Announcements January 10, 2023

International Design Awards 2022 recognizes our projects for design excellence

Parker University wins Silver IDA Award and four of our projects earn Honorable Mentions

The International Design Awards (IDA) recognizes, celebrates and promotes exceptional design visionaries and works to discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design worldwide. The 16th edition of the IDA received entries from almost 80 countries, and we are honored to have been recognized for our work.

Parker University took home the Silver IDA Award.
Princeton Municipal Center, our own Dallas Studio, II-VI, Incorporated, and Shearman & Sterling received Honorable Mentions.

Thank you to the jury!

the IDA logo for its silver award
Parker University
Dallas, Texas
Silver IDA Award Winner: Parker University

Category: Interior Design/Institutional

A tornado damaged half of Parker University’s campus, but school leadership saw rebuilding as an opportunity to expedite campus modernization with cutting-edge learning environments that help recruit top-tier students. The South Building—a key administration building reimagined as a central student hub—anchors this redevelopment. Designers crafted a bright, modern front door to campus. Strategic transparency welcomes daylight into all spaces and offers extensive visibility for occupants. This connects students to nature and campus activity while nurturing a sense of belonging.

Congratulations to Lead Designer Kevin Mereness and the rest of the design team, including Vandana Nayak, Lauren Mereness, Tyler Murph, Brad Bailey, Tanya Cervo, Silvino Castillo, Jason Dowling, and Abel Clutter.

Princeton, Texas
Honorable Mention: Princeton Municipal Center

“I appreciate the integration of both the architecture and nature. This offers a positive feel to the space, which lends to curiosity and exploration.”
—Juror Dawn Garcia, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of ATOD Magazine

Honorable Mention: Perkins&Will Dallas Studio

“Embracing sustainability trends and truly committing, the outcomes exhibit modern and fashion, while sensitive uses of texture and lightning. An office is really concerned about people and society.”
—Juror Guo Kui, founder of Shanghai XINGFULI Cultural and Creative Industries

Dallas, Texas
II-VI Incorporated interior photography
Sherman, Texas
Honorable Mention: II-VI, Incorporated

As a leader in laser systems and optical components, Perkins&Will’s interior design concept was that of the eye and its structure. The design team converted the entry and lobby to a two-story space, adding a monumental stair. The stark contrast of the black and white color scheme is introduced in the lobby with a liquid-like polished black concrete floor and contrasting white stair structure capped by an edge lit oculus. The office layout perimeter is bright and open to pastoral views, while the central zone is contrasted by its moody dark accents, and high-end furnishings.

Honorable Mention: Shearman & Sterling

When Shearman & Sterling set out to redesign its Manhattan headquarters, it wanted a client-first environment to celebrate the legacy of the firm, and simultaneously establish a new design vision that would elevate the standard for all future workplaces across the firm’s global portfolio. The new vision for Shearman & Sterling’s Manhattan office is big and bold, highly technical, and full of intimate moments and detailing that ground the space. With one of the most formidable legal legacies in American history, Shearman & Sterling’s offices had become a time capsule of the firm’s evolution.

New York, New York