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2020 best of year project finalists

Congratulations to the project finalists for this year's Best of Year Awards!

This year’s virtual, multi-part Best of Year Awards ceremony will be hosted by editor in chief Cindy Allen and air on DesignTV by SANDOW during Best of Design 2020, a virtual festival honoring this year’s design highlights and outstanding achievements.

Best of Year Awards

Students: December 7, 1PM ET

Products: December 8, 1PM ET

Projects: December 9, 1PM ET

People: December 10, 1PM ET

Best of Year Marathon: December 11, 1PM ET

The ceremony will air on InteriorDesign.net as well Interior Design’s Facebook page.

Download 2020 Best of Year Finalist seals here.

If you have not received an email notification, but you see your entry listed below please contact awards@interiordesign.net

*Please note, categories may have been expanded, consolidated, changed or removed per editorial discretion.


Category Project Firm
Exhibition/Installation Dragon Mountain Pavilion Aurelien Chen
Exhibition/Installation Bright Golden Haze, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Chu+Gooding Architects
Exhibition/Installation Journey to Edge Lab at Rockwell Group and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Exhibition/Installation Gravity, Paul Hastings Office LSM and Daniel Chadwick
Beauty Sooyou Beauty Salon AD Architecture
Beauty Say No Mo Balbek Bureau
Beauty A Surprise Hair Salon Jason Design Group
Beauty Shiseido Future Solution LX Studio I In
Spa Chileno Bay Spa Denton House Design Studio
Spa Forest for Rest Leaping Creative
Spa Green Massage Vermilion Zhou Design Group
Spa Williamsburg Bathhouse Verona Carpenter Architects and Colberg Architecture
Budget Filevine Headquarters Modern Out West
Budget The DW Modern Shed
Budget Joys Onexn Architects
Budget Bowlero Lanes & Lounge Patrick Thompson Design
Budget Hi Inn Hotel Vermilion Zhou Design Group
Education: Higher Learning Health Sciences Innovation Building, University of Arizona CO Architects
Education: Higher Learning American International University Kuwait NBBJ
Education: Higher Learning Clark Hall Sheds and Number 9, Savannah College of Art and Design SCAD Design Group
Education: Higher Learning Sunshine Skills Hub, Victoria University Woods Bagot
Education: Primary + High Schools MaST II Community Charter School EwingCole
Education: Primary + High Schools Blakely Elementary School Mithun
Education: Primary + High Schools Lisle Elementary School Perkins and Will
Education: Primary + High Schools Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Wheeler Kearns Architects
Kid's Zone Big Toy Kid Photography Studio Cao Pu
Kid's Zone MuseumLab KoningEizenberg Architecture
Kid's Zone Anoha, The Children's World of the Jewish Museum Berlin Olson Kundig
Kid's Zone Mondodo Kids Town X+Living
Greater World: Environmental Impact The Quayside CL3 Architects
Greater World: Environmental Impact The WELLington Evolved Living by Andrea Kantelberg
Greater World: Environmental Impact Mildred Residence Minarc
Greater World: Environmental Impact Me Kwa Mooks Net-Zero Shed Architecture + Design
Greater Good: Social Impact Jill and Alan B. Miller Tower EwingCole
Greater Good: Social Impact Plywood Place Gensler
