COLUMBUS, OH (July 2021) – Starnet Commercial Flooring, the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, has revealed the third of several Starnet Design Awards winners for 2021. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition honors the outstanding projects completed by the membership in partnership with the architects, designers and Starnet aligned manufacturing partners. New this year, Starnet will announce the gold category winners monthly, culminating with the Grand Prize Winner revealed during the organization’s annual shareholders meeting in October 2021.
Sports arenas, airports, libraries, hotels, municipal buildings, museums, houses of worship, community centers, and convention centers offer unique challenges. Each is designed differently using a variety of flooring materials to address ergonomics, acoustics, indoor air quality, durability, and cleanability. On center stage is the Starnet Flooring Contractor Network’s professionalism to flawlessly execute the best possible outcomes. As leading experts in hospitality flooring, the Starnet network annually performs $100 million dollars in the segment throughout the United States and Canada.
Gold in Hospitality
The Gold in Hospitality was awarded to Starnet Member DCO Commercial Floors for the company’s work at Silverspot Cinema at The Battery located in Atlanta, GA.
Silverspot Cinema at The Battery is a sprawling dine-in theater concept that redefines the traditional movie-going experience. Located in Atlanta, GA, the project features a variety of flooring materials including walk off mats, polished concrete, tile, and carpet. All products were installed so there were no height differences or tripping hazards in high traffic areas.
“There is a uniquely modern look to this project, and it redefines the concept of the traditional movie theater,” said Design Awards Judge Alison Woolf, LEED AP Associate Principal, Design Director, Huntsman Architectural Group. “From the complexity of the materials to the standout bathroom designs, it’s a real winner.” Fellow Judge Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, said, “The longer you look at the project, the more you become attracted to it. From the over-the-top bathrooms to the easy-to-clean popcorn off the LVT flooring in the theatre.”
Project Name: Silverspot Cinema at The Battery
Starnet Member: DCO Commercial Floors
Architect: Collins | Webb Architecture
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Daltile, Flexco, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, MATS, Inc., Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite
Silver in Hospitality
The Silver in Hospitality was awarded to Starnet Member Workplace Services, Inc. for the company’s work at Awaken Church located in San Marcos, CA.
Project Name: Awaken Church
Starnet Member: Workplace Services, Inc.
Architect: MPA Architects
Designer: West Coast Design, LLC
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Chapco Adhesives, Daltile, Ecore Commercial, Marazzi USA, Milliken Commercial, Roppe, Tarkett Johnsonite, TEC, Uzin Utz North America, Inc.,
Bronze in Hospitality
The Bronze in Hospitality was awarded to Starnet Member Image Flooring LLC for the company’s work at Merriam Community Center located in Merriam, KS.
Project Name: Merriam Community Center
Starnet Member: Image Flooring LLC
Architect: The Clark Enersen Partners
Starnet Preferred Vendors: ARDEX, Ecore Commercial, J+J Flooring, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite
Honorable Mention in Hospitality
An Honorable Mention was awarded to Starnet Member Rubenstein’s Contract Carpets LLC for the company’s work at Ripley’s World of Adventure located in Newport, OR.
Project Name: Ripley’s World of Adventure
Starnet Member: Rubenstein’s Contract Carpets LLC
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite, Uzin Utz North America, Inc.
2021 Hospitality Category Judging Panel
An elite panel of architects and designers lent their talent and expertise to this year’s judging:
- 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, the University of Creative Careers
For more information about the 2021 Starnet Design Awards and to view all the entrants and winners visit the Starnet Design Awards Website.
Interactive videos of the 2021 Starnet Design Awards category nominees and winners are available.
2021 Starnet Design Awards Education – Released June 2021
2021 Starnet Design Awards Healthcare – Released May 2021
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Since 1992, Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Cooperative has served the industry as a trusted partnership of commercial flooring professionals and quality flooring manufacturers. More than 180 independent contractors doing business in more than 360 of the top markets across the United States and Canada have become more profitable while building the market share of Starnet’s manufacturing partners. Through collective strength, integrity, shared best practices, and advocacy of training, Starnet members and vendor partners ensure improved project outcomes, complete customer satisfaction and reduced costs related to doing business. The membership’s strength in numbers creates a combined annual volume of nearly three and a half billion dollars. For more information, visit www.starnetflooring.com.