissioned for the Buffalo Bayou Cistern in Houston, is a merit recipient in the public spaces category. Photography by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox/courtesy of Weingarten Art Group.

2021 CODAawards Winners and Honorees

The CODAworx manifesto is simple: Art matters. The belief that artistic contributions enliven and enrich spaces flows into the organization’s annual CODAawards. Celebrating its first decade, the Collaboration of Design + Art awards honor the year’s best projects integrating commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space. Winners and merit selections were chosen in 11 categories, such as trans­por­tation, commercial, and landscape. The jury featured Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen—the magazine is a partner of the awards—and 17 other luminaries, including Pratt Institute president Frances Bronet, architect Chad Oppenheim, and American Society of Interior Designers CEO Gary Wheeler. The group combed through nearly 400 entries from 19 countries to honor the most exemplary installations, sculptures, and interventions. Their top 100 selections were posted online where the public could vote for two people’s choice selections. In all, this year’s awards represent over $463 million in commission fees, but their power lies in the energy and meaning they bring to spaces from Canada to Colombia.

commercial

winner

Evolve 17 in Reston, Virginia by Gensler won the commercial category. Photography courtesy of Gensler.
Evolve 17 in Reston, Virginia by Gensler won the commercial category. Photography courtesy of Gensler.

merit winners

  • A commercial merit recipient, an LED chandelier by Studio 1Thousand graces the lobby of the Chase Center Arena in San Francisco by Gensler and Manica Architecture.
    A commercial merit recipient, an LED chandelier by Studio 1Thousand graces the lobby of the Chase Center Arena in San Francisco by Gensler and Manica Architecture. Photography by Jason O’Rear.
  • Mezzo by Artello / Keith-yin Sun & Judi Chan in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, took home a merit in the commercial category. Photography courtesy of Artello / Keith-yin Sun & Judi Chan.
    Mezzo by Artello / Keith-yin Sun & Judi Chan in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, took home a merit in the commercial category. Photography courtesy of Artello / Keith-yin Sun & Judi Chan.
  • Please be Seated in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China by Paul Cocksedge Studio, UAP, and Swire Properties won a merit in the commercial category. Photography by Rex Zou.
    Please be Seated in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China by Paul Cocksedge Studio, UAP, and Swire Properties won a merit in the commercial category. Photography by Rex Zou.

education

winner

Eon in Austin, Texas by Landmarks won the education category. Photography by Christina S. Murrey and courtesy of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin.
Eon in Austin, Texas by Landmarks won the education category. Photography by Christina S. Murrey and courtesy of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin.

merit winners

  • This installation at Cleveland State University Science Building by Virginia Kistler took home a merit in the education category. Photography courtesy of Cleveland State University.
    This installation at Cleveland State University Science Building by Virginia Kistler took home a merit in the education category. Photography courtesy of Cleveland State University.
  • The Golden Spiral in Ewing, New Jersey by WOWHAUS (Scott Constable & Ene Osteraas-Constable) won a merit in the education category. Photography courtesy of WOWHAUS.
    The Golden Spiral in Ewing, New Jersey by WOWHAUS (Scott Constable & Ene Osteraas-Constable) won a merit in the education category. Photography courtesy of WOWHAUS.
  • Transition Mirrors in Kverneland, Norway by Marisa Ferreira won a merit in the education category. Photography courtesy of Marisa Ferreira.
    Transition Mirrors in Kverneland, Norway by Marisa Ferreira won a merit in the education category. Photography courtesy of Marisa Ferreira.

healthcare

winner

SOLA (Tunnel of Light) in London is the healthcare category winner by Squidsoup. Photography courtesy of Squidsoup.
SOLA (Tunnel of Light) in London is the healthcare category winner by Squidsoup. Photography courtesy of Squidsoup.

merit winners

  • This installation at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital by Dimensional Innovations won a merit in the healthcare category. Photography courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital.
    This installation at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital by Dimensional Innovations won a merit in the healthcare category. Photography courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.
  • The Flower Trail in Union City, California by Kana Tanaka won a merit in the healthcare category. Photography courtesy of Kana Tanaka.
    The Flower Trail in Union City, California by Kana Tanaka won a merit in the healthcare category. Photography courtesy of Kana Tanaka.
  • Harmonic Grove in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by PhenomenArts and artistic director Christopher Janney won a merit in the healthcare category. Photography courtesy of PhenomenArts.
    Harmonic Grove in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by PhenomenArts and artistic director Christopher Janney won a merit in the healthcare category. Photography courtesy of PhenomenArts.

hospitality

winner

One Plus Partnership’s Changsha Insun International Cinema in China is the hospitality winner.
One Plus Partnership’s Changsha Insun International Cinema in China is the hospitality winner. Photography by Jonathan Leijonhufvud Architectural Photography.

