Design can change the world. As a member of the architecture and design community, you are the visionary—the creative problem solver who is constantly redefining the way we work, play, and organize our lives. The Design Is…Award recognizes your amazing work, and it celebrates the design story behind each and every project. The reason is simple: if we are going to improve life for the better, we have to honor the people who are rethinking the very notion of what design is…


The Shaw Contract Group Design Is... Award program is open to all professional interior design firms, architecture firms, and end users within an industry segment across geographic regions. Projects must feature a Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group or Shaw Hard Surface product as the predominant flooring in the space, and must have been completed between February 2014 and February 2016. All entries must submit high-resolution digital photography of the project. February 28, 2016 is your last opportunity for project submissions. There is no cost to enter.



Market winners represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment across the globe. These winning projects will be automatically entered into the Global Awards Program and People’s Choice Voting.


Global winners will be promoted in Shaw Contract Group marketing materials, media outreach, as well as an advertising campaign in leading Architect & Design (A&D) publications. Each winning firm will receive a Design Is…Award to commend the achievement. And, to continue their legacy by furthering design education around the globe, a 2,000 USD charitable donation will be awarded in the firm’s name to an organization of their choice.

Global winners are selected by a panel of judges with geographic and market segment diversity, as well as by the general public for the People’s Choice Award.

Design is a story. The next chapter is up to you.


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