Greater Good: Social Impact Northtown Affordable Apartments and Public Library Perkins and Will
Greater Good: Social Impact DineOut NYC Rockwell Group
Greater Good: Design Unity We Design: People. Practice. Progress. Design Museum Everywhere
Greater Good: Design Unity Algin Sutton Pool Lehrer Architects LA
Greater Good: Design Unity Society's Cage SmithGroup
Greater Good: Design Unity Shifting Totems The Urban Conga
Large Museum/Art Gallery Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum Atelier Alter Architects
Large Museum/Art Gallery Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet BIG Architects
Large Museum/Art Gallery Fotografiska New York CetraRuddy Architecture and Roman and Williams
Large Museum/Art Gallery Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Rand Elliott Architects
Small Museum/Art Gallery Rothko Chapel Campus Architecture Research Office
Small Museum/Art Gallery Utter Space Cun Design
Small Museum/Art Gallery Private Fish Maw Museum Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization
Small Museum/Art Gallery Aisin AW Museum Nomura Co.
Small Museum/Art Gallery The Lake Art Yao Xiaobing Space Design Studio
Entertainment TheatreSquared Marvel Architects
Entertainment Century Project, Space Needle Olson Kundig
Entertainment Bona Palace Cinema, Landmark Riverside Park Pulse On Partnership
Entertainment SFC Shangying Cinema Luxe Pulse On Partnership
Government/Institutional Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse Aidlin Darling Design
Government/Institutional 165 Capitol Avenue Amenta Emma
Government/Institutional Service Center of the Vienna Public Services Smartvoll Architects
Government/Institutional Xi'an Silk Road International Conference Center Yang Bangsheng & Associates Group
Transportation CTA Garfield Gateway Elevated Station EXP and Nick Cave Art
Transportation Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge Graham Baba Architects
Transportation Nanaimo Airport Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers and Checkwitch Poiron Architects
Transportation Gagarin Airport VIP Lounge Vox Architects
Outdoor Space Edge Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Outdoor Space Buddakan Rockwell Group
Outdoor Space Timber Pavilion Schiller Projects
Outdoor Space Espacio Arte Abierto Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Healthcare New York-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns HOK and Ballinger
Healthcare The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ICrave, Perkins Eastman Architects, and ENNEAD Architects
Healthcare Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs Leo A Daly and Vireo
Healthcare MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion Perkins and Will
Healthcare The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute Perkins and Will
Health + Wellness Real BHDM Design
Health + Wellness Wellem Pediatric Jason Design Group
Health + Wellness Beverly Clinic Merge Architects
Health + Wellness Ora Rockwell Group
Fitness Vikasa Yoga Enter Projects Asia
Fitness Penn Squash Center EwingCole
Fitness Piedmont Wellness Center Perkins and Will
Fitness Fusion Fitness Q-Plex Premium Club Pone Architecture
Fitness BodyConcept Pilates Studio Vermilion Zhou Design Group
Bar Lennon's AvroKO
Bar Zweig Balbek Bureau
Bar La Cage Noire Minas Kosmidis Architects
