The PaperCity Design Awards at The Houston Design Center Winning Entries Have Been Announced, and Two New Epic Awards Bestowed.
The 2016 PaperCity Design Awards boasted 297 entries, and 2,000 photographs of projects were downloaded into digital libraries for our judges, who had to make some tough choices. We thank everyone who entered; look for the winning entries and the judges’s comments to be published in their entirety in the October Home + Art issue of PaperCity.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Under 3,500 Square Feet
First Place: studioMet Architects, Shawn Gottschalk, for Spring Valley House.
Honorable Mention: studioMet Architects once again, Shawn Gottschalk, for Aurora Duo.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Over 3,500 Square Feet
First Place: Rottet Studio, Lauren Rottet, for A Private Residence.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Spearman Design Group, Kevin Spearman, for The Cottage on East Shore.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Bedroom
First Place: Marie Flanigan Interiors, Marie Flanigan; architect Robert Dame, for Regal Retreat in Piney Point.
Honorable Mention: Avondale Design Studio, Ben Johnston and assistant Kathryn Berardo, for Remix/Refresh Bedroom.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Kitchen
First Place: Kuhl-Linscomb Design, Meedi Hidalgo, for Art House.
Honorable Mention: Truitt Foug Architects, Carolyn Foug and William Truitt, for Montrose Residence.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Bath
First Place: Lauren Haskett Fine Design, Lauren Haskett, for Johnson Powder Room.
Honorable Mention: Intexure Architects, Rame Hruska and Russell Hruska, for Tripartite Master Bath.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Dining or Entertaining Space
First Place: Kuhl-Linscomb Design, Meedi Hadlago, for Art House, for a second win.
Honorable Mention: Masa Studio Architects and Silvan Homes, Mark Atkins, for W. Drew.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Children’s Room
First Place: Creative Tonic, Courtnay Elias, for Teenage Mod Retreat.
Honorable Mention: Henry Kate Design Company, Melanie Metting, for Baby Glam Nursery.
Residential Interior Design or Architectural Design, Use of Small Space
First Place: Sally Wheat Interiors, Sally Wheat, for Marshall Parlour.
Honorable Mention: Kuhl-Linscomb Design, Meedi Hidlago, for Willowick.
Commercial Interior Design, Hospitality: Hotel, Restaurant, Club
First Place: MC2 Architects, Chung Nguyen, for MF Sushi restaurant.
Honorable Mention: gindesignsgroup, Gin Braverman and associate designer Ginny Schneider for Ruggles Green.
Commercial Interior Design, Retail: Art Gallery, Showroom Space, Boutique, Spa/Salon
First Place: Gensler, Yishio Kuo, for Totally Carpet Showroom and Salon.
Honorable Mention: Gensler, Lisa Pope-Westerman, for de Boulle Diamond and Jewelry Boutique in River Oaks District.
Historical, Restoration/Preservation, Residential or Commercial
First Place: Walter Murphy, Kirby Mears and Kyle Humphries for Murphy Mears Architects
Honorable Mention: kinneymorrow Architecture, Michael Morrow and Taryn Kinney, for Kane Street Office.
Best in Product Design
First Place: La Nova Tile Importers, Erick Calderon, for ReTHINK! Tile Houston Streets.
Honorable Mention: NicolaRixArt, Nicola Rix, for Colorful Art.
Commercial Interior Design, Office, Theatre, Spiritual or Public Space
First Place: Rottet Studio, Lauren Rottet, for Paul Hastings LLP, Chicago Office.
Honorable Mention: Powers Brown Architecture, Jeffery Brown, John Cadenhead, Jeanette Shaw, Rudy Pagsanjan, Elizabeth Longstaff, for Intermarine Shipyard Office.
Residential Outdoor Living Space, Garden or Pool
First Place: Dillon Kyle Architects, Dillon A. Kyle, for West Eleventh Place.
Honorable Mention: Brett Zamore Design, Brett Zamore, for Peddie Street Backyard Retreat.
Sustainable Design, Commercial or Residential
First Place: studioMET Architects, Yoon You, for Emory House.
Honorable Mention: Adams Architects, Joe Adams, for The Lighthouse.
The Epic Awards are bestowed upon projects that stand alone in their scope, brilliant design, and service to Houston.
The Epic Award for Historic Preservation, goes to the Alley Theatre Renovation, by Studio Red architects. Architects: Pete Ed Garrett, Jared Wood, Gwyndolyn Mowbray, and designer Kathy Seal.
The $46.5 million preservation and renovation of the Alley Theatre by Studio Red restores architect Ulrich Franzen’s 1968 Brutalist masterpiece while also providing 21st-century state-of-the-art technological tweaks and making for a more intimate live theater experience for audience and actors. More than a year of construction, six million pounds of concrete removed and recycled, the fabrication of and erection of 410 tons of steel and 300,000 man-hours of labor forged the sensitively reborn Alley. The triumphant redux nods to its past and future, while updating Houston’s performing arts jewel to once again be among the most extraordinary nonprofit theaters in the country.
The Epic Award for Public Green Space goes to Buffalo Bayou Park, designed by landscape architects SWA Group. Lead landscape architects Michael Robinson and Jiyoung Nam, along with Buffalo Bayou Partnership.
One of the largest green gifts in America in recent history — $30 million given by the Kinder Foundation — inaugurated a $58-million plan for Buffalo Bayou Park. The transformative, reborn outdoor space, administered by the nonprofit Buffalo Bayou Partnership, remakes Houston’s primordial waterway into a new 160-acre swath, 2.3 miles in length, replete with jogging and bike trails, dog park, significant public art, a nature play area, an events space alongside a spot for takeout picnics, places for bike, canoe and kayak, and other intriguing natural features that have been a beacon for a new audience for the park. Lead architect SWA Group’s master plan also incorporates 14,000 trees plus plantings, while adding a trio of attractive pedestrian bridges to connect both sides of the bayou, thus remapping and immensely beautifying this signature green gateway to downtown Houston.
Congratulations to Studio Red and Alley Theatre, and SWA Group and Buffalo Bayou Park, for making Houston a more beautiful and more vital city.
PaperCity Design Awards 2016 Judges
Vicente Wolf’s impressive portfolio spans projects from residential to hotels and restaurants worldwide, and he partners with numerous international luxury brands to design products. His fourth book, The Four Elements of Design, was published this month by Rizzoli. Vicente is a member of the Architectural Digest AD 100 list and was named one of the 10 most influential designers in the U.S. by House Beautiful.
Designer Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her fresh and elegant traditional style. Her L.A. shop, Hollyhock, is a beloved resource for designers. She has a fabric and rug collection for Lee Jofa, and is a member of the Architectural Digest AD 100 list. Rizzoli published her second book, Rooms for Living, in October.
Vicki Yuan is a 10-year associate at the award-winning architecture firm Lake/Flato, created by Ted Flato and David Lake in 1984. The firm’s work has been honored with more than 200 awards, and Lake/Flato was recently named to the Architectural Digest AD 100 list. Along with numerous residential projects, the team also created the AT&T Center Spurs Arena and the San Antonio Children’s DoSeum.
Architect Roger Ferris launched his architecture firm, Roger Ferris + Partners, in 1986 in New York, with offices in Connecticut. The firm has been honored with more than 70 awards and international citations. A book about the firm’s work, Inventive Minimalism: Architecture by Roger Ferris + Partners, will be released in June by The Monacelli Press.