merit winners

  • SFC Shangying Cinema Luxe in Suzhou, China by One Plus Partnership won a merit in the hospitality category. Photography courtesy of One Plus Partnership.
    SFC Shangying Cinema Luxe in Suzhou, China by One Plus Partnership won a merit in the hospitality category. Photography courtesy of One Plus Partnership.
  • Middle House Hotel in Shanghai with accents by Alison Pickett Corporate Art won a merit in the hospitality category. Photography courtesy of Middle House Hotel.
    Middle House Hotel in Shanghai with accents by Alison Pickett Corporate Art won a merit in the hospitality category. Photography courtesy of Middle House Hotel.
  • Transmigrations and Slat City by artist Camila Magranes at The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas won a merit for hospitality design. Photography by Camila Magranes.
    Transmigrations and Slat City by artist Camila Magranes at The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas won a merit for hospitality design. Photography by Camila Magranes.

institutional

winner

Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany’s ultra-thin painted aluminum Agent Crystalline, the institu­tional category winner, rises in front of the Edmonton Police Center in Alberta.
Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany’s ultra-thin painted aluminum Agent Crystalline, the institu­tional category winner, rises in front of the Edmonton Police Center in Alberta. Photography by Naaro.

merit winners

  • 3i019 site-specific installation at Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico by Magdalena Fernandez won a merit in the institutional category. Photography by Fernando Montiel Klint and Gerardo Montiel Klint.
    3i019 site-specific installation at Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico by Magdalena Fernandez won a merit in the institutional category. Photography by Fernando Montiel Klint and Gerardo Montiel Klint.
  • Transcendence, a digital graffiti installation curated by Brett Phares in Alys Beach, Florida won a merit in the institutional category. Photography courtesy of the town of Alys Beach.
    Transcendence, a digital graffiti installation curated by Brett Phares in Alys Beach, Florida won a merit in the institutional category. Photography courtesy of the town of Alys Beach.
  • Menokin Remembrance Structure in Warsaw, Virginia by Reid Freeman of REID Architecture won a merit in the institutional category. Photography courtesy of REID Architecture.
    Menokin Remembrance Structure in Warsaw, Virginia by Reid Freeman of REID Architecture won a merit in the institutional category. Photography courtesy of REID Architecture.

landscape

winner

Better Place Forest - Point Arena in San Fransisco, California is the landscape category winner by Fletcher Studio.
Better Place Forest – Point Arena in San Fransisco, California is the landscape category winner by Fletcher Studio. Photography courtesy of Fletcher Studio.

merit winners

  • Electric Desert in Phoenix, Arizona by Klip Collective won a merit in the landscape category. Photography by Klip Collective.
    Electric Desert in Phoenix, Arizona by Klip Collective won a merit in the landscape category. Photography by Klip Collective.
  • Approach, an outdoor installation in Palo Alto, California by Daniel Winterich won a merit in the landscape category. Photography courtesy of Daniel Winterich.
    Approach, an outdoor installation in Palo Alto, California by Daniel Winterich won a merit in the landscape category. Photography courtesy of Daniel Winterich.
  • Jessica Bodner’s Golden Ramhorn, a hand-sculpted painted steel sculpture at a private airport in Livingston, Montana, earned a landscape merit.
    Jessica Bodner’s Golden Ramhorn, a hand-sculpted painted steel sculpture at a private airport in Livingston, Montana, earned a landscape merit. Photography by Jessica Kay Bodner.

liturgical

winner

All Saints Church in Nuremburg, Germany is the liturgical category winner by Derix Glasstudios and Ursula Jüngst. Photography courtesy of Derix Glasstudios and Ursula Jüngst.
All Saints Church in Nuremburg, Germany is the liturgical category winner by Derix Glasstudios and Ursula Jüngst. Photography courtesy of Derix Glasstudios and Ursula Jüngst.

merit winners

  • Stained glass windows for the Cathedral Saint Eccehomo of Valledupar, Cesar in Colombia by Daniel Castillo won a merit in the liturgical category. Photography courtesy of Daniel Castillo.
    Stained glass windows for the Cathedral Saint Eccehomo of Valledupar, Cesar in Colombia by Daniel Castillo won a merit in the liturgical category. Photography courtesy of Daniel Castillo.
  • The Falls of the Ohio installation at the Norton Hospital in Louisville KY by Guy Kemper won a merit in the liturgical category. Photography by James Steinkamp.
    The Falls of the Ohio installation at the Norton Hospital in Louisville KY by Guy Kemper won a merit in the liturgical category. Photography by James Steinkamp.