Bar Odessa Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Lounge Nina Bridal Suite CL3 Architects
Lounge Felix Meritis i29 and MATH Architecten
Lounge Garden Pavilion NC Design & Architecture
Lounge Xige Estate Saussure Architects
Lounge Osler Bluff Ski Club Williamson Williamson
Coffee/Tea HeyTea Pink MOC Design Office
Coffee/Tea Liberation Coffee House ORA
Coffee/Tea HeyTea Lab Tomo Design
Coffee/Tea HeyTea UND Design Studio
Counter Service De Huevos Cadena + Asociados Concept Design
Counter Service City Food DA Bureau
Counter Service The Commons Saladaeng Department of Architecture Co.
Counter Service Vista Karv One Design
Counter Service BaseHall Linehouse
Casual Dining YaoYao AAN Architects
Casual Dining Under the Sea DA Bureau
Casual Dining Tori Tori Esrawe Studio
Casual Dining Mr Ming NC Design & Architecture
Casual Dining Qingdao Flowery Café SWS Group
Fine Dining Georgie by Curtis Stone GRT Architects
Fine Dining Blue by Alain Ducasse Jouin Manku
Fine Dining Afterain Karv One Design
Fine Dining Jean-Georges, Three on the Bund Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Fine Dining Peak Rockwell Group
Hotel Dining Nan Bei AvroKO
Hotel Dining The Chinese National EDG Design
Hotel Dining Maialino Mare Parts and Labor Design
Hotel Dining Cathédrale Rockwell Group
Domestic Chain Hotel Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia AvroKO
Domestic Chain Hotel Virgin Hotel Nashville MarkZeff
Domestic Chain Hotel Thompson Hotel Washington DC Parts and Labor Design
Domestic Chain Hotel Conrad Washington DC Rottet Studio and Herzog & de Meuron
International Chain Hotel InterContinental Raffles City Chongqing CL3 Architects
International Chain Hotel Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla HBA
International Chain Hotel Park Hyatt Kyoto  tonychi/takenaka
International Chain Hotel Hangzhou Joya Hotel Vermilion Zhou Design Group
Boutique Hotel MeeHotel Panorama Design Group
Boutique Hotel C. Baldwin Hotel Rottet Studio
Boutique Hotel Hotel Gahn Studio Locomotive
Boutique Hotel Golden Eagle G Hotel Yang Bangsheng & Associates Group
Resort Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla HBA
Resort Mauna Lani Meyer Davis
Resort Apfelhotel Torgglerhof NOA* Network of Architecture
Resort Casa Palerm OhLab
Hotel Transformation 21c Museum Hotel Chicago Deborah Berke Partners
Hotel Transformation Riggs Washington DC Lore Group
Hotel Transformation Linhai Yufengli Homestay LYCS Architecture
Hotel Transformation Loop Homes Palace Martin Lejarraga Architecture Office
Hotel Transformation The Candler Hotel Atlanta NicoleHollis
Hotel Transformation Conrad New York Midtown Stonehill Taylor
Large Corporate Office Equinox Headquarters Architecture + Information
Large Corporate Office Red Star Macalline Headquarters M Moser Associates
Large Corporate Office Guardian Life Headquarters Perkins and Will
Large Corporate Office BHP Adelaide Woods Bagot
Medium Corporate Office Rockefeller Group Headquarters Fogarty Finger Architecture
Medium Corporate Office EY Wavespace Perkins and Will
Medium Corporate Office Pernod Ricard Global Headquarters Saguez & Partners
Small Corporate Office First Gulf Finally Home Figure3
Small Corporate Office Sterling Bay Headquarters IA Interior Architects
Small Corporate Office Wörwag Headquarters

