Starnet Commercial Flooring Announces Healthcare Design Awards

Starnet Commercial Flooring, the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring installers, has announced the first of several Starnet Design Awards winners for 2021. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition honors the outstanding projects that membership in partnership with architects, designers and Starnet-focused manufacturing partners.

For the first time this year, Starnet will announce the gold category winners on a monthly basis, culminating in the grand prize winner, which will be announced during the organization’s annual shareholder meeting in the fall of 2021. Hospitality / public space; Mixed usage developments; and companies.

In today’s healthcare environments, great emphasis is placed on the physical environment to improve the wellbeing and overall satisfaction of their patients, employees, families, and visitors. A crucial element of interior design in healthcare facilities is the flooring. The flooring decisions made and the know-how required for proper installation contribute to better patient outcomes.

Infection protection, indoor air quality, slip resistance, noise reduction, temperature control, point and rolling load requirements, path finding and ease of care offer a unique combination of challenges for the healthcare industry. During the execution, the Starnet network is managed by commercial floor layers. The Starnet network delivers $ 750 million in flooring solutions to healthcare facility managers in the United States and Canada.

Gold in healthcare

Design Awards Jury Alison Woolf, LEED AP Associate Principal, Design Director, Huntsman Architectural Group, was immediately impressed with the project and said, “Condray Design Group has used flooring so successfully to convey orientation, pattern and brilliance in their design. You did a great job creating a positive, welcoming, and uplifting environment for people to experience during the most difficult times. Excellent work!”

Judge colleague Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer, Dekker / Perich / Sabatini, confirmed her opinion and added: “The choice of materials was excellent and included seamless, highly cleanable, resilient floor coverings that are required for health environments Carpets and carpets combine soft surfaces that control the acoustics and contribute to a calm, healing environment. “

Project name: UMC Dimensions II in Lubbock, TX
Starnet member: LVR commercial floors
Architect: Condray Design Group, Inc.
Preferred Starnet providers: Altro, American Olean, ARDEX, Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Daltile, Henry Adhesives, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, RFMS, Tarkett | Johnsonite, Tarkett | Tandus Centiva, Uzin Utz North America, Inc., XL North Chemical Co.

Silver in healthcare

The Silver Medal in Healthcare was awarded to Starnet member DCO Commercial Floors for the company’s work at the River Edge Recovery Center in Macon, GA.

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Project name: River Edge Recovery Center in Macon, GA
Starnet member: DCO commercial space
Architect: Azar + Walsh Architects
Preferred Starnet providers: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., MAPEI, RFMS, RFMS Measurement, Tarkett | Johnsonite

Bronze in Healthcare

The Bronze in Healthcare was awarded to Starnet member DCO Commercial Floors for the company’s work at Piedmont Hospital – Marcus Tower Expansion in Atlanta, GA.

Commercial floorsProject name: Piedmont Hospital – Extension of the Marcus Tower in Atlanta, GA
Starnet member: DCO commercial space
Architect: HKS
Preferred Starnet providers: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., MAPEI, RFMS, RFMS Measurement, Tarkett | Johnsonite

Healthcare category evaluation committee 2021

A top-class jury of architects and designers made their talent and expertise available to this year’s jury:

  • Andrea Hanson | AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer | Dekker / Perich / Sabatini
  • Alison Woolf | LEED AP Associate Principal, Design Director | Huntsman Architectural Group
  • Cecelia Baumann | Senior Interior Design Student | Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Creative Careers

For more information on the Starnet Design Awards 2021, as well as all participants and winners, please visit the Starnet Design Awards website. An interactive video of the nominees and winners of the Starnet Design Awards Healthcare Category 2021 is available at this link.

Since 1992, the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Cooperative has served the industry as a partnership between professional flooring professionals and quality flooring manufacturers. More than 180 independent contractors operate in more than 360 markets in the United States and Canada. Together, Starnet members and supplier partners ensure improved project results, customer satisfaction and reduced business costs.

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