public spaces

winner

The Embrace January 8 memorial in Tucson, Arizona by Rebeca Mendez. Photography by Iwan Baan.
The Embrace January 8 memorial in Tucson, Arizona by Rebeca Mendez. Photography by Iwan Baan.

merit winners

  • Anri Sala’s Time No Longer, an immersive film and sound installation commissioned for the Buffalo Bayou Cistern in Houston, is a merit recipient in the public spaces category.
    Anri Sala’s Time No Longer, an immersive film and sound installation commissioned for the Buffalo Bayou Cistern in Houston, is a merit recipient in the public spaces category. Photography by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox/courtesy of Weingarten Art Group.
  • Seeing Spheres installation in San Fransisco, California by Olafur Eliasson in partnership with Keehn On Art won a merit in the public spaces category. Photography courtesy of Keehn On Art.
    Seeing Spheres installation in San Fransisco, California by Olafur Eliasson in partnership with Keehn On Art won a merit in the public spaces category. Photography courtesy of Keehn On Art.
  • The Selfie Panda installation in Dujiangyan, China by Florentijn Hofman, UAP, and Chengdu Dujiangyan Cultural Tourism Investment Co. won a merit in the public spaces category. Photography by Rex Zou.
    The Selfie Panda installation in Dujiangyan, China by Florentijn Hofman, UAP, and Chengdu Dujiangyan Cultural Tourism Investment Co. won a merit in the public spaces category. Photography by Rex Zou.

residential

winner

Ivan Navarro's The Ladder at 50 Jones Apartments at Market Street in San Fransisco, California is the residential category winner. Photography courtesy of Ivan Navarro.
Ivan Navarro’s The Ladder at 50 Jones Apartments at Market Street in San Fransisco, California is the residential category winner. Photography courtesy of Ivan Navarro.

merit winners

  • Lucy Simpson’s painted cast-aluminum Bawuwan for the Park Sydney Erskineville apartment com­plex snagged a residential merit.
    Lucy Simpson’s painted cast-aluminum Bawuwan for the Park Sydney Erskineville apartment com­plex snagged a residential merit. Photography by Document Photography/courtesy of the artist/Urban Art Projects.
  • Sculpting an Expression of Movement in Toronto, Ontario by Figure3 won a merit in the residential category. Photography courtesy of Figure3.
    Sculpting an Expression of Movement in Toronto, Ontario by Figure3 won a merit in the residential category. Photography courtesy of Figure3.
  • The Avery Dining Room in San Fransisco by Michael Curry Mosaics won a merit in the residential category. Photography by Sara Fox.
    The Avery Dining Room in San Fransisco by Michael Curry Mosaics won a merit in the residential category. Photography by Sara Fox.

transportation

winner

The transportation category winner, Sea Change by Jill Anholt Studio, is an interactive LED installation of mirror-polished stainless steel in a North Vancouver, Canada, bus transit tunnel.
The transportation category winner, Sea Change by Jill Anholt Studio, is an interactive LED installation of mirror-polished stainless steel in a North Vancouver, Canada, bus transit tunnel. Photography by Nic Lehoux.

merit winners

  • O'Hare International Airport, Multi Modal Terminal in Chicago by Ross Barney Architects won a merit in the transportation category. Photography by Kendall McCaugherty and copyright Hall+Merrick.
    O’Hare International Airport, Multi Modal Terminal in Chicago by Ross Barney Architects won a merit in the transportation category. Photography by Kendall McCaugherty and copyright Hall+Merrick.
  • Falin Mynd installation in Milan, Italy by Artist: fuse* / First Commissioner: MEET Digital Culture Center with the support of SEA, Milan won a merit in the transportation category. Photography by Matteo Torsani.
    Falin Mynd installation in Milan, Italy by Artist: fuse* / First Commissioner: MEET Digital Culture Center with the support of SEA, Milan won a merit in the transportation category. Photography by Matteo Torsani.
  • The Canyon at Salt Lake City International Airport by Gordon Huether & Partners won a merit in the transportation category. Photography courtesy of Gordon Huether & Partners.
    The Canyon at Salt Lake City International Airport by Gordon Huether & Partners won a merit in the transportation category. Photography courtesy of Gordon Huether & Partners.

people’s choice winners

YU Seafood in the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto is a People's choice winner by Dialogue 38. Photography courtesy of Dialogue 38.
YU Seafood in the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto is a People’s choice winner by Dialogue 38. Photography courtesy of Dialogue 38.
Stained glass Windows for the Cathedral SAINT ECCEHOMO of Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia, South America is a People's Choice Winner by Danielle Castillo. Photography courtesy of Danielle Castillo.
Stained glass Windows for the Cathedral SAINT ECCEHOMO of Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia, South America is a People’s Choice Winner by Daniel Castillo. Photography courtesy of Daniel Castillo.

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