Ippolito Fleitz Group

Biotech/Medical Office Benson Hill Arcturis
Biotech/Medical Office PDI Headquarters Gensler
Biotech/Medical Office Bristol-Myers Squibb Modules M&N HDR
Biotech/Medical Office Medical Research Building 1, The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation ZGF
Finance/Law Office Financial Service Firm Gensler
Finance/Law Office Law Firm HYL Architecture and Spectorgroup
Finance/Law Office Law Office SHoP Architects, Pliskin Architecture, and K&Co
Finance/Law Office Hogan Lovells Studios Architecture
Tech Office TikTok Headquarters Gensler
Tech Office Unbot Inc. Prism Design
Tech Office Fintech WIT Design & Research
Tech Office Tech Office WRNS Studio
Creative Office Hallstar Beauty Collective Office
Creative Office Motion Picture Association Gensler
Creative Office Shiseido Americas Headquarters HOK
Creative Office Roc Nation Jeffrey Beers International
Creative Office Goop Headquarters Rapt Studio
Co-Working Space NeueHouse Bradbury DesignAgency
Co-Working Space Shimao MWorks Mao Space Matrix Design
Co-Working Space The Coven Studio BV
Co-Working Space Base4Work Studio Perspektiv
Firm's Own: North America Dubbeldam Office Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Firm's Own: North America New York City Headquarters HLW
Firm's Own: North America 60 Adelaide Lemay
Firm's Own: North America Austin Studio Perkins and Will
Firm's Own: International Xiamen Office Cun Panda
Firm's Own: International Studio Office Esrawe Studio
Firm's Own: International EVD Office EVD
Firm's Own: International No.31 Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Firm's Own: International RMA Office Republican Metropolis Architecture
Office Transformation Eagle Family Executive Offices DLR Group | Staffelbach
Office Transformation Government Office Provencher Roy
Office Transformation Unity Rapt Studio
Office Transformation Canada Goose RooMoo
Corporate Cafeteria La Visione, Object Carpet Campus Ippolito Fleitz Group
Corporate Cafeteria The Rambler, Goodman Interlink Headquarters Substance
Corporate Cafeteria One Shenzhen Bay YuQiang & Partners
Commercial Lobby + Amenity Space Times Property Center C&C Design Co.
Commercial Lobby + Amenity Space 600 West Chicago Charlie Greene Studio
Commercial Lobby + Amenity Space One Embarcadero Center Gensler
Commercial Lobby + Amenity Space The Post Office Gensler
Commercial Lobby + Amenity Space Florescence Karv One Design
Commercial Lobby + Amenity Space 347 Kent Street Woods Bagot
Building Facade Torchy's Taco Chioco Design
Building Facade American Airlines Federal Credit Union Headquarters Corgan
Building Facade Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Omniplan
Building Facade Lasvit Headquarters OV Architekti
Building Facade Fifteen Fifty SOM
Residential Lobby + Amenity Space Fifteen Fifty Marmol Radziner and SOM
Residential Lobby + Amenity Space Dongguan Baisihui Soho MYP Design
Residential Lobby + Amenity Space Waterline Club Rockwell Group
Residential Lobby + Amenity Space Everbon Shenzhen Super Normal Design Co. and Koomark Decoration
Multi-Unit Housing Bata Shoe Factory Dubbeldam Architecture + Design and Quadrangle
Multi-Unit Housing John R 2660 Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
Multi-Unit Housing Ícaro Building Studio Arthur Casas
Multi-Unit Housing Hawthorne Park Development Workshop/APD
Apartment White Screens Apartment Axelrod Design
Apartment Soho Loft Ghislaine Viñas
Apartment Imperfect Residence NC Design & Architecture
Apartment Hudson River Residence SheltonMindel and Marpillero Pollak Architects
Apartment Alex Spacedge Designs
City House Pemberton Residence Alterstudio Architecture
City House Manifold House David Jameson Architect
City House Vertical Courtyard House Montalba Architects
City House Forest Knoll Residence Standard Architecture
City House Brooklyn Townhouse Workshop/APD
Beach House Casa Cova Anonimous
Beach House Surf House Commune Design and Feldman Architecture
Beach House Curtain Wall Too SheltonMindel
Beach House Oceanfront Residence Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners
Beach House Hamptons Modern Workshop/APD
Country House High Desert Retreat Aidlin Darling Design
Country House Hudson Valley Residence Alloy Development and RR Interiors
Country House Ledge House Desai Chia Architecture
Country House Private Residence Sara Story Design
Country House Ski Retreat Workshop/APD
Residential Transformation Fire Island House Andrew Franz Architect
Residential Transformation Villa Bogenhausen Arnold/Werner Architekten and Architekten Schindhelm Moser
