LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong World Industries is pleased to announce the winners of the first i2r ( ideas 2 reality) professional design competition showcasing Armstrong Commercial Ceiling & Flooring products in either an "idea" or a "reality" stage. Four winners were selected from almost 140 projects submitted from throughout the United States.
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According to contest judge Anne-Marie Gianoudis, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designer at Gresham Smith and Partners, the competition recognizes that the right floor and ceiling add immeasurably to the beauty and function of an education, healthcare, retail, corporate or hospitality environment. "Client satisfaction is key, and architects and designers recognize the value of specifying the highest quality materials along with the latest in design and technology," she said.
Conducted in conjunction with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the competition has four categories: two "idea" categories, one for flooring and one for ceilings/walls, and two "reality" categories, one for flooring and one for ceilings/walls.The i2r 2011 recipients are: Armstrong Commercial Flooring
- Reality Winner: Eckles Architecture & Engineering, Inc., New Castle, PA, for the McIntyre Elementary School.
- Idea Winner: Adam Rohaly, Mount Pleasant, SC, for VCT Floor Mosaic.
- Reality Winner: Vision 3 Architects, Providence, RI, for NaviNet.
- Idea Winner : Interior Image Group, Inc., Dyer, IN, for Destinations.