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People's Choice Voting Now Online


CARTERSVILLE, GA – Shaw Contract Group invites designers to cast their vote for the 2010 Design Is… Award People’s Choice project. Twelve projects are currently posted on and any visitor to the Web site is eligible to vote. These projects are all finalists for the Design Is… Award, a program that recognizes inspirational and visionary design across the commercial interiors landscape. The Design Is… Awards will be announced online on August 6, 2010.

“The Design Is… Award program celebrates more than just beautiful spaces. It speaks to the power of design to transform any space in any environment. That diversity is reflected in our finalists, selected from more than 250 entries from 11 countries,” says John Stephens, vice president of marketing. “The People’s Choice voting allows us to engage our customers, to learn more about their definition of design excellence. We encourage everyone to vote for their favorite and to vote often.”

2010 Design Is… Award Finalists

Firm                                                                                                      Project

Collins Woerman (Seattle)                                                              Software Company

Brayton Hughes Design Studios (San Francisco)                      Venture Capital Firm

Westparks + Associates (Thornhill, Ontario)                                Cara Corporate Headquarters

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (Albuquerque)                                           Thornburg Campus

Kraaijvanger Urbis (Rotterdam, Netherlands)                              Unive/VGZ/IZA/Trias

id+s Design Solutions (Montreal)                                                    Heenan Blaikie

Rottet Studio (Houston)                                                                      Mattel Design Center

Perkins + Will (Woodbury, Minnesota)                                             Technology Company

Ewing Cole (Philadelphia)                                                                  Atlantic Care Oncology Center

Bowie Gridley Architects (Washington, DC)                                    Mollie Dodd Anderson Library

Cynthia Urbanik Interiors LLC (Charlotte)                                        Dress for Success

Richard + Bauer (Phx)                                                                          Prescott Valley Library + YCC

The 2010 judging panel represents a diverse cross section of the design community, with specialists in the corporate, education and health care markets. John Cary, speaker, consultant, and author of The Power of Pro Bono, moderated the judging process.

In its fifth year, the Design Is… Award seeks entrants to explain their definition of design. Entries are asked to describe the challenges, processes and results from their projects and will be judged by a panel of design experts. Because carpet is only a part of the project, the overall design of the space is considered. Entry information for the 2011 Design Is… Awards is available at

About Shaw Contract Group
Shaw Contract Group defines design not only by great appearance, but also performance and sustainability. The result is long-lasting carpet with vibrant colors, distinctive patterns, and minimal environmental impact. As a division of Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract Group combines the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. For more information, visit