Residential Transformation Bracondale Hill Residence Drew Mandel Architects
Residential Transformation Albemarle Terrace Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Kitchen + Bath Stratford Residence Alterstudio Architecture
Kitchen + Bath Skyline Drive Residence Sand Studios
Kitchen + Bath Private Spa Smartvoll Architects
Kitchen + Bath Brooklyn Heights Brownstone The Brooklyn Home Company
Kitchen + Bath Montauk Residence West Chin Architects
Residential Landscape Garden House Christos Pavlou Architecture
Residential Landscape Teca House Federico Delrosso Architects
Residential Landscape Jardin Vert Janice Parker Landscape Architects and Jones Byrne Margeotes Partners
Residential Sales Center/Model Apartment Light of Time C&C Design Co.
Residential Sales Center/Model Apartment CIFI Sales Center Ippolito Fleitz Group
Residential Sales Center/Model Apartment Poly Times Sales Center Matrix Design
Residential Sales Center/Model Apartment Sunac Qingyuan Heart Valley Mind Design
Residential Sales Center/Model Apartment Junshan Cultural Center Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Residential Sales Center/Model Apartment Poly Galaxy Land K3 Pone Architecture
Domestic Showroom Steelcase WorkLife BLDGS
Domestic Showroom Spacestor Gensler and De La Garza Architecture
Domestic Showroom Tarkett Atelier Huntsman Architectural Group
Domestic Showroom Snaidero USA New York Flagship Mario Mazzer Architects and Snaidero USA
Domestic Showroom Ketra Headquarters Urban Foundry Architecture and Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
International Showroom/Tradeshow Booth Signtone Marble, 2019 Guangzhou Design Week C&C Design Co.
International Showroom/Tradeshow Booth Virg Casa, 2019 China International Building Decoration Fair PMT Partners
International Showroom/Tradeshow Booth NIO House Raams Architecture Studio
International Showroom/Tradeshow Booth J+ Art Space V2gether Design
International Showroom/Tradeshow Booth Sculptform Woods Bagot
Large Fashion Retail Hub Shopping Center Massive Design
Large Fashion Retail Louis Vuitton Peter Marino Architect
Large Fashion Retail Jiamila PMT Partners
Large Fashion Retail Conemoting Market Yebin Design
Small Fashion Retail Trongyee Boutique AD Architecture
Small Fashion Retail Beautiful People Daisuke Yamamoto / De:Sign
Small Fashion Retail RTA Dan Brunn Architecture
Small Fashion Retail Valextra Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Small Fashion Retail Bibilee MOC Design Office
Mixed Retail Ecute Edition Moment
Mixed Retail Oppo Super Flagship UNStudio
Mixed Retail Huawei Global Flagship Saguez & Partners
Mixed Retail Zhongshuge Lafayette X+Living
Environmental Branding + Graphics Power10 Fitness Dubbeldam Architecture + Design and Sali Tabacchi
Environmental Branding + Graphics 401 Park Elkus Manfredi Architects
Environmental Branding + Graphics The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology IKD
Environmental Branding + Graphics Dreamland Karv One Design
Environmental Branding + Graphics Mini Cuppa Shanghai Raams Architecture Studio
Marketing + Branding Collateral Anchovy Social Brand Bureau
Marketing + Branding Collateral Love Letters to New York City CetraRuddy Architecture
Marketing + Branding Collateral Yours Truly DC Simeone Deary Design Group
Marketing + Branding Collateral Toolkit for the Times Studio O+A
On the Boards: Commercial Real Estate Headquarters Clive Wilkinson Architects and Rojkind Arquitectos
On the Boards: Commercial Terminal Warehouse CooKFox Architects
On the Boards: Commercial Kunming House of Art & Culture Hariri & Hariri Architecture
On the Boards: Commercial Arrupe Hall, Saint Joseph's University Moto Designshop
On the Boards: Commercial 800 Fulton SOM
On the Boards: Residential Chelsea Townhouse Andrea Steele Architecture and Lissoni NY
On the Boards: Residential Casa Horizonte De-Spec
On the Boards: Residential Casa Mas Doo Architecture
On the Boards: Residential Saint Marks Place INC Architecture & Design
On the Boards: Residential Senior Housing Messana O'Rorke
On the Boards: Residential Mr. C Residences Meyer Davis
Shining Moment Shorter than the Day Sze Studio and Amuneal
Shining Moment Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial L'Observatoire International and Gery Partners
Shining Moment LaMoitié One Fine Day Studio & Partners
Shining Moment 82nd Street Townhouse Roger Ferris + Partners
Shining Moment Entryway Staircase Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design and Ot/tra