Contract magazine presented the winners of its 2020 Inspirations Awards, sponsored by Tarkett. The Inspirations Awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture and design projects that improve the quality of life for those in need.
Through these awards, Tarkett provides grants to worthy causes. This year, the jury awarded three grants to the top projects. This year’s competition jury consisted of Bethany DeLine, HDR, New York; Tom Polucci, HOK, New York, and Joey Shimoda, Shimoda Design Group, Los Angeles.
The grand prize of $10,000 was awarded to Asilong Christian High School/Kenya, in Pokot Valley, Kenya, designed by BNIM (Kansas City, Mo.). Two additional grants of $3,000 and $2,000 were awarded, respectively, to LA Food Policy Council/Lupita’s Corner in Los Angeles, Calif., by Gensler (Los Angeles) and Food for Thought Truck in San Francisco, Calif., by Studio O+A (San Francisco).
Three $1,000 honorable mention grants were awarded to Asian Health and Service Center in Portland, Ore., by Holst Architecture (Portland); Community Partners in New York, by Perkins and Will (New York); and ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in Liberty City, Fla., by Tsao Design Group (Miami).