Lancaster, PA (May 9, 2017 ) Armstrong Flooring products played an integral part in dozens of projects, including eight winning designs, at the 19th Annual Starnet Design Awards. The respected and prestigious commercial flooring competition was held at a special ceremony in Carlsbad, CA on April 28.
Each year, the Design Awards showcase the dynamic relationships between Starnet member organizations and the A&D community by recognizing creativity, professionalism, quality and versatility in commercial flooring design and installation. Categories include healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality/public space, unique installation and environmental achievement, along with people’s choice, excellence in imagination and an overall grand prize winner.
A global leader in the design and manufacture of commercial flooring solutions, Armstrong Flooring products were featured in 54 of the 134 entries for 2017, more than doubling last year’s 26 participating entries. This includes no less than eight winning projects.
“Armstrong Flooring is honored to be part of dozens of incredible projects entered into the 2017 Starnet Design Awards,” said Deb Lechner, channel marketing director, Armstrong Flooring. “Our innovative products continue to inspire, and we are pleased to see Starnet members, interior designers, architects, contractors and facility managers being recognized for their unique and boundary-pushing design and installation efforts.”
Winning projects using Armstrong Flooring products included:
Gold Winner | Education
Project: Bates College, Kalperis and Chu Halls, Lewiston, ME
Starnet Member: Paul G. White Tile Company, Inc.
Architect: Ann Beha Architects
About: “A sophisticated project that is well integrated with the architecture and overall interior design. Color, pattern, scale, and the variety of the flooring all work in tandem.”
Gold Winner | Environmental Achievement
Project: Komar Brands Global Headquarters, Jersey City, NJ
Starnet Member: Architectural Flooring Resource, Inc.
Architect & Designer: STUDIOS Architecture
About: “The key environmental story of the Komar Brands Corporate Headquarters revolves around the floorcovering material. It’s a thoughtful and impressive dedication to sustainability.”
Gold Winner | Hospitality/Public Space
Project: T-Mobile Arena - MGM - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Starnet Member: Master Craft Floors, Inc.
About: “One of the most complex and sophistical sports complexes the judges have ever seen. The scale of the carpet is especially impressive and the transition of color is balanced and sophisticated.”
Silver Winner | Hospitality/Public Space
Project: The Village Square Branch Library, San Jose, CA
Starnet Member: Harry L. Murphy, Inc.
Architect & Designer: Tetra-IBI Group / BFGC-IBI Group JV
About: “This vibrant space is perfectly suited for its library setting. It scores highly on creativity, connection with architecture, a variety of flooring and a number of other design elements.”
Silver Winner | Education
Project: Minnesota Autism Center, Eagan, MN
Starnet Member: Floors by Beckers
Architect: RSP Architects
About: “The flooring helps define individual spaces throughout the center. There is a lovely mix of color and patterns are quite bold without being overdone. It’s an ideal flooring solution.”
Silver Winner | Unique Installation
Project: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Carmel, IN
Starnet Member: Certified Floorcovering Services
Architect: CJK Design Group
About: “The craftsmanship and attention to time-honored traditions in the flooring industry make this project something unique and special.”
Silver Winner | People’s Choice
Excellence in Imagination Award
Project: Adventure in Wonderland, Verona, WI
Starnet Member: Mr. David's Flooring International, LLC
About: “This project screams creative solutions and offers up a number of design opportunities. From mixed materials, to patterning that is reflective of the theme, it’s hugely creative, fun, interesting, and fantasy-like.”
Since 1992, Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Cooperative has served the industry as a trusted partnership of commercial flooring professionals and quality flooring manufacturers. More than 165 independent contractors doing business in more than 300 of the top markets across the country have become more profitable while building the market share of Starnet’s manufacturing partners. Through collective strength, integrity, shared best practices and advocacy of training, Starnet members and vendor partners insure improved project outcomes, complete customer satisfaction and reduced costs related to doing business. The membership’s strength in numbers creates a combined annual volume of over three billion dollars. For more information, visit starnetflooring.com.
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong Flooring is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America. The company safely and responsibly operates 17 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 3,700 individuals, all working together to provide the highest levels of service, quality and innovation to ensure it remains as strong and vital as its 150-year heritage. Learn more at armstrong